(Note: For some reason this post was not published – some kind of glitch with WordPress that I just noticed. Sorry for the delay.)
Yesterday I blogged about the card holder we made this past Saturday. It’s so easy and makes such a great presentation for a gift of cards. It was a big hit with the class.
It only takes a single sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper and can be customized to match the cards you include. Here’s a picture of the card holder open:
As promised, here are the instructions (with very rudimentary sketches).
Place the long side across the top of your scoring tool and score at 3/4 inch, 5 1/4, 5 3/4 and 10 1/4. (Or you could score at 3/4 and 5/14, flip the paper and repeat.)
Turn the paper to put the short side across the top and score at 6 inches and 6 1/4.
Next, cut out the areas shaded in black. Fold in the areas shaded in gray and glue down. This provides a more finished edge.
Next time I think I will make the sheet a little shorter, maybe 6.5 x 11, since I don’t think the flaps need to be so long. You can finish off the flaps by trimming them diagonally. This helps the holder close better.
Please let me know if you have any questions. It’s really easy and I bet you can think of several people who would love a gift of cards.