I've got to say that I love my Technique Night classes! Why? Because it makes me keep on top of new ideas and techniques. This month's theme is Fancy Folds. There are so many out there, it's crazy! And it is equally crazy the variety of things you can do with a piece of paper! My card for today is a Fancy Fold called a Double Pocket Fold card. It features two little pockets on the outside, where you can slip a book mark or a tag or a gift card, plus you can open the card as usual for a greeting on the inside! It is very simply made with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Designer Series Paper and some scoring and one easy cut! Take a closer look:
Two tags or bookmarks included!
And you can open it like a regular card!
I'm using Bohemian DSP (Designer Series Paper) for this project, which I cut down to 8 1/2" x 11".
- With its bold designs on one side and more muted designs on the other, Bohemian DSP makes a great choice for this technique. Here is a tutorial on how to do this fold. I added a few different things to my design, but the concept is the same.
- Be gentle with your scoring and folding of DSP, because it can easily crack if you don't. I use the large end of the scoring stylus when I use my Simply Scored Tool for that very reason. I also added two 1/2" strips of Blackberry Bliss cardstock on the edges of my pockets to hide any cracks that occurred.
- The new Tear and Tape Adhesive was perfect for adhering all the edges. It's so easy and convenient to use!
- My tags were stamped using the Amazing Birthday Stamp set from the 2015/16 Annual Catalogue. I inked most of the stamps up using Stampin' Write markers in the following colours: Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry and Delightful Dijon, which happen to be some of the the colours of the Bohemian Designer Series Paper.
- My tags were made using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and I added a backing of either Bermuda Bay or Blackberry Bliss cardstock which was 2 1/8" wide. It's a little too wide to fit in the channel of the punch but you can still wrangle it into the punch and turn the punch over so you can see to center it correctly.
- The 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch created the Delightful Dijon scallop circle on the front and I use the 2" Circle Punch for the Rich Razzleberry center. The sentiment is from the stamp set, Tag Talk, inked in Blackberry Bliss ink and punched out with the coordinating Label Bracket Punch.
- Inside I added a panel for handwritten greetings using the Lots of Labels Framelit Dies. I used Very Vanilla cardstock for all my stamping as it is one of the colours in the DSP palette.
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