Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another Pocket Card . . .

I had sooo much fun creating the little turkey pocket card that I did for the Freaks Blog Hop the other day, that I decided to create yet ANOTHER one!! (I have had a serious cold and some jetlag going on since we got home last week, so it is amazing that I have stamped ANYthing, since my thought processes are clogged up due to the congestion in my head!!)

I used yesterday's color challenge on SCS - CC237 - as inspiration for my project.

First, I cut a Very Vanilla piece of cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/4". Next, I made one score line on the 8 1/2" side at 4 1/4"; then, I scored 1/2" in from each edge of the 5 1/4" side.

Next, I folded the cardstock on the line I scored at 4 1/4", then cut out the 1/2" x 4 1/4" rectangles created by the score lines in the lower right- and left-hand corners of the cardstock (I hope this makes sense). This left me with a piece of cardstock that had two 1/2" flaps that I used to adhere the card closed. (It helps if you cut a small triangle off at the bottom of the flap - the edge closest to the 4 1/4" score line - just so that the flap will lie flatter when you close it all up).

Don't worry, friends. If all this mumbo-jumbo is confusing YOU (and it is even confusing ME and I wrote it!). I plan on doing a video tutorial soon to show you exactly how this works.

To create the scallop frame, I used my scallop border punch, the 1 3/4" circle punch and the circle scissor. It will sound worse than the instructions I put above if I try to type out step-by-step instructions on how I did it, so you will see what I did in the tutorial. The hints I can easily give you are that (1) I used a 3 1/8" square of cardstock for the black piece, and (2) I used a 2 1/2" square piece of cardstock for the Rich Razzleberry piece. Confusing enough??? I hope not!!

Stamps: Charming
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry (markers)
Accessories: Scallop border punch, 1 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches, clear ice rhinestone brads, Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon, circle scissor

Have a great day! I have many things to do, as we will be having an open house celebrating my son's homecoming on Sunday after church (and I think there will be more than 100 people in my house, so I gotta get cleaning and figure out what I am going to FEED everyone!! Too bad I don't have one of those backerei or conditorei places from Germany handy!!)


Antje said...

This card looks really interesting, looking forward to your video. Hope you will overcome your jetlag and cold soon!

Pam said...

I have never seen a pocket card done this way--can't wait for your tutorial. Pam

Anonymous said...

Wow! It's pretty! Can't wait to see the video! TFS!

Carey said...

Oh this is going to be so fun done on the video. Sorry you got a cold, it always seems people get sick when they come home from a vacation. How about for food for Sunday make up a sandwich platter using those little buns and a fruit platter? Better yet, have your local grocery store deli make one up for you. Have a great time.

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