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Mon 24

Backyard Wren Pocket Card
by Anne Thompson

Today's card begins with a plain side-fold A2 white notecard and ends up as a pocket card with a packet of seeds tucked in.

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How cute is this?!!!

To make this card:

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Select two coordinating plaid papers from the MAGNOLIA PLAID PP1021 paper pad.

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Die cut the BACKYARD WREN 94723 from each of the plaid papers.  You will have enough pieces to make two birds.  Assemble them.  There are impression on the pieces and the image on the envelope to help you place the pieces where they fit.  Choose one bird for the card.

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Choose the large magnolia branch with the blossom from the RUB ON TRANSFERS RUB 101.  Remove the protective paper and place the image face down on the white note card front and use the enclosed wooden stick on the back of the image to release it as it rubs onto the card.

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Add the bird onto the branch.  Use a pencil and a straight-edge (paper or ruler) to draw a line from the bottom of the notecard in a ways from the corner to the top of the notecard that will leave part of the bird sticking out beyond the line.

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Use detail scissors to cut along the line and around the bird.

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Take one of the papers you have left from making the birds and trim it down a bit.  Add it inside the notecard.  Place Scor-Tape along the bottom edge.  (When I peeled off the protective coating I rolled the adhesive back so it would be behind the trimmed front of the card when I closed it to make the pocket.)

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Close the notecard to secure the bottom edge of the pocket you've created...

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and tuck in a seed packet of flowers or vegetables!

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You could use this style of card to tuck almost anything that would fit into the pocket--tea or hot chocolate, candy, jewelry, etc.  Use your imagination!  The important thing is to have an image on the front that will just peek over that cut edge to give the pocket some interest.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


Backyard Wren 94723


Magnolia Plaid PP1021



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