OK, for at least a day or two, I'm back on track to my once a day blog posting! And for today, I have a brand new tutorial to share with you. This one is a set of instructions for one of the projects that I showed off on last month's Royal Blog Tour – it's a Slimmed Down Diagonal Double Pocket Card.
You'll recall that all of the projects from the Royal Blog Tour featured the stamp set, Punch Pals. (As an aside, I've never been able to figure out why "Punch," when fewer than half the stamps in this set really work well with Stampin' Up!'s punches – but I digress!). This project uses two of the stamps on two fun bookmarks to insert in the folds of the card, as well as part of one of the stamps for the greeting on the front of the card.
What's really fun about this card is that it uses a 6" x 12" piece of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Paper so you can get two cards out of one piece of Designer Paper. Not only that, the card can be folded AND layered on some coordinating card stock AND still fit in an envelope (Stampin' Up!'s Small Open End Envelope) that can be sent through the U. S. mail with no extra postage. Nice bonus!
For this card, I used a sheet from the Jolly Holiday set of Designer Papers – see how nicely the two sides of the same sheet complement each other so well?! This card is mounted on two layers of card stock, one Old Olive and the other Cherry Cobbler, both of which coordinate with the colors in the Jolly Holiday set, as do the Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain and 5/8" Satin Ribbons and the Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding. I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch on the Old Olive Layer to add just a bit of elegance to this cheerful little card.
I know you're going to want to make quite a few cards with this fun fold, so here's the tutorial! I hope you have fun with it!