Thursday, July 22, 2021

Pocket Card with Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper

Welcome to the Creative Card-iology Team July Blog Hop - we are so glad you've joined us!  After you are finished here at my blog, I hope you'll check out my teammate's projects as well.  You can hop along with us by clicking on the links to their blogs toward the bottom of this post.  We always appreciate your thoughts, so please let us know you've stopped by and leave a comment.

Select DSP collections are on sale at 15% off through August 2, and we are celebrating those collections in our blog posts this month.  There are so many things you can do with patterned paper that it was a challenge to decide which paper to focus on and how I was going to use it in a project!  You can use patterned papers as the main background on a card base, trimmed in strips or shapes, die cut or punched to form flowers or other embellishments, stamped on, scored and folded to form more complex cards, and so much more. 

I decided to search Pinterest for patterned paper ideas to get some inspiration, and I came across a Pocket Card by Lynn Dunn of that I loved.  Here is my version of the pocket card using the Beauty of the Earth DSP collection.

I cut a piece of DSP in half to 6" x 12", being careful to cut the paper so that the leaves on the inside of the pocket would be going in the right direction.  I placed this paper on my paper trimmer with the long side against the top and scored it at 4-1/4" and at 8-1/2" (the vertical scores).  Turning the paper so that the short edge was against the top edge of the trimmer, I made a long score at 1/2" along what would be the bottom edge of the card base (the horizontal score).

I cut up from the bottom along the vertical score lines just to the horizontal score, and then in from each side along the horizontal score, just to the vertical score marks.  This left a 1/2" strip in the center that I folded up toward what would be the inside of my pocket.

I then lined up my paper along the cutting channel of my trimmer with the top of one of the vertical score lines at the top and the outside corner of the paper to make a diagonal cut along the outer flap.  This diagonal cut was repeated on the opposite flap.

I added some adhesive to the outside of the folded up 1/2" strip at the bottom and folded the shorter flap over the center folded up 1/2" strip, lining up the bottom edges.  Adding more adhesive along the bottom edge, I folded the other outside flap and adhered it to this bottom edge to form my pocket card base.  I wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler and Gold Ribbon (a sneak peek product from the new Mini Catalog coming in August) around the pocket card and adhered the edges together in the front at the cross point of the flaps.  Another piece of the ribbon was formed into a loop and adhered to the front of the pocket. 

Using the Double Oval Punch, I punched a Basic White oval and a scalloped Merry Merlot oval and then stamped my thank you sentiment on the white oval in Merry Merlot ink.  These ovals were glued together and then adhered on top of the ribbons with Dimensionals.

For the inside card piece, I cut a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock measuring 5-3/4" by 4-1/8" and a piece of Basic White measuring 5-1/2" by 3-7/8".  I lined up the top edges of these pieces together and die cut the curved edge using a die from the Basic Border Dies collection.  I then stamped the sentiment and tree from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set on the white piece.  The stamped white layer was then adhered to the Merry Merlot layer and a strip of the DSP was glued to the bottom of the white layer.  I added some Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots (a sneak peek product from the new Mini Catalog coming in August) along the top.

I also used the DSP to decorate the flap of my card by lining up the fold of the flap with the bottom of the DSP and tracing the edge of the flap with pencil, cutting along the pencil line and gluing the cut piece to my flap.

I hope you enjoyed this project!  There are so many possibilities for creating with patterned paper.  I hope you’ll check out all the beautiful paper designs that Stampin’ Up! has to offer and maybe take advantage of the sale on select collections through August 2.  Follow this link, DSP Sale, to see those gorgeous paper collections at great prices!

The Beauty of Friendship stamp set and Beauty of the Earth DSP are some of my favorite products from the annual catalog, and are ones I'm sure I will find myself using quite a bit in the near future.  I have need for quite a few thank you cards for friends and family who have been such a great help in my recent move to a new home.  I'm still unpacking my stamping supplies, but will be back to doing live videos very soon!

If you'd like to get more in-depth instructions and tips on how I made this card, keep watch on my Facebook page, Kim's Keepsake Creations, where I will be doing a live video as soon as I get my stamping supplies a bit more settled!

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Don't forget to check out my teammates' blogs by following the links below:

Bonnie's Blog

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