Pocket Card With the Two-Step Bird Punch

7 Apr

Anniversary/Wedding Card

Stamp set:  I Heart Hearts

Punches: Scallop Trim Border and Scallop Trim Corner, Extra large 2-Step Bird

Creating a Perfect Bordered Insert:

  1. Holding your corner punch upside down so you can see what you’re doing from the bottom, slip each corner of the square right to the corner of the cutting edge (the “v” shape).  Be careful not to go all the way into the punch, just feed it to the corners are lined up with the punch.
  2. Punch all 4 corners 1st.
  3. To punch the sides, line up just one corner.  Punch first one side and then slide your cardstock over and line up the opposite corner and punch the other side. As long as you line up your corners, you should come out fine each time.
  4. Stamp the saying using Orchid Opulence.

Creating the pocket card:

  1. Fold the card in half and then fold the top of the front of the card down approximately 1 3/8” from the top.
  2. Using the border punch, edge the flap.
  3. Punch the corners on the Old Olive CS and then run through the Big Shot using the Finial Press Embossing Folder.  The sandwich for this is:

Multi-purpose platform opened to tab 1

Clear cutting mat

Embossing folder with CS inside

Clear cutting mat

  1. Attach the Designer Paper to the flap with adhesive and glue embossed old olive piece onto the card and then fasten the flap using the gold brads and the 1/8” punch.
  2. Using the 2-step bird punch, punch out:  2 orchid birds, 2 white wings, and 2 olive branches.
  3. Use the Hearts stamp inked in Razzelberry to add pattern to the wings and stamp another heart on white.
  4. Cut out this heart and add to the card using dimensional
  5. Finish the card as shown.

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