Friday, July 4, 2014

Patriotic Double Pocket Card Tutorial

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Really Reasonable Ribbon Patriotic Double Pocket Card Tutorial

Hello all you ribbon lovers! And Happy July 4th! Here in the States, this is our "big day"! There will be cookouts and parades and fireworks--corn hole tournaments and picnics and loads of celebrating all the things we love about our home. I've created a little patriotic double pocket card tutorial to share with you today.

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I've used a lovely assortment of red, white, and blue ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I've combined Mini Stars on Antique White grosgrain with Navy Blue Stars on Off White grosgrain ribbon and Navy Blue Grosgrain ribbon. I've used handmade tinsel and vintage images from Polly's Paper, my very favorite Etsy shop! I used denim to make the strip of rolled flowers at the base, treated my vintage image from The Graphics Fairy with UTEE and then added little tags to this double pocket card. The tags have a border of Rosemary Natural Crochet Lace along the bottom.

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I think you'll find that this double pocket card tutorial is as easy as pie!

First, create a 5" x 6 1/2" side fold card from kraft cardstock. Open the card and position it on your paper cutter so that the top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner of the card front are lined up on the cutting edge.

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Set aside the triangular piece that has been cut away. You will use this later. Now, line the inside of your card base.

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Next, run a bead of glue or adhesive along the bottom edge of the left hand side of your card base.

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Close this up, and use a bone folder to seal securely. You just made the inner pocket of your card. Yay!

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Now, take the triangular piece you set aside and place it on the paper you want to use on the outside flap of your card so that you have a 1/4" overhang on the side and bottom.

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Trace along the diagonal line and cut. Glue this onto the triangular piece. I usually just add a little glue to the center to hold the paper in place so that I can stitch around the edges.

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If desired, stitch around the edges of the red triangle. I used a metallic red thread from Coats and Clark. If you don't want to stitch, just glue the triangle down, making sure it's centered.

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Now, glue this triangular piece onto the front of your card base, running the glue ONLY along the left hand side and base of the triangle.

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Ta-da! You just created a second pocket on the outside of your card. Now you can tuck a tag in the front pocket and a second tag inside the back pocket. Fun, right?

Decorate your tags and the front cover of your card. I created a sort of medallion with my vintage image and then used foam dots to secure it to the card front. Just don't glue anything down over the diagonal line you've created with your pocket, or you won't be able to use the back pocket, and that would be sad.

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See how fun it looks when it's all put together? I hope you'll give this double pocket card tutorial a try. This is a patriotic card, but this design works perfectly for any type of card. The ribbons on the tags make everything so festive!

I'm off to play corn hole with the gang. I hope you all have a safe and festive 4th of July!



1 comment :

  1. So beautiful Kathy! I love it! Hope you had a wonderful 4th everyone!!


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