September 8, 2013

File Folder Cards!

Have I told you how wonderful Stampin' Up!'s new "Envelope Punch Board" is? Well if I haven't, I'm telling you now and I have an even larger than size reason to tell you again today and I will show you why. This is what our new board looks like:


These boards make the quickest, neatest envelopes. The board can be purchased through my online store 24/7 in your jammies even! My store link is located at the end of my post. If I haven't convinced you in the past, I promise you I will today, keep reading.

Here are 4 brand new "File Folder Cards" that I created using the "Envelope Punch Board". Not only can you create file folder cards, but you can then turn around and create coordinating envelopes!

Here are my 4 different styled file folder cards:



  • One double-tab file folder card
  • One gate fold file folder card
  • One triple-tab file folder card
  • One gift card file folder card
How awesome is that and yes way, they were all created using the "Envelope Punch Board". Here are close-ups of the cards:

The "triple-tab file folder card"

The "double-tab file folder card"

The "gate fold file folder card"

And the "gift card file folder card"
Shown with the gift card pulled out below:

Would you like to learn how to create these? I can show you how. NOTE: that this will be a long post but well worth it!

Step 1 for the double-tab:


Start out with a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score in the center at 4 1/4". Place your cardstock with the 5 1/2" side horizontally against the top of the envelope punch board. Bring the very edge/corner of your cardstock so that the edge is even to the hole peeking through the punch part of your board. See photo above:

Step 2:


Press down on the punch and the photo above shows what your first corner should look like:

Step 3:


Reposition your cardstock along the top of your punch board a 2nd time on the same edge but slide the corner that you just cut up to the 3" line on the ruler of your envelope punch board:

Step 4:


Press down on your punch and the photo above shows you what your cardstock piece should look like. Turn your cardstock 180 degrees and repeat on the 2nd side:

Step 5:


Once both sides of your cardstock have been punched, align one side with the tab on your paper cutter so that you can cut off one tab as shown above. Make sure you line up the small "V" in the center right where the blade will cut on the very edge of the cutting track:

Step 6:


Repeat Step 5 for the other side of your tabbed cardstock as shown above, making sure you cut off the opposite tab from the other side. When both tabs are cut off, your card front should look like the photo below. Notice that you have a tab on each side but opposite of each other:


Step 7:


Using the corner round punch on the other side of your punch, round the two square corners. The photo below shows you what your double-tab file folder card should look like when folded in half:


Step 8: Designer Paper layering:


I found the layering to be easiest if you start out with a DSP piece measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Repeat the steps above as you did with the cardstock piece. Once you have the DSP cut with one tab, use your paper cutter to cut off 1/8" on both short sides and also cut off 1/4" on the bottom side. The DSP should fit exactly to your card front as shown below:


Decorate your card as you like!
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Step 1 for the triple-tab card:


Start out with a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score in the center at 4 1/4". Place your cardstock with the 5 1/2" side horizontally against the top of the envelope punch board. Bring the very edge/corner of your cardstock so that the edge is even to the hole peeking through the punch part of your board. See photo above:

Step 2:


Press down on the punch and reposition your cardstock along the top of your punch board a 2nd time on the same edge, but slide the corner that you just cut up to the 1 3/4" line on the ruler of your envelope punch board:

Step 3:


Press down on your punch and the photo above shows you what your cardstock piece should look like:

Step 4:


Staying on the same side of your cardstock piece, flip your cardstock piece over and repeat Steps 1-3 and your cardstock should look like the photo above:

Step 5:



Repeat Steps 1-4 on the opposite side of your cardstock so both sides look like the photo above:

Step 6:


Once both sides of your cardstock have been punched, align one side with the tabs on your paper cutter so that you can cut off one tab in the center as shown above. Make sure you line up the two small "V's" in the center right where the blade will cut on the very edge of the cutting track:

Step 7:


Repeat Step 6 for the opposite side leaving the center tab intact and cut off the two tabs on the ends.
The photo below shows you what your triple-tab file folder card should look like when folded in half:


Step 8: Designer Paper layering:


I found the layering to be easiest if you start out with a DSP piece measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Repeat the steps above as you did with the cardstock piece. Once you have the DSP cut with the two end tabs remaining, use your paper cutter to cut off 1/8" on both short sides and also cut off 1/4" on the bottom side. The DSP should fit exactly to your card front as shown below:


Decorate your card as you like!
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 Step 1 for gate fold file folder card:


Start out with a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Place your cardstock with the 5 1/2" side horizontally against the top of the envelope punch board. Bring the very edge/corner of your cardstock so that the edge is even to the hole peeking through the punch part of your board. See photo above:

Step 2:


