Saturday, June 30, 2007
I'm in a pocket card swap and this is what I came up with the evening. This was a lot of fun to make. I cut a wavy piece from the front of a 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 card front (leaving the back of the card untouched). I took the wavy piece that was just cut and flipped it upside-down and placed it at the bottom of my card. This gave me two 'pockets'. I chose to sew along the sides and bottom of my card. A red-line or double stick tape would also work for this part. I added paper to the first pocket so it would stand out a little. The pocket itself is quick and easy to make. All that's left is to decorate it.
I wanted to share how I embellished the large tag. I die cut my large tag with a Sizzix die and then I laid my patterned paper right side up on top of the tag. I turned the tag upside down (so that I would have the edge of the tag to follow) and sewed around the edges of the tag twice; leaving about a 1/4" in between stitch lines. Next, I turned the tag over and ripped away the paper, leaving only the paper between the stitched lines. Be sure to click on the images to get a closer look. Thanks for looking!
Brown textured cardstock
Sizzix dies for tags and large flower
Small flowers, Ellison Thin Cuts die
Patterned Paper from Rustic Chic paper pad by The Angel Company
ribbon and brads
sewing machine and brown thread
Word stamps from The Angel Company
QuicKutz word frame die