Sweet Soiree Pocket Card and Tutorial

At long last I have a tutorial for the pocket/envelope card I shared on this post.  Let me first show you the card we will be making together.


  1. Cut a piece of Marina Mist cs 4-1/4" x 11" and score it at 5-1/2". Cut on the diagonal from the top of the score line to the bottom corner. AstheInkDriespocket1
  2. Cut a piece of Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP 4-5/8" x 6".  Cut on the diagonal and score along one side at 1/2". AstheInkDriespocket2  
    Fold on the score line and snip off the piece of DSP that extends over the edge of the diagonal.  AstheInkDriespocket3
  3. Apply Tear and Tape to the edge of the DSP and secure it to the edge of the Marina Mist cs.  Place a strip of Tear and Tape along the bottom edge of the Marina Mist cs.                                                                                           AstheInkDriespocket4
  4. Fold the Marina Mist cs over the Tear and Tape.  Place a strip of Tear and Tape along the bottom edge of the  inside of the Sweet Soiree DSP. AstheInkDriespocket5                                                                                                            Secure the DSP down over the Marina Mist cs.  You now have the pocket for your card.
  5.  Cut a 3-7/8" x 5-3/8" Marina Mist cs piece and a 3-3/4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White piece for the inside card.  AstheInkDriespocketinside
  6. Decorate the front of the pocket.   If you are wondering, I cut out the cake from one of the papers in the Sweet Soiree DSP.                                               AstheInkDriespocketside     


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If you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment.  This is a fun card to make and to show off some of the beautiful Designer Series Paper that Stampin' Up! has to offer.  

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Graceful Garden

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am taking a little break from Christmas cards to share with you a card using the Graceful Garden stamp set.


I love this large rose image.  It is another fun image to color.  I made the background using a technique called Ink Smooshing.  Super fun to do and each time you do it you will get different results.  

I have written a tutorial on how to make this card.  Click here if you would like the tutorial.  Enjoy!  If you need any supplies please feel free to contact me or order through my online store.

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Fun Fold Friday: Bunch of Blossoms Criss Cross card

On Wednesday I posted this card and promised to post a tutorial.  Well here it is!  Okay maybe not exactly the same card but the fold is the same.

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  1. Cut a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of card stock and score it at 5-1/2
  2. Cut a diagonal from one corner to the fold line.  See the photo below.

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3. Cut a 4-1/4" x 6" piece of card stock and with the 6" side at the top, score at 1/2".

4. Cut a diagonal starting at the 1/2" score line. (see photo below)

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5. Cut away part of the top of the 1/2"seam.  This will hide some of the seam when you join the two pieces together. (see photo below)

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6.  Apply Tear and Tape or Tombow Liquid Glue to the 1/2" seam and attach it to the other piece. 

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7. Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP(patterned paper).  Cut it on the diagonal.  Repeat with a coordinating pattern of DSP.  Attach it to the outside of the 2 flaps (triangle pieces).  You can use the 2 remaining pieces on another criss cross card.

8.  Use a thin line of glue along the edge of the flap and fold to adhere to the center piece.  Repeat on the other flap.

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Card Insert

Cut a piece of card stock 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" (base).  Cut a layer 4" x 5-1/4" and adhere to the base to create a card insert.  Y0u may need to fiddle a little with these measurements depending on how close to the edge you glued the flaps down.  Now you can decorate the front and insert!

Let me know if there is anything that is confusing and I will try and help.  Thank you for stopping by and if you need any supplies to make your own criss cross card please let me know or go to my online store.  Thank you!

Fun Fold Friday: Sliding Easel Card Tutorial

SDBH May 2016

SDBH May 2016 side

I made this card for the May Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop .   I first made this style of card  back in February for a challenge.  You can see that card here.  This is a fun card to make and receive.  I don't know the proper name of this fold so for now I am calling it a Sliding Easel card.   Ready to get started?  Here we go!

