This is a fun way to make a custom gift card for someone you love from spare scrapbook paper you have laying around. You can use any basic card stock weight paper. We used Michael's craft paper for our Etsy Night of Craft. They have awesome paper sales where you can get really good paper for mere pennies.
You will need:
3 Sheets of Cardstock (12 inches by 12 inches)
Scissors or Exacto Knife
Glue or Double-sided Scrapbook Tape
Step 1: Select Your Paper- 3 Sheets
Select 3 Sheets of Paper From the Stationary or Arts and Crafts Store
Step 2: Create Card Outside- Fold and Cut the Large Sheet in Two
Fold the sheet in half lightly and use your bone folder to smooth the crease from the middle to the outside in one smooth motion. This hand tool is used in traditional bookbinding and card making to create smooth edges. I got mine at Tandy's Leather so they have really nice ones for cheap, but most bookmaking places have one you can pick up on the cheap. After you fold the paper in half, cut it. Experts will use an exacto knife, but I'm pretty clumsy so I just use scissors.
Step 3: Create the Card Inside- Fold and Cut In Half
Repeat For the Inside Cardstock.
Step 4: Fold the Halves into Quarters
Take the halves and fold them again to create your inside and outside card. You can also cut any designs or patterns into the outside card front at this point.
Step 5: Use Double-Sided Tape to Connect the Front and Back
Use the double-sided tape in a square pattern to connect the front and back cardstock. Normally, you do a square around the edges and then the inside on the diagonal. Several of the women in the group stopped at this point to take a girl's chat break. Techshop RD has a great conference room for craftie events like this meet-up we did. If you are a member, simply call ahead to reserve the conference room for your own get together.