Hi again! I'm back with my finished Note Card Holder. For the step by step tutorial, scroll down or click HERE.
I used the Window to My Heart template (from the Be My Valentine Click Simple Template). I LOVE hearts and think they can be used year-round (not just for Valentine's projects)! In fact, I will be giving this Note Card Holder to my Sister-in-Law for her upcoming birthday! :-)
After printing the template onto Kraft cardstock, I cut the image out using a craft knife and then mounted it onto a piece of embossed Pure Poppy cardstock. Using the leftover paper from the cutout heart image, I traced it onto some natural muslin fabric, cut it out, adhered to the heart, and stitched around the edges.
I created a little tag using the "Celebrate" sentiment (perfect for this birthday gift :-) from the Damask Designs set from Papertrey. I embellished the front with a flower I had in my stash and a Pure Poppy button tied up with some Rustic Jute Button Twine.
I wanted to add some ribbon, so I punched two holes on the Note Card Holder "spine" and thread some True Black Luxe Satin ribbon through them.
On the inside there are two pockets holding six 4" square Kraft envelopes and six matching 3 3/4" square note cards.
I kept the design of the notecards simple (and without added embellishments) so that they will fit nicely into the pockets (and be easy to mass produce :-)!
I embossed the largest image from the Damask Designs set onto Pure Poppy cardstock using Black Filigree Detail embossing powder. You've probably noticed that I like to emboss quite a bit. :-) I just really like the end result...the image is so solid and crisp, especially on colored cardstock!
I embossed the same image onto the envelopes. This time, instead of centering it like I did on the notecards, I stamped it so part of the image is cut off making room for the recipient to write.
I hope you enjoyed my project today (and I hope my Sister-in-Law doesn't read my blog!!)! Have a wonderful afternoon! ~Laurie