This month's theme is animal prints, and anyone who knows me is aware that I am an animal lover. So this theme is very close to my heart. We are also teaming up with Gina's Designs this month, and I think you are going to love their products as well.
So, today I am going to show you how to make a double diagonal pocket card. I love this style of card because it is more than just a card... it is a gift that keeps on giving. You can include so many different things in each pocket, like a bookmark, a gift card, a tea bag, a special note, or even a treasured photo of you and your family. I'll bet you can think of some really nice things to add to the pockets, too. So let's get started.
The Robin's Nest Cardstock: Summer Pink Classic Glitter,
Pink Leopard on Pink Glitter,
Blue Glitter Elephant
The Robin's Nest Jade Diamond Dew Drops
The Robin's Nest Metallic Teal Dew Drops
Gina's Designs Cardstock Doily Set Intricates
Rumple Ribbon (Para-dise, Ocean View)
Cut Summer Pink Classic Glitter CS to 9" x 12", fold in half lengthwise.
Fold card in half lengthwise, open up and fold again crosswise. Cut along fold line to the center, as shown.
Fold A over B.
You now have a 4-1/2" x 6" card with double pockets.
Pink Leopard on Pink Glitter to the same size as B, and attach it to the front.
To finish up, I simply adhered the corner flaps down, then added red liner adhesive, as shown in photo below, so that when folded up properly, all pockets are sealed.
I fussy cut one of the elephants from the Blue Glitter Elephant CS, shaped him a bit with my fingers, and added him to the front of the card with foam dots, over the Gina's Designs Cardstock Doily Set Intricates. (See finished card photo).Blue Glitter Elephant CS. I selected this portion for my tag.
Cut the tag to a size you like, trimming the top at an angle on each side, and rounding the bottom corners. I attached an eyelet and twine at the top, and decorated with, what else, Jade Diamond Jade Diamond Dew Drops. You could also add a piece of the Animal Ribbon to the top.
Here is a picture of the card with only this tag in the back pocket.
If you want to stamp a sentiment on the back of the tag, this paper is double-sided and has a wonderful design on the back as well. You could also cut diagonal slits in the paper to hold a gift card for your recipient, or even easier, just use a removable glue dot to stick it to the tag.
Now you see what I mean about this being the card that keeps on giving? And who wouldn't want to receive a fun card like this?
I hope you enjoyed my project today and are inspired by these fun, beautiful animal prints.Animal prints are on sale all month at a whopping 20% off, and you can check out all of the wonderful papers and embellishments in this and all categories right here. And a special thanks to our sponsor this month, Gina's Designs, for sharing their fun products with us to share with you.
Be sure to visit The Chattering Robin's Blog regularly this month for more animal print fun from the fabulous design team.
Have a simply wonderful and safe 4th of July holiday, and thanks so much for stopping by.