Note Card Clutch

by Chris Slogar

Create a sweet clutch to hold a set of note cards.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White used here)
  • Designer paper (SU All My Love used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Corner rounder (Envelope Punch Board used here)
  • Adhesive (Tombow Multi-purpose glue and SU Fast Fuse and Dimensionals used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Lovely Lipstick Ribbon, Silver and White Baker’s Twine, Basic Adhesive Sequins, Rhinestones, Forever Lovely Stamp Set, Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes, 2 ¼” Circle Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Lovely Lipstick Ink, Powder Pink Ink, and Soft Sea Foam Ink)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut designer paper to 11” x 11”. If the pattern is directional, place on the scoring tool in proper orientation (top of design at top of scoring tool).

    Score at 2 3/4” and 8 1/4”. Rotate paper 90 degrees and score at 2 3/4”, 3 1/2”, 7 1/2” and 8 1/4”.

  2. Step 2

    Burnish all score lines. Fold along the first two score lines so that edges of paper meet as shown. If the pattern is directional, rotate the paper so that the pattern is upside-down.

    NOTE:
    The photo shows black markings along critical score lines for the next step – it is not necessary to mark your paper this way.

    Note that there are four 90-degree markings.

  3. Step 3

    Form four 3-D corners of pouch by folding at each 90-degree marking shown in the picture for Step 2. At each marking, fold to match one segment of the marking to the other, creating a diagonal fold between them.

  4. Step 4

    Open up paper and apply glue to limits shown. Refold along original two score lines. Round corners on flap end of clutch.

  5. Step 5

    Secure lining to front and back panels of clutch with adhesive.

  6. Step 6

    Add note cards (3 1/2" x 5" - A1 size) and envelopes, and tie clutch closed with ribbon.

  7. Step 7

    Add a tag if desired to complete the project.

Video!

Variations

    For a clutch that holds A2 cards (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and envelopes:
    Using a 12"x12" sheet of paper, make your first scores at 3" and 9". Rotate, and score at 3", 3-5/8", 8-3/8" and 9". Follow the instructions above.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Note Card Clutch. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Thanks Chris for a great tutorial.

I have used a belly band on mine instead of a ribbon tie. (I used the 1" x 11" piece cut from the side of the DSP sheet.)

Project has been uploaded to the gallery.
Annette  |  Wed Mar 27, 2019 at 6:15 AM
What a sweet little clutch. It's the perfect frosting on the cake for the gift of a set of notecards. Thanks for your tutorial Chris!
Doodledop  |  Wed Mar 27, 2019 at 6:19 AM
Thank you for your awesome video - this notecard pouch is exactly what I’ve been looking for !
Jeanne Vaughan  |  Wed Mar 27, 2019 at 7:37 AM
Such a pretty design, tfs!
Conniecrafter  |  Wed Mar 27, 2019 at 8:58 AM
Will this pouch also fit the envelopes?
Patty  |  Wed Mar 27, 2019 at 9:50 AM
Patty, YES, the envelopes fit nicely.
dina  |  Wed Mar 27, 2019 at 12:26 PM
Such a nice project! Love this!! Just wondering how many cards & envelopes the clutch holds. Thanks for sharing.
Valerie  |  Wed Mar 27, 2019 at 2:02 PM
What a lovely project! I don't make notecards that small, as a rule - more the A2 size. Can a clutch be made for that size from 12x12" paper? If so, where would the score lines go? Thanks!
Diana Britt  |  Wed Mar 27, 2019 at 2:56 PM
Valerie, I would say a set of 6 cards and 6 envelopes, if you keep them to just a few layers with no embellishments.
dina  |  Wed Mar 27, 2019 at 6:39 PM
Hi there,

What size notecards?
Dianne Florez  |  Wed Mar 27, 2019 at 7:38 PM
Dianne, I added that detail to the instructions - thanks! 3-1/2" x 5" or A1 size.
dina  |  Wed Mar 27, 2019 at 8:27 PM
Diana, I'll add these measurements as a variation above, too, but YES - using a 12"x12" sheet of paper, make your first scores at 3" and 9". Rotate, and score at 3", 3-5/8", 8-3/8" and 9". Follow the instructions above.
dina  |  Thu Mar 28, 2019 at 8:31 AM
Thank you so much, Dina!!
Diana Britt  |  Thu Mar 28, 2019 at 9:49 AM
Love the 11x11clutch
I haven’t been able to find envelopes to fit
A card 5-1/4x4
Do you have any suggestions
scrappersandi  |  Mon Apr 1, 2019 at 10:10 PM
scrappersandi, I'd just use regular A2/invitation envelopes sized for cards that are 4-1/4"x5-1/2".
dina  |  Tue Apr 2, 2019 at 4:52 AM
Great tutorial...like Diana I usually only make 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 cards so thanks very much for adding the variation...
Katrina Hay  |  Sat Apr 6, 2019 at 7:10 AM
What a fantastic idea! I always bundle up cards I've made throughout the year and give them as Christmas gifts. I'm always looking for a nice easy way to package them!
Amanda Stevens  |  Mon Apr 8, 2019 at 7:59 PM
Really cute project! I love note cards and this makes gift giving simple too. I’m surprised at how simple this is to make- its very impressive looking!!
Buffy  |  Sat Apr 13, 2019 at 7:01 PM

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