Happy Spring, everyone! Here’s a little Slice project that I think you might enjoy. For invitations that are hand delivered, I sometimes like to skip the standard white envelope and make a pretty pocket for the invitation instead. For this simple Spring-themed invitation, I’ll show you how to create a pocket and add a window to it using the Slice.
First, place the Slice at the center of a 12x12 sheet of cardstock about 1 ½” to 2” from the bottom. Don’t forget to place the glass mat underneath first then Slice the figure of your choice. I Sliced a 3 1/2" rabbit.
After Slicing, place your invitation underneath the negative space and with a pencil, mark about 1/8” to the left and right of the invitation. Draw the lines long enough so they are each 1” tall. Note: if your invitation will be thick because of embellishment, mark 1/4" on each side instead of 1/8” for a larger pocket.
Now lay your invitation on top of the negative space, centered between and slightly above the markings as seen in the photo. With your pencil, mark where you want the top of your pocket. I marked and cut mine so that once it’s done, the invitation will stick out of the top.
Set aside the invitation and fold the left and right sides in – right where you marked. Unfold the sides then fold the bottom next, folding up 1”. With your scissors cut out the bottom left and right corners, cutting right along the folds.
Along the top, punch a half circle then trace the half circle on a strip of cardstock and punch again. I used a 1 1/2" circle punch but other sizes work well too. Adhere the strip to the top. As an option, fold the pocket closed and round the bottom corners on the bottom flap.
Adhere one flap on top of the other to close the back. I trimmed the left flap first but you don’t have to. After adhering the side flaps, adhere the bottom flap up.
Add mini pebble brads and/or any other embellishments you like. For this invitation, I used patterned papers and felt stickers from the very pretty Making Memories’ Flutter collection. Well that’s it – have fun making your springtime invitations and pockets!