Today is my sister’s birthday. She would want me to mention she’s my “younger” sister. 🙂 (I have 4 sisters and 1 brother.) Linda is always on the go! She likes to be busy and is always planning her next project or vacation. I thought this sentiment from Balloon Adventures (available Jan. 4th) was just perfect for her! She is moving in to a new home next week so I didn’t want to send her something else to pack up and move. I made a pocket card to hold a gift card. (You could also put a check or money in the pocket.)
The Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper, and ribbon are from the Party Animal Suite in the new Occasions catalog. If you are not currently working with a demonstrator and would like a copy of this catalog I would be happy to send you one. Email me and I will get one in the mail to you along with the new Sale-A -Bration catalog.
I used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits on this card. I used the largest square framelit and made a rectangle. I did this technique before using the Hearth & Home Framelits to made a double window. You can see that post and directions HERE.
To make today’s card I started with a piece of 4 1/4 x 10 1/4″ Whisper White thick cardstock. I scored it at 2 and 4 3/4″ and folded along the score lines. I added sticky strip and folded the end over to make a pocket. It is a standard size card and will fit in the Stampin Up! medium envelopes.
I used the Party Animal Designer Series Paper (available Jan. 4th) on this card.
The piece on the front measures 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 and the inside piece measures 4 1/4 x a smidge less than 5 1/2. (So it can fold over easily.) Next I stamped my sentiment on a piece of Whisper White using Pacific Point ink. I used the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut my rectangle. To do this you have to make sure the cutting plate does not cover all the way to the end of the die. I added some photos below so you can see how I cut the die with the Big Shot. I placed the cutting pad just short from covering the die on the left hand side the first time I ran the die through the Big Shot. It cut the die only where I placed the cutting pad on top. Then I lined the die up and placed the cutting pad on top making sure not to cover all the way on the right this time.
I love the look of the Stitched Shapes Framelits! I framed it with a layer of Crushed Curry cardstock measuring 2 7/8 x 4″. Before I attached this to my card base I stamped and adhered my inside sentiment on a piece of whisper white measuring the same as the Crushed Curry, 2 7/8 x 4″. I stamped and punched some balloons and adhered them on the inside pocket. Next I adhered the layer on the front of the card. It is much easier to place it correctly to cover the inside sentiment. Just add adhesive to the left side making sure you don’t glue it to the inside of the card.
For a final touch I made a bow with Emerald Envy 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot then decorated my envelope to coordinate. I like the fun bright colors!
If you like this project and want to order the supplies needed to make it yourself, please feel free to contact me. Also, you can visit my online store to order supplies 24/7.
Stamp Sets: Balloon Adventures, Stylized Birthday Inks: Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry Papers: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Party Animal Designer Series Paper Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Emerald Envy 1/8″ Silk Taffeta Ribbon
Have a wonderful day!