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pocket within a pocket October 30, 2007

Filed under: my favorite things — mjalbright @ 11:28 am

I made this card for SCS My Favorite Things sketch challenge #3.  I know….I’m on this MFT kick, but I bought them and want to use them while the ideas are fresh:)….and I think they are cute! 

say charge - mftsc03               say charge - mftsc03 details

My mom asked me to make a card for her best friend, so this challenge worked out very well for the purpose.  I made the inside another pocket to hold a gift card. 

I used Say Charge stamp set from My Favorite Things.  Cutie Pie DSP was perfect for this due to all the colors and patterns to work with.  I incorporated the DSP into the main image by placing some on the shopping bags.  The dresses also coordinate with the DSP. 

The outer pocket dimensions are:  piece of Cutie Pie DSP 3-3/8″ x 6-3/4″ scored at 3-7/8″ and the shorter side will be the front.  You need to cut the shorter side at an angle (I just placed a ruler from the right corner to a desired spot, draw a line, and cut.  Placed a strip of So Saffron CS 1/2 thick with dry embossed circles and Blue rhinestone brads to the ends.  Sponged Purely Pomegranate ink to all the egdes.  The sentiment — I omitted the “Good” from the stamp and just stamped “Friends are Priceless” so it would fit.  I stamped the purse in So Saffron ink & the sentiment in Basic Black ink on Shimmery White CS.  Punched out with 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Punched a Certainly Celery circle using a 1-3/8″ Circle Punch.  Scallop Punch to a piece of Cutie Pie DSP (blue with white flowers pattern), punched holes in each scallop using a 1/16″ Circle Punch.  Attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

The main image pocket dimensionas are:  piece of Certainly Celery CS 2-3/4″ x 6-3/8″ scored at 2-7/8″.  The main image is a piece of Shimmery White CS 2-1/2″ x 2-5/8″.  Stamped image with Stazon Jet Black ink and watercolored with an Aqua-Painter.  Stamped “Time to Shop” on a piece of Shimmery White CS, punched out with Word Window Punch, punched a 1/16″ hole for Linen Thread.  The top of the image pocket has a piece of Bashful Blue CS punched with 1-1/4″ Circle Punch and folded over the top.  Attached ribbon (certainly celery and white stripes) from District Ribbon Originals and the Linen Thread from the tag with a stapler.


CARDSTOCK USED:  Cutie Pie DSP; Shimmery White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, So  Saffron Cardstock.

INKS USED:  Stazon Jet Black;  Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Basic Black, Going Gray, and Blush Blossom Classic Stampin’ Pads.

ACCESSORIES USED:  1/16″, 1-1/4″, and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches; Scallop Punch;  Word Window Punch; Aqua-Painter; Linen Thread; Crop-A-Dile; Stampin’ Sponges; Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads; Sticky Strip; District Ribbon Originals.


4 Responses to “pocket within a pocket”

  1. Kim Says:

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous idea and perfect execution!!

  2. beate Says:

    That is so cool! Love this idea! Gorgeous card!

  3. Heather P. Says:

    This is SO pretty! Love the colors and the pocket within a pocket! 🙂

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