Friday, January 20, 2017

Special Reason Pocket Card

Sometimes you need a card that's just a little special and different. I was inspired to create this design after I saw the Pretty Pocket Card Kits in the Sale-a-bration catalog. I loved the idea of a pocket card with an extra little window in it. I designed the card base, so it would only use a half sheet of card stock. I think you'll love how this card comes together and I can see this design working with many other stamp sets. If you want to learn how to make it, just watch my 15-minute video above and then you can use my quick reference section below to make your own.

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Quick Reference
  • Card Base: Start with an 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of card stock. On the 8-1/2" side, score at the 4" and 8" marks. Turn the card stock so that the skinny scored segment is at the top. Score at the 1/2" mark. Then at the 4-1/2" mark, score just until you reach the second scored line.
  • Windows: Use the 4th largest and smallest ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut windows in the card base.
  • Readying the pocket: Use the diagram below as a guide to cut away the unnecessary pieces from the card base.
  • Designer Series Paper Liner: Before adhering the pocket, line the inside back of the pocket with a 4" x 5" piece of designer series paper.
  • Insert: Cut a 3-3/4" x 4-7/8" piece of Whisper White card stock for the insert.

Below is another sample using the same pocket card design, but using the Avant Garden Sale-a-bration stamp set. The Avant Garden stamp set, can be earned FREE with a $50* order in my Stampin' Up Store until March 31st, 2017.

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  1. I love how you made these, Brenda. I really liked the set from SAB and wanted to expand on the design. Thanks for your inspiration!

    1. Thank you, Mary!! I'm so glad you like it. :)

  2. Brenda...these are just stunning! So beautiful. They took my breath away as soon as I saw them!
    I'm actually doing a series on the Pretty Pocket Cards on my blog this week.
    Thank you so much for sharing them with us!!!

    1. Awwww!!! Thank you!! I'll have to look up your series. :)

  3. Brenda... I so enjoy your videos and these cards are stunning! I always especially love how you use the notecards. I also just recently downloaded your Sassy Hearts tutorial and am loving it. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Barbara!! :) I'm a big fan of the note cards too, as you can probably tell.

  4. I really didn't pay much attention to the pocket cards in the catalog until you made yours. These are beautiful....will have to make some. Thanks for the tutorial.

    1. You're welcome, Linda!! If you liked this one, here is the link to a different pocket card that I made two years ago: