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:

  1. Stamp: “Underbear” digital stamp from Doodle Dragon Studios (very cute stuff!!)
  2. Paper:
    • DCWV Spring Fling Stack
    • DCWV Fresh Floral Stack
    • Recollections Hot Pink cardstock
    • Stampin’ Up Lucky Limeade cardstock
  3.  Ink: Copic Markers
  4. 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
  5. Embellishments: Papertrey Ink Vintage Button Collection – Raspberry Fizz

Card Instructions:

  • 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!