GREETINGS... I recently spent a few days in VICTORIA, BC…and also hit all my favorite stores…one of them being the PAPERY…which just in case you go is located on FORT street just beyond the mall side entrance.  IN any case they never disappoint me with their wonderful little treasures…and this one is one I have seen folded before but I don’t think ever saw it done to use as a gift card holder… I loved it…. so I put the pattern together for you and its going to be below and I am also going to show you my RAFFLE SCRIPT…I recently had to do well actually I volunteered to do 50 WEATHERGRAMS to be given away to members of my NIB’N’INKS calligraphy paper celebrating our 35th year in operation.  ELIZABETH WALSH started/founded this group in Olympia WA some 35 years ago and its still going strong…I don’t get to go to many of the meeting and often not many of the workshops but I still have lots of friends there so I was delighted to be able to share my WEATHERGRAMS with them ..in addition to each WEATHERGRAM they will get a handout written for the VALLEY CALLIGRAPHY GROUP in EUGENE OREGON by ARDYTH BROWN AND EDIE ROBERTS… it gives all the particulars on how to make a WEATHERGRAM and how to use them…if you don’t know check my previous blog on WEATHERGRAMS…just type the WORD WEATHERGRAM into the search box and it should come up then tap that title and it will take you to the site… so I started looking a some of monoline letters and this one is one that my friend Tory gave me a raffle ticket with part of the letters on it and I made up the rest of the alphabet for it and then called it RAFFLE cause that was the inspiration… I like these they are quite playful and sometimes…actually often I get bored with the sentiments stamps as they are always in a straight line and usually done with very boring letters…so i write the sentiment down and then I use it on my cards but in one of my own hands/scripts this is not a script for a sympathy card but it is great for trying to cheer someone up with a funny card or birthdays or especially kid cards as kids like things that don’t go in straight lines……HEY that must mean I am still a kid….so here is both a minuscule set of letters ( lower case) and a capital set of letters ( Majuscule )…kh raffle lower case

kh raffle capsBoth were written with the large end of the ZIG WRITER pen …I like to do my exemplars with larger letters so that you can see them better and see exactly what I am doing…in this case please NOTE that initial stroke of each letter has a very small  dot…as does the end of the curlique.  These are meant to be subtle so don’ t over board with them.

Since I made up most of these letters myself I do feel that if you decide to share this with others or if you decide to teach this script you need to leave my name on it as the source…and if your are teaching you can certainly share a copy of my exemplars but you should always TEACH FROM YOUR OWN exemplar or you letters that you demo won’t match the letters on your hand out… and if you can’t write it yourself how can you teach it…just saying…sorry thats the teacher in me…. any way make some WEATHERGRAMS or try this  and use these letters for your words… PRACTICE FIRST…then write on your card…lol… you know that…




I LOVED the use of the button to hold the card closed… and here is one I made using birthday paper(outside unfolded)



origami gift card holder bday


Inside unfolded



origami gift card holder bday 1


Those of you with type A personality will notice that I don’t have the writing running in the best direction that is because I didn’t have enough of the paper to run correctly …you’ll see from the directions below…

kh bamboo gift card holder

kh bamboo gift card holder

Now this one when folded will in fact be running in the correct direction…ok this is really an easy fold but I did it in steps with photos so here goes….

CUT YOUR PAPER 8 5/8  X 9 7/8...(YES, THIS MEANS YOU CAN’T USE REGULAR CARD STOCK …THIS is not really a problem as you should do this with a very light weight paper NOT CARD STOCK…use gift wrap or 12 x 12 text weight… sorry but these are the closest I can get to our MEASUREMENTS as this was made using METRIC measurement…ie cm instead of inches… so I kinda made an adjustment to make it easier for us to do this..If you try smaller it will not hold your card…if you are folding money or a check into this then go ahead and use the 8 ½ x 9 7/8 and do the folds the same.

FOLD YOU PAPER IN HALF WITH THE good side facing inside along the 9 7/8 measuresince mine was white this didn’t show up so I skipped this photo.

NEXT fold both the left and the right sided into the center fold..as shown.origami gift card holder bday 4

ok so far so good… next open it back up and fold each corner into the second score line that you just made…

Scan 4

Now REFOLD the flap on the left and then the flap on the right into the center score line as before….Scan 5

Scan 6

Now FLIP IT OVER  and fold each end up to the point of the triangle opening… they are going to over lap but once you put the next little filler paper in there you are going to slip one inside the other so it its ok…

Scan 8

Now cut a piece of light card stock 4 x 3 3/8s and slip it into one of the triangle pockets then slip one side of the triangle pockets into the other side triangle pocket and you will get this Scan 10

you will have to wiggle them a little to get it together and then fold it in half and VIOLA…you have a gift card holder that will hold a plastic gift card…. they used just twine and a button to slip over it and you can use that or piece of ribbon or a belly band your choice… oK hope this works for you I loved it.

CALLIGRAPHY EYE CANDY.. I am in several well two really envelope exchanges i.e. we mail out decorated envelopes each month to different person and I recently got this one from a friend BEV ALLEN …I am an admirer of her work and I asked if I could share this with you… you may also remember that some time back I shared the AKIM CURSIVE script with you and that I mentioned that I had originally received it in a envelope exchange and it to was from BEV ALLEN.. one very talented lady…


bev allen's envy 2

JUST LOVELY isn’t it…. I love getting mail…at least fun mail…

Ok that’s its for this post…AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY..wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

1 thought on “RAFFLE script (kh) & ORIGAMI GIFT CARD HOLDER

  1. This a wonderful blog I would love to follow. I only found you because I am looking for Ardyth Brown. Would you tell her I am trying to reach her – here is my email bythesea888@gmailcom Sally Thibault

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