Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mini Magazine Holder AKA A2 Card Holder

Hi everyone. Monica here and I am back with another fun tutorial. I thought since we are going to be making at least two Christmas Cards a month, it would be fun to have a little Mini Magazine Holder, AKA an A2 Card Holder.

If you are anything like me, I sometimes have several cards just sitting on my desk waiting for me to post. I don't like to put them away until I post about them, so I usually leave them on my desk, which is cluttered enough as it is. This little card holder solves my problem and it is very easy to make as well.

So here we go:


1.  Start with a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock
2.  Cut it down to 12" x 11"
3.  Band: 12" x 2" & 2" x 2"


1. Score 11" side at 4.5" and 6.5"
2. Score 12" side at 5.5" and 10"
More cutting:

1. Cut both sides on the score lines up to the 2" score line in the middle.
2.  Fold both sides on the middle piece up to the 2" score line in the middle. 
3.  Place a pencil mark at top 1/2 " from the score line and at bottom at 2" 
4.  Draw line with pencil and place in trimmer and cut these pieces off


1. Fold and tape 2" band on both sides to the outside of the top piece placing the top piece on the inside. 
2. Fold up and tape side panels
3. Tape 2" x 12"  band around the bottom starting from the back and wrapping around the front. 
4. Tape 2" x 2" square on the backside of the holder


1. Decorate as desired

I made a couple of these cute little card holders. One I put the band on and one I did not, but I think they both came out pretty cute. Now you have a place to put those finished Christmas cards that you link up every month!

Thanks for stopping by.


Bad Kitty said...

great card holder

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wow. Ambitious and a great idea. I too leave my cards on my desk (actually my computer base) until posting, then sometimes forget about putting them away so end up with way too many cards sprawled all over the place! This would be a great way to keep them all together. Thanks for sharing!

Hugs from your partner in crime!

terrie said...

We must be on the same page cause I was thinking same as you....
So last week I made 6 of them and I love it....
Thanks for sharing your idea

Julie Odil said...

This is a great idea, Monica! I'm thinking I could be extra lazy and do the same thing on my Silhouette. Woohoo! You've inspired me!

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the tutorial

2amscrapper said...

This is a great idea, especially if one plans to give away a set of cards!

Laura said...

What a great idea!!!!