Recently I posted this Top Note Pocket card and, as promised, I'm back with a tutorial on how to make it.
- DSP: 1 piece cut out with the Top Note Die
- Cardstock: 1 piece cut out with the Top Note Die; scraps to cut out flower, leaves, and Round Tab punch; 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece for insert; 2 3/8" x 3 3/8" piece of Very Vanilla for insert
- Big Shot Dies: Top Note, Birds & Blooms
- Ribbon: Pretty in Pink Satin, Hemp Twine
- Punches: 1/4" Circle, Round Tab
- Embellishments: Pearls, Vintage Flowers
- Adhesive: Snail, Mono Multi Glue, Glue Dots
Step 1: Place the piece of DSP cut out with the Top Note Die in the paper cutter, line up the two rounded edges on the 1" line, and score.
Step 2: Fold the DSP on the score line and adhere it in place using some Snail adhesive.
Step 3: As you can see in the photo above, the two rounded edges (on the striped part of the DSP) stick out on the sides. Turn the DSP over to the back side and trim off the excess DSP that's sticking out.
Once you have trimmed off the excess on both sides, it should look like this.
Step 4: Turn the piece of DSP over so the back is facing up. Using the Mono Multi Adhesive, add a thin line of glue between the edge of the DSP and the stitched line made by the Top Note Die. DO NOT put glue across the top. Only put glue down both sides and across the bottom. Remember, a little bit of this glue goes a long way. Don't use too much.
Step 5: Adhere the DSP to the piece of cardstock cut out with the Top Note Die.
Step 6: Embellish the pocket card as desired. I tied some ribbon around the top and added some flowers cut out with the Bird and Blossoms sizzlet dies.
Step 7: Take a piece of scrap cardstock and score it about 1 1/4" from the edge. Insert the cardstock into the Round Tab punch, line up the score line across the middle, and punch it out. This will make it much easier to fold it in half for the project.
Step 8: Adhere the Very Vanilla cardstock to the 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of cardstock. Adhere the Round Tab punch to the top and punch a 1/4" circle through the top of the tab.
Step 9: Thread a piece of ribbon through the 1/4" hole and tie it in place with some hemp twine.
Step 10: Using glue dots, adhere a Vintage Flower over the 1/4" hole. Slide the insert into the Top Note pocket card.
Variation: Turn this into a gift card holder. Instead of making a cardstock insert, simply attach the Round Tab punch to a gift card and slide it inside. Give it a try! If you make something using this tutorial, please leave a comment with a link to your creation. I'd love to see what you made.
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