This week I decided to do a fun card to fit the brief fo "Something for the Boys". I had a rake through my Woodware stamps and found this set that Francoise designed called "Jungle Pals".
This is a great set for boys and girls. I often make a Criss Cross card for my nieces and nephews as it's a nice way to tuck in a gift card or some money.To make the basic pocket, cut a 12 x 12 sheet of card in half. Score both down the middle as if you are making a 6" card blank. On one cut from the top centre to the bottom right corner (so you have a 6 in square with a triangle attached). On the second piece cut from top centre to bottom left. Stick one square on top of the other and fold in the two flaps. Run a line of DS tape along the bottom edge of both the flaps and stick down.
Then cut a strip of card to form the wrap around band and you are ready to decorate.
If any one is interested in more details, then I could do it as a tutorial.
The insert is where you can write your message.
It's nice too to make a matching bookmark, which can also get tucked into the pocket.
I did this idea in a Christmas workshopwhich seemed quite popular.
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When you see this post appear I will be on my way to Ireland to see my Dad and sister. My sister Michelle loves crafting too so I am making up a goody box to take over. There aren't so many craft shops where she lives so she is alway happy to get a few new things to play with.Siobhan