Of all the projects I shared at Convention 2011, this Petite Pockets Multiple Gift Card Holder received the most requests for further instructions, so I am pleased to present a mini tutorial Day 13 of the 31 Days of Doilies! Thanks for joining me. Above is a photo of the holder when closed. I used Flirtatious specialty Designer Series Paper (that's where the doilies come in!), with Wisteria Wonder cardstock and ruffled ribbon.
Actually my favorite part of this whole project is the little punched circle "enjoy", with it's rim of different-sized pearls. I was planning to do all the same size pearls and accidentally added one the wrong size--and loved it! Awesome mistake!
To start, cut two sheets of DSP into six 4x12 inch strips. Run them all through the Big Shot with the Petite Pockets XL die. Adhere the opening flap down flat inside before you fold the bottom flap up to form the envelope.
Next, cut a strip of cardstock measuring 11x2.5 inches for your cover, and score at 2.5, 3, 7.5 and 8 inches. You can border punch the ends like I did here with the Scallop Border punch if you'd like. I used scraps of DSP to decorate the cardstock, and a piece of Whisper White so the gift-giver would have a place to write. You'll also want to use Sticky Strip to add a long ribbon tie--about 18 inches--to the inside back of the cover, to hold it closed when shut.
Stack the Petite Pockets you made together and hold them where they belong on the cardstock cover. Punch through all seven layers with your handy-dandy Crop A Dile, and tie a bow or knot of narrow grosgrain ribbon tightly through to bind the stack of envelopes to the cover.
Since the envelopes are not stacked together with any kind of adhesive, just the bow holding them near the bottoms, they move freely. You can fill them with gift cards (yes, they fit!!) or little tags, or photos, or whatever you'd like that is small and fairly flat.
You can adjust this project to have more or fewer pockets, as desired, up to about eight pockets before it gets too large for the cover.
What a fun little gift this would be to get! And it doesn't have to be expensive. One of my favorite gifts I have ever received was a stack of smaller-denomination gift cards. They didn't add up to any huge sum, but just the thought that my friend Angela had taken the time to get me a gift card at each of those fun locations was very sweet!