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March 21, 2009

Bella Pocket Card


So, Card Patterns sketch #7 is here!!!  You can go check it out here and this is my take on the sketch.   

HEAD OVER TO CARD PATTERNS to check out the sketch and enter by linking to your own card for a chance to win a spot as a Guest DT member, or even to be named as one of the top 5 submissions.  Then, HEAD OVER TO Scrap My Memories, the sponsor of this week's prize give-away for those who submit their links.  They have some fabulous kits and other wonderful scrapbooking/paper-crafting items in their Boutique.  Check them out and come play along with us!!!


I immediately thought of a pocket card, and so that's what I made.  To the left is the pull-out card that's inside my pocket card.  I usedmy super-dusty Giga Scalloped Oval punch (by Marvy Uchida??? It's been so long I don't even remember, they were a craze about 2 years ago) and Mega Oval punch because I was too lazy to go grab my Nestabilities and run them through the Big Shot (horrible, aren't I?).  I used my new Eyelet Border punch from SU! and of course, the stamp set you're all probably sick and tired of seeing - Friends 24-7.  I also have an upcoming "Stamps in the Mail" kit to get in the mail next week and we're using the Bella Birds DSP from SU! so I was in the mood to pull that out and play with it some before I have to get cranking on all of the kits.  Anyway, I dyed the ribbon with some Bordering Blue ink and a stampin' sponge and I used buttons from Fresh Favorites II (So Saffron) and Button Bouquet (Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze) assortments.  It was crazy - the Baja Breeze one I thought matched pretty well when layered with the others on the card.  Close enough for me, anyway!  I tied some Linen Thread into little bows on each button and stuck them on with mini glue dots.  I did a lot of paper piercing around the ovals and on the top and bottom of the pull-out card.  This was a really fun card to make - I used to make pocket cards all the time and think I need to make some more!!  I would love to see what you make and submit over at CP, so please leave a comment letting me know you played along so I can give you some raves in a comment on your card!!

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Friends 24-7
Paper:  Pink Pirouette and Whisper White CS, Bella Birds DSP
Ink:  Pirouette Pink, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Bordering Blue classic ink
Accessories:  Giga Scalloped Oval punch and Mega Oval punch (by Marvy Uchida), Fresh Favorites II buttons, Button Bouquet buttons, Linen Thread, Piercing Tool and Template, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Eyelet Border punch, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, mini glue dots, White Taffeta ribbon


  1. This is just gorgeous! Those embellishments are perfectly placed!

  2. Ooooh, absolutely beautiful!! So timeless and elegant!

  3. this is absolutely beautiful. now I am going to have to get me some fo that paper so that I can make a card like this one. One of my favorites that you have ever made!
    love ya!

  4. yummy card! the colours are really nice :)

  5. This is absolutely beautiful! That paper is perfect for this stamp set!

  6. lovely card, I love the pocket card idea.......

  7. Really love this pocket card Marie! What an outside of the box thinking. I've never made one ever so you just inspired me to make one!

  8. Beautiful card! Love the great colors and that set... very elegant... love the pocket. TFS!


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