Sunday, April 14, 2013

Card and Notepad Tutorial

Remember this fun project?  I promised a tutorial on making the holder so here it is.  This is such a simple project and makes an amazing gift.

Here are the supplies you need:
12” x 12” Cardstock
Coordinating Cardstock for Trim (optional)
1 ½” x 5 ½” Cardboard
Brad/Embellishment for Top
Scoring Tool
Border Punch/Die (optional)
Hole Punch (optional)

The easiest way to create this cute holder is to use a piece of double sided cardstock and score using this template.  

I usually score the two shorter lines first and pre-fold to the inside.   

This way I can line up one side and easily score the remaining two lines 1 ½” apart and fold these to the outside. 

Then you will want to re-open and adhere the cardboard strip in the center between the score marks. 

If you want to add a border, adhere it on the inside along the edges of the two triangles.   

Now you can fold in both sides and then fold the opposite sides to the outside.

You will want to adhere the top corners together.  You can simply tape them together or you can punch a hole through both and use a brad to add an embellishment.   On this holder I taped the top together and added a flower on each side.

Now all you have to do is make a set of 5 ½” x 4 ¼” coordinating cards and decorate a small notepad to tuck in on both sides.  It is also fun to decorate a pen and tuck it in next to the notepad or attach it to the bottom section between the two sides.

For the notepad holder I shared in the blog hop, I used a solid green piece of cardstock for the holder base.  Then I used coordinating decorative paper to cover the triangular sections on both sides.  For the top I used Double Sided "Tear-ific Tape" to adhere the two top corners together and added my strawberry image on both sides.

This makes a great gift and you can use it to tuck other things in the sides besides cards and a notepad.  Try using a winter theme and tucking in hot chocolate packages (you can even decorate the packages).   

How about making a mini holder and tucking in tea bags?

Here is my version with a tea bag – I couldn’t resist trying this with a 7” square of cardstock.  The tea cup and sentiments are from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Zendoodle Tea set.

Have fun!!

E. Marie

This Tea Bag Holder is entered in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts April Challenge #35 – Favorite Color Challenge (I love soft blues and pinks)
Crafty Creations Challenge #217 -- No Squares
FlourishesTimeless Tuesday #215 (FTTC215) – Around The House (Tea Bag)
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE194 – "Use SPRING Colors"
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #150:  Tag You’re It (plus a sentiment)
Stamp and Create April Challenge:  Use at least 1 die cut


April said...

Such a lovely job on all of them, Marie!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Thanks for the tutorial. This is a definite keeper! Love the little tea bag one too.

NGCARDS said...

A lovely creation! Thanks for joining in this week at Charisma! xxx

Sandra H said...

"WOW" Marie, this is so beautiful x

Broni said...

What a cool note holder and a great tutorial! Thanks so much for playing along in the Timeless Tuesday challenge with us this week!

Brenda said...

Thanks for the fabulous tutorial, Marie - beautiful samples and the strawberry set is just darling.

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, you always come up with the most colorful, beautiful, awesome cards and projects. What a beautiful gift idea! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial, too, and for showing different ideas of what to fill the little goodie holdie with! I may use this for cookies and recipes next Christmas! hugs, de

Bubbles said...

These are just fabulous, great idea!! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Leah the Orange said...

super cute, girlie, and FABBY little gift idea! thanks for sharing this with the Charisma Galz - hope you'll come back and play again soon! :)

Anne Temple said...

Great project and tutorial!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sunday for our "Tag, You're It!" challenge. Good luck and hope you can join us again next week!

Maria Therese said...

Awesome cards!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Bunny Zoe's ♥