Hi Everyone! I hope you're having a good week. Today, I created a fun pocket card using some of Tammy's wonderful products. I have always loved making these kinds of cards but they were very labor intensive because I would have to measure, cut, score and figure out the sizes for the large pocket and small envelope to fit inside. Well, not anymore! Tammy has several different pocket and tiny envelope designs which make them so simple to create. For my project, I chose the Library Pocket. These steel rule dies can cut through many different types of material so the pocket can be cut out of not only paper but leather, wood and chipboard. I've put together a small tutorial below, but really it's just a matter of cut, decorate and attach. Simple, right? I thought so too. Enjoy!
To get started on my pocket card, I cut the Tammy Tutterow Library Pocket die from Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock. In the top left corner I stamped on the Flower Swag #2 stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink using my Misti tool.
I colored the image using Copic markers BG01, BG02, BG05, Y13, Y17, Y19, V04, V12, YG61, YG93, YG97 and the Milled Lavender Distress marker.
After forming the pocket, I realized that the bottom was too deep for the Deco Envelope that I wanted to tuck inside so I had to cut off a small portion from the bottom so it would fit.
I cut off 1-1/8" from the bottom.
Having cut a little off the bottom, my pocket is now the perfect size where I can tuck in a small envelope and have it just peek over the top.
I cut the Deco Edge Envelope from Neenah Solar White card stock and ink the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
To complete the card, I color and fussy cut some flowers from the Choose Joy stamp and adhere them to the bottom corner of the pocket. I adhere the pocket to a 4-1/4" x 6" piece of My Favorite Things Plaid Patterns card stock and adhere that panel onto a 4-1/2" x 6-1/4" piece of Bazzill Jelly Bean card stock. My secret note is tucked inside the envelope that is sealed with a small piece of Velcro and decorated with a small orange button. I hope you got some ideas for a fun pocket card where the message is only between you and the recipient. Have fun!!