My little, pocket card is actually multi-purpose. It is both a card AND a gift, all rolled into one. Good thing, because this card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and weighs in on the very "chunky" side. I figured why not pack as much punch as I could into it! I think I'm going through a BIG card phase right now, lol! In the main photo, you will see a tiny clip in the top, left-hand corner. That was added to help slide the flower bouquet OUT of the pocket and reveal something special:
After removing the flower insert, the hidden card holds a gift card inside the pocket. The gift card is held in place by using 2 clear, adhesive, photo corners. That way, it can easily be removed by the recipient so they can use it to shop 'til they drop! (I also decorated the inside flap with a little personal note, just for fun!)
**Edited to add: I have had a few emails requesting dimensions for the card, pocket, etc. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the specifics. I'm happy to share them with you.
My trio of flowers were created with the 5-Petal Punch. I usually tend to overlook that punch, for some reason. I was determined to dust it off and try to do something fun with it for this card.
- Each flower is made from 3 punched flowers.
- Two were punched out of Sweet Stitches DSP and one was punched out of Pear Pizzazz card stock.
- I spritzed all of the flowers punched out of Sweet Stitches DSP with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, folded each of the petals in half lenght-wise for dimension, then blasted them with the heat gun to help tem hold their shape.
- For the flowers punched out of Pear Pizzazz card stock, I scored them on each petal, with a bone folder (to make tiny "leaves") then folded each petal in half at the score line, for added dimension. You can see them better in the photo below:
After layering each of the flowers together, I added a button in the middle, threaded with some white embroidery floss. There are a LOT of different patterns and textures on the card, but I think it all works well together. I was really inspired by all of the fun patterns in the DSP! (*all of the supplies used...and there were a LOT...are listed below*) The stitching on the card is actually created through the magic of rub-ons. Goodness knows, I cannot actually sew, so why risk injury when rub-ons can do the job safely and easily. Whew! Finally, here is a shot of the decorated inside:
There you have my take on this week's Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch. Please stop by and see what the rest of the Design Team has created this week for inspiration. I hope you will join in the fun with this sketch, too! Thanks for stopping by today! Please leave me a comment to say hello and let me know what you think. I really enjoy hearing from you. Have a very HAPPY day today! :)
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Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment on front) and Create a Cupcake (Occasions Mini, inside sentiments)
Ink: Chocolate Chip classic ink (front) and Melon Mambo / Tempting Turquoise / Daffodil Delight clasic ink (inside)
Papers: Sweet Stitches DSP, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Square Lalttice embossing folder, Eyelet Border punch, 5 Petal Flower punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Curly Label XL punch, 2 x 1 3/8" XL Oval punch (inside), Decorative Label punch (inside), Tangerine Tango Pom Pom trim (Occasions Mini, inside), Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Pear Pizzazz Seam binding (Occasions Mini), bone folder, pop up glue dots and Sticky Strip
Non SU! Accessories: stitched rub-ons, white embroidery floss, pink buttons and clear yellow accents