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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8 comments:

  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!

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

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  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!!!

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

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  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!

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

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  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.

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    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: http://qbeesquest.blogspot.com/2015/02/angled-pocket-card.html

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