Follow Your Heart | Valentine’s Pocket Card Tutorial
Hey, Fun friends! We’re excited to share a fun and festive Valentine project with you, from our recent Follow Your Heart event. We had such a good time sharing with you some new Valentine’s Day inspired products [Let’s be honest, though. These can be used for so much more than just Valentine’s Day!], fun stamps, dies and other pretty supplies you’ll be excited to use to bring paper to life. Let’s share a project you can create with just a handful of supplies, starting with one sheet of cardstock and the FSJ Scoring Board!
Isn’t that just too cute?! Imagine all of the ways you can fill those pockets. Photos, handmade coupons or love notes top our lists but you do what suits you and your recipient best. Let’s break it down step by step, shall we?
We love our Journey Scoring Board and Crease Tool, they are absolutely perfect for this project and are such high quality you won’t find yourself needing another!
When you use these two tools, make sure you give them a good solid score line, that way, you’ll have an easier time creasing the paper.
As you can see on this example we created for you, you’re going to score your piece of cardstock [we used Candy Apple] at the 3″, 6″ and 9″ marks. Then, you’ll rotate the paper 90 degrees and do the same thing again.
As you can see above, we’ll cut away part of the paper, a 3″x9″ section. You can fold your paper to get your good creases to make it easy to fold up for giving!
You can use the rounded side of your Crease Tool to help break down the fibers in the paper, making it easy to fold away!
Have you used our Corner Rounder? It’s so easy to use and you can also make notches in paper, too. That is what we used it for here on this project. We’ll simply create notches in the center of each section.
Now we can fold our paper in an accordion fold — you know the way, right? Back and forth!
Once we’re finished with all of the folding and attaching – you can do the FUN part, right? The printed paper [we trimmed ours to 2.75″x5.75″] goes in the back of each little pocket but each little detail is up to you! Of course, we wanted to add a little stamping so we added details and sentiments from our Love Arrow ATS and All The Feels stamp set. We also mixed in something a bit unexpected, bits and pieces from our Holiday Mix & Match Embellishment Pack. See? Not just for Christmas! We love the dimensional element from this set and how we can use the red embellishments on our Valentine’s Day project!
Are you so excited about this project? Do you think you’ll make some of these for the holiday? Why not send these in the place of cards? You can add sweet notes and your loved ones will definitely feel warm and fuzzy inside! Would you like to see more from our Follow Your Heart event? Check out this video and we’re sure you’ll be in the mood to create!
Supplies Used: Journey Scoring Board | Crease Tool | Candy Apple Cardstock | Corner Rounder | Follow Your Heart Prints Printed Paper | Love Arrow ATS | Whip Cream Cardstock | Candy Apple True Color Fusion Ink Pad | Cranberry Bliss True Color Fusion Ink Pad | Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad | Candy Apple Satin Ribbon | Fresh Sage Satin Ribbon | Fresh Sage Cardstock | Special Day Organza Ribbon | Retractable Craft Knife | Candy Apple Washi | Holiday Mix & Match Embellishment | Scalloped Circle Punch | Black Licorice Cardstock | Licorice Twist Twine | Whip Cream Thread | Tag Set Steel Rule Die | Border Essentials Die Set | Border Basics Die Set | Journey Days Stapler
I love the card. Thanks for the instructions. It’s great for any occasion.
I think I will try this out for holding bookmarks which I like to give as gifts.
I’m new to card making. Did you glue the long left rectangle and the seams? Is there a full live video?
Hi Pam! We didn’t glue the long piece, but you could if it seems like it needs it. Once the whole thing is assembled, the pockets stay pretty snug so they don’t need any adhesive. We just added a staple at the far right edge of the fold. You can find this tutorial on the video around the 1:22:00 mark. I hope that helps! 🙂