Thursday, August 10, 2006
If you find yourself always in need of a last minute gift this project is perfect for you! This card keeper is made with essential items you’re sure to have on hand.
1 sheet of 12x12 cardstock
2 sheets of coordinating patterned paper
medium or large blossom
medium or large button
A needle & thread
Cut cardstock to measure 5.75 x 12 inches. With your paper laying length wise, use a scoring tool to create score marks at
Fold and smooth each “crease” using your bone folder.
Cut a piece of paper from each of the patterned paper you selected to cover the front flaps of your card keeper. One sheet should measure 3 x 5.75 inches and the other should measure approximately 3 7/16 inches.
Using the scraps left over from your cardstock, cut two strips of paper, one measuring 1 x 12 inches and the other measuring 1 x 5.75 inches.
Create score marks using your scoring tool on the longer strip of paper at the following points
Fold and smooth each “crease” using your bone folder. Adhere to the 1 x 5.75 inch strip of cardstock so that a “belt” is created. It should slip over your card keeper comfortably.
Attach blossom and button by sewing them to the “belt.”
This card keeper can hold 5 or more A2 cards (4.25 x 5.5 inches) and envelopes depending on how lumpy your cards are