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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Weekend Project! Cards and Notebook Holder

Ok, let's get started!!!

To make this project you will need the following:
Two 12" x 12" pieces of card stock
One 8-1/2" x 11" piece of card stock
4 Envelopes
4 cards
Decorative paper
2 brads

Cut a piece of the larger card stock to measure 7-1/2" x 12". Score from left to right on the long side of the 12" piece as follows: 2" slide over to 2-5/8", 8-3/8" and 9".

For the 7-1/2" x 11-1/4" piece score on the long side at 5-5/8" or just fold it in half.

Fold all scores on both pieces.

Tape the 7-1/2" x 11-1/4" piece to the 2" folded piece on the left side of the piece you first scored. You will want to tape this near the fold and a few other places, including the top and bottom edge to hold it shut and hold it onto the 2" folded piece.

The piece on the right side of the 7-1/2" x 12" piece that was scored at 9" is the flap/cover. You can leave the corners as they are or you can trim them up as you wish. I made mine rounded. I took a dinner plate and used it as my template.

For the box-like piece that holds the cards you will need a piece of card stock cut 6" x 8". On the long side score at ½", 1", 7" and 7-1/2". Turn and score at ½" and 1". Fold all score lines. Cut away 3 of the 4 visible squares on the bottom corners. The one square left is the flap that you will fold in first when assembling this piece. So when you cut the 3 squares off the corners, make sure you cut the same 3 off on the other side. You will need to cut one side of the square left so it will be held on by one score line. Make sure you snip the other side to match or your flaps will be on different folds. And if that happens it is ok, it will still work. You will tape the flap in first and then the edges but you will tape them all at the same time. If you tape the flap first and secure it, it makes it a bit difficult to tape the other edges. It can be done but not very easy. Set it in place on the large open space next to the flap/cover. You will want it to be about ½" to 3/4" from the bottom.

Notebook: My notebook measures 3-1/2" x 5-1/4". There is a lot of space for many different size notebooks. You just want to be careful that if you buy or make one with a spiral that the spiral is at the top and you tape it in place so the spiral sits above the card holder. After decorating it the way you like, turn it over and set it on top of the card holder piece so the spiral is hanging over the top (side) of the holder. You don’t want it to sit on top or the entire holder will be too bulky. If it hangs over the edge of the card/envelope holder it will still lay flat enough to close it nicely. Try it out first. Just set it on top of the card/envelope holder and close it all up. You’ll see how bulky it is. Just slide it up until the coils go above the card/envelope holder and close it. Once you understand where this should lay on the left side, tape it in place.

For the pen I just took a ½" piece of scrap card stock I had left over from decorating my holder and I wrapped it around the pen, overlapping it about 1/4". I taped it around the pen, making sure it wasn’t too tight, you do want the pen to come out!!! I taped the card stock around the pen and set it in place above the notebook.

For the fastener I punched out two 3/4" brown circles and two 1/2" inch Groovy Guava circles. I layered them and held them in place with the brad. I set them in place with the brads on the holder and tied a piece of hemp to the one of the flap and just wrap them around the bottom and back up to the top to secure it.

And that’s pretty much all there is to this. SO fun to do!!!

Decorate yours as you like and make matching cards and you have a FABULOUS gift for someone!! I'm a little disappointed in mine. On the inside part where the cards go I had the decorative papers going the wrong direction and of course it was my last sheet of that paper too!!! SO it's not the way I'd like it but it will just have to do!!

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Pat S. said...

Hi Wanda!
That notebook holder is really pretty...and with your great 'structions...I think I could actually make it myself :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a cool project. I think I'll give it a try today. Thanks for sharing.
Bea fr Nova Scotia

NeedsARibbon said...

You can also use ribbon as a pen holder. Cute project. ~San

Unknown said...

Love this holder, great project!

Diane Gilbert said...

This noteholder is awesome thanks for the directions, I'll have to give it a try!