Brrr! We were spoiled with a few extra days of nice temps but now it has gotten cooler. I am not especially fond of the cold but today I have a card to help warm someone up.
I recently purchased the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Notcher which compliments their Envelope Punch Board. And I wanted to use it for a Make & Take for some dear friends who came to visit at my friends Lisa & Lou Ann’s store. But I thought it would be fun to notch something else besides an envelope… because we can all read & follow the directions on the package, right? lol. But when I did a quick search, I soon realized that there aren’t any tutorials using this tool for projects other than making a notched envelope…or maybe I’m not looking in the right place??
Anyway, I first decided to create a tri-fold card so I figured out the measurements for cutting and scoring. Then I changed it up a bit and turned my tri-fold into a pocket card… so you can tuck in whatever you wish. Mine has a hot cocoa packet. And I used my Snowman Soup stamp set by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. 🙂
And here it is open…with hot cocoa inside…
My snowman was paper pieced (still one of my fave techniques!). A marker was used on his scarf though.
To create the Tri-fold card base, I started with a 5 1/2″ x 10 1/4″ piece of cardstock. Using my Scor-Pal, I scored the length at 3″ and 7 1/4″. (Or you can just score each end at 3″) Crease scored lines.
Next, centering the Envelope Notcher in the middle section both horizontally and vertically, fold and punch each end (the top and the bottom).
Then staple, tape or glue each side of the pocket and decorate your card as desired. The snowflake border was diecut from white cardstock using the Sizzix Decorative Strip Die – Holly, Beaded & Snowflake Garland. I dotted this with a little Stickles.
Here’s a quick video with a few hints on using the envelope notcher and making this project…
Hope this helps you have a little more fun with this cool tool!
stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Snowman Soup; paper- white, red, ?dsp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Copics, Sizzix Decorative Strip Die – Holly, Beaded & Snowflake Garland, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Notcher.