Really Reasonable Ribbon Patriotic Double Pocket Card Tutorial
Hello all you ribbon lovers! And Happy July 4th! Here in the States, this is our “big day”! There will be cookouts and parades and fireworks–corn hole tournaments and picnics and loads of celebrating all the things we love about our home. I’ve created a little patriotic double pocket card tutorial to share with you today.
I’ve used a lovely assortment of red, white, and blue ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I’ve combined Mini Stars on Antique White grosgrain with Navy Blue Stars on Off White grosgrain ribbon and Navy Blue Grosgrain ribbon. I’ve used handmade tinsel and vintage images from Polly’s Paper, my very favorite Etsy shop! I used denim to make the strip of rolled flowers at the base, treated my vintage image from The Graphics Fairy with UTEE and then added little tags to this double pocket card. The tags have a border of Rosemary Natural Crochet Lace along the bottom.
First, create a 5″ x 6 1/2″ side fold card from kraft cardstock. Open the card and position it on your paper cutter so that the top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner of the card front are lined up on the cutting edge.
If desired, stitch around the edges of the red triangle. I used a metallic red thread from Coats and Clark. If you don’t want to stitch, just glue the triangle down, making sure it’s centered.
Now, glue this triangular piece onto the front of your card base, running the glue ONLY along the left hand side and base of the triangle.
Decorate your tags and the front cover of your card. I created a sort of medallion with my vintage image and then used foam dots to secure it to the card front. Just don’t glue anything down over the diagonal line you’ve created with your pocket, or you won’t be able to use the back pocket, and that would be sad.
See how fun it looks when it’s all put together? I hope you’ll give this double pocket card tutorial a try. This is a patriotic card, but this design works perfectly for any type of card. The ribbons on the tags make everything so festive!
I’m off to play corn hole with the gang. I hope you all have a safe and festive 4th of July!