I am not usually a fun-fold card maker but today I was inspired by Debbie Mageed. And she in turn was inspired by a SplitCoastStampers tutorial. It was an easy decision to create a Pansy Pocket Front card with the pile of pansies that I had fun making in an earlier post.

Here is the card that is created by folding up the corners of the card front to form a pocket.

fold up the corners of the card front to create a pocket

MEASUREMENTS & SUPPLIES

  • PAPER
    • Thick Basic White cardstock: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
    • Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper
    • Various colored cardstock: Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Thick Basic White, Polished Pink, Bumblebee, Blackberry Bliss, Highland Heather
  • DIES
    • Pansy Dies
  • INKS & MARKERS
    • Bumblebee ink pad
  • OTHER SUPPLIES
    • Dauber or Blending Brush
    • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
    • Dimensionals
  • TOOLS
    • Paper Trimmer (with scoring blade)
    • Bone Folder
    • Paper Snips
    • Cut & Emboss Machine (mini or regular)

CREATING THE POCKET FRONT

Directly on the front of the card base, lightly mark at 2-3/4″ on both long sides and along the center of the bottom edge. TIP: Score with the same orientation as the scored fold line used to create the folded card. For example, make the ridge (mountain) on the same side for all scoring.

Align the center mark with one of the side marl and score. Repeat for the other side.

Flip the card base over and fold toward the ridge (mountain). Use a bone folder to burnish in a good crease.

Use a small piece of washi tape or transparent tape to hold the sides of the pocket together.

Do you need more visuals? Head over to the SplitcoastStampers Tutorial on the Pocket Front Card. Then come back for my twist to make it a Pansy Pocket Front Card.

COVERING THE POCKET

Cut a 3-1/2″ square from the Designer Series Paper. Then use the Paper Trimmer to cut across the square diagonally from corner to corner to create 2 triangles. OPTIONAL: Repeat the process with a 3-3/4″ solid cardstock square for a frame. Adhere frame then patterned triangle to the pocket front. OPTIONAL: Create matching triangles to layer on the inside of the card with the other half of the 3-1/2″ triangle

patterned paper on inside of card

Another option is to use Tear & Tape Adhesive around outer edges of the patterned paper on the inside of the card to form another pocket for a note, gift card, cash, or check!

ADD PANSIES TO THE FRONT POCKET

I had a pile of pansies to choose from. If you missed that post you can check it out here. Add pansies first. Use Dimensionals behind the center pansy. TIP: Add an additional Basic White petal behind any pansy overlapping the pocket opening. This will give it extra rigidity.

Then tuck the leaves behind the pansy cluster and inside the pocket. Add the bud sprig. I put one inside the pocket and the other is hanging over the edge. TIP: Be careful not to glue the bud to the inside of the card.

Detail of pansy cluster on pocket front
Detail of pansy cluster on pocket front

FINISHING TOUCHES

And as always, finish up by customizing the sentiment and adding a little flair to the envelope. And that my dear friends, it the Pansy Front Pocket Card.

The base of this card can be created very quickly and there are so many possibilities with this Pocket Front Card fun-fold. You can add floating elements to the pocket by gluing them to a narrow strip of acetate (window sheet). Do you see some of these Pocket Front cards in your future? I would love to see them. Please post them on my Facebook Page for Murray Stamps


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