I frequently find myself in the position of needing a gift for somebody that I do not know very well – a teacher, a coach, or a co-worker of my husband. What to do? What to do? Answer: A Gift Card. These days you can get a gift card for just about anything: Home Improvement, Music, Movies, Restaurants, Books, Clothing, Manicures and Massages! The real question is how to stylishly present the gift card. I found my answer with this: a Diagonal Double Pocket Card.
I used the same base for these 3 cards, and then just customized them for different occasions, using pieces from Moxxie’s Forever Family Diecuts sheet and a piece I created using a Spellbinders die.
The base of the card is created by folding a sheet of 8.5”x11” piece of paper. I chose a piece from Moxxie’s Forever Family collection, Sister, and trimmed it to size. It has a beautiful, soft orange on one side and a warm yellow on the reverse. It is the perfect weight for this project because it is actually a lightweight cardstock. It is strong enough to make a sturdy card but not so heavy that it is too bulky to fold.
Fold the paper in
half length-wise and crease, with the orange on the inside.
Open. Turn paper 90 degrees.
Fold the paper in half again, width-wise this time, and
Fold the top left corner down so that it is about 1-1/4" from the center fold line. Crease.
Fold the top left
quadrant over on top of the right quadrant.
Crease. Adhere top layer to yellow background along right edge.
Fold the bottom
left quadrant under the bottom right quadrant.
Fold the bottom right corner up so that it meets the center fold line. Be sure you fold both layers at the same time. Crease.
Put adhesive along the right and left edges of the orange paper and fold the bottom section up. Adhere.
At this point, I create a focal image for the front of the card and mount it with dimensional foam tape. Next, cut 2 tags for inside the pockets, (1) 4.75" x 2.5" and (1) 5.25" x 2.75", decorating them with coordinating ribbons. In my samples, I cut my tags using other papers from Moxxie’s Forever Family Collection: Father and Grandchild. Adhere the gift card to the smaller tag and tuck it into the front pocket. Write a note on the larger tag and tuck it into the back pocket. You are done!
I make these cards all the time because they are fast and easy to customize for all occasions. I hope you will give it a try! Check out my blog today for a tutorial on creating the pinwheel element using Spellbinders’ Spectacular Spin Die.
Thanks for stopping by! Susie