This was a card we made at my Pocket Silhouettes class on Valentines day, it is a lovely card the design of which has been around for a very long time. The secret panel is hidden inside.

This is my version, simple as always “I don’t do difficult !”  this is the standard saying in my classes………..

We often make challenging cards but never “difficult” ones!





Secret panel card

5 ¾ ” x 8 ” Close to Cocoa Card
4″ x 5 ¾ ” Bashful Blue Card (2)
1″ x 5 ¾ ” Chocolate Chip Textured Card (3)
1 ¾ ” x 2 ¼ ” Close to Cocoa Card
1 7/8″ x 5 ¾ ” Bashful Blue designer paper (2)
Fast Flowers Wheel and Chocolate Chip ink
Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa ink
Pocket Silhouettes Stamp set
Variety of Sentiment Stamps

1. Take the large piece of Close to Cocoa cardstock and score at 2”, 4”, 6” from the short edge. Crease and fold over each score mark using a bone folder, a mountain fold on the centre line and 2 valley folds either side. This will give you a ‘W’ shape.
2. Fold this piece in half along the 4” score line and cut 2 slits from the centre to the 2” and 6” lines approx 1 7/8” from the top and the bottom. This will give you 3 even sized sections.
3. Open it out so it is a ‘W’ again, start on the left side of the centre portion with the slits you cut. You are going to weave the one piece of the patterned paper, starting by going OVER the top left rectangle, then under, then over. Slide it all the way to the left. Now take the other piece of patterned paper: Weave starting UNDER the top rectangle, over and then under.
4. Turn this piece over giving you an ‘M’ shape and attach the two 4” x 5 ¾” pieces of Bashful Blue card to make the front and back of the card, placing one long edge against the 2” fold and the other along the 6” fold line.
5. Turn the card over to the ‘W’ shape and attach 2 pieces of textured Chocolate Chip card to cover over the join lines and decorate the inside Bashful Blue card with the Fast Flowers Wheel.
6. Turn the card over again ‘M’ shape and decide which is the front of the card, run the wheel along the right hand edge, stamp an image onto the small piece of Close to Cocoa Cardstock and attach to the front using the Textured Chocolate Chip card to secure it.
7. Turn the card over so the folded piece looks like a ‘W’ and decorate the inside with images and sentiments.
8. Pinch the two points of the ‘W’ together. Now it looks like an upside down T. When you do this, you’ll see the centre starting to separate from the top and bottom layers. Put one hand on the centre section and the other on the top and bottom sections and pry the layers apart. It now looks like a ‘K’, decorate these pieces.
9. When you want to switch back to the inside of the card, pull gently on the front and back pieces of the K and reveal the inside.

Happy Stampin’


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