Do you ever need a small gift at the last moment? For a lunch favor? For an “under-the-weather” friend? For a quick thank you? This is one simple project that you can make up and have on hand when you need to have that special little something to give as a token of friendship and thoughtfulness. Keep in mind that you can make this project in any size to accommodate your little gift and the measurements I am giving below are for the surprises I wanted to include in my cards. I have made three of them for this posting so that you can see that they can be made as clean and simple or as decorative as you wish. After you make your first one, you will see how easy it is to change the pocket sizes inside the cards to fit your gift/s and you will be able to configure the inside of the card to fit your needs.
The major thing that you need to keep in mind is the thickness of the little gift/s you want to include inside the card since you will need to make the spine of the card and the pocket/s inside using the same measurements. For my sample cards I have decided to include some sweets in two of them and an “under-the-weather” kit in the other one. The little gifts gifts measure 1″ in thickness–my magic number!
I started with a 6 1/2″ X 11 piece of Basis Brown 80LB Cardstock which will be the base of the card. To make the spine of the card, this piece of cardstock is scored on the long side at 5″ and 6″, using a bone folder to make the score lines sharp and crisp, providing the 1″ spine.
My preference is for a very stable and rigid card so I selected 3 different coordinating cardstocks to layer for each of the four panels. I measured the four panels of the card and cut the following layers:
Adhere two of the panels to the inside of the card.