I got this idea where I get many of my ideas for making cards – out of a basket of samples and cards sent to me by my sis-in-law Trenna. Here is one she created to hold two gift cards that are attached to pull-out tags. I started to deconstruct it to figure it out on my own, but she had it fastened together all too well. So I contacted her.
This is called a double-pocket card and you can find easy directions here on SplitCoastStampers – another great source for card ideas. I found many examples on Pinterest as well. If you are mailing them, you can keep them flat like her example, and can even cut some of the hidden flaps out to save on weight.
This is made from a single letter-size sheet of double-sided patterned paper. My kit papers were all single sided but I was able to easily adapt the pattern, by covering the white middle layer and the reverse with a complementary pattern – easy peasey, and great for using up paper off-cuts. Once you construct your first one, you too can adapt it to any size of scrap paper – mine was a bit smaller than 8.5 x 11. I decided to clip the very top corner too and let the heart sit there. I made the tag from the Maggie Holmes paper, just folding a section of three bits back to back and tying some floss at the top. The project life card will hold a note to college girl.
This is obviously a handy card when sending gift cards – you can do a tag or insert with the greeting on it for one slot and use the other slot for the moolah! Now pop over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog and see what my cohorts have done for this challenge.
Gotta run, want to pop this into the care package for college girl – she’s been gone nearly a week!