Happy Thoughts and Paper Blooms

This darling pull-out card is easy to make and joyful to send. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) was free, and the stamp set is so incredibly useful for all occasions! Here is a snapshot of all the card elements. Once you’ve done the prep, the card practically makes itself.

Supplies needed to make this card

Step 1. Cut card base at 4 1/4″ x 11″. (Seaside Spray shown here).

Step 2. Use your Scoring Board or Trimmer to score on the long side at 3 1/4″ and 8 3/4″.

Score at the 3 1/4″ mark on the long side to create pocket
Score at the 8 3/4″ mark on the long side to create top flap

Step 3. Fold the bottom flap up (the longer one), and create a pocket using Tear-n-Tape.

Adhere Tear-n-Tape on inside edges
Peel off Tear-n-Tape
Create pocket

Step 4. Play around with the patterns and colors until you get an arrangement that is pleasing to your eye. Cut remaining Card Stock and DSP.

  • DSP for bottom flap – 4″ x 3″
  • DSP for top flap – 4″ x 2″
  • DSP for front panel – 4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Card stock for front panel – 4 1/4″ x 3″
  • Card stock to create pocket card – 4 1/2″ x 3″
  • Whisper White card stock for pocket card – 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″

Step 5. Use Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss to die-cut label from Whisper White. I used the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes dies.

Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss

Step 6. Assemble layers. Wrap twine or ribbon around front panel before adhering.

Tie twine or ribbon before adhering
Add glue to top of label, and adhere panel to top flap
Place front panel on top flap

Step 7. Stamp sentiment on label in matching ink color and adhere to card front with dimensionals.

Stamp sentiment
Place dimensionals

Step 8. Add matching pearls onto sentiment label. On some of the cards, I colored my pearls with a Blends marker that matched the color of the card stock base.

Adhere pearls with Take-Your-Pick Tool

Step 9. Assemble inside pull-out card, adding ribbon and a sentiment for a nice and final touch.

Here is the final completed card:

Finished card
Inside of card

Here are a few alternative designs done with this same sketch.

Card front
Pull-out card

This sketch is a great way to feature that beautiful DSP in your collection. Here is another card using the same measurements, and created with the Hydrangea DSP.

Cards for customers and team

I’ll be doing a Facebook LIVE this Friday showing how to make this card!

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