So, for today's project I made a card for a friend of mine, but still haven't sent it to her. I got carried away this weekend.... Decided to check out Season 1 of GLEE for the first time and ended up spending most of the weekend totally transfixed on the television. Anyways, got nothing done, feel totally guilty about that and back to the post! LOL This is a long post with a lot of pics so I apologize in advance.
Sorry for all the pics. Hope you have high speed! There's a lot of detail and dimension on this card that I wanted to show.
The full inside
The pocket (tag is able to swing)
This little clip holds it all closed!
Check this out - A Jillian Vance Design - I'm excited to tell you something new soon, but it'll have to wait for now. :0) Remember Jillian's Blog Hop? I got the stamps from there so be sure to check out her awesome stamps! www.ajillianvancedesign.com
I decided to try my very first gate-fold card, can you believe it? Well, I wanted to make it extra special and just hate to write inside the cards I make for some reason so I made a pocket. Stamped a strip of paper with a notebook lined stamp and wrote my letter on that. Obviously had to add some folds and put a little pull tab so she would know it's in there, but I think it turned out just adorable. Hope you guys like it too! Now for the deets:
As you know, I'm really trying to use a different cartridge on each project and really try out all my cartridges. Right now I've got somewhere btwn. 50 and 60 of them and always want more! In fact, I think there's only like 5 or so out there that I don't really want! So to the point... for this card I used Campin' Critters because I just love the bugling sun. I love being awake for the sunrise, which I usually am now. I go to sleep between 4 and 6:00 AM.
I found the directions for the gate fold somewhere online and it turned out a little smaller than I was hoping, but still is cute!
- All Cardstock: Stash
- All Patterned Paper - Stampin up that I won from Jill Coleman (Stampin in His Name) Except for the brown patterned paper inside, which is from Bo Bunny (available from me through Memory~Works)
- Used Gypsy and Expression for all the layers (6 or 7) of the sun & bugle
- Orange and gold Stickles*
- Center of the Sun: Glossy Accents*
- Orange Ribbon: Stash
- Antiqued Edges: Colorbox - Chestnut Brown* and another light brown*, red, Studio G blue
- Cuttlebug Folder: Swirls? Can't remember the name, inked it to make it vintagey
- Martha Stewart Punch: Forgot the name
- Tag: Memory~Works*
- Glitter Brad: Bo Bunny*
- Zig Pen
- Jillian Vance Stamp: Have Faith stamp set
- Pull Tag: Sticker from stash
- Adhesives: Pop dots, ATG gun, Zig 2way Pen, red tape
- Wooden clip: Stash
If you guys need or want any guidance in making this or one like this with a cute lil pocket, let me know and I'll put together a pictorial tutorial. I've never made a video one before because I don't have a camcorder or anything. I have a web cam I might try out soon tho if anyone is interested in me doing any tutorials. Let me know!
Thanks you guys for checking in today. I am posting this in a few other locations -- challenges and FB for Jillian Vance. I'll post links below when I have them all figured out.
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