Sliding Easel 1

Step 1.

Layer these 3 as shown in the picture above.

    *4-1/4" x 5-1/2"  Bermuda Bay CS

    *4" x  5-1/4"  Shine On DSP

    *3-3/4" x 5" Whisper White CS

Step 2.

Layer these 2 as shown in the picture above.

    *3-3/4" x 4-1/4" Pool Party CS, scored at 3-3/4"

    *3-1/2" x 3-1/2" Shine On DSP

Decorate as desired.


Step 3.

Sliding Easel 2

1" x 2-1/2" Bermuda Bay CS, scored at each end at 1/2"

1-1/4" x 4" Shine On DSP

1-1/2" x 10-1/2" Bermuda Bay CS, scored at 4", 8-1/4"

Layer the Shine On DSP on to the middle section of the 1-1/2" x 10-1/2" Bermuda Bay CS.  Punch out a half circle in the center of the DSP using a 1" circle punch.

Sliding Easel 3a

Fold the ends back along the score lines and using the half circle you just punched as a template punch again.

Sliding Easel 3b

Attach the band to the piece you made in Step 2.   

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Step 4. 

Here comes the hardest part of this whole card and really, it isn't very hard at all!

Take the 1" x 2-1/2" piece of Bermuda Bay CS and apply adhesive (something strong like Tear and Tape or Fast Fuse) to one of the 1/2" end sections.  Position this piece 1/8"-1/4" below the edge of the Whisper White CS.   Add some adhesive to the other end (see photo below).

Sliding Easel 3

Now we are going to attach the piece you constructed in step 3 to the card base.  Position the piece from step 3 so it covers the Whisper White layer and press down to attach it to the 1" x 2-1/2" Bermuda Bay piece.

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This is what the view from the top looks like.

Sliding Easel 6a

Now lay it flat and wrap the ends of the band around the card base and secure just the ends of the band to each other with adhesive. The band is what moves the panel up and down.

To stamp the inside of the card move the band up until the easel stands up and mark where you need to stamp or just stamp.

SDBH May 2016 side

I hope this tutorial will help you to make your own sliding easel card.  If you have questions leave me a comment or send me an email.  When you place an online order with me in May, I will send you this card or a similar one AND the paper parts to make your own sliding easel card.  Just a little thank you bonus for shopping with me.   Click here to visit my online store .  Thank you!



Fun Fold Friday: All About the Wild About Flowers Re-do

I have received lots of questions about how to make this card, so today we are going to make it together.

You will need:

Card Base: 4-1/4" x 7-1/4" and 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" (bottom piece).  Score the larger piece at 5-1/2".

DSP: 1-3/4" x 4" and 2-1/4" x 4" (I used 2 different patterns from the Pretty Petals DSP stack)

Inside of the card: 4" x 5-1/4"

Front panel: 2-1/4" x 3 -3/4"(same color as the card base), 2" x 3-1/2"(same as the inside of the card)

1. Attach the DSP to the top and bottom pieces. 

2. Stamp the flowers on the 2" x 3-1/2" piece.  Wrap a ribbon around and tie a knot.  Layer on the 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" piece.

3. Position the bottom piece (2-1/2" x 4-1/4") on the card base.  Take care to line up the edges.  Put Stampin' Dimensionals on the 4 corners of the stamped piece and attach it to the top of the card and the bottom.  This is what holds the card together.

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4. Using a pencil lightly mark the area you will stamp the sentiment.  You can see where I marked it in the photo above.  This will help you to know where to stamp.

5.  Stamp the sentiment.  Erase the pencil marks and you are done.

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I hope this will help you make your own card.  I made another sample of this style of card and will post it on my Facebook page.  I hope this tutorial helps and if you make one send me a link so I can see what you made!



Punch Pumpkins

I received some questions on how I made the punch pumpkin made of circles in this post.  Here is a quick punch  pumpkin 101.

Punch out 3 circles using any size of circle punch.

