Monday, May 16, 2016

Make It Monday! Easy Card Attacher

Sometimes, you work so hard on your handmade card that you wish everyone could just see it all the time! So, why not just skip the envelope and have your card attached to the front of the gift bag? Today's Make It Monday shows you how simple this is to do! We even have a project sheet here.

First get your gift bag, so you know how large your card can be. Then, make your card keeping the following in mind:

The card will be "hanging" from the holder so the folded edge of the card should be along the top of the card, no matter what the design orientation is. The width of the card should be at least 1 inch smaller then the bag's width and its height should be at least 2 inches shorter than the bag.

After you make the card, cut a strip of card stock at least 2 inches tall and 1 3/4 inches longer than the width of the card.

For example, if your card is 4 inches wide and 6 inches tall, your card stock should be at least 2 inches tall and 5 3/4 inches long.

You can use a craft knife with a metal edge ruler for the next step or a Fiskars Sure Cut paper trimmer. This paper trimmer has a wire cutting guide so you can measure and cut where you want in one step! Lay the card stock down in front lengthwise. Measure in  3/4" from each side and 1 inch down from the top. Cut a horizontal slit at this mark.
Then, measure down another 1/4 inch and cut another horizontal slit.
Cut the two sides between the slits to create a 1/4 inch tall slot. The slot will be 1/4" longer than the card's width to make it easier to slip the card on and off. You can now use a decorative edge punch, scissors or dies to add interest to the top edge. Or you can just round all four corners. Put double stick tape along the top 1 inch section.
Center the piece onto the front of the gift bag and tape down. Slip the card into the slot and you're done!

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you're having a start to an awesome week!

1 comment:

  1. Great job of showing how to make a gift card holder to attach to a bag. I totally agree that handmade cards are usually so attractive that they should be the decoration on the gift.


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