Mini Pocket Card with the Ornate Garden Paper

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper.

Now, this mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden paper is one of my three May/June 2020 Club and Free Card Kit projects. This month I prepared 80 kits! About half of these were mailed to club members since we couldn’t meet in person this month. The other half will be sent to people who earn kits through my Free Card Kit program. That meant A LOT of punching and scoring. Plus, this is just one of three projects! I’ve been a busy bee!!!

One thing that makes this design especially fun is that I’ve made card variations that show off several of the different patterns of designer paper in the Ornate Garden Specialty Paper pack. Each card includes a different combination of designer paper patterns and ribbons that coordinate. Here’s a look at all these beautiful patterns.

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Here are four of the card variations I made but you’ll find even more later in this post.

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

This card is a bit of a fun fold. The Early Espresso card base measures 4-¼” x 9-¾” and is scored at 5-½”. The pocket that sits on the front of the card measures 3″ x 6″ and it’s folded in half. An opening is created for the tag to slip into using the Classic Label punch. Assembly details are in my video later in this post.

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

The two punched Daisies are attached with two glue dots layered on top of one another so there’d be a tiny bit more separation between the two flowers. The petals were curled and shaped using a bone folder.

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

This next version is my favorite one. I love both of these designer paper patterns. For this card, I decided to use a Whisper White piece for the sentiment since there are white elements in the designer paper. I always try to get a balance in my colors when I choose each element.

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

As you may have noticed, the ribbons used on this card are different from the first card. It was really fun to mix up the ribbons in these designs. The old olive ribbon on this card and the calypso coral on the previous card come as a combination pack and are part of the Ornate Garden product suite.

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

For this next card, all I’ve changed is the designer paper patterns used. Everything else is exactly the same as on the previous card. Isn’t it fun to see how the look of the card changes so much with these different papers?

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

I do love these daisy patterns!

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

For this next card, I’m actually using the same designer paper pieces for the small front panel but the opposite side of the paper is showing.

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

This alternate side has embossed gold elements that shine as you can see here. It makes for a simpler, less busy design which I also like.

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

So far, I’ve used five of the twelve designer paper patterns. The background piece here is the sixth pattern and the focal piece is simply a colored version of the pattern from the previous card.

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

Mint Macaron was used for the Tag on this one and it’s paired with ribbons like in the first card. the biggest difference is of course the fact that the designer paper is colored. I used a variety of Blends Alcohol Markers to color this little piece of designer paper transforming it into something that looks completely different! So fun right?! My video ahead includes the details of how I colored this piece.

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

Do these designer papers look familiar? I used both of them on previously shared cards!

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

Some of the flowers on the small piece of designer paper here started as white or off white. I colored them using my light and dark calypso coral blends alcohol markers. I love this variation!

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

Here’s the card shared earlier with the white and off-white flowers so you can compare.

Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Almost every pattern of this gorgeous paper is used!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden paper. I’m sure you can tell I had a blast playing with these designs. For all the coloring and assembly details make sure to check out my video tutorial at the end of this post. You’ll also find the project dimensions and a complete supply list there too.

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Happy Crafting!

Melissa :-)


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Project Dimensions:

  • Card Body: 4-1/4″ x 9-3/4″ scored @ 5-1/2″
  • Large Designer Paper Panel: 4″ x 4″
  • Early Espresso Pocket Piece: 3″ x 6″ scored @ 3″
  • Tag in Old Olive or Mint Macaron: 2″ x 3″
  • Small Designer Paper Panel: 2″ x 2-3/4″
  • Sentiment Piece -White, Old Olive or Mint Macaron: 3/8″ x 1-1/4″
  • Whisper White Inside Layer: 4″ x 4″

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