Gift Receipt/Wishlist HolderBy
Wow!! I’m overwhelmed with your best wishes and comments on my last post! The support and encouragement we give each other in the paper crafting world is awesome – thanks everyone!!!
I’ve had many requests for instructions for the gift receipt/wishlist holder I created to go with Becky’s Traveling Trio suitcase. While creating the dividers for the suitcase, the bottom space looked like it would hold a 3 x 3 size card and envelope so I layed one in and ………….VOILA ……….. an idea was born!
I did come up with the dimensions for the holder myself but I’m pretty sure the idea is not unique – I have seen quite a few little booklets out there and my idea probably blossomed from a few of them combined. But because I did not look around for any ideas for such a booklet, I feel comfortable sharing the directions with all of you!
Start with cardstock piece 8 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ score along 8 1/2″ edge at 3 3/8″, 3 3/4″, 7 1/8″, and 7 1/2″. Fold on all score lines and the matchox will take shape. I punched a scalloped edge on the front “over flap” at this point and decorated the front with dsp and a stamped and embossed ornament.
Now make the accordion insert for the envelopes to attach to. You need a white cardstock piece 3″ by 3 1/4″. Score at 1/2″ on the 3″ side. Then score at 1/4″ intervals 8 times. Starting with a valley fold, accordion fold on all score lines. You should end with a valley fold and have 1/2″ clearance on both sides. Add adhesive to both sides and attach to matchbox at first set of folds. Yours should now look like this:
Fold the flaps of 4 mini square white envelopes inside the envelopes to form pockets. Add adhesive to bottom of first envelope front and glue to first accordion fold. Repeat with other three envelopes and accordion folds. I had the envelope openings facing toward front as I glued them in.
To close the matchbox, I used a couple of those nifty Basic Grey magnet discs that Becky Roberts used for her suitcases. I found the adhesive already on the magnets didn’t provide enough hold, so I used some Crystal Effects for “no fail” adhesion. I finished the whole thing off with some ribbon.
I hope that helps some of you. If you need further clarification, just let me know and I’ll help you out.