I’m back on the Big Island of Hawaii after having spent a day in the Big City of Honolulu yesterday. I am truly amazed by all the shopping opportunities that abound in a large city, compared with what we have here near Hilo, Hawaii. But then my dear husband, Harry, reminded me that I don’t even like to shop! That brought me back down to earth, and back to thinking about how I’m going to spend my week making gifts for this holiday season.
As I’m having a Stamp Club meeting this week, I decided to show them how to make a card that can also be a gift. It’s a Diagonal Double Pocket Card, and you can insert many different kinds of gifts (flat, of course). I made two bookmarks to put in this card. They feel colorful and Christmas-y to me!
The Designer Series Paper is from the Frosty Day set (113057), with coordinating Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss card stock (two of this year’s In Colors–111347 for a sampler of all six colors) to form the back of the bookmarks. For the front of the bookmarks, I stamped two images from the stamp set, Punch Pals, (109489) on the Whisper White Card Stock (100730).
I finished off the front of the card with a felt snowflake cut with the Sizzix Big Shot and the Snowflake #2 Die (113460).
I like to make a one-page set of instructions for my Stamp Club projects, and have made one for the basic Double Diagonal Pocket Card. Try using it with some of Stampin’ Up!’s great Designer Series Paper! I have samples of all the papers in the Fall/Winter 2008 Idea Book and Catalog. I’ll be happy to help you select the perfect paper to make your OWN Double Diagonal Pocket Card!