This time of year, thank you cards are in high demand. Creating just one or two is rarely enough to thank all of those on the gratitude list; so why not consider this 'thank you card folder set' from our CP Gal, Anabelle O'Malley? It's a clever, convenient method for storing cards so that saying "thank you" doesn't require a run to the store to find that perfect card! It's economical and fun too! Take a look...
There is no better time than the month of November to show your thanks to those around you. With Thanksgiving coming at the end of the month, I try and reflect on all of the things for which I'm grateful. I decided to create a little card set so that I would be able to have cards on hand to share my thanks with others. They could be used for friends, family members, teachers, service people, the list goes on. The Close Knit collection was perfect for creating this project. It has such a warm and comforting feeling. I decided to create a folder to house my cards.
Not only would this be a fun set to use for myself, but it would be a great gift in and of itself. Here is how I made it...
To make the folder, I took a piece of patterned paper and cut it in half, so I'd have a 6" by 12" piece.
I scored it at 5.75" from each end and creased it.
After that, I cut two 3" by 5" pieces. I rounded one corner on each piece. These would become the pockets on the inside.
I wanted to attach the pockets by sewing them on. So, I adhered them each with a piece of washi tape. I turned the paper over and carefully stitched around the edges of each cover. This attached the pockets, yet left the front side with the clean stitching. The raw stitching remained on the inside.
I punched holes on the right hand side of the folder and added some seam binding to provide closure. Here is a photo of the folder with my cards tucked inside.
Here are the cards that I created. I made three, but could easily have added a fourth one to the folder. Scoring the paper for the folder further apart would of allowed for even more cards to be added. On this first card, I created a paper pieced background. I wanted to make it feel like a patchwork quilt.
I love the chipboard elements in the Close Knit collection. They take center stage on this card!
My final card uses a lot of white space and lots of pink and red. The pre-stitched die cuts saved me from having to do any stitching myself.
Thank-you so much for stopping by today. Hope you've been inspired to show someone how grateful you are for them!
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