February 2, 2008

A VALENTINES DAY POCKET CARD

Hi all! Today I am going to show you a pocket card I made with the Happy Heart Stamp Set. I am doing a workshop with this set next week and have been playing with it a lot to see what I can come up with. I am definitely not thrilled with this card - something about it bugs me! But, I am going to share it anyway and see what you think! Here is a picture of the card put together with the pullout still in it. I made the scallops with my 1/4inch circle punch (I have never been able to figure it out the other way) by adhering the circles to the back of the flap since I knew the flap would be sealed down anyway. The base of this card is Real Red, not a color I used often, but perfect for Valentines, don't you think? Then, the front is layered with Kraft which is what I used for my pullout as well. I did round all the edges as well to give the card a softer look. And, here is a picture with the insert pulled out. Nothing really hard about this card, pretty self-explanatory so if you have any questions, feel free to ask! I DO read every comment and try and answer every single question I get. But, no harassing me over using my jumbo eyelets again - I can't help myself I tell ya - I love those things! And, I did get a couple of questions about my stitching and what kind of machine I used. Okay, guys, Alex DOES NOT SEW!!! I tried, bought a mahine, took sewing classes, and failed miserably. All of my stitching on my cards is faux stitching using my mat stack and paper piercer because I know that is the only way my cards will ever have stitching on them - LOL! Sad, but true!! Okay, on to today's fact.

FACT #6

My middle name is Ilse and it is a German name. In fact, my whole name is German - I was born there. In Bremerhaven, Germany, to be exact, which is Northern Germany. I am named for my Oma, which means Grandma in German. My mother met my father while he was stationed in Germany, and then we all moved back to the states when I was two. I did not get to see my grandparents very much growing up because they were so far away, and my grandma has since passed away. However, I feel like a piece of her is with me always since I am her namesake.

Well, that's it for today. Enjoy your weekend!

26 comments:

Melissa said...

I think it's super cute!

Many Blessings,
M.

pescbrico said...

Really lovely! I like the fact that it's a "ticket" inside the card. Have a great weekend

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Well, girlfriend...I LOVE IT!!!...Very LABOR intensive, tho...dont know if you'd want to make a BUNCH at one time!!!...lol!...The real red & kraft look awesome together!!!...Gonna definitely try the pocket thingy!....Hey...I know you're always in for a laugh....beeeeee sure to check out my layout for accountability today!!..creative blessings, Debbie

Amy G. said...

I think it's cute! The colors are great and I love those big eyelets! ;) I'm right along with you on the sewing thing too! What a great fact, thanks for sharing.

gina said...

Great pocket, love the big eyelets, have found some postcards today so they will on there way to you on Monday, xx
Gina x

My Paper World said...

You are "not thrilled" with this card?!!! Alex, are you kidding me! It's adorable!
Isnt it great that everyone thought that your stitching was real! ( I only do faux stitching too! )
and thanks for the tip about using the circle punch and turning it into a scallop, I'm going to try that!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Nicola xx

Corie said...

Your pocket card is just adorable!!

Cambria Turnbow said...

Oh my... this is SO stinkin cute! Love that ribbon too! I need to use mine! YOU GO GIRL!!!!

Suzanne said...

well I think it is really cute it doesn't bug me at all!!! Sue :o)

Deborah said...

Just too cute ALex! Great job on your pocket! I don't sew either, and have always admired those that make it look sew easy! Hugs, Deb

Dawn Easton said...

Looks great to me Alex! I think you should be thrilled! I think you are too hard on yourself!!! I haven't played with this set in over a week...ohhhhhhhhh time to pull it out!

kathleenh said...

It looks cute Alex! I love Real Red and Kraft cardstock together. I love those jumbo eyelets too. I have to order some more.

Maureen said...

your card is cute!! and I love the jumbo eyelets!

Amber Porter said...

Great card. I love the pocket cards! Thanks for the pun fun images you sent me. They arrived today!! Can't wait to play with them!!

Rose Ann said...

Your Valentine pocket card is so cute, and you're making me wish I bought that set in my pre-order. Great card!

Shannon McGann said...

I think it looks great! I love the ribbon, and the insert looks amazing. You did a great job with the coloring too. Good luck at your workshop next week - I know you'll do a fantastic job! :)

Nikki Bond said...

I don't sew either Alex....I tried really...bought a machine and everything and I took it back! Its so frustrating!!!! Your card looks amazing though...who need real thread?! {SMILES}

Manna said...

This is awesome! I also love reading your daily facts! You have beautiful names!

malieta said...

Your pocket cards are adorable!
malieta:)

suzann said...

I love your pocket card. It's very, very cute!

Thanks for sharing the info about your middle name. Very interesting. My brother-in-law is from Fulda. But, I don't think that's close to Bremerhaven.

corinnesomerville said...

This pocket card is adorable !!! I love your daily facts...that's fascinating that you were born in Germany !

Love ya...

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Love, love, love it! The jumbo eyelets are fantastic! I love red!!

Wendy said...

So cute! I love seeing different takes on card designs rather than just the standards.

Have a great day!
Wendy

scrapnnMO said...

WOW what a gorgeous pocket card! It's just absolutely adorable! YOu ROCK girl! Keep that inspiration coming!

Angel W said...

This card is so cool! And I love reading your facts each day!!!

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