By making a pocket card, it's easy to put two black pieces of cardstock inside. I designed this one to be especially fun by making a flap that inserts into the back of the pocket and folds onto the front of the card. It all ties up with a long ribbon.
For the main image on the card flap, I used the cute squirrel from Papertrey's My Punny Valentine stamp set along with the sentiment *nuts for you*. I cut out the acorn and added some lines with a marker. Leaves and sequins embellish the images. I cut all this out with Spellbinder's rectangle dies, adding detail with embossing and another brown scallop cut rectangle layer. I also stamped the grid lines from the Guidelines stamp set onto the green flap in a diagonal pattern.
The base of the card is a simple pocket card, held together with staples. I used PTI patterned paper from the First Fruits collection to keep with the fall theme. You can see both our notes tucked inside the pocket. I love to see our handwriting. I always put the date on the back of these types of cards to keep for reference. And for some reason, these cards always end up in the top drawer of Eric's night stand so I guess that's where we'll keep little mementos like this card.
Hope you enjoy my card. It's fun to make a one of kind card for that someone special. This could easily be turned into a Thanksgiving card, with each of your family members writing a note about what they are thankful for. I might do that this year. Have a great day!
Papertrey Supplies: Ripe Avocado cardstock, First Fruits patterned paper, Dark Chocolate Twill Ribbon, Guidelines Stamp Set, My Punny Valentine Stamp Set, Vintage Cream Cardstock, Dark Chocolate Cardstock
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