Raspberry Bouquet

Hello! Just in case you were wondering, I really haven’t forgotten how to do a standard A2 card. I know I’ve been sharing a lot of square cards lately so thought I’d pull out one that I did at the tail end of all my valentines. If you remember I was bit enamored of the Raspberry Tart paper…may have mentioned that I really liked it a time or two? Okay, yes, several times. Anywhoo… I thought I would try another of those flip and fold cards where you get to see both sides of the same piece of designer paper, (See Daniel’s Valentine ) and you get a couple extra pockets on your card at the same time. The pockets hold a gift card quite nicely, or even just a little extra love note for your recipient. I started with a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch pieces of Rose Red, a 5-3/8 x 4-1/8 piece of Kiwi Kiss, and 8 x 10-1/2 piece of Raspberry Tart paper. The designer paper is scored it at 4 and 5-1/4 the length and width of the paper. Next, to make the card and all the pockets, follow the directions below:
With the paper in front of you vertically, cut along the right-hand 5-1/4 score line just to the center score line.
Fold the TOP LEFT corner of the paper down toward you at a right angle. The top edge of the paper should run flush with the center score line.
  1. Make two small pencil marks on the BOTTOM LEFT corner at 2 inches on both the left edge up from the corner and the bottom edge to the right of the corner. Fold the BOTTOM LEFT corner of the paper UNDER at these marks.
  2. Fold the bottom half of the paper up along the middle horizontal score line.
  3. Fold the right two flaps toward the left and then turn the paper over. You should now have two staggered pockets on the front of your card.
    You can use adhesive along the inside under the pocket layers to hold things in place.
  4. Since Designer Paper isn't quite as sturdy as cardstock, it's a good idea to mount your finished card on a piece of cardstock. Mine is a standard quarter sheet (4-1/4 x 5-1/2 in)
    Note the inside flap should be adhered to the pockets and the back flap should be left free. This becomes the inside layer of the card that is adhered to the Kiwi Kiss piece and then to the Rose Red piece.

The rest of the card is pretty self explanatory. I punched a bunch of flowers and leaves using the different sized punches from a mix of cardstock and designer paper and connected them in the center with some snappy pink and green brads I had from American Crafts. They're mounted to the card with glue dots and dimensionals. The tag is cut with a Sizzix BigZ die and layered with a slightly smaller piece of white for my greeting. I finished it off with a little bit of ribbon, a flower and a small flower brad.

Stamps: Anna Griffin - Wishing You

Ink: Rose Red

Paper: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DSP

Accessories: American Crafts brads, McGill 6 petal flower punch, 5 petal punch, Making Memories mini flower brads, BigZ Petal & Stem die, BigZ Tags die, kiwi/vanilla satin ribbon, dimensionals, glue dots

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