Friday, August 3, 2012

Pocket Full Of Sunshine

Today I'd like to share a card I made for Operation Write Home. It is based on a card by Maren Benedict that I saw in one of my Paper Craft magazines. I thought it was darling.

For the pocket on this card I used a cut file from Silhouette Studio. After cutting it out on my Cameo I went over the feux stitching in