Hi everyone, TGIF! It's been a busy summer here to say the least. With all of the ballgames, weather cancellations and tornado warnings sitting huddled in the basement, it's been a little stressful. I'm hoping this weekend brings a little bit of relaxation! We're off in a bit to paint Josey's room, she selected a fun, fun color!!
Today I have a fun project to share with you. In the days that I posted to Splitcoast a lot, pocket cards were a speciality of mine. So I revisited my pocket card days and created a NEW design. I wanted to use some Inchie Art Squares on my card inserts so I created those first using Karen Lockhart's little Inchworm stamp. I adhered my 1" Copic colored square to an Inchie Art Square(1" piece of artist quality mat board) and then mounted that onto a tiny scallop cut Spellbinder's square. Sentiment from Amuse.
Here's a photo of my finished pocket cards so you can see what they look like. I used K and Company Berry Sweet patterned paper along with Papertrey Ink cardstock and ribbon.
Here's a shot of the orange card with the cute mushroom patterned paper. And here's what the inserts look like. The Inchies rest on a vertical strip of patterned paper that matches the outside of the cards.
And here's the back of the pocket card....almost prettier than the front, don't you think? The aqua paper is SO glittery, I couldn't resist using a big piece of it.
And here's how you make the pocket cards. Now when I measure things, I work a little backwards. I just lop off pieces to make it look how I want and THEN I do the measurements. So to make the pockets, cut a piece of patterned paper and a piece of colored cardstock to measure 4-1/4" x 11" and fold in half. For the patterned paper, leave 2" on the left side on the front fold portion. For the solid cardstock, cut off 2" from the right side on the front fold portion. The solid white piece of cardstock, which is the card insert, will measure 3-3/4" x 5-1/4". I then took the solid piece of cardstock and stitched around three sides to create my pocket. Be sure to keep the stitch line about 1/8" from the edge......if you creep in further, you might have to cut the white insert piece smaller. After I'm done stitching around the solid piece of cardstock, I then adhere the patterned piece to the pocket piece. The pocket will be on the right side. You place the 2" portion of the patterned paper on the left side, and the rest of the patterned cardstock will be adhered to the back of the pocket. I cover the back of the pocket so that all of the stitching is hidden. I like a clean look on the back side of projects when I use my sewing machine. To finish the card, I tie a ribbon around the entire card, covering the seam where the patterned paper meets the solid cardstock. Then I assemble my card insert and it tucks right in. I wish you could see the glittery card, it's SO gorgeous. I think if you scroll back up and zoom in on the finished cards, you can get a better look.
Well, I hope you enjoy my pocket card. I usually never have a problem sending out my cards, but THESE are ALMOST too cute to send out. I think I'll just look at them for a while before I mail them. :) Have a GREAT weekend everyone!!!
Oh, I almost forgot.......today is Ellen's Friday the 13th sale. Be sure to visit the store to get 13% off everything in stock!!