Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Courage” Pocket Card and Bookmark

by Anne Harada

“Courage” Pocket Card and Bookmark


  • Paper and Cardstock
  • Inks and Embossing Powders
  • Embellishments
    • Jumbo paperclip from an office supply store
    • Creative Impressions Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon and Hearts brads     ( CR-BR-90676   $4.99)
    • Creative Impressions Printed Soft Pink Organza Ribbon     ( CR-ORG4-Spnk   $0.30/yard)
    • Primas Sprites, Pink     ( PRI-SP-516383   $4.99)
    • Bazzill Chips Shapes     ( BAZ-CH-shapes   $3.99)
  • Tools
  • Adhesives


Pocket Card:
  • Fold an 11” x 4” piece of white cardstock in half to create a 4” x 5-1/2” card base.
    While folded, round the corners of the card.

  • Using the Nestibilities Label 4 dies, cut out a suede and Taffy label.
    Layer together then cut in half.
    You will only use one of the halves of this piece for this project.

  • Fold the Taffy card base in half.
    Score one of the long ends of the Taffy base card stock at about 1” and fold inward.
    Adhere it down.

  • With the card folded, round the corners.

  • Open the card base again and then adhere a 5-1/4” x 3-3/4” rectangle of the Hearts and Flowers DP to line the inside of the card base.

  • Add strong adhesive to the sides of the card base next to the lining.
    Fold in half to seal the sides and create the pocket.

  • Stamp monochromatic flower images on the front of the card base using Crimson ink.

  • Align the cut side of the suede label half (Step #2) with the folded edge of the card base (this is the front of your pocket card).
    Adhere it to your Taffy base.

  • Stamp the word “Courage” with white pigment ink onto suede piece.
    Add sentiment using computer or stamp as shown in sample. Cut scrap pieces of ribbon and add glue to ends.
    Position under the sentiment layer.

  • Embellish the card with Prima flowers, Breast Cancer Awareness brads and pink ribbon. 

Book Mark:

  • Layer 5 pink Prima flowers in graduating sizes.
    Bind together using Breast Cancer Awareness brad through the center of the flower.

  • Glue a 1” chipboard circle to the end of a jumbo paper clip using strong tacky glue.
    When dry, glue the 5-layer prima flower you created to the front of the jumbo paper clip centering over the chipboard piece.

  • Punch a 1” circle of scrap pink patterned paper.
    Glue to the circle chipboard back.

Let flower bookmark dry completely before inserting into pocket card.


  1. Anne. This is a lovely card in all ways ~ design and thoughtfulness.

  2. it's beautiful

    j'aime beaucoup = bravo