Oops... forgot my definition: wassail - means toast to someone's health
I don't know if this is the official name of this type of card, but I call them "HUG Cards" - can't say why exactly, but they remind me of a hug. I made my first card like this in January, and have been making many variations of them ever since because I think they are so versatile and they are perfect for gift cards.
This is how I made this card:
Cut 5" x 12" decorative paper
Score at 4" and 8"
Now you will notice that if you fold the sides in, you cannot see into the center of the card. So now we need to do a bit of cutting so we can get the HUG :-)
You want to cut a diagonal line beginning at the crease down to the corner
Do this on both sides
Now when you fold the card onto itself you have a hug
To make the Pocket Insert:
Cut 3-3/4" x 9" (just under 4" so that it slides in and out easier)
Border punched both ends
Score at 4" and fold up - the folded height is approx 5" so that it peaks above the base card
I punched a scallop in the middle of the shorter side(so you can see the gift card or tag)
Note: I used double sided paper so that there was a pattern on all the visible pieces)
I then took a coordinating paper and cut it at 3-3/4" x 3"
For this one, I adhered it to the inside of the shorter side so that it was visible when folded up and then punched a scallop in the same place. This way I didn't have to measure, and the coordinating paper created a contrast so that you could more easily see that something was back there.
I then decided what I was going to put into the pocket and glued the pocket so that the item fit.
You may wonder, how did I keep the pocket from sliding out of my card?
Well, I cut a scrap piece of cardstock, 3" x 3" and folded it in half
I glued one side to the bottom of the inside of my hug
This is then covered by the sides when they are folded in, and you slide the Pocket right in
The Scallop Flowers
I punched 6 scallops
Folded and bent them to create dimension
Snipped along either side of the scallop (see the detailed picture)
Put a brad in the center
I used the brads to adhere it to my card - but you don't have to, you can use a glue dot just as easily
I cut a 1" x 9" strip of coordinating paper
Take a Ribbon and tie it to the strip
Slide the pocket into the hug
Fold up the flap at the bottom of the hug so the Pocket doesn't slide out
Fold in the sides (arms) of the hug
Take your 1" wide strip, wrap it around the card and glue it to the back - make sure your ribbon is positioned in a nice place in the front of the card - you can move it around until you like it and then glue everything.
That's it! Would love to see what you do!
Note: I have included a template with dimensions, it is not drawn to scale, but shows the dimensions (click on it for a bigger picture)
Update - 5/25 - Link Parties:
Make It Monday #38 - Anything Goes - http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/
A Marvelous Mess #14 - http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/05/marvelous-mess-14-and-features.html
One Stop Craft Challenge - Texture - http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
Enjoy! Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco