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!
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