Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Be Inspired #66- Pocket Card Challenge

Our Cuttlebug Challenge this week is to create a pocket card with red as the main color. You do not have to go with an Asian theme...we are just so excited over the new Asian line of embossing folders by Provo Craft! I can't wait to get mine :)

I chose to make a gift card holder. I used red linen card stock as my base, Hero Arts origami paper, and scraps of yellow card stock and white Bazzill card stock. I embossed the yellow card stock with the Floral Screen embossing folder. I stamped and embossed the fan (Judi Kins stamp) in gold on a scrap of red linen card stock. I cut it out and popped it up with foam tape. I added some gold cording for interest.
Here is a tutorial on how to create this pocket card:
1. Cut red linen card stock @ 3.5" x 10.5". Score @ 3" and 7".
2. Create thumb hole: On the end that has the 3"x3.5" panel, punch a half circle in the center (I used a 1" circle punch).
3. Create a 1" notch: On the opposite end (3.5"x3.5" panel) use a pencil to mark off at 1.25" and 2.25". Draw a line with your pencil 1/4" up from and parallel to the end side. Using the Stampin' Up word window punch, line up your punch between the 1/4" line and your 1.25" pencil marking and punch (left side). Now punch on the right side (line up word window punch with 1/4" line and the 2.25" pencil mark). See the top of the second picture to see my notch.
4. Create slot for notch: Fold on scored lines with the thumb hole inside and the notch on the outside. Using a pencil, mark on the left and right side of the notch. Open back up. Use a paper piercer to make two tiny holes where your pencil marks are then use an Xacto knife and ruler to connect the two tiny holes.
5. Create gift card pocket: Use a strong adhesive (red line tape, Terrifically Tacky tape, or photo tape) on the edges on the thumb hole panel.
6. Slide in gift card, fold up and slide notch in slot, and decorate the front as desired.

I hope you have time to make a pocket card (any style) with red as the main color and link your creation over at Cuttlebug Challenge blog.

17 comments:

lauren said...

hooray i am FIRST to say how VERY cool and totally awesome this amazin' pocket card is!!! ♥

(ps: i especially love the "matchbook" design...gonna have to print out the directions, i can see that getting used A LOT!)

Terrie B x said...

Hi sweet June:)
This is completly `beaufiul` I love the pretty papers and embossing!!Fabulous TFI
Have a lovely week my `friend` :)x

Cindy said...

Gorgeous card, June!! I love the fan and the designer paper!

Dolly said...

Just catching up on all the lovely cards I've missed! Especially love the June Bug designs, so inspiring. :)x

America said...

WOW-this ASIAN pocket card take is gorgeous! tfs

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Great job on the Asian theme! Love the gold heat embossing on the fan---just perfect!

alienanessa said...

Oh my holy stinkin' goodness, sweet thing, that is utterly gorgeous!! And you are awesome for posting how you did it! I realize you always do that, but measurements in this case are so crucial! xoxoxox

Kay said...

Talk about a stunning gift card holder!! The origami paper is gorgeous and I can't get over that lovely embossed fan. Wow, this is so beautiful, June!!
♥♥ Kay

Shantaie said...

Oh so pretty! I really like the fan stamped in gold on red that is such a striking combonation, especialy paired with the pretty paper!

Helen F. said...

June, this pocket card is just stunning! I love the new Asian line of folders too. Keep Warm {{{HUGS}}}

Chrissie said...

This is beautiful June, a real winner. I'm sure any recipient would be excited to receive this!
We've been experiencing a little Virginia winter weather recently!!
Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Chrissie

Anjou Krelovich said...

Just so elegant June! Love how you made the pocket. It was great meeting with you yesterday!

Debbie said...

Wow, how ingenius!!!! What a neat gift card holder, love how you used the word window punch for the tab.

Such pretty colours and gorgeous embossing, love the gold. June, this is simply elegant!! :-)

Silli said...

I love this June, thanks for the inspiration!!!! Hugs and happy day!

Rebekah Williams said...

Your blog always delivers, friend. This is BEAUTIFUL. So rich and vibrant--a WOW!!

Linda64 said...

Beautiful pocket card..Love the paper and the fan is gorgeous. Thankyou fot the tutorial..have to try it..

Hugs

Leslie Hanna said...

Cool pocket, missy! I'll have to file this away to CASE later. ;-)