Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fun DSP Card/Treat Pouch

This super easy and fun Card Pouch was one of the projects we did recently at a class.  It's created using the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper found in the Annual Catalog on page 184.
I love this paper for lots of reasons, but it's fun to touch.  As paper crafters we can all appreciate paper that is 'fun to touch' right?!  It's thinner than our regular DSP and almost has a feel like an old book's pages would.  Love to work with this paper!
This card/treat pouch doubles as both a fancy envelope and fun package.  It's fits a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" or A2 size card perfectly, but also would accommodate some chocolates, cookies or gift card!  

Decorate the outside of the pouch any way you want.  I chose a lovey theme because the card I wanted to put in it was an anniversary card.  You could easily adapt this project to anything you need though.  Birthdays, Graduation, Baby, Wedding...you name it.

To create the pouch you will need a piece of DSP that measures 6" X 12"  No matter what paper or cardstock you choose, be sure the pattern of the paper is going in the correct direction.  You don't want upside down hearts or words. 

With your DSP in landscape orientation (the 12" side at the top, score it at 2 3/4" and 8 1/2".
With your paper in portrait orientation (the 6" side at the top) score at 1".  Be sure to score along the bottom of your paper, what will make the bottom of your bag.  

Once all your score lines are burnished, trim up the lines at the bottom of your bag to the score line.  You want to remove the smaller strips on either side leaving the longer one in the middle.  Then trim a triangle off each side of the strip in the middle that remains.  It just looks nicer when assembled this way.

Adhere the two sides together before bringing up the bottom flap.  You will notice that if you overlap one side or the other you will have two looks.  One has the bag's seam towards one side and the other puts the seam closer to the middle.  The preference is yours but I prefer the middle seam.
Now adhere the bottom flap to the back of your pouch and you are done! 
Decorate it anyway you like!

Watch the video below if you're a visual learner like I am:

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