Sunday, November 24, 2013

Holiday Pocket Cards

First I would like to say thank you to Mary for allowing me to be a guest stamper on her blog! Mary makes the most awesome cards! Next I would like to say welcome and thank you for visiting my blog today!

These cards are my throwback cards, I made many of these when I first got into card making. For my first card I filled it with holiday treats!!!

And this is how it looks when it is empty...

This is a standard A2 size card, it measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. You can put gift cards inside, money lip balm, candy etc. How cool to give a Christmas card and a gift altogether. I made the paper shred with my baked brown sugar cardstock. Now it can get a little bulky, depending on what you put inside, but I just used a bigger envelope to package it in. I wouldn't try to send this thru the mail, unless I was sending it in a small box, this is a card that needs to be hand delivered. Now some people may not want treats (I can't imagine why not lol) so this next example would be perfect for someone who loves giving gifts....

How cool is that, a pocket card full of tags and here is a close up of the tags...

And here is the card empty, well almost...

I went a little crazy when I started making these cards, you know why, its called the magic of embossing! Love embossing that's why I started stamping! Like I said this is a regular A2 size card and I used 2 pieces of the  designer series paper from the Season of Style paper stack and the Winter Frost paper stack, that measure 4 1/8x 5 3/8 inches, these pieces go on the inside front and back of the card. I also cut a 1 1/2x5 3/8 piece of each paper stack to go on the top front of the card. I know many of you have made these cards before, so I will give basic instructions. Once you have all of your pieces adhered down to the card, find the center on the front of the card and fold the corners up until they are right on or a little bit above the 1 1/2x 5 3/8 piece of designer paper. Try to get the sides as close to each other as you can. Our SU cardstock is awesome and thick, so you will have to work at this a little, but it can be done! Punch a hole in the top of each corner and thread your ribbon or in my case seam binding thru the holes and tie in a bow, add some paper shred and you have made a throwback pocket card to fill to your hearts content! Thank you if you read all of this let me know which is your favorite! Have a sweet day!

Supply List: Cardstock-crumb cake, pool party, baked brown sugar and whisper white. Ink: cherry cobbler, pool party and versa mark. Seam binding: crumb cake and pool party. Silver embossing powder. Stamp sets: Chalk Talk, Tags for you, and Christmas collectibles and Ornament Keepsakes.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thank you for joining us for the November Pals Blog Hop. We are thankful you are visiting today and hope you enjoy our thank you inspired projects.  
You should have just left stop number {14] on the Pals Hop - {Amy Lazzell}. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

A Simple Thank You Card

This is my card that I created for the November 2013 Pals Blog Hop

Its a very simple thank you card and it has some classy elements. Using one color of cardstock and ink can always simplify your paper creations and I love the tone on tone look.  The die cut with the details surrounding the sentiment is just classy, love it! The stamped edges of the doily trimming the bottom of the die cut adds even more detail to this simple and elegant card. I also stamped the envelope to just bring it all together.

Here is a list of supplies that I used:
Crushed Curry cardstock-131199, Crushed Curry Ink Pad- 131173,Whisper White cardstock-100730,Window Frames Collection dies-129021, Textured Impressions oval designer frame-123130,Blooming with Kindness stamp set-126422, Black Staz On ink pad-101406,Stampin' Dimensionals-104430, doily-other.


The next stop is {Shannon Jaramillo at}, stop number {16} on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month

Final Blog Hop Line Up List: 
  1. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  2. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  5. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff
  6. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  7. Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful Life
  8. Michelle Gleeson at Stampinmojo
  9. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  10. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  11. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery's Owlery
  12. Kerry Willard Bray at
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy
  15. Lisa Davis at Cherry St. Paper Treats
  16. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  18. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  19. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker
  20. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  21. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  24. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  25. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  26. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  27. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  28. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  29. Sue Becker at Sue's R n R Stamping
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  32. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys in Schertz