Attach one of the circle to a Post It note.

Punch pumpkins 2

Punch out an oval shape using the same circle punch you used to cut the circles.

Punch Pumpkin 3

Shade around the edges of the oval.  Attach the 2 circles together to form your pumpkin.  Use a Stampin' Dimensional and place the oval in the middle of the 2 circles covering the "seam".

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Punch out one of the flowers using the Boho Blossom punch.  Assemble your pumpkin.

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Hope that helps!  Look forward to hearing and seeing your punch pumpkin patch!

Fun Folds Friday Center Stair Step Card

Hip, hip hooray , it is time for another Fun Fold Friday tutorial.  Here's the fun fold we are going to talk about.  I am not sure what the official name is so for now we will call it the Center Stair Step card. I featured this card as a part of the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop that debuts on the 15th of the month.

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1. Cut a piece of card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".  This is the card base.


FFF Center stair step card


Solid lines are cut lines and dotted lines are score lines

2.   Lightly draw a pencil line 1" from the 5-1/2" edge.  Repeat on the other 5-1/2" side.  Along the long edge (8-1/2") measure in 1-3/8" and make a cut starting at the 1" mark and stopping at the other end at the 1" mark.  Repeat along the other edge.  Follow the score lines between these 2 cuts as shown in the picture above.  

FFF Center stair step card

3.  First we are going to fold the middle section of the card.  The first score line at 1" is a mountain fold, the next is a valley fold (1-1/2"), the next is a mountain (3"), the next a valley fold (4-1/4"), and the last at 6" is a mountain fold.

4.  The  4-1/4" fold on the 2 arms are mountain folds.

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5. Now the fun really  begins!  Let's make some "floating" embellishments.   Cut 1/4" x 3" piece of window sheet.  Attach a star or whatever you want to float to the window sheet strip using glue dots.  I like to attach another star to the back, sandwiching the strip of window sheet.  This makes your card look cleaner  from the back.  

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6.  Attach it to the back panel with a glue dot.  Just be careful that the embellishment is not taller than the 2 side pieces.  If it is higher it maynot fit in a standared A-2 envelope.

7.  Here are the measurements for the DSP to finish the card.

            2 strips 1-1/8" x 4"

            1 strip 3/4" x 2-3/4"

            1 strip  1-3/8" x 2-3/4"

            1 strip 1-5/8" x 2-3/4"

Hope this helps you make your own version of the card.  Be sure to send me a picture so I can see what you made!  Come back tomorrow and I will have another Center Stair Step card to share with you!

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Fun Fold Friday: One from the Drawer

I have a drawer of samples and patterns in my stamp room and when I need some inspiration I can usually find something in there.  This fold was from a card I received a long time ago from Jennifer.  I met Jennifer at one of the first Stampin' Up! events I ever attended.  I don't know what the official name is for this card so until I do I will call it the Jennifer. 

Fff finished card

Cut a piece of Summer Starfruit card stock 4-1/4" x 11" and score it at 5-1/2".  Mark the center of the front of the card with a pencil.   Using the Butterfly Collection Jumbo Wheel roll over the front of the card in Summer Starfruit ink

Fff cutting the front

Line up the lower right hand corner and the upper left hand corner of the card front on the cutting track of the Stampin' Trimmer.  Place the blade on the pencil mark you made and make a cut from the center of the card to the lower right hand corner of the card front.

Fff cutting the inside

Mark the center of the inside of the card with a pencil.  Line up the upper right hand corner and the lower left hand of the inside of the card on the cuttring track.  Place the blade on the pencil mark and cut from the center up to the upper right hand corner of the inside of the card.

Fff how to fold

This is how the card fits together.  The lower right of the inside of the card is now part of the front of the card.

Fff folded

Cut a banner using the Banner Framelits Die and emboss it using the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder.  Cut a butterfly using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die.  Punch out one butterfly using the Elegant Butterfly punch and one using the Bitty Butterfly punch.  

Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Elegant Eggplant card stock.  Cut it in half diagonally.  Cut  a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut it half diagonally.  Layer these two piece and then attach it to inside of the card in the lower right hand side.

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Fun Fold Friday the One Flap Easel Card

How's that for an awkward blog title?  Hopefully, the fun fold will make up for it!  

Fff flap easel

Fff flap easel front

1. Card Base:
4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Calypso Coral stock
4" x 5-1/4" Very Vanilla card stock.

2. Flap:
2-3/8" x 4-1/2" scored at 1/2", 2-1/2" Calypso Coral
2-1/4" x 3-7/8" Crisp Cantaloupe card stock
2-1/8" x 3-3/4" Shimmery White card stock.

3. Stamp the flower from the Simply Sketched hostess set on to the Shimmery White card stock in Black Stazon.  Color using an Aqua Painter.   Layer onto  the Crisp Cantaloupe card stock.  Tie a bow using  Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon.  

4. Stamp the sentiment from the Million and One set onto the right side of the Very Vanilla card stock using Black Stazon ink.  Make sure that there is enough room for your flap. Place adhesive on the back of the 1/2" Calypso Coral tab and attach it  to the back of the Very Vanilla piece.  Layer the flower on the Calypso Coral strip, be sure to only apply adhesive to the portion below the score line.  

5. Cut out butterflies using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and position as shown.  

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Hope you enjoyed this Fun Fold Friday!  

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Since You Asked: More on Pocket Cards

Thought I would start another feature here on As the Ink Dries called "Since You Asked".  I get emails and comments asking how I made something and here's where I will try and answer your questions.   Today we have more on the Pocket Card  I shared here.

I am using another of the papers from the Sweet Sorbet DSP, which I think is just a gorgeous set of papers and highly recommend it as one of your Sale-A-Bration choices.  This is the card we will be making.

  Pocket card tutorial finished

Here are the supplies I will be using. 

1. Cut a 4" x 9" piece of DSP. Score at 4-1/4", 8-1/2".

Pocket tutorial DSP

2.  Turn the DSP so the pattern you want to be on the inside of the pocket is facing you.  Fold the 1/2" tab so it is facing you.  Run SNAIL adhesive along the tab.  Run SNAIL adhesive along the bottom edge of the pocket from the edge of the tab to the fold. Seal up the pocket.

Pocket tutorial pocket adhesive

3.   Cut a piece of coordinating DSP and Basic Black card stock 2" x 4-1/4".  Place the Adorning Accents Edgelit as shown in the picture below and run through the Big Shot.  I was able to cut both of them at the same time.   Hmmm, maybe it is time for some new cutting plates.

Pocket card edgelit

4.  Layer the cut pieces as shown below and attach it to the front of the pocket.  The top of the edge should not be higher than 4-3/4" .  You can change the height of this depending on how much you want the inner card to show.

Pocket tuorial pocket with edgelit
Don't worry I will hide this crooked edge  with some ribbon.

5. Stamp the flower in Crisp Cantaloupe ink  and stamp the sentiment in Black ink.  Punch out using the 1-3/4" circle punch.  Cut a circle using the Circles Collection Framelits out of a coordinating piece of DSP.  Cut out the doily in Basic Black card stock and layer.   Wrap the White Organza ribbon around the seam and attach the doily.

6.  Cut a piece of Basic Black card stock 4-1/8" x 5" and a Whisper White piece 3-7/8" x 4-3/4.  Layer the white onto the Basic Black piece.  Punch out 3 flowers using coordinating DSP and attach it as shown below.  

Pocket tutorial card out

I hope this will help you make your own pocket cards.  They are fun to make and you can change up how they look by using different edgelits, DSP, punches, dies, you get the idea. Hope you get some time today to stamp.  If you need any supplies to make your own pocket cards you can shop on my online store.  I would be happy to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.