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Quick Card with Pocket

I wanted to share a project with the Rise and Shine stamp set, which is part of Sale-a-bration, while it is still Sale-a-bration. There is a two-part sentiment that I thought would be great to share with someone during these crazy times. I decided to make a card that was also a treat holder (or gift card holder). Since the two-part sentiment was “configurable” in that you can choose to end the sentiment with “coffee” or “tea”, I made both versions.

Stamp: Rise and Shine (SAB)

Ink: Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight

Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Peaceful Poppies DSP, Lily Impressions DSP (SAB)

Accessories: Stiched So Sweetly dies, Stitched Rectangles dies, Cup of Cheer dies (coming back in June)

And then you open up the card

(coffee version)

(tea version)

The two-tone cup idea came from Starbucks signage. For best results, use a Stamparatus and stamp one ink at a time. Basically, partially ink in one color, use a sponge to soften the edge of the ink line, then stamp. Repeat for the other color. I found that trying to do both colors in one pass got a little bit spotty, since ink will pool on photopolymer if you don’t move quickly.

Here is the back side to write something nice.

If you would like to build it yourself:

Card base is 4-1/4 x 8, scored at 5-1/2. Fold on the score line and add Tear and Tape to the sides of the flap.

Before sealing the pocket closed, add DSP:

  • top = 3-1/4 x 4
  • bottom = 2-1/4 x 4

The top flap uses the largest scallop rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Layered on top is DSP measuring 2-1/2 x 3-1/2. The sentiment is stamped on the second smallest skinny rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles dies.

The scalloped rectangle is scored after the second scallop on one end. Add Tear and Tape to the back and use this flap to adhere the scalloped rectangle to the card.

The back uses a piece of Whisper White at 4 x 5-1/4, decorated with a strip of DSP that is 3/4″ wide.

The scalloped rectangle is just large enough to hide almost anything you include in the pocket. Even a gift card would fit.


A stamper that also fell in love with paper over 20 years ago. That love affair has never really ended. Oh, and I'm happily married and work a crazy schedule.

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