Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pat's Note Card Holder Challenge


This week Pat had us make a note card holder. At the beginning of the week I showed you several note cards that I put together for a stocking stuffer. The recipient of this little gift is a teacher and I am sure she will have plenty of use for these. Julie also likes the color orange, so I made the dominant color on the holder, orange. I had made a card-a-lope for a birthday card While I was making it, I realized I could make two pockets, by using 2 envelopes. This easily accommodates 5 cards and 5 envelopes. Next time I will use stiffer paper, the envelopes that I used were a little flimsy.

The firs t thing I did was to cut off one flap of one of the envelopes, then put glue on the flap of the other one and slide it down into the pocket of the 2nd envelope. That makes the two pockets.

I was lucky that I had some envelopes that were already lined. The next step was to put a ribbon on the folder to use as a closure. I used red sticky tape to attach it firmly to the back of the holder and then brought both ends to the front.

I put 5 note cards in one side and 5 matching envelopes, that I monogrammed with a J on the envelope flaps.Then it was time to embellish the front. I cut up one of the extra unused note cards. I used one side of the card as the background, found a scrap of turquoise, then cut the border out of the extra card along with the J monogram that was on it. I used a bling to dot the I with.

I used a glaze pen to color in the J, let it dry and tied the ribbon to close the holder. I hope you may be able to use this ideal in your gift giving this holiday season. As I mentioned before, the only thing different I would have done, is used stiffer envelopes. Thanks for stopping by today and thanks to Pat at One Little Spark The Shop for the challenge.

Supplies used: Monogrammed note cards by G Squared, ribbon by American Crafts Elements and an orange Sakura Glaze pen.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Julie will love this, a great ideal and a pratical beautiful holder. which you always have.*

Robyn said...

I love it! So creative! Thanks for sharing...

Heather "Hev" said...

Oh Shelia - you are a clever chook!!
I may borrow this idea if you dont mind :)

Fabulous idea!!

Pat said...

How ingenious!! Thanks for playing along!

NoraAnne said...

Very clever and so cute!

Officework said...

I love it! So creative! Thanks for sharing...

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