Friday, September 12, 2014

TUTORIAL: Mini Magazine Card Holder

As promised, here's the picture tutorial for making the mini magazine card holders. Here's the finished product.

(Stamp Set: Watercolor Winter Too; Ink: Mossy Meadow; Card Stock: Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla; DSP: Under the Tree Specialty Paper; Accessory: Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon)

Start with an 11"x12" piece of cardstock. I used the card stock-weight "Under the Tree" specialty designer series paper from the Holiday mini catalog.

On the 11" side, score at 4-1/2" and 6-1/2". Rotate and score at 6" and 10-1/2".

Cut both the 6" and 10-1/2" sides up to the vertical score lines and stop. (You will do a better job of actually cutting long the line than I did. Ha!)


On the bigger flaps at the top, mark 1/2" on from each of the vertical score lines. Mark 2-1/4" inch from the first horizontal score line.

Cut along the diagonal (from the 1/2" mark to the 2-1/4" mark) on both sides.

Score both lower flaps at 2-1/4".

Cut 1/4" off both lower flaps.

Turn the piece over so that the right (outside) is up. Place two strips of sticky tape along the narrow flaps at the very bottom of your piece.

Two scored middle flap will fold over the narrow strip from the bottom, making a "box." Step one: adhere the narrow strip to the side.


Step two: On the inside of the "box," add sticky strip along the edges of the flap that will fold over your box. Fold and adhere.

Add a strip of sticky tape inside the box along the top of the long edge and one down the back of the box, perpendicular to the first piece of sticky strip.

Fold the large diagonally cut flaps up and adhere them to the inside of the "box."

Now your mini magazine holder is ready to decorate!

Before I leave, I want to show you how cool the photopolymer stamps are. You can bend them when you apply them to the acrylic blocks. Here's what the "Watercolor Winter Too" stamps look like in their "natural" state.

Watercolor Winter Too Photopolymer Stamp Set
All Images ©Stampin’ Up!

But here's how you can bend them to make a curved greeting (I left the ink on the stamp so you could see it better.) How cool is that?

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Please let me know if you have any questions. And let me know if you see anything else on the blog (past or future) that you'd like a tutorial for!!

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