Thursday, April 19, 2018

Notecard holder in Sweet Soiree and Myths & Magic Paper

This makes a great gift.  It holds 4 flat notecards and 4 envelopes.  You'll see it first in Sweet Soiree and then in other designer papers.  You need to select paper that is thicker or coated such as the Sale-A-Bration Foils or these papers.  

The holder is 6 x 12 scored  at 4 1/2 , 5 ¼ 9 ¾ and 10 ½.  Round 2 ends of the holder.  Fold the score lines.  

Take 2 magnets and ensure you have them together.  Add a magnet on the inside with a glue dot. Now put a glue dot on the other magnet (the 2 are “attached” for now).  Now fold the flap and press the magnets to the front, this way it lines up just right.  Put a small circle on the front (if the magnets are too strong).  I bought my magnets on Amazon, search for 1/4" thin magnets. 

With the remaining 6” cut 4 strips 1” x 12 these are for the top of the notecards and for the envelopes.  There will be 2 small pieces to decorate the boxes. 

Make 2 boxes to hold the envelopes and cards.  The box is 3 x 5 7/8 and scored at 3/8 and ¾ on 3 sides.  Remove the 2 squares at the bottom completely.  Yup cut them right off (these squares are ¾ x ¾) see top photo of green box.

Now fold on the score lines.  Put a glue dot to hold the box together and then adhere inside the folder.  I used liquid glue.. You can use tear n tape –but snail is not strong enough.

Decide if you want to have the faux (fake) bow or not.  If so make sure you leave room for the bow at the top of the card.  
The cards are 5 1/2 x 4 ¼ and the white front is 5 ¼ x 4.  Stamp on the  ½ white strips with the Fruit basket set.  Or really any set works!!

Adhere a strip of designer paper then the white strip.   

The faux bow:  punch 2 holes at the top of your card, put a loop of ribbon (about 8”) from front to back (bottom image) the turn the card over and put the left ribbon in the right hole bringing it from the front to the back. Your ribbon will fray, no problem, trim the ends.

Here it is in the Lots of Love paper - stunning gold stripes.  The faceted gem is just for decoration, it doesn't do anything, the magnets do the work!

And here in the Myths and Magic set, the paper is magical. I used a variety of ribbons - grey, Old Olive, shimmer black.

This is a fast easy project that has a wow factor, I hope you try it!

Happy stamping MaryKate

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