Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream), Stampin' Up! (Pear Pizzazz)
Stamps: WPlus9 Design Studio (Woodgrain Silhouettes, Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions, Spring Post), Verve (Dream Big)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Pear Pizzazz), Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Woodgrain impression plate), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper), Martha Stewart (Scoring board)
Accessories: Michaels (ribbon)
Good morning, friends! As promised, I am back with a tutorial and template for the card folder I made on THIS POST. I made a new set using images from WPlus9's Woodgrain Silhouettes and Additions sets. The sentiment on the front of the folder is from Verve's Dream Big.
Here's a peek at the inside, with pockets for envelopes on the left and cards on the right:
And here are two of the cards I made to put inside. I made a total of 6 cards using these two images and 3 different sentiments. The dimensions of this folder make it best for single layer cards like these:
Here's a view of the side once the folder is all tied up with ribbon. I don't adhere the ribbon to the folder so that it can be used again on another project, and it stays in place just fine without adhesive.
There are a lot of photos below, but the project itself is fairly easy. Keep in mind that you can adjust the measurements to fit different sizes or numbers of cards, but as described here the folder will comfortably hold 6 A2 size cards and envelopes.
First cut a cardstock panel for the folder. I prefer heavyweight cardstock like this from Papertrey Ink. Cut a piece of cardstock 10 1/2 in X 6 1/4 in. Score at 5 in and 5 1/2 in. I rounded the corners for a more finished look. At this point you can embellish the front of the folder as desired, then set it aside to make the inside pockets.
Here is a template for cutting and scoring one pocket. You will need to make 2:
Heavyweight cardstock works best. I chose Stampin' Up! Pear Pizzazz for mine. Here's what it looks like once it is cut and scored:
Once you remove the shaded areas from the corners and snip along the red lines shown in the diagram, crease all of the folds. The corners should look like this:
At this point I like to emboss/deboss the panel to make it more decorative. I chose PTI's Woodgrain impression plate. Just remember to emboss AFTER scoring and creasing your folds, or it will be more difficult to make nice, straight folds.
Now you're ready to assemble the pocket. Use a strong adhesive such as Scor-Tape. Place a small square of adhesive on one of the corner flaps, as shown below:
Remove the adhesive backing and fold the corner together. Repeat on the other bottom corner. The corners should look like this:
Place a strip of adhesive as shown below, remove the backing and fold it together tightly to form the pocket. Repeat on the other side.
Your assembled pocket is ready to adhere to the inside of the folder. Use long strips of 1/4 in adhesive along each edge:
Adhere the pocket to the inside of the folder, being careful to keep the top corners square and the edges straight:
Repeat for the pocket on the other side, fill with envelopes and cards, and you're all done! You can, of course, jazz up the pockets a bit if you like, just be sure not to add a lot of bulk.
I hope you find this easy to follow, but feel free to leave a comment or send me a message if you have questions. And if you decide to make one of these, let me know so I can come by and see it!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a great weekend planned. Enjoy!