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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Flap Card

Please Note: This is an old post from my old blog.  I have several "Halloween" items that I had previously shared on that blog that I wanted to "repost" here on my newer blog. Technically though, this idea could be used for any time of the year you needed a "gift card holder." I just happened to have made them into "Halloween" ones.  They could also be used to put a small package of "flat" Halloween candy into.  (Think M&Ms, skittles, etc.)

 I was browsing around on Splitcoaststampers.com and ran across this cute "Flap Card" created by Rose Ann Reynolds.  This is a simple tri-fold card that makes a small card or can serve as a cute gift card holder. You can find the Tutorial with the directions and pattern on the splitcoaststampers site here.

You can also go check out  Rose Ann's blog, "Paper Delightz," with other cute ideas and projects created by her.

I made my "flap cards" into Halloween cards.  I have made them into gift card holders and plan to put $5 McDonald Gift Cards in them for my children and my nieces and nephews. To use as a gift card holder you can either use a kraft knife to cut "slits" into a couple of corners of the mat inside to hold the gift card (use the card to position where the slits need to be placed), or simply put some repositionable glue on the back of the gift card, or make a pocket out of the inside mat (you may need to cut that down a little to create the pocket and still be able to see the gift card).  The finished size of the card is 4.25" tall by 3.5" wide.  Just the right size for a gift card holder.

If you have a 4shared account you can Download the .Flap Card mtc file for Make The Cut here.  Download the Flap Card .svg file here.  (These were the original files shared via 4shared. At that time 4shared did not require you to have an account.) If you don't have a 4shared account I have now loaded these into my public folder in my dropbox account to share. Download the Flap Card .mtc for Make the Cut here. Download the Flap Card .svg file here.

 Note that my .mtc file has information and notes available under the Notes Bar.  Sadly, I cannot add "notes" to the .svg file.  So I will note here that I have added two "flaps" for the "flap" should you wish to add mats and decorative paper to the front flap of the card.  It then has 1 smaller mat overlaying decorative paper to the larger mats that are there to cut and use on the outside and inside of the card as used on Rose Ann's sample pics in her Tutorial.  Thanks for stopping by.  Would love to see what you do with my files!


  1. Adorable Flap Cards, Melanie!! Thanks for linking me! ☺