A card that can be used for gifts too!
What I really really love about this card is that the little pockets can be used to contain all sorts of treats. The most special kind are vouchers promising things like a cup of tea, or dishes washed, that kind of thing. The giver and the recipient both feel good with that sort of gift. I will give this card to my children to see what they come up with - I suspect I may even find carefully drawn pictures of dragons tucked in the pockets!!
The elements to make this card are two shapes cut out of cardboard for the front and back of the card, I also cut a smaller matching shape out of paper to layer onto the front. For the card inner you need a piece of paper folded up at the bottom to make the pockets and then folded into a concertina. The paper can already be decorated as in this example, or you can decorate the paper in your own style. In my example I have also cut a decorative edge along the pocket edge.
All sorts of things can be used to tuck in the pockets - to use in this card I made little tags out of card and tied ribbon to the top of them.
Assemble the card by gluing the front and back onto the concertina. You also need to run a bit of glue along the open edge at each edge of the concertina so it is closed at each end. I also glued the accent layer on the front and added a dangling note to decorate the front. I am not a really bad speller - in New Zealand we spell 'Mom' as 'Mum'
Then it is ready for filling the pockets!!
If you want to use the shape I made for the card front and back, I have made a card shape template you are welcome to use - http://www.papercraftsforchildren.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/template_card-shape.pdf
that you can print out. I put lots of different sizes, even little ones that you could use for gift tags.