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Triple Pocket Cards

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Happy New Year! I want to start the year off by giving you the template for a wonderful triple pocket card! These cards were designed to have three pockets for pull-out tags or cards. One of my favorite things to give friends for the holidays or for birthdays, are handmade projects with recipe cards or photos for a personal touch. So having three pocket cards provides plenty of space with six sides. I’ve included a template below on how to construct this pocket card using one sheet of card stock. The second card was made using this template, but the other three cards were made a little larger, requiring two sheets of card stock. You will need to make additional tabs if you make the card larger.

Triple Pocket Card

Make the tabs 1/2″. Fold the scored lines but then lay it flat. Take the left piece and fold it up and over the middle piece and adhere the tabs. Then take the right piece and fold it under the middle piece and adhere the tabs. Now take the bottom piece and fold it up and over the middle piece and adhere. Once the card is constructed, you can make three cards or tags to fit inside the pockets.

These cards are also being featured on the 1/7/2016 Pion Design Blog here. I used several of their paper collections: Paris Flea Market, Linnaeus Botanical Journal, To My Valentine, From Grandma’s Attic-Tinted, Pion Design Palette, and Days of Winter.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and blessed New Year!



Exploding Card along with birthday cards from Jocelyn and Mom

Today, not only do I want to post an exploding card made with the beautiful Pion Design “Alma’s Sewing Room,” but I also want to post some handmade cards that my beautiful niece Jocelyn and my beautiful mother lovingly made for me.  They touched my heart as I know that much time and effort went in to making these cards.

I always make these exploding cards with the Pazzles Inspiration (along with a Martha Stewart punch-around-the page), however, I want to direct those who need the manual tutorial to Marianne’s excellent instructions here.

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And here is the beautiful card my niece Jocelyn made. I love it! She is only 8 years old!

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My mother made me this gorgeous card. She colored the stamped picture with Promarkers. I will treasure both cards! 

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Birthday Card for a Friend

I quickly put together a few cards for some friends and family members who have birthdays this month.  This card is one of them.  I just got this new sheet music paper from Pion Design’s Forget Me Not collection and love it.  My husband calls me a “paper snob” in that I have a difficult time using papers other than Pion Design.  

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Pion Design Forget Me Not, Images From the Past
Bazzill Smoothies Walnut Cream cardstock
Ivory lace
Ivory seam binding
Self-adhesive pearls
Jeweled button
die-cut roses – Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
die-cut doily and swirls – Cheery Lynn