2 In 3-D Projects/ Cards

FUN GIFT CARD HOLDER–or LOVE NOTE HOLDER

July 10, 2009

I have finally accomplished making this particular fun-fold card successfully!  It's only taken me nearly two years.  Sad thing is—-it's not at all difficult.  I'm thinking that sometimes it's my brain that's the difficult one.  I'm so excited that I can now make this card.  And so can YOU!  🙂

This will be the card that holds the gift card for my cousin's wedding tomorrow. 

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And here's the inside—>

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It's kind of hard to tell in this particular photo (above) that a gift card will slip behind the black line.  There is a fold there and the
black grosgrain ribbon is differentiating it from all of the polka dots.
I chose the retired Riding Hood Red Print Patterns Designer Series Paper for this gift card because the wedding colors are red, white and black.  I certainly didn't adhere to the wedding color guidelines for the wedding card itself!

So here's a step by step photo tutorial:

You'll need an 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper and some In Color scraps.  Both sides of this paper will show in your finished product so be sure you like both sides.  You'll also need SNAIL adhesive and the Scallop Circle Punch.

FYI, when you click on a picture it will open, enlarged, in a separate window.

STEP 1:
Fold paper in half both horizontally and vertically.

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STEP 2:
Cut left horizontal fold from left outside to center fold.

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STEP 3:
a- Fold top left corner down to 1" from both fold lines (the one to the right and the one below).
    Secure this flap with SNAIL adhesive.
b- Fold bottom right corner slightly short of both center lines (the one to the top and the one to        the left).

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STEP 4:
a- Place SNAIL adhesive in the 1" area between the folded over piece and the fold lines to the right and below.
b- Fold over onto right square.  Top and bottom 1" pieces should now be secured to printed square.

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STEP 5:
Run a strip of SNAIL adhesive along left side of folded-up DSP.

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STEP 6:
Fold both bottom squares UP securing bottom right piece along the left side where you placed the adhesive in the last step.  Think about this slowly—it does make sense.  The square on the left is totally flying free right now.

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STEP 7:
Take a 1/4" (or so) piece of contrasting DSP or grosgrain ribbon and place it along the diagonal edge of the piece you just folded up and secured, i.e. the bottom pocket you just created.  You'll have to trim it at an angle where it meets the fold.
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STEP 8:
Fold that flapping, lonely square over the pockets, creating a "cover" or card front.  Decorate as desired.

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I made tags for each pocket. 
You could substitute one of the tags with a gift card.  Let's go to the
next step so you can see what I did.

STEP 9:
Using DSP and Scallop Circle Punch, punch out 2 images.  Cut them in half. 

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STEP 10:
Lay over corner of card front and secure in back with SNAIL adhesive.
Add a coordinating piece of ribbon (in this case Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain), wrapping it clear around the card front and then tying it in a knot.  I used the unprinted side of the ribbon for wrapping around the card, letting the polka-dots show when the knot was tied.

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STEP 10:
I also put half scalloped circle on each of the tags.

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That's it.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me.  I'm here to help you.  Have fun!!!

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  • Jackie
    July 28, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Blythe – your loft looks amazing and your project ideas are great – thanks for sharing. Jackie
    jackiestamps9@yahoo.com

  • Patsy Colbert
    July 25, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Love your site and the tour,
    thanks, Patsy Colbert