September 5, 2013


Hi Everyone, so glad you are joining me today as I have a great project for you! We were asked to not only use a sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary...but to turn our cards into "Pocket Cards" fun!

Here is the Pocket Card Sketch:

And my pocket card:

Here are the two pieces once you slide the shaped card out of the pocket:

Below is the pocket that I created first. If you would like to create one, it measures 4 1/4" x 9". Score at 4 1/8" and again at 8 3/8". Fold on both score lines. Add Sticky Strip to the long side of the small tab on the end and also on the very bottom of the panel at the opposite end. Fold and glue in place, making sure the small tab is on the inside of the card. This creates your pocket:

Once your pocket is all assembled:
  • Sponge all 4 sides of the pocket using Smoky Slate Ink on Smoky Slate Cardstock
  • Stamp the beautiful image from the Beautifully Baroque Stamp Set on the pocket front using Smoky Slate Ink. (A little off-center to the right).
  • Add a 1 1/4" x 3 1/2" banner using the Eastern Elegance DSP and flag one end. Sponge all the edges using Smoky Slate Ink and curl the ends with your Bone Folder. Glue in place.
  • Add Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffled Stretch Trim around both sides of the pocket using Sticky Strip. 
  • Stamp sentiment  using Smoky Slate Ink from the Label Love stamp set on Whisper White Cardstock and cut out the shape using the Artisan Label Punch. Sponge the edges using Smoky Slate Ink. 
  • Using the Decorative Label Punch, cut one using Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock and sponge the edges using Smoky Slate Ink. 
  • Layer the sentiment to the label using Stampin' Dimensionals. Add another layer of Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the label and glue to card front.
  • Add Pearl Jewels on each end of the label
Now on to the slide out portion of the pocket card:

  • Create 2 layers using the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies, the largest layer (3 1/2" x 4 1/4") in Smoky Slate Cardstock and the 2nd layer (one size smaller) using the DSP. Sponge all the edges of both layers using Smoky Slate Ink and layer.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Make A Wish stamp set using Smoky Slate Ink on Whisper White Cardstock and cut out using the Decorative Label Punch. Sponge the edges with Smoky Slate Ink.
  • Stamp 2 flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set using Smoky Slate Ink on Calypso Coral Cardstock. Cut out with the Pansy Punch. Layer using Stampin' Dimensionals. Glue to the front of your panel using Stampin' Dimensionals. Add a Jumbo Pearl Jewel in the center of the flower!
Supplies Used:
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral
  • DSP: Eastern Elegance
  • Inks: Smoky Slate
  • Stamps: Flower Shop, Label Love, Beautifully Baroque, Make A Wish
  • Accessories: Jumbo Pearl Jewels,  Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffled Stretch Trim
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Pansy Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Artisan Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Sponge Dauber
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  1. Beautiful color palette and great card idea. Yours is the first I've seen like this - the Deco Label card inside a pocket. Great idea!

    1. Thanks Terry, we had a lot of fun with designing for this challenge!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing Debbie. Great idea that I cannot wait to try!

  3. What a sweet little card for the inside of the pocket! Such a pretty design! Love the layered flowers, too!

  4. Debbie this is just the most GORGEOUS card!! I love your design, your color choices, everything!!! You are so talented!

  5. Love it! Great color combo and love how you used that big flourish! Great card!

  6. that DSP and the card in the pocket! Wonderful idea!

  7. Debbie, what a beautiful pocket card! I love the colors, stamps you used and how you made it! It's a beautiful! Love it!


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