11 January 2016

Card Portfolios from Envelopes

I realized recently that it has been quite awhile since I've shared anything cardstock-related on my blog. That's somewhat embarrassing, since the word CARDSTOCK is in my blog title! I have no good excuse to offer up for this! So today I'd like to share some card portfolios I've made recently. This is a relatively quick project which makes a nice little gift!

Back in November, I included a card portfolio in one of my classes at Memory Bound. I found the idea for the portfolio itself online. You simply take two large envelopes and cut the flap from one of them. Tuck  and adhere the remaining flap into the other envelope so the two are connected together to make a portfolio, like this:

 After that, you can do as you'd like with the portfolio. You can wrap a ribbon around the entire operation so that it can be tied shut. I added two small note cards and two small lined envelopes to this particular project using the papers we were using in class. The cards and the envelopes tuck inside the portfolio perfectly.

For Christmas, I made a couple of portfolios for family members using the same idea with some papers from October Afternoon.

A coordinated paper line makes this project easy!

This time, I fit three note cards and matching lined envelopes into the pockets.

 I used stamps, die cuts, and punches to decorate the outside of the portfolio.

Recently, I made another portfolio for a friend using a different October Afternoon paper line (I love OA!).

 This is a great way to make use of coordinated papers you may have in your stash! 

I know I'll be making many more of these card portfolios in the future. They make nice hostess gifts or sweet, small presents for friends.

1 comment:

Kimberly Marie said...

I just love this portfolio idea, and think I'm actually going to keep the instructions on hand to make a few for my nieces at some point!! Your are decorated so beautifully. ☺