Want to make a personalized card that has double “oomph”? This pocket card may fit the bill for you. The outer “Pocket Envelope” has a cutout design in it, and the inner card a smaller decorative cutout to match the pocket theme. You can vary this theme to customize for your specific needs. This posting shows two examples of the card.
Both pockets are made from Glamma Natural Vellum, 53 lb. The inner card is made from Wausau Smooth Finish 65 lb. cover. They were cut out on a 24″ Maxx with a standard red cap blade from Accugraphics. Paper comes in many sizes. Larger sheets can let you cut multiple cards out at one time. This vellum comes in a 25″ x 38″ format, which is what was used here. One can easily cut multiples with this size so as not to continually load paper.
Recently my music loving, iPod addicted niece, a huge hockey fan of the LA Kings, graduated from high school. I designed a an iPod with her name on the screen, and the King’s logo on the iPod button (sort of looked like a big hockey puck to me!). The inner card had a musical note on the peep through pullout section.
Don’t be afraid to play and design. That’s the beauty of the software that comes with the KnK. Here is the same pocket card, with a different design. It’s a Thank You card, with “Thank You” on the outside pocket, and a decorative flower cutout on the internal card.
Want more info on how the pocket card was designed? Here’s a link to YouTube for a video tutorial that can guide you through the steps so you can design and make your own.
There are a couple of interesting techniques provided: score cuts vs. regular (through) cuts, node reduction and welding. Take a look and let me know what you think.