Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Celebrate Friendship

This is a fun card to make! The pocket starts as a standard card made of Twilight cs. I cut an inch off the top flap along the long side. Then I wrapped a 10" strip of B&T paper around the card. The paper flower and brad were added before I actually wrapped and glued the B&T strip. (This strip is what is holding the pocket closed. I didn't add any glue to the inside of the card at all.) I adhered a 3/4" x 5-1/4" strip of a coordinating B&T to the "inside" edge of the lower part of the card.

With a circle punch, I punched a half circle along the top flap of the pocket (you can see this better in the lower picture.) And actually, this is much easier to do before you wrap the pocket!!!

The inside card is a simple panel cut a little smaller than the pocket - if I remember right, it was 4" x 5". I stamped a small sentiment and flowers in the top corner. Using the Express Postage stamp set, I stamped the circle and the words "celebrate friendship" on a piece of Bamboo cardstock. That was cut out and layered on a piece of Hollyhock cs, and cut out again.

Then, I put the card inside the pocket and in the cut-out half-circle I attached two small pieces of foam tape to the card. After peeling the covering off the top of the foam tape, I attached the friendship circle on top. The card then slides out of the pocket, and when you put it back in the circle on the foam holds it in the proper place.

Sure hope that made some kind of sense!!! Have a great day!

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Jena said...

What a fun, unique card! Love those old papers, too. TFS!

Jenn said...

Love this card! And the paper is fabulous! :D