I needed a pouch to hold some 3 x 6 inch cards, so I came up with this design. The pouch holds four 3 x 6 cards and four of our small open-end envelopes, which measure 3-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches. This set would make a great Christmas or birthday gift for a friend or teacher and it’s pretty easy to put together. Stay tuned for my next post and I’ll show you pictures of the 3 x 6 cards inside!
Stamps: berry christmas; Inks: always artichoke, rich razzleberry; Cardstock: always artichoke, rich razzleberry, whisper white; Embellishments: white gel pen; Tools: big shot, stampin’ up! petals-a-plenty textured impressions folder, paper snips, 1/2” circle punch; Other: sticky strip
3 x 6 Card Pouch Tutorial
1) Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 6 x 12 inches. Score it along the short side at 3/4”, 1”, 5”, and 5-1/4”.
3) Now cut off the outer two upper corners at the inner vertical fold & the lower horizontal fold. (I bent my cardstock at the bottom horizontal score line to make this step a little more obvious in the photo)
6) Now remove the backing on the adhesive and fold the top flap of the pouch down over the folded edges making sure that your bottom corners are square (it’s hard to tell, but the bottom of the pouch is in the lower left side of the photo, the top edge of the pouch is in the upper right side off the photo). This is what the base pouch should look like when you are done.
8) Now to make the front flap, take a piece of cardstock measuring 3-15/16 x 12 inches. Score it on the long side at 6-15/16” and 7-3/16”. Now bend the cardstock inward at the folds and crease with a bone folder.
10) Here’s the finished card pouch with front flap. Decorate as desired and then fill with 3x6 cards and envelopes.
I’d love to see your creations. If you make one of these for yourself, please leave a comment with a link to your project!