|SPOOL CARD FRONT|
All I've done is take a standard Regal single fold card, and covered the middle of the front with some striped paper and the top and bottom with tan Bazzill. The next step (with the card closed) is to pencil in some straight lines the same distance in from either side. I've then used that ever useful papercrafting tool, a 20c piece to round the edges. The actual measurements don't matter too much, you're only aiming at a cotton reely kind of shape with enough card still attached at the fold to hold it all together and a space big enough in the middle to hold the ribbon or trim you want to include. Just make sure its symmetrical.
If you do your cutting (still with the card folded). just inside the pencil lines, you won't even have to rub them out. You can add an optional hole in the middle at the top if you want to.
The next step depends on whether or not you want to include a small gift. If not, and you used sideways stripy paper in the middle of the front, you're more or less done. If you'd like to give some ribbons, laces or other trims to a crafty friend (or someone little who likes ribbons in their hair), secure one end at the base, and then carefully wrap the trim around the front of the card. Secure with a pearl-headed pin (you might want to add a little dab of glue to the end if the sharp end might be a problem. I've added a little spool tag.
Decorate the inside too if you want.
|SPOOL CARD INSIDE|