Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Just a Line to Say Have a Wonderful Day!

Hi!!  Stacy here today.  Did everyone have a nice St. Patrick's Day weekend??  My family was lucky enough to go to our local St. Paddy's Day parade and watch my darling daughter and her school's cheer leading squad participate.  Happily, the "cold front" that was supposed to bring rain held off until later in the afternoon.  I hope you were able to do something fun last weekend too. 

After going to the parade we headed back home for a cook out.  When all the food was gone, so were the children... off to play games and watch television.  That was my cue to rush into my scrap room and start scrapping! lol

I have been itching to pull out these new Beatrix Potter stamps that Crafter's Companion are launching and that will soon be available in our store.   I immediately stamped out several because I couldn't decide which one was cuter.  I spent a couple of hours coloring several of the images.  (so fun!)  These are really just the sweetest stamps. 

After coloring the images, I chose one of my favorites and set to making my card.  For this card I decided to make a Pocket Card.  I saw the tutorial in a Cardmaker Magazine recently and though I would share.  First start with a piece of card stock 5 1/4 x 11 inches.  Place the paper horizontally and score it in the middle which is at 5 1/2 inches.  Next score horizontal lines 1/2 inch down from the top and 1/2 inch up from the bottom. 

Fold in the middle and open back up.   Then fold the sides in and put adhesive on them.

Next fold the card in half again and adhere the flaps on each side together.
This leaves a little opening on the top for your pocket insert.

See...super easy!  Now you just need to decorate the outside and make the pocket insert to slip inside.
For my card, I pulled some complimentary papers from my stash and got busy layering.  I put two patterned papers on the card.  I grabbed my 1 3/4 inch circle punch and punched a half circle in the top of my card.  (I only went through the top paper of my card)

I pulled out one of my Martha Stewart edge punches and punched two layers of paper and grabbed some yummy velvet ribbon from my stash to go on top.  I folded the ribbon in a couple of places and stapled it in place.  Next I adhered it all on top of the pattern paper on the base.  I used my scallop punch to punch out my colored image and then inked all the edges of pretty  much everything! ( I inked all the papers before adhering them of course)  I raised it up with double sided adhesive foam to give it extra dimension.

I stamped out my sentiment and layered it on matching card stock and stapled a folded bit of left over ribbon on the side.  I again used the double sided adhesive to raise it up off the card. 

For the pocket insert, I cut out a piece of paper 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  I punched out a coordinating circle with my 1 1/2 circle punch and glued it to the back of this paper.  If you make a card like this, you can decorate it however you like.  I wanted my insert to be pretty clean and simple so I could write a personal note on it.

And there you have it, my project for the week!  I'm so happy you stopped by to check it out.  If you happen to make one of these pocket cards using a Crafter's Companion stamp please share it with us!!  We would love to see your projects on our Going Green Challenge this month over on the Challenge Blog! 

Until next time...happy scrapping!!


Kathy said...

Stacy, this is so adorable!!! I love the Beatrix Potter stamps! And the coloring is awesome.Love the pull out card, thank you for the great tutorial...

CLM-cindylu2u said...

What a great card, love the sweet image!!

Paula Huiras said...

Neat pull out card. The coloring is great and I like all your extras.

Trena in Naperville said...

So cute Stacy!! Great tutorial!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Stacy this is so wonderful! Your coloring of this cutie is really nice.Love the design and tutorial.

Crafting with Amy said...

This is great. I love the colored image. Great job

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE! I love Beatrix Potter so much that I even did a paper on her during grad school!!! TFS!!!!!!!!!!