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Pocket Card, Petal Pallette, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist

I saw the directions for making this card and knew I wanted to try it. This is a great card to send a gift card (like the one pictured that I hope to be using this November!). It can also hold a small candy or cash/check folded in half and tucked in. The finished card is slightly bigger than an A2 card at 6 x 4 ½, therefore you will need a bigger envelope. I used a 7 x 5.

This is an easy technique card for a beginner, and can be more advanced if you’re like me and enjoy the decorating part.  I like the color combination from the 2017-2019 In Colors of Fresh Fig, and Lemon Lime Twist. I did use a DSP that is retired, but really any Designer Series or Patterned Paper will work. 

You Will Need:

1 – 9 x 6-inch solid color card base

1 – 6 x 4 ½ patterned paper for inside front flap

1 – 5 ½ x 4 whisper white for inside bottom flap

Pocket Card, Petal Palette, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist

The pieces you will need for the card base.

How to put it together:

*Score and fold card base at 4 ½ on the long side

*Glue patterned paper to the inside of top flap

*Make a small score line at the 3-inch mark on the top flap and fold the corners towards the middle to create your pocket. Overlap corners slightly and use an adhesive to secure the two corners together.

*Glue the whisper white card to the inside bottom of your card

*Decorate to your tastes or occasion.

Pocket Card, Petal Palette, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist

Card Base and Front Flap Completed

I used the Petal Palette Bundle to decorate my pocket card. This set is versatile and can be used for lots of different occasions. I created a bow from the Lemon Lime Twist cotton ribbon, and used it at the top of my front panel as well by adhering with double sided tape. I personalized this by “water-coloring” my attachments using ink pads and Aqua Painters. The results are really nice when using this painting technique.

Pocket Card, Petal Palette, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist

Petal Palette Bundle decor pieces

Pocket Card, Petal Palette, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist

Finished Card and Envelope

 I hope you get a chance to make this easy card, and do some decorating of your own.

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo Rachael


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