Just after I posted about the Diagonal Double Pocket Card earlier in the week, I decided to make a few more to see just how quick and easy it was to make them. Today's card is one that I made in just 10 minutes!
The first thing that made this so easy was that I'd just finished a couple of the folds such as the one on the front of this card. So I didn't have to review my instructions (see, practice makes perfect – or somewhat close to it!). The second thing was that I did not have to pull out a sheet of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock to cut into a card shape because I used one of Stampin' Up!'s new precut and prescored card bases – just in time for the Christmas rush! Cutting the piece of Old Olive Cardstock was pretty easy, too, as I always seem to have some 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" rectangles in all of my color files – just needed to trim it up a bit. The only part that took a bit of time was stamping and cutting the greeting and the mat behind it. But even that wasn't too bad.
Oh, and the ornaments that I put into the two pockets of this card – simple, simple, simple with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits. I didn't add any texturizing – just cut 4 of the ornaments and sandwiched in a couple of strips of Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon. I did stamp the ornament centers – using Old Olive Classic Ink – and then cut them with another shape from the Holiday Ornaments Framelits. OK – it made it extra easy that I had those all out on my work table from another recent project. So perhaps if you're better than I am at putting things away when you're finished with them, it might have taken you a bit longer to go fetch the framelits and stamps!
The whole card project is a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" A2 sized card, so you don't even have to make an envelope – you've probably got a bunch of those standard sized envelopes in your stash.
And as for the pattern for this project – I have a new tutorial that just went out in my newsletter this week, along with the measurements for this card and two others. All you have to do is to sign up for my newsletter – the tutorial is free! So just look up towards the left of this page, find the sign up form, and click, "Submit." I'll be resending my newsletter on Tuesday to those who have signed up since I sent it out last Wednesday. The next re-send will be on the following Tuesday. So don't wait!
Now off to make my project for the next Stampin' Up! Only Challenge – one more thing that's coming up on Tuesday!