Business/Gift Card Holder…

Hello, Lakeside Stamper Friends!

I FINALLY got to hold a Stampin Up! Class last night! It did snow here and there was some icing, but, my loyal Lakeside Stampers  showed up and stamped their little hearts out! It was nice seeing everyone so excited and thrilled with the projects. To me that’s what it’s all about, the friendships and the sharing. And thanks to John we had nice desserts. Thanks John!

All in all we made four projects. This class covered a double fold card technique. inlay embossing, ribbon ruching and how to cut and score a business card holder. Today’s post will share with you the business card holder.

I din’t come up with the measurements of this project. These instructions were given to me by my up-line, Cathy, who shared them with us at our last meeting. I did  however, design and color coordinate this one.

Card Holder

What I think I love the most about this project is the fact that you use three envelopes. You can use it to store any business cards for handy referral. Im using mine for restaurant business cards which always seem to be in a drawer. This would be a nice welcoming gift for new neighbors or for a bridal shower filled with local business cards.

For starters you’ll need three 3-5/8″ x 6-1/2″ envelopes. Seal the envelopes and trim off 1/2″ from each end on all three envelopes.

Trimmed Envelopes with Brads 1 Next score the envelopes at 2-5/8″,  flip and score again at 2-5/8″ from the other end. You should wind up with a 1/4″ scored strip.

In the middle of the strip, pierce two holes with a Paper Piercer and hold the three envelopes together with two Silver Brads as shown.

Covered Envelopes with Designer Series Paper




To cover the envelopes I cut six 3-1/2″ x 2-3/8″ pieces of Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and six pieces of 3-1/2″ x 2-3/8″ of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock. I adhered the pieces as shown using the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper on the front of each envelope ans the Pear Pizzazz Card Stock on each back.



Punched Envelopes Punched & Designer Series Papered Envelopes

On each envelope I punched half circles with a 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. On the sides of the punch there are two ridges which help you to line up your paper at the halfway point accurately.

For the outside cover cut a 9″x 4″ piece of Early Espresso Card Stock and score it at 2-7/8″, 3-3/8″, 6-1/4″ and 6-3/4″. You can use any color card stock of choice and will get two cover out of one 8-1/2″ x 11″ and three out of a 12″ x 12″ sheet.               Cutting & Score Lines

To decorate the outside cover I cut one 3-3/4″ x 2″  and two 3-3/4″ x 2-5/8″ pieces of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock. Out of  Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper I cut one 3-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ and two 3-1/2″ x 2-3/8″ pieces.  This is how the cover looks covered.

Outside Paper Placement Card Holder

Sticky Strip Placement





The last step is to put some Sticky Strip as shown in photo and adhere the envelopes to the inside of the cover.

To secure the outside flap you can use Velcro Dots or Magnetic Dots.




I hope you like this project as much as the class did. Mix and match different papers and card stocks. It really is a “So Simple” project and the end result is not only useful, but, pretty to look at.


Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2


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