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Hello!   Sorry for the gap between posts.  I had some time off work (a lovely holiday to Daydream Island) and then a very busy first week back at work.

While we were on holidays I had some beautiful photos taken and have printed off copies to give to various friends and family.    After I’d organised the piles of reprints on my desk I decided I wanted to make something a bit nicer than a boring envelope to put them in to give to people.

I have a whole collection of retired Stampin’ Up! designer series paper (DSP) lying around (it’s so gorgeous it’s kinda addictive!) so decided to try using up some of my stash.   Here’s what I came up with – some little gift folders just big enough to put photos and a small note card/message in:





These are so simple to make!   Take a piece of DSP wide enough to hold a 4 x 6″ photo when folded in half, fold up the bottom to make a pouch and then glue down the edges of the fold so the photos won’t fall out.

This is very good for using up DSP in a variety of sizes.    Here are some of the little folders I made:


One tip!  If you are using a narrower piece, make sure you have enough room to hold the photo after you’ve glued the edge.   I made this one and didn’t stick the glue close enough to the edge and it was a very tight squeeze to get the photo in!


You could also make a smaller version of these to hold gift vouchers/gift cards.   They really are very easy!

I kept the front of these plain (other than the gorgeous paper) as I was in a rush.  But you could also decorate them like the front of a card.