This card holder can easily hold 4 full size cards and 4 envelopes. When selecting paper for this project, find heavier weight designer paper or use cardstock. I used Thick Very Vanilla and Poinsettia paper. I used vanilla ribbon from the annual catalog.
Card Holder instructions
To make the card holder, cut the cardstock 8 ½ x 10 and on the 10” side score at 4 3/4, and 5 ¼.
One the 8 ½ side score at 2 ¼ and 2 ½.
With the 1” piece left over, make the “gusset” pieces: cut 2 pieces 1 x 2 ¾ and score each at 1, and 1 1/4.
Trim your holder removing the middle piece measuring 1/2 x 2 1/2 and burnish your folds.
Add the 2 gussets, first to the bottom and then attach to the folder (so they won’t show).
Decorate the front with designer paper 4 ¼ x 5 ½. If you wish, wrap about 24” of ribbon around the front and tie in a bow. Put your dimensionals at the top and the bottom of the square so the ribbon runs freely.
Inside the designer paper is 4 ¼ x 1 ¾ on each side if you wish.
Here are the cards
I used the gold card bases and added die cuts from the Poinsettia dies in vanilla, the wood-look paper is also from this Poinsettia paper pack.
The real-red sheer ribbon really adds to this card. The greeting is from the Buffet Tag set.
I love the beaded gems that go in the center of the flower petals... so pretty!
I hope you make the holder and these cards, they are pretty and so easy!
Happy stamping MaryKate