Good day everyone! Today is Fancy Card Friday at Christmas With The Cricut. Barb aka Snowmanlover will be rounding out our week as guest designers tomorrow with the crafty gift. I have really enjoyed being able to post my creations for you guys and I appreciate all the wonderful comments! Make sure you check out Barb's Fancy Card at Snowmanlovers Paperie!
So for my fancy card I decided to make this POCKET CARD ESKIMO KISSES. I have to be honest and give Tammy at CWTC for the idea. I had made a pocket card last fall and posted on my blog and she really loved it and suggested that I make one during my guest designer spot.
The great thing about this card is that the pockets are large enough to put a gift card in also if you so desire. I will be using some repositionable tape to add one to the blank tag.
The .cut file is set to cut 2 cards at once. All elements (ie, sentiments and tags) are adjustable and are easy to copy and paste if you are wanting to cut more than once. However the card base is not adjustable.
Feel free to change the wording or other elements of the card to your own specific needs. I chose the words Eskimo kisses since the Basic Grey paper had Eskimo's on it. I do have the words "& holiday wishes" in the cut file that will fit on a tag but since my blade died on me I opted to use the stamped sentiment of "warm holiday wishes". Here is the front shot and also a close up of the inside where you can see the sentiment better. Remember you can click on the picture if you want to see closer detail *okie always likes to remind others of this feature*.
Step1 - You will want to gather your cuts and ink any edges before you start to assemble. Then assemble the front sentiment and the sentiment block. I chose to use some Basic Grey magnets to help keep the card closed. I applied one in between the sentiment layers and placed the other one on the back side, closed the card, marked where the magnet should be and then placed it between the inside mat and card base *okie things this might need to be a video in the future*. I promise it is not as complicated as it sounds. I have used velcro dots as closures also. It all just depends on what you are wanting to do.
Step 2 - Apply the mats to the card base. I added faux stitching with a Stampin Up marker at this point. You may not want to decorate the mats too much since they will be covered with the pockets and the tags. I thought about using the Cuttlebug but I couldn't bring myself to squish those cute little Eskimo's!
Step 3 - Add ribbon to your pocket cuts before adhering to the mats, this way you can clip the ends easily. I added faux stitching with a Signo UM-153 white pen. I used my ATG gun to adhere the pockets and it has the 1/4" tape. You will want to be careful to stay to the edges so you allow for the tags to be inserted later. Also remember to only do the sides and bottom. If ya do the top...well...the dang tag won't go in!! *okie laughs at self because she almost did this*.
Step 4 - Assemble your tags and decorate as you wish. Again I thought about the cuttlebug but since I am leaving one blank for either adding a gift card or writing a short note I decided against it. I pulled ribbon through the holes at the top and then added brads to keep the ribbon in place.
Step 5 - Add your sentiment to one mat, you can either use the one that is included in the cut file, make your own or do as I did and stamp then emboss! *okie loves embossing powder*.
While the card may seem complicated it really is easy to go together and can be decorated in so many ways!!