Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Keeper Card

I created this folder for my extremely talented friend Cheryl to keep her stamped images in until they're selected for a card.

Materials (I've used)

A4 cardstock of choice, scored and folded in half
K&Co Pad to Go - Hannah
2" taffeta ribbon in olive green
Double-sided tape
Silicone glue
Glue-runner or Xyron adhesive
Stamped image, coloured & matted
Craft knife & cutting mat
Chalks or pastels (I used pastels)


Take your scored & folded cardstock and with your craft knife and ruler, cut the spine to about one third down.

Then cut on a downward diagonal by about another third. Put the cut-off card to one side.

Adhere selections of your chosen patterend paper to three faces of this card leaving the inside front bare and ensuring the piece adhered to the front is double-sided as you're going to be folding this back on itself. Alternatively you can always back this with another piece of patterned.

Adhere the cut off piece of card to the inside front by using ds tape to three sides, leaving the top diagonal edge open for the pocket.

Trim all the papers to fit the card except for the front piece which you want to be squared off to the long side.

This would be a good time to use your chalks/pastels if you wish to shade some or all of your edges.

Take another piece of patterned paper and cut two pieces to match each of the inside pockets. Adhere by using ds tape. Only use on three sides for the right hand piece in order to make the pocket.

Use the brads to secure the joins on the right hand inside page as shown, to strengthen them. (Do the same on the left if required but do this before sticking the top patterned paper on the front piece as you will want to cover the 'legs'.)

Place the card flat open with the inside face down.
Slip the mounted stamped image bottom edge into the front pocket, position it to suit and secure it with either ds tape or even a little silicone glue.

Run ds tape around the 'waist' of the card and place the ribbon over it. Secure at the side in a bow. You can also place a couple of brads where the ribbon hits the edge just to make it a little more secure.

Fold the front top right corner diagonally over the ribbon and secure with a brad.

Make a smaller, rectangular pocket on the top of the inside left pocket for small items and to cover the 'legs' of the brad.

I hope this is clear but feel free to contact me if it's not!


  1. this hun as you know is truly brilliant and I JUST LOVED IT One of the best cards ever you are so talented hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

  2. I'm so glad you liked it Chuck!
    You're so generous with your ATC's and as mine aren't in the same league as yours, I wanted to give you something special!


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