Autumn, Cardmaking, Thinking of You, Wedding

Pocket Cards to Greeting Cards: Family Edition Card 1

Hello, again crafty friends! As promised I’m back today to share with you the other cards I made with the “Family” pocket cards from I was able to squeeze out four more cards with this set, and I’ll show you exactly how I did that for each one starting with this one…

Step 1:

If you’d like a thin white border around your card front like I have, trim 1/8″ off the top and bottom of a piece of A2 glitter paper. Much of the glitter paper will be covered with the next layer, so cut a tag or banner from the center to use on a later project. Then secure the glitter paper to an A2 card base.

Step 2:

Trim .75″ from the short end of the navy “grateful” card, so it is 4″x5.25″. If desired, add a decorative stitched border and adhere it to the card base.

Step 3:

Dry fit the rose butterfly, orange floral, and teal family sentiment cards to see which areas will be covered. As before, you can use a banner or tag die to cut from these hidden areas to use on a later projects. To prevent any die slipping accidents, ensure you secure your dies with low tack tape before running through your cutting machine. Once you’ve done that, secure the rose butterfly and orange leaf cards to the card base.

Step 4

Add decorative stitching to the teal sentiment card before securing it to the card base with foam adhesive. For a finishing touch, add a few blobs of matching champagne Pops of Color and set aside to dry.

Okay, there we have it! Our first card in the set is done. Be sure to save all of your left over trimmings, because we will be using several of our scraps coming up soon. You should have a strip of navy card, three banners, and perhaps a couple slivers of glitter paper if they didn’t run and hide under your desk like mine often do.

If you’d like a full list of all the supplies used, please visit my gallery post, and be sure to come back tomorrow for instructions on our next card in this little mini series.

Until next time… stay crafty! – Laura Evangeline

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