Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Patterned paper gift card folder

I've been dying to show you another gift card folder I've been a bit obsessed with making at the moment (obsessed – me?? J).

I saw one on Andrea Hayes' blog while I was having a bit of a blog hop & had to try making one. I was amazed that the basic folder is just a scored & folded piece of double sided patterned paper. So, I made one using Andrea's excellent tutorial and an 8 x 8 inch sheet of paper.

I wanted to make a larger and more 'card like' one, so I tried using a full 12 x 12 inch sheet of double sided patterned paper. I was really happy with how it turned out. What do you think?

I used a sheet of the lovely (but sadly retired) 'Enchante' patterned paper for the base & stamps from 'Carte Postale' for the motif on the front & the greeting/gift cards inside. To close the folder, I used some celery grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone brads from the 'Ice' pack & silver brads to close it.
Here's a pic of the inside:

I included two cards - one for a greeting & one for a store or gift card. The gift card is held in place on the card with slits made with the slit punch (so handy). Here's another pic showing more of the card inserts.
You can follow Andrea's tutorial instructions to make one too, but you'll just need to change the score lines to suit a 12 x 12 inch sheet, as follows: Score sheet at, 2 ¼ inches, 6 inches & 9 ¾ inches. Turn paper (a quarter turn) & score at 4 ½ inches and 9 ¾ inches.
If you'd like to make one with a similar look to this paper, the designs from the Enchante pack are used with a blue & yellow colour scheme in the 'Le Jardin' patterned paper pack.
More Tips
- The secret to a good folder is accurate but not too hard scoring.
- The finished front is slightly smaller than a normal card, but it still fits nicely in a standard C6 envelope.
Thanks so much Andrea for sharing this great idea .... and for those of you who haven't found Andrea yet, you should check out her blog, as her creations are really great.

EDIT Sept 2021: See & download my No Cut Patterned Paper Tutorial in this post

Tomorrow, I'll show you some more folders I've made using the scrumptious berry bliss paper pack.
Stamps: Carte Postale
Paper: One 12 x 12 inch sheet of double sided patterned paper from 'Enchante' pack
Card: very vanilla, pale plum, perfect plum & certainly celery card
Ink: perfect plum, pale plum
Accessories: rhinestone brads ('Ice' pack), silver brads
Tools: bone folder, 1 3/8 inch square punch, paper piercer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow Di, thanks for the great idea (oh and a ta to Andrea too). I am soooo glad I have some of the Enchante paper waiting in my little box of goodies!! So many things to look forward to!