Free Card Making Template for Homemade Card “Purses”!

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Paper scrapbooking gave way to digital for me years ago, but handmade card making ideas I’m always on the hunt for. There’s just something special about a handmade card for both the giver and the recipient. If you are new to cardmaking papercraft, one of the easiest ways to get started is with free card making patterns like this one.

Need fresh card making ideas? Try this free card making template to make these adorable cards that look like purses!

One of the best things about this free card making template is that each card can be made from an 8.5″x11″ piece of paper and folded to fit into an A2 notecard envelope.

These clear envelopes are perfect when you are hand delivering your cards so that the beauty of your homemade card shows through.

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If you plan to mail your cards, these A2 size envelopes are perfect. More about mailing your handmade cards later.

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Handmade Purse Cards with Free Card Making Template

Materials:
8.5″ x 11″ double-sided scrapbook paper (I had the darndest time finding this locally and wound up purchasing this 12×12 pad off Amazon and trimming to size with my paper trimmer.)

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free card making template from Sweet T Makes Three
buttons, stickers or charms
scissors
utility knife
envelopes

Directions

Trim 12×12 double-sided paper to 8.5″ x 11″

Need easy card making ideas? Try this free card making template to make these adorable cards that look like purses!

Print your free card making template directly onto each piece of paper by clicking the image to enlarge then right clicking to save to your computer. Trim along outer lines.

Need easy card making ideas? Try this free card making template to make these adorable cards that look like purses!

Use a utility knife to cut the solid line to form the “purse handle”

Need easy card making ideas? Try this free card making template to make these adorable cards that look like purses!

Fold the card into thirds as shown below.

Need easy card making ideas? Try this free card making template to make these adorable cards that look like purses!

Use the utility knife to make a slit for the tab to tuck into. Refer to the photos below as a guide for my incredibly precise, technical process. Ha! Basically I pencil a “frowny face” over the “smiley face” that is the card lip. I lift the lip, connect the arch and use that as a guide for cutting the slit. Afterward just erase all the guidelines.

Need easy card making ideas? Try this free card making template to make these adorable cards that look like purses!

Now all that’s left to do it to glue a button, charm, or sticker on the card lip so it looks like your purse is buttoned up.

Need easy card making ideas? Try this free card making template to make these adorable cards that look like purses!

 

Note that if you are mailing these cards you’ll want to choose a flat, non-metallic button or charm so your card will arrive safely without damage.

Need easy card making ideas? Try this free card making template to make these adorable cards that look like purses!

If the inside pattern of your card is too dark or busy to write on, just glue a white piece of cardstock to the inside and write your message. I find using a medium tip Sharpie marker over the pattern is sufficient for a quick note though. Enjoy! I know your recipients will.

Need easy card making ideas? Try this free card making template to make these adorable cards that look like purses!

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