I love a fun fold that is quick, lines up easily, and surprises the person who receives the card! The Pointed Pocket Card meets all three of those requirements. I’ve had a lot of fun with this layout. Here are a few more cards in this style. (If you’d like to have the POCKET on the card, “score” the triangles rather than cut them off and fold them onto the front of the card base. This will create a triangular pocket. This is step #4 and #5 in the instructions below.)
Instructions For Pointed Pocket Card
- Cut your card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4 and fold.
- Turn your card base so that the fold is on the left and perpendicular to the top of your trimmer. Mark 1 1/2″ at the top and bottom of the card lightly with pencil.
- Turn the folded card base so the fold is along the top of your trimmer and mark 2 3/4″ on the bottom middle of the card.
- Now cut the triangle piece off of each corner by lining up the pencil mark from the right side AND the pencil mark from the middle of the bottom edge in the cutting channel. Cut off the triangle.
- Repeat that process for the left side.
- Cut a 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ square of double sided patterned paper. You will use both sides so be sure you like them together and that neither has a definite “right side up.”
- Cut this square in half on the DIAGONAL by lining two points up in the cutting channel.
- One half will go on the front of the card- in the pointed section. Adhere this in place.
- Take the other half, flip it onto the other side. Then place the long straight edge on the top of your cutter and the point in cutting channel and cut it in half.
- Cut a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White. Adhere the triangles from #9 in each of the lower corners. Then adhere this to the inside of the card making sure it lines up correctly when the card is closed.
- Cut a 3rd pattern of paper 1 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere across the top section of the card base. If the paper is directional be sure to cut it for a landscape orientation.
- Cut the 2nd largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies from a piece of matching card stock.
- Cut the 2nd largest plain circle in Basic White. Stamp your greeting directly on this or stamp and die cut images and adhere them to this circle.
- Adhere the circles together. Then adhere to the front of the card.
- Add ribbon or bling as the finishing touch.
Video Instructions for Pointed Pocket Card
I hope you’ve been inspired to give this card a try. It’s a very versatile layout and makes a beautiful card with any pretty papers. You can scroll to the bottom of this post to see more information about any of the products used.
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Registration is now open for the Whimsy & Wonder Stamp Camp. This is a collaborative effort of the Creativity Abounds group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the globe.
We will be offering a card kit to make 13 different card with the Whimsy & Wonder suite (p24-25 in the July-Dec Mini Catalog) along with private YouTube videos demonstrating how to make those cards. In addition you will have access to an EXCLUSIVE FaceBook group where we will have 13 live presentations on September 17 -18, 2021. These live presentations will be recorded and available forever. (Some will be in less convenient time slots since we are dealing with so many time zones, but you can always watch a replay.)
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