Showing posts with label Pocket Card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pocket Card. Show all posts

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Mimosa in an Apron - A Tutorial

My project today is this cute little apron card with a recipe tucked inside the pocket. I have seen these in several places but they have been a larger size - I redesigned mine so that it will fit inside a regular size envelope (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) so I could easily mail it if I wanted to. (It might take an extra stamp because of the knotted ribbon.)I used parts of two of the new sets from Artful Inkables - Orange You Sweet (the drink and 'sweet') and Paradise Island (From My Hut to Yours)

5"x7"card stock for apron - I used Summer Sunrise by PTI
3 7/8" x 1 3/8" Designer paper - I used Bitty Baby Blessing collection by PTI
3"x5" white for recipe card
3 1/2 x 5 1/2 to layer behind recipe - I used Lavender Moon by PTI
white, Summer Sunrise and Lavender Moon scraps for sentiment, oval and scalloped circle.
Tab punch - SU
Scalloped Circle Punch - SU
Oval punch - SU
White gel pen
2 large eyelets
8" of ribbon - I used Lavender Moon Twill by PTI
Scor Pal or other scoring tool
red tacky tape
Coluzzle oval - cutting blade and mat (or you can just cut free hand - see below)
decorations and stamps as desired
Ok - so now that we have everything we need - lets get cracking!

1. Take your 5 x 7 piece of cardstock for your apron.
2. Score at 1/2 inch on each side of the 5" end. 3. Turn your paper and score 1 1/2 inch in on one side only
4. Cut off the 1/2 inch pieces up to the 1 1/2" score line on both sides.
5. Cut the tab corners at an angle.
6. Fold in the tabs on the score lines. Put tacky tape on the edges but don't seal it yet.
7. Move your apron to your coluzzle mat if you have one. Line up the oval on the apron as I show here - the lavender is there just so you can see the oval and how it's placed. If you don't have a coluzzle you could line up a plastic lid or any oval shape to trace here.
8. Cut away the piece.
9. Move the coluzzle oval to the left side and cut away the piece on this side.
10. Your apron should now look like this.
11. Remove the red line and fold up the pocket. Attach the 3 7/8 x 1 3/8 piece of designer paper on the pocket. Attach your eyelets to the top corners as shown. Put the ribbon through the eyelets tying a knot in the back on each end.
Decorate the pocket as desired. Make your recipe card by layering the 3"x5" card onto the 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" card. Attach the tab to the top. I printed my Mimosa recipe from my computer on an Avery Label and attached it to the card. I stamped my drink image on a scrap - colored it with Prismacolor markers - cut it out and attached it to the recipe card. I added gems to the tab and on the drink and the orange to give it a little sparkle.

And the recipe card fits nicely inside the apron for mailing.
Please let me know if you have any problems with the tutorial and I'll try and clarify it.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog today!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Graduate in My Pocket and Poor Richard

I was straightening up a book shelf today and came upon a copy of Poor Richard's Almanac - the famous Morsels of Wisdom book written by Ben Franklin. I bought it on a trip to Williamsburg, VA several years ago at the printing press there. So I thought I would share some of his wit and wisdom with you! You'll find todays thought at the end of my post.

Today's challenge on Splitcoast was to make a Gift Card Holder. This one is a little different design in that there is a front and back cover to the card and then there is the piece in the middle where you slip the gift card in.
I made mine thinking it's a graduation card but it actually could be given to someone for any achievement. I used my new Papertrey Summer Sunrise Card Stock and twill that just came today. All the stamps are PTI also. The stars were cut with Nestability dies. I stamped 'a gift for you' on the placebo gift card that would be replaced with the actual card you were giving the person!

You can see several tutorials for this type of card in the challenge forum but basically the card is 11 x 4 1/4 and you score 3 inches in from each end and at 5 1/2 inches then fold so the 2 center pieces come together. You seal 3 edges of the center piece (the back where the card folds and the top and bottom edges) using red super tacky tape to be sure the card won't slip out. You want to use thin tape or the seal will be too wide and the card won't slip into the slot.

The opening for the gift card is punched with the word punch (keep moving the punch over to make it wide enough - measure an actual card you would put in it) and the small oval punch in the center.
Here is a closer view of the inside
I'm also submitting this card to this months Caardvarks challenge - Black/White + one Where the challenge is to make a card using black, white and one other color. They have a great prize for the winner - so be sure to check it out!

So here's todays thought from Ben Franklin: "Quarrels never could last long, if on one side only lay the wrong."

Thanks so much for hopping over here today! I'm going to be posting a tutorial for the origami butterfly so be sure to check back!

Stamps: Paper Trey Ink Mixed Messages, It's a Celebration, Simple Little Things
Paper: basic black, Paper Trey Ink : white & Summer Sunrise
Ink: Pitch Black Adirondack, Color Box Gold
Accessories: Star nestabilities, dimensionals, ribbon: Summer Sunrise Twill PTI, star brads
Techniques: dry embossing