Tuesday, July 20, 2010

tuesday card tutorial


here's a step-by-step idea for creating a fun card that holds a little gift inside (kind of a new twist on the gift card holder....)
#1: cut paper and fold to create a simple card, any size you like (you can even use an existing greeting card or note card). i wanted the back of mine to be a different paper than the front, so i sewed two pieces together on my sewing machine.
#2: take two coordinating pieces of paper and cut 3" x the width of your card (mine turned out to be 3" x 4.25")



#3: score along the 3" side at these measurements: 3/4", 1.5", and 2.25"
(the space between each score should be about 3/4")
#4: accordion fold your pieces with the middle score being a mountain fold



#5: open your card and run a piece of double stick tape along the inside at the top and bottom edges (you can also use red-line tape or glue if you like)
#6: place your folded pieces on top of your tape, matching up the edges with the card edge



#7: fold down the top of the card onto your folded pieces, matching edges. press to make sure your tape is sticking firmly!
#8: i wanted to place a ribbon for closure, so i used a square hole punch to make an opening (punch several in a row, overlapping your holes to make a rectangle....it's not exact, but that's okay!)



#9: tuck something special from your secret stash inside your card holder....don't forget the pretty confetti and tissue paper!
#10: run a ribbon through your punched opening and tie a ribbon to close!

#11: now give it to someone special!!

i'm sorry for the small photos....too many to post!
please click on images for a better view.





32 comments:

Ludid said...

i will certainly try this fun version for the next birthday card.

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Very nice and special - god, you're so productive Lori :)

cathyb said...

Hi Lori, love this tutorial - I was just over at martha's blog - is it your birthday Lori - I suspect it's you - if it i happy happy one - love coming to visit you here always such great stuff!!!

debi said...

Oh - sew cute!!! I always appreciate your willingness to share. Thank you!

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

That is clever...and bumps up the value quotient! I think special packaging makes what's inside even better for the giver and the getter. Thanks for the tute :).

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

That is clever...and bumps up the value quotient! I think special packaging makes what's inside even better for the giver and the getter. Thanks for the tute :).

Butterfly Works said...

Now aren't you so clever...It's a beautiful way to express your friendship to another...so cute...
Thank you for showing us step by step....
Hugs to you sweet gir....

Jymi said...

you rock!! thanks for sharing all your fabulous ideas!!

Pat said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing, and Happy Happy Birthday!

CelticWoman said...

Lori it is lovely. Sandi

Beedeebabee said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy To YoU,
HaPpY BiRtHdAy To YoU,
HaPpY BiRtHdAy SwEeT Loooriii!!!
HaPpY BiRtHdAy To YoU! :D

I love this! ... It's just like you to give us something cute and adorable, on YOUR birthday!!!

Thank you, Sweetie. I hope you're having a special, chocolaty, yummy kind of day!!!

xoxo Paulette ;)

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Lori, Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a great day.
Love the card tutorial, looks like fun. I will have to try it, Thanks.

DymphieM said...

Van Harte Gefeliciteerd! Happy Birthday Lori!

Thank you so much for this lovely card idea and telling us how you made it. Love the way the back of the card is peeking onto the front, cute!

Julie Bagamary said...

Happy Birthday Lori!

patricia e said...

so cute ~ great idea

patricia e said...

and ~! hApPy BiRtHdAy gIrLfRiEnD !~

Diva Kreszl said...

thanks for sharing this tutorial...can't wait to make some of my own!

Martha Lever said...

Great job on the tut, Lori! I will try it! Hope the Birthday girl is having a fabulous day!!! oxoxox

Tara said...

How cute it that! Love it, love it. You are so talented.
hugs,
tara

Eden said...

Man Lori, you make that look so easy!!! Hey, Love!! I mean LOVE that print on the card!!

Crystal said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Sweet Lori! :-) Hope you had a lovely day.

This is an absolutely adorable card! Thanks so much for the tutorial - I can't wait to make some.

Sending hugs and virtual birthday chocolate, too!!!

Crystal xo

Createology said...

Very clever card and thank you so much for sharing your tutorial. Happy creating...

Lindsey said...

I LOVE this! Really, if it weren't 10 pm, I'd whip one out right now.

K said...

Happy birthday, Lori!!!

Doda said...

Too cute! I'll be making one of these sometime I think!

hatchedinfrance said...

such a clever idea. Love it !

Marie aka Grams said...

A Birthday Girl?? May it be most happy! Thank you for giving us all this birthday gift tutorial. I can't wait to make it.
Many more....xoxo

Kerri said...

what a cute idea- and how great that you posted the how to and made it at least LOOK easy! i can't wait to try it! thanks! :)

Gina Lee Kim said...

happy birthday lori!

Staci Danford said...

OK.. you are with out a doubt the most loyal creating gal I know ... How fabulous that you have the get up and go to do something wonderful ALL the time.. Many days my get up and go seems to have got up and went. ha
Staci

Becky Shander said...

Your tutorials are the best - they're always so thorough and the projects always reflect your cheerful personality. Thanks for sharing your talent (and yourself!)

Mary said...

Pretty cool! Luv it!

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