Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Accordion Style Card Holder and Card Organizer Holder Tutorial

Hi Fellow Crafters;

Wacky Wednesday is here again and there is definitely a chill in the air.  It seems that a record will be set for this month as being the coldest February on record.  Instead of a card for my OCS post today, I have a tutorial for two different styles of card holders or as a possible recipe holder.  The first one is an Accordion Style Card Holder, that I saw on SplitcoastStampers originally done by Jane Matsumoto.  The second one, is from InkStainswithRoni blog and is done in a completely different manner and is definitely more fiddley to do. 

Both of these holders will hold 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cards and or recipes.  Either one can make a nice gift for someone special.

So make yourself a cup of coffee or tea and take a few minutes and have a browse.  I hope you find this useful.  My next little project will be to create something that will hold cards between 5" x 5" to 6" x 6".

Accordion Style Card Holder



Supplies used -- this can be done with one sheet of 12" x 12" double side patterned cardstock as well as one sheet of  8 1/2" x 11" white cardstock.

The 12" x 12" cardstock was cut to the following sizes:
  • 1 piece of  6" x 12" patterned paper
  • 1 piece of  4" x 6" patterned paper
  • 2 pieces of 3 3/4" x 4"patterned paper
  • 1 piece of 2" x 6" patterend paper
  • 3 pieces of 3 7/8" x 5 1/2" white cardstock
  • 3 circles approximately 3/4" each in white cardstock (instead of a circle punch I used the 2nd smallest Spellbinder Standard Circle die)
Other Supplies:

Step 1:
Score the 6" x 12" patterned paper at 4 1/2", 6 1/2" and 11".  This will form the base.

Step 2:

Score the 4" x 6" piece of patterned paper at the 2"mark and fold in half.  Use the decorative edge punch on one end and attach this piece along the scored 1" section of the base with Scor-Tape.

Step 3:

Score both pieces of the 3 3/4"x 4" patterned paper every 1/2" across the 4" side.

Step 4:

Crease the scored lines well and attach the accordion pieces to the sides of the base.  Take care to line up right along the edges of each panel.

Step 5:

I forgot to take a photo showing where the ribbon should be added.  Scor-Tape is added to the seam underneath the top flap (decorative edge) and attach the ends of the ribbons about 1 1/2' from each end.  The 2" x 6" piece of patterned paper is adhered to cover the seam and the ends of the ribbons.

Step 6:

I used some peel off stickers to add as labels to the circles and adhered the circles to the backs of the 3 7/8: x 5 1/2" cardstock pieces, which are then inserted into the accordion slots.

Step 7:

I attached a Hook and Loop Fastener Tab (Tombow) to the front panel. 

Card Organizer Holder

This card organizer was seen on InkStainsRoni's blog here and is much more fiddley to make.  The basic organizer users 2 pieces of 12" x 12" heavy cardstock plus design paper.

Step 1:

Cut one piece of the white cardstock in half so that there are 2 pieces of 6" x 12".

Step 2:

Using one of the 6" x 12" pieces of cardstock, score at the following at the following measurements of 2", 4 1/8", 9 1/8" and 11 1/8".   If using the Scor-Pal, score at the 2" mark and fold.  Slide the fold over to the endge and score at the 2 1/8" mark and fold.  Slide this fold over to the edge and score at both the 5" and 7" marks.  Once all the folds have been done at the score marks, this sheet of cardstock will form the outer covering of the organizer.

 Step 3:

Cut the second sheet of cardstock at 7" x 12.  Score the 12" side at 1", 3", 9" and 11".  Turn the cardstock to the 7" side and score at the 1", 3" and 6" marks.

 Step 4:

Turn the second sheet of carstock so that the 12" side is at the top.  There are 3 small sections, in each of the bottom corners that need to be trimmed away: - a 1" square in the corner with two 1" x 2" rectangles as show.

Step 5:

Fold the 1" flap along the top down and just tack it down.  Fold the 2" square flaps down and apply adhesive to each.  Stand the 12" piece up and adhere the 2" square flaps to the 2" x 3" sides.  The inner container is beginning to take shape -- apply adhesive to the 1" flaps.

Step 6:

The container slides into the outer shell of the organizer as shown.  Add adhesive to the bottom and 1" flaps to the organizer.  Cut a 4" x 6" piece from the original piece of cardstock that was set aside and adhere it to the 1" flap of the organizer shell.  A pocket can be added in the decorating stage to hold postage stamps.

Step 7:

I added the designer paper at this point, but I really wonder if it might have been easier to do that before everything was adhered together. 

I attached a Hook and Loop Fastener Tab (Tombow) to the front panel and inside the lid flap.

I hope you found this useful.  Until next time, keep crafting and remember to stay tuned for Sunday, when OCS will have a brand new challenge.

Lots of  Hugs,