After posting yesterday's tidbits from Robin's Craft Room, I started making LOTS of Diagonal Double Pocket cards, which will form the basis for most of our Christmas cards this year.
Since I was doing so many cards, I started feeling like I really knew how to make these wonderful little cards. So, having created the Robin's Craft Room video monster, I dug out the camcorder and made a video tutorial. So, herewith, I share the video!
As I reviewed it prior to publishing it on YouTube, I found one area that I felt needed a bit more explanation. I realized as I was making that second diagonal fold that I didn't explain well enough why I made the fold in the steps that I did. If you fold the left side piece under the right side piece and THEN make the diagonal fold towards the center fold, it just doesn't come out as crisp as if you make the diagonal fold, then fold the left side behind it, then complete the diagonal fold by folding that last piece up to cover the second diagonal fold. The temptation if you try to fold both pieces on a diagonal at the same time is to try to keep the edges aligned, and that can result in a not-so-crisp edge on the diagonal.
Is that clear as mud?? If so, I'll be glad to give you a one-on-one demonstration in Robin's Craft Room (if you're in East Hawaii), or even make a video of that fold just for you if you're not! As always, I've available by phone (808.854.6145) or e-mail!
So far, I've made 20 of the DDP cards, and hope to have another 20 done tomorrow morning. Then I have to get started on our Christmas letter!