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Today we are making a Greeting card holder for all those A2 size cards you are making. An A2 size card is measured at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. I recently made a bunch of cards and now I need somewhere to store them.
The following items are needed to make this project with me.
- 1 12×12 piece of Cardstock
- 1 12×12 piece of Decorative paper
- Stamp of your choice and ink(optional)
- Score board and paper trimmer
Let’s get started:
Place your 12×12 piece of cardstock on your scoreboard
Score it at 4 1/2 inches & 7 1/2 inches
Turn 45 degrees and score at 6 inches and 10 1/2 inches
Turn back to your score mark at the 4 1/2 inch mark and make a small pencil mark at 3 1/2 and at 8 1/2 turn your paper to the right one time and make a mark with your pencil at 7 1/2 flip your paper to the 6 inch mark and make a pencil mark at 4 1/2 inch. You should now have this.
On the side where you scored at the 6 inch cut up the score line until you reach the crossing score line. DO NOT CUT OVER THE CROSS SCORE LINE. do that on the 6 inch cut and the one next to it. Turn the page over to the other side and cut those as well. You will have this.
The middle 2 boxes need to be smaller. Fold each one in towards the score line but DO NOT GO OVER THE SCORE LINE.
Open those up and place glue on the back side of the long piece and glue to each side. Line them up with the inside score line.
Glue the top of the fold over the long piece for more stability.
Do the same to both sides. Your cardstock should look like this
Make sure you add enough glue that it closes completely. I had to push them together to get mine to stay and let the glue do it’s job.
Fold up the angle lines and glue them down.
Fold up the larger side and make sure it fits perfectly. Like this:
Glue both sides down.
Trim the small edges unless you want them. I didn’t so I cut them off.
It’s time to decorate. You will need 1 piece of 12×12 decorated paper. I selected this one.
Using your paper trimmer trim the 12×12 piece to 6 inches and using the 6 inch piece of paper turn and trim to 4 1/2 inches two times leaving the last piece for the back. After cutting the two 4 1/2 inch pieces place one in the paper trimmer and measure up 1 inch, using your pencil place a small mark at the 1 inch. Turn to the right make a mark at the 1 1/2 mark. Place the other piece behind it with your image facing behind the first one and line the two marks up on the paper trimmer and cut. You should now have this
Using the rectangle pieces you cut place them on your trimmer and using the longest part of the paper place it at the 1 1/4 inch and trim. Turn and place it at the 3 inch mark and trim. You should now have a 3 x 1 1/4 piece.
Glue the sides and the back to the cardstock and then add the small piece to the bottom. Please note the small piece will not cover all of the cardstock so place it close to the bottom. Using the other piece of 3 by 1 1/4 turn it over and place a message on there. You can stamp it or write it whichever you chose. I used an edge punch on mine just for decoration. You can also tear it slightly to make it cute. Score it on one of the long sides at 3/8 inch and fold.
Glue the edge to the front side of the greeting card holder using the 3/8 score mark you made.
Add your cards and you are finished.
I saw this on a video on YouTube and wanted to try it. I watched a video from MayMayMadeIt.
If you don’t have a score board you can use the tip of pen (not the ink) and a soft space like on top of some paper and use a ruler to get the measurements from above to get the fold lines. If you don’t have a trimmer you can just use scissors and a ruler.
Send me pictures of your finished product and I’ll post them here for you. You can also join my Facebook group and add them there. I cant wait to see what you come up with.