S&S Sketch Challenge #6 with Heart Doily Pocket Tutorial

This week's sketch is provided by Velda. She recently taught a class for seniors, they made a bunch of these and she sent along the tutorial she made for them. Thank you, Velda, for the beautiful sketch, instructions and the sample card!




Tip: Cut the accent paper for the rectangles to 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 first, then in half. Space them 1/4 inch apart on the card.

Option: You can make this style card for any occasion. Just change the color of paper or use patterned paper. Add a message to suite the occasion. You can use a 2inch square of cardstock or the doily folded into a pocket to hold a sentiment.

Option 2: You can also fold cardstock so edges meet in the center front. This is called a gate-fold card. To do this, score and fold at 2-1/8 from each side. Attach the center embellishment to only the left side of the front so it can be opened.

You want to know how to make that sweet little pocket for the sentiment, don't you? How about a quick tutorial! Velda secured permission to repost this heart pocket tutorial below from Debra—here's a link to the original tutorial. Though we're past Valentine's Day here at OWH, this is great for a love card with a 'secret message' inside!

An extra tip from Velda:  This year a lot of the heart doilies are 3 1/2" instead of 4".  They will work, but not as well.  I bought mine at Michaels in the Valentine Day food section - special display for the holiday. [Who knows, they may be on sale now too!] If you have a diecutter that can make a 4" heart, that will work too, with thin enough paper.

With wrong side of doily facing, turn doily upside down.

Fold up doily one-third of the way (from bottom) as shown.

Fold left side of doily to center as shown and press to flatten. 


Fold right side of doily to center as shown and press to flatten. Your doily envelope is now complete. Place a dab of glue under each edge of sides where they meet at the center.







To play along, just upload a project using this week's sketch to your online blog or gallery then leave a direct link to your project in the Mister Linky widget at the bottom of this post.

You can use this sketch at any time. When a NEW challenge is posted next Sunday, we'll also include photos of the cards that used this sketch before then. Feel free to re-post the sketch on your blog along with your card… then come back and leave a link for us so we may all see your cards!

If you'd like to create a sketch and sample card to be featured in an upcoming sketch challenge, please send an email to Karen and you are on your way!  Keep in mind that the sketch you will create is just a rough draft, we don't expect it to be formated the same as the ones posted here on the blog.  Karen will work with you to create a rough draft in word, excel or even just draw it on paper and scan or take a photo of it.  From there Sandy will work her magic and re-create the sketch in her photo editing software and format it to look the same as the ones posted here on the blog.  So really all you need is your creativity and to make a card! 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you join in the fun!


Caryl P  – (February 28, 2010 at 5:58 AM)  

Love the tutorial on making that sweet pocket! I'm definitely going to use that for some Valentines to stick away for next year. Can't wait to play with the sketch!

Kas  – (March 1, 2010 at 9:20 AM)  

Got mine up!! Great sketch!

Darlene Plotinski  – (March 1, 2010 at 4:31 PM)  

I really enjoyed working with this sketch! Thanks Velda :-)

Our Little Inspirations  – (March 2, 2010 at 6:32 AM)  

TFS the great tutorial and sketch this week Velda! I had fun playing along and I just LOVE that tiny doily envelope on your card!! Too cute!!

Caro  – (March 4, 2010 at 2:56 PM)  

Everytime I click on the title of my post for this sketch on my blog, it links Stars & Stamps.. never happened before so apologize for the confusion.. I don't know how to "undo" me

Caro  – (March 4, 2010 at 3:26 PM)  

Now it's right.. I had linked the S&S site to my title in my blog.. this is so new to me... patience...

Seongsook Duncan  – (March 7, 2010 at 7:34 AM)  

Oh, my! Sandy,
I made my card a week ago and posted it on my blog but didn't realize that I missed to link it to this post.
Thanks for the greast challenge!

PaulaM  – (March 25, 2010 at 8:56 AM)  

Another Sketch challenge completed. am working on the others - so this one is getting posted several weeks AFTER the fact!

Andrea  – (April 6, 2011 at 10:29 PM)  

so cool. i never would have expected it to come out looking so nice. too bad those doilies aren't acid free or i would so put them all over my scrap books! love, andrea

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