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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Simple holder for 3X3 cards

I made this project a while ago as one of our class bonuses and of course, did not keep a sample. The other day, I posted this project on our SU demonstrator forum called Stampin' Connection and wow! there were so many inquiries as to the directions, measurements, etc. for this. So I decided to re-create one so that I could do a mini tutorial for those who are interested.
Here's what the project looks like completed. Cardstock colors used: Melon Mambo and Soft Suede
Accessories: Sizzix Top Note die, scallop circle punch, pink satin ribbon and embossing folder.
Here's a side view...
The original one I made looks a little wider, but you can make adjustments to the measurements once you make one you can figure it out.
Here's one of the cards I made to fit in the inside pocket.
Stamp set used: Fox and Friends.
Here's what you will need: one top note piece (I used my crop-a-dile to punch two holes for the ribbon. It's easier to tie ribbon on before attaching the top note to the body of the holder. The main piece measures 4 1/4" X 11". Score at 5" and 6". The inside pocket measures at 5"X5 1/4". Lay the 5 1/4" edge horizontally on the top of your cutter (I use my fiskars cutter and a scoring blade to score my lines), score 1" on each side. Turn the cardstock and with the 5" edge horizontally on the top of the cutter, score at 2" and 3". Cut 1" from each of the edges on both sides - refer to the photo below. Using your 1 1/4" circle punch, punch a half circle in the middle front of the pocket (refer to photo). Adhere the flaps to assemble your pocket.
I used this circle image from the set called Vintage Labels (you can get this set FREE during our SAB promotion!) and punched it out using my scallop circle punch. Adhere the circle to the top note die as shown. Adhere the backside of the top note to the back of the 4 1/4" X 11" main piece as shown below.
This is what the pocket will look like after you assemble it.
Put adhesive on the back of the pocket like this:
Adhere the pocket to the inside of the main piece like this:
Your holder is done! Here's a view of the completed holder with the cards and envelopes inside.
A close up...
I finished the pocket by adding a strip of DSP and a sentiment.
Hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial! Have fun making this cute holder and thanks for your visit today!

24 comments:

Kim Yu said...

This is very cute and fun, Teri! Thanks for a great tutorial! Have a wonderful day!

Tasha said...

Wow fabulous and super funky makes and such an awesome tutorial!
love tasha xx

CHARLOTTE said...

TFS the tutorial, Teri. The SAB stamp fits just perfectly in the punch.

Janis said...

Love it. Gotta go practice this tutorial right away!!! TFS.

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS idea.

Joy said...

woo-hoo! love the tutorial! now I will come to your house to learn it! haha! I am such a hands on person! love this holder and all the cute cards! how come you didn't teach me this the other night? oh, I was teaching you... lol! hope you are having a great week! see you soon and don't work too hard!

Myra said...

Wow, love the tutorial. I'll try it and come by and ask questions (hee, hee). Love the color combo. Thanks for sharing. ~Myra

Jodi said...

Cute idea and love the color combo you used for it too!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Ilissa said...

I just luv the colors you used so pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial on "how-to"..Im gonna try one. Enjoy your evening!!

ilissa

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mst822 said...

Wow! Super cute project! Luv the color combo that you used! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!
Tammy

mst822 said...

Wow! Super cute project! Luv the color combo that you used! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!
Tammy

joni h said...

super cute! love the color and DSP! so festive!

Risa said...

What a fabulous project Teri! Although I don't make many 3X3 size cards, I would simply add a treat or two to the inside pocket. Thanks for sharing your mini-tutorial, I am always inspired by your creations Teri!
hugs
Risa:)

Gina Wrona said...

Aloha Teri!

OMG! That is so sweet! I printed a copy immediately so one day when I have time, I can case it!

Mahalo, Mahalo!

Hugs,
Gina

Tammi said...

I love it, what a great little card holder, very cute!! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial Teri! ~Hugs

gailwoo said...

Teri, thanks so much for tutorial. Perfect holder for 3x3cards. The presentation is beautfiul, and it is easy enough for me to make.

Cami said...

This is a wonderful, cute project, Teri! Your instructions are excellent with great pics, and I will attempt to make one. You are so creative and I love your presentation...always beautiful with great detail. Hugs, Cami

Colleen said...

Thanks for taking time to write a mini tutorial for the project. What a cute one. I espcially love the colors that you used. I am going to have to make some time to try it out.

Colleen said...

Thanks for taking time to write a mini tutorial for the project. What a cute one. I espcially love the colors that you used. I am going to have to make some time to try it out.

Handmade Cards by Linda said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing!

Lisa Montsion said...

I love the pink bow.

Lisa

Patricia said...

This is such a cute holder, I love it! Just one question - you don't say in your tutorial, but what did you use to keep the holder closed? Did you use a velcro dot? Thanks!

Irma Olivia Estrada said...

Very Nice.