Friday, February 6, 2015

How to Make a Valentine Tea/Chocolate Holder Card Tutorial 02/06/2015

How to Make a Valentine Tea/Chocolate Holder Card Tutorial

Supplies needed:
Card Stock in 2 colors-Recollections red and pink
Designer Paper- Recollections- Valentine prints
Score Tape, ATG runner
Scissors, ruler, white pencil
Paper Trimmer, Corner rounder
Score Board and Bone Folder
Ribbon- Offray- pink, American Ribbon Company- white
Teabags and or Chirardelli Chocolate squares
Digis- Robyn's Fetish "Valentine Kids"

Other Supplies needed:
pop dots, glue dots
lace- Really Reasonable Ribbon and Prima 
border punch- Martha Stewart -Scroll Heart
Wild Orchid Flowers- cherry blossom, rose, rose bud, chrysanthemum, leaves
dies- Spellbinders Labels Eight,Labels Four, Grommet Tags Darice Nesting Rectangles 
gems- Bo Bunny
Copics or other medium
Red stardust Gelly Roll Pen

Gather your supplies and set up your work station. 

Cut the red card stock as follows -  1 piece at 7" x 8 1/2", and 3 pieces at 4" x 6 1/4".

Cut the pink card stock as follows - 4 pieces at 3 7/8" x 6 7/8", and 3 pieces at 2 7/8" x 2 5/8".

Cut the Designer paper as follows - 4 pieces at 3 5/8" x 6 5/8" and 3 pieces at 2 3/4" x 2 1/2".

Place the red piece of card stock measuring 7" x 8 1/2" on your scoreboard with the longest edge at the top.  Score on the 4" line and then on the 4 1/2" line.

Fold the score lines to create a book shape. Crease both score lines with the bone folder.

This is how it will look opened up. Set this piece aside for now.

Score your 4 red pieces of card stock measuring 4" x 6 1/4" with the long side at the top on the 3 1/2" line. 

Now turn your pieces so the short side is at the top. Score at 1/2" and 3 1/2" score lines. 

Fold along the score lines on the 2 outer edges and then the middle score line going across. Crease all folds with the bone folder to get a crisp fold.

This is how it should look opened up.

Cut a small V at the 3 1/2" middle fold as shown on both sides.

Note: Make sure you do this or the folded pocket will be too thick in this area and not fold neatly.

Using the corner rounder,  round off the points of the 4 outside edges.

Place Score tape on the shorter sides of the pocket as shown. The other side is about 1/2" longer.

Remove the score tape on both sides. 

I am holding this up so you can see clearly what I am doing. Fold over the flaps on the side that does not have adhesive on it. 

Fold this over onto the section that has the adhesive as shown keeping the flaps folded as you do so.

Fold over the one flap with the score tape and press into place.

Now fold over the other side as shown in the photo. This is the back side of your pocket.

This is how your pocket should look. Now do the other 2 pockets. 

Add adhesive to the back of the smallest squares of the designer- (print paper). 

Line this up on the smaller pieces of pink card stock so that equal amounts of pink show around the designer paper.

Add adhesive to the back of the pink card stock .

Place it on the front of your pocket as shown.

Do all three pockets. This is how they should look. Set aside your pockets for now. 

Add adhesive to the back of the larger designer papers. 

Place the designer paper onto the larger pink card stock pieces. Try to line it up so you have an even border of pink around the designer paper.

You should have 4 panels that look like this. 

Place adhesive on the back of 2 of the pink card stock panels. Hold the largest red piece up so that the fold is at a right angle. This will help you see better where to place the panel inside the card.

Now do the other side, of the inside, the same way. 

The inside should look like this now. 

Turn over the card base. Place a white pencil mark every so often at 3 1/2" all across the card. Make sure you have one in the center and on both edges of the card. 

Note: white will not show through the ribbon. 

Add a strip of adhesive all along the line from edge to edge of the card with the white lines right in the center of the adhesive.

Cut a piece of ribbon at 23 inches. Fold the ribbon in half so you know where the center is Place the folded section onto the center of the card as shown. press down to hold in place. 

Fold the card closed, placing the bottom ribbon where it won't get onto the adhesive. I looped it over my hand out of the way. Place the top part of the ribbon onto the adhesive, lining it up with the adhesive. 

Press the ribbon into place to secure it by placing one hand inside and using your thumb to press the ribbon.

Turn your card over and make sure the ribbon lines up with the other end before pressing into place. Then press to secure it into place. 

This photo is to show you that there is slack in the ribbon at the folds. This is what you want. It needs the slack in order to open and close properly when finished.

Add adhesive to the back of the other 2 panels. Place onto the outside of the card base right over the ribbon. Make sure your design is going in the same direction as the ones inside your card.

This is how the outside should look now.

Place score tape on the back of your pockets. Open your card base up placing the ribbons out of your way.

Remove the backing of the adhesive and place the first pocket on the right hand side facing you about 3/16" from the top of the designer paper as shown.

Remove the adhesive on the 2nd pocket. Place it about 1/2" below the top of the designer paper on the first pocket as shown. 

I am turning the card so you can see what I did better. 

Remove the adhesive from the last pocket. Place it so that there is 3/16" below the pocket of the designer paper.

This is how your card should look. You are now ready to decorate it. 

I printed off my digis "Valentine Kids" and some sentiments I typed up. I was not sure which I would use so I am showing them all. I then used a die to cut out 2 of the digis and the sentiments. The digis are colored with Copics.

This is a photo showing the inside of the 2 cards I made with a tag for each in front of its card. I have added candy to the bottom and top pocket and a tea bag to the center one on each card. 
I also made a short longer pocket and added on the other side to add the tags to for giving.

This photo shows the tags in their pockets.

This photo shows the outside of the cards. I pop dotted the images. I attached the flowers with memory glue dots. Then adhered the sentiments and added gems to them.  Tied the ribbon into bows on the sides. 

Thanks for dropping by. I sure hope you enjoyed our crafting time together. These make great Valentine gifts to give and you can change the theme and papers for any occasion throughout the year. Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Where I first saw this technique.

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Robyn's Fetish Digital Store


Marilyn said...


Jm monroe said...

Great tutorial lots of work but a darling project

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! Love this, Edwina! thanks for a great tut! xxD

Lynne said...

Phenomenal tutorial!!!! Great project and something I need to make for my grandbabies!!!!!
Much love, hugs, and friendship