With today’s card, I am continuing to work on my personal challenge – to reach for my stash of tools and techniques previously learned, take them off the shelf, dust them off, and USE them! This cute little pocket card was a lot of fun. I have been wanting to do one for a while and it used quite a few tools; including some Sizzlits button die cuts that I have had for a couple of years and… never used (ughh!)
This card was made specifically with two challenges in mind. One was Dustin Pike’s – Pike’s Playground Challenge “Let’s Get Girly” and the other was The Pink Elephant’s Sketch challenge TPE159.
I have not done many sketches; but I may do more in the future. They are actually kind of fun in that they take away some of the stress of the layout…who knew? (You probably did. Right?)
I put a cute, typed, sentiment on the inside pocket – in reference to Dustin’s crazy cute “Underbear” stamp – “I love you beary much… No ands, ifs, or butts about it!” I attached a Starbucks card to the insert and I will use the non-pocket side to write my note on. Then I will be ready to send it to my God Daughter in Texas.
The supplies for this card are:
- Stamp: “Underbear” digital stamp from Doodle Dragon Studios (very cute stuff!!)
- DCWV Spring Fling Stack
- DCWV Fresh Floral Stack
- Recollections Hot Pink cardstock
- Stampin’ Up Lucky Limeade cardstock
- Ink: Copic Markers
- Die Cuts:
- Stampin’ Up Adorning Accents Scalloped die
- Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Nine
- Sizzlits Button Set
- Stampin’ Up 7/8” Circle punch
- Stampin’ Up corner rounder
- Embellishments: Papertrey Ink Vintage Button Collection – Raspberry Fizz
- 12X12 cardstock cut at 5½ inches and scored at 4¼” and 8½” fold both pieces in with the short piece (3½”) on the inside.
- On the shorter piece, using a 7/8” circle punch, cut a half circle slot on the center of the edge.
- Use 1/8” scor-tape along the sides to seal the pocket.
- See the diagram for a visual on the above – click on it to see a larger picture. Then right click and save to your computer if you would like to.
- Now decorate it so that it pleases you!
For the card inside the pocket:
- Cut a piece of cardstock 4 1/8” X 5” (I rounded the bottom corners but you don’t have to.)
- Cut piece of decorative paper 1½” X 5″, score it half (lengthwise), and round the corners that will show on the front side of the card. Adhere over the top of the card to give it a more finished look.
TIP: For the backing behind my image – I did not want to use the next size up in the Spellbinders because it was too big for the card – to still give that extra pop of color, I cut out the background piece in the same size as my image then cut it half and attached it to the sides – it blends in with the image piece and looks like a shadow!
Thanks for stopping by! ‘Til next time!
Lovely job I have never made a card like this. I will just have to give it a try, thanks for the great template. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pike’s Playground”. I sure hope to see you back again very soon and play with us again.
Doodle Dragon Studio DT
Super gift card. That image is “one” of my favorites! Thanks for joining us at “Pike’s Playground!”
Beary cute!! 😉
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