Why Are Pockets So Much Fun?

Lately I have had a thing for pockets. I can’t figure out what it is but there is something so great about having a pocket and a tag to go in the pocket on a card. Maybe it’s because the card then becomes interactive by having to pull something out.

I made two cards for some friends of mine recently. I’ve been in a card making mood. Now I have to give credit where credit is due. I didn’t come up with this card all on my own. Pinterest is my friend and when I saw this card I just knew I had to make it. You can find the directions on how to make this card here and you can follow me on Pinterest here. That way you can stay up to date about all the cool and fun things I find on Pinterest.

Now I have to say I don’t have the stampin up score board but I do have a Martha Stewart one and an envelope punch board which is what I used to get my score lines.

If you can believe it this card was made from one piece of 8.5×11 piece of paper. I scored the paper at 4.25 down the long side.

pocket card tutorial

The next step was to flip the paper and score it at 5.5.

pocket card tutorial

The next step is where the envelope punch board came into play. I placed the paper the long way on the punch board by the 4.5 mark and made a diagonal score line. I then flipped the paper 180 degrees and placed the paper at 4.5 mark and scored again.

pocket card tutorial

After everything is all scored it is about folding the card. First you will fold the corners that you scored down and then you will fold the paper in half.

pocket card tutorial

Fold the paper in half and then fold the paper over just like you would fold a regular card. Your pockets are already there and just need a little tape at the edges to seal them shut.

pocket card tutorial

After that it was all about folding the paper and decorating the card. Now that the tutorial part is over, let me share with you the cards that I made and sent out to my friends. Both of my cards were made from Close To My Heart paper. The first card used the Skylark paper and embellishments and the second card was created with the Free To Be Me paper pack and the May stamp of the month!

I created the tags using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge and of course I had to distress them some. The Skylark tags were distressed with Lagoon ink and the Free To Be Me tags were distressed with Victorian Velvet.

 

There is a lot going on in the month of June over at Close To My Heart but I am really excited about the June stamp of the month. This stamp of the month is also compatible with the Art Philosophy cartridge, which means that all these images can be cut with your Cricut and then stamped. You can get this stamp set for only $5 with any order that total $50  in the month of June.

Do you enjoy making cards? Do you think you will give this one a try?

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Stamping Tutorial

Hey there so I came across this great video from Simon Says Stamp Simon Says Stamp on YouTube the other day about stamping with dye inks. If you don’t know about Simon Says Stamp Simon Says Stamp they are great online store that you can get great product for at a great price. I like to get my hands all inky and have a good ole time with my stamps but I am not a professional stamper and I am always looking to learn new things.

This video is just a quick video about different dye inks and the difference between them. It is a great video with some really informative information.

Do you use dye inks in your projects and if so what is your favorite one? Let us know in the comments :)


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Addicted to 3×3 Anything

Alright I have to admit that I am obsessed with 3×3 cards, envelopes and boxes. I have no idea why but I just find them easy to make and mini cards make people happy. I tend to give mini cards out to family or my kids when they least expect. Throw a little note in their lunch box or backpack.

I am working very hard on getting videos completed and posted for you. I am still learning the best way to create videos and it’s a learning process. I created a video tutorial on how to make a cute little 3×3 box for Valentines Day which believe it or not is right around the corner.

Are you working on any Valentines Day presents?


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