Press down on the punch and reposition your cardstock along the top of your punch board a 2nd time on the same edge but slide the corner that you just cut up to the 3" line on the ruler of your envelope punch board:

Step 3:


Press down on your punch and the photo above shows you what your cardstock piece should look like. Turn your cardstock 180 degrees and repeat on the 2nd side:

Step 4:

Once both sides of your cardstock have been punched, align one side with the tab on your paper cutter so that you can cut off one tab as shown above. Make sure you line up the small "V" in the center right where the blade will cut on the very edge of the cutting track:

Step 5:


Repeat Step 4 for the other side of your tabbed cardstock as shown above, making sure you cut off the opposite tab from the other side. When both tabs are cut off, your card front should look like the photo below. Notice that you have a tab on each side but opposite of each other:

Step 6:


Score your cardstock piece on the 8 1/2" side at 2 14" and 6 1/4":

Step 7:


Using the corner round punch on the other side of your punch, round the two square corners. The photo below shows you what your gate fold file folder card should look like when folded on the two score lines:


Step 8: Designer Paper layering:


I found the layering to be easiest if you start out with a DSP piece measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Repeat the steps above as you did with the cardstock piece on both sides of the 5 1/2" side of your DSP to look like the photo above. Cut off one tab on each side of your DSP cutting the opposite tab on each side. Cut the DSP in half at 2 1/8" on the 4 1/4" side. Once you have the DSP cut in half, use your paper cutter to cut off 1/8" on both short sides and also cut off 1/4" on the bottom side. The DSP should fit exactly to your card front as shown below:


I also created a belly band for my card to keep the front closed. My belly band was a piece of cardstock 1 1/2" x 11" scored at 3 1/2" and 7 5/8". Fold on score lines and glue the two overlapping pieces of cardstock to each other. The DSP piece for the front of the belly band measures 1 1/4" x 3 7/8".

Decorate your card as you like!
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 Step 1 for gift card file folder card:


Start out with a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" and score at 2 1/4" on the 6 1/2" side. Place your cardstock with the shorter scored end on the 5 1/2" side horizontally against the top of the envelope punch board. Bring the very edge/corner of your cardstock so that the edge is even to the hole peeking through the punch part of your board. See photo above:

Step 2:



Press down on the punch and reposition your cardstock along the top of your punch board a 2nd time on the same edge but slide the corner that you just cut up to the 3" line on the ruler of your envelope punch board:

Step 3:


Once your cardstock has been punched, align the side with the tab on your paper cutter so that you can cut off one tab as shown above. Make sure you line up the small "V" in the center right where the blade will cut on the very edge of the cutting track. Using the opposite side of the punch, round to 2 corners on the opposite side of your cardstock as shown below:

Step 4: Designer Paper layering:


I found the layering to be easiest if you start out with a DSP piece measuring 5 1/2" x 2 1/4". Repeat the steps above as you did with the cardstock piece. Once you have the DSP cut with one tab, use your paper cutter to cut off 1/8" on both short sides and also cut off 1/4" on the bottom side. The DSP should fit exactly to your card front as shown above.

I also added a piece of Whisper White Cardstock on the inside of my card measuring 4" x 5 1/4", rounded the two top corners with the punch, stamped the images and then glued the two front sides to the card back using Sticky Strip to create the pocked for my gift card.



For the gift card holder, I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" and rounded the two top corners. I added a "pull" at the top of the cardstock piece with  the DSP cut with the Petite Curly Label Punch, folded in half and glued in place. The ribbon was wound around the  gift card by using Sticky Strip on the back only so you can slide the gift card under the ribbon to keep it in place.


I hope you have enjoyed all 4 of my cards, I had a blast creating them. I hope you will visit my online store to purchase your very own "Envelope Punch Board". I have the information listed below:


Item #133774
$19.95

Envelope Punch Board includes:
* An easy-to-use chart to create up to 66 different envelope sizes (including standard sizes). The measurements are provided both in inches and centimeters.
* A scoring tool in a convenient storage slot.
* Two punches designed right into the tool itself: one to make the envelope and one to round its corners.



Thanks for stopping by to visit!


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8 comments:

  1. Wow!! This is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us. You are correct, it is well worth reading it all the way to the end.
    Thanks again!

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  2. I just love your cards! Thank you so much for taking the time to explain how you create these works of art!

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  3. OMG! Your tutorial is FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! I can't wait to get my envelope board to try out some of your ideas!

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    1. Oh you will just love your board Cherie, promise! Thanks!

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  4. Hi Debbie, I'm over here in Brewer, Maine, a demonstrator since March and having fun, fun, fun!
    Love these file folder cards!
    Cheers, Dawn MacKay

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  5. This demo was over the top great!! Thanks for taking the time to post it.

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