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Card folder tutorial

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2 March 2011

Card folder tutorial

Well prepare yourself for a photo heavy post! I do apologise that some of these photos are not the best quality as I took them as I made the folder and only looked at them afterwards to realise that some of them were rather over exposed!

 It is very easy to make one of the card folders that I showed you recently. Firstly determine what size of envelope you will be using for your cards. The size of the envelope determines the size of the pockets within the folder which in turn determines the size of the folder.

Today I am using 10cm x 10cm envelopes. Taking a piece of card measuring 26.5cm by 12.5cm, score along the long side at 12.5cm and again at 14cm.

Cut two pieces of patterned paper 11.5cm by 11.5cm and mat onto card to create two 12cm x 12 cm panels. Cut a third piece of patterned paper 0.5cm x 11.5 cm and again mat onto card to create a panel 1cm x 12 cm. Attach the narrow panel to the spine of the folder.

Lay a piece of ribbon approximately 70cm long across the middle of the folder. Secure with a couple of pieces of scortape in the center of the front and back portions of the folder.

Attach the remaining panels to the front and back of the folder and voila, the main portion of the folder is complete.

Now for the pockets to contain the envelopes and cards. Cut two pieces of card 13cm x 8.5cm. Along the two short sides and one long side score at 0.25inch (sorry to be inconsistent with measurements but I have an imperial scorboard).

The score marks leave 4 small squares scored in to the bottom corners. Cut along the score lines so that just the top inside of the four squares remains and is hinged by one score mark on its inner side. I hope this makes sense - it's the best way I can think to explain it. Hopefully the photo below will help - cut on the red lines.

Attach scortape as shown.

Fold along the score marks and stick to create a pocket shape.

Center and attach to inside of folder.

Repeat for second pocket and add envelopes and cards.

This type of folder can be made for all sorts of different sized cards and envelopes. Just make sure the pockets are fractionally larger than the envelopes and ensure a 1cm border of card around the pocket/envelope.

I hope this tutorial has been useful.



Stamps - WMS say it with style
Inks - SU early espresso
Card - PTI rustic white, SU early espresso
Paper - My Mind's Eye stella rose hattie
Ribbon - Angela Liguori Italian cotton ribbon
Button - The Ribbon Girl
Twine - SU


At 2 March 2011 at 14:04 , Blogger Cristina said...

Awesome!! Fabulous tutorial and amazing project! Love that patterned paper, too. What a beautiful gift for someone.

At 2 March 2011 at 14:08 , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I am off to try this out.
Thanks again

At 2 March 2011 at 14:17 , Blogger Cassie said...

Wonderful tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing it :D

At 2 March 2011 at 14:28 , Blogger Keva said...

Wow, Debby! This is awersome. Thank you SO much for the tutorial!

At 2 March 2011 at 15:06 , Blogger Amy Kolling said...

Wowzers Debby! Fantastic tutorial! I recognized that beautiful paper you used as I just picked some up myself. Your work is flawless!

At 2 March 2011 at 15:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debby, I love your work and always enjoy seeing what you have to share! Thank you! This is a wonderful project with a CAS card! Love it (as always)!

At 2 March 2011 at 16:45 , Blogger Jen W. said...

Brilliant! Thanks, Debby!

At 2 March 2011 at 23:37 , Blogger Lindsay said...

Wow Debbie! This is fantastic! Love the card set and box!

At 3 March 2011 at 21:36 , Blogger Elena said...

I want to make one! Thx for all the pictures - so helpful. I love a nice card set and the pretty way to package them is awesome.

At 26 September 2011 at 02:29 , Blogger Michellem said...

WOW - what a great tutorial - thank you so much for sharing!!


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