Tara's Craft Studio

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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!



Pazzles Blog Hop

 If you’re participating in the Pazzles Blog Hop today, I want to extend you a warm welcome to my blog!  
The Pazzles Design Team has put together a blog hop for you this weekend to give your Christmas card crafting an inspiration boost. Hop along to each of the Design Team Member’s blogs and leave a comment. One lucky blog hop commenter will be chosen to win a Digital CD Download of their choice. Leave a comment on each designer’s blog post, including this one, as the prize winner will be chosen randomly from one of the blogs. Comments will close on December 5, 2013 at midnight and the winner will be announced December 6, 2013. 
Your next blog hop stop is Heidi Edwards here! .
If you get lost along the way, here is the list of participating blogs in order:
Melin Beltran
Joanna Wright
Michelle Price
Angie Contreras
Marjorie Eades
Tara Brown
Heidi Edwards

This unique card style can be found in the Pazzles Fun Fold Card Bases Cutting Collection here.  This is my favorite card from that collection!  Although it looks difficult, the Inspiration cuts and scores the entire card in seconds!  I have made some slight variations to the design which is easy to do with the wonderful Inspiration software. The lovely oval frame on the belt can be found in the Pazzles Craft Room Library here.  The beautiful papers are from Pion Design’s Silent Night and Waiting for Santa II collections.  For those of you without a Pazzles Inspiration, the manual instructions for this exact card style can be found here by Marianne.

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Thank you for stopping by my blog and have a great day and a wonderful holiday season!


New Pazzles Card Cutting Files

The Pazzles Craft Room has some great new cutting files for different card styles.  I enjoy different cards so was happy to see these posted.  Here is a card using one of those styles.   It was made for the Pazzles Design Team and you can find the post along with the cutting files on the Pazzles Craft Room website here.  The frames and swirls are also files from the Pazzles Craft Room Library.  The beautiful papers and vintage photo are Pion Design of course.

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Enjoy the day!

Products Used:
Pion Design:   6×6 From My Heart II
Pion Design:  Images From the Past
Bazzill Smoothie cardstock:  Almond Cream
various sizes of self-adhesive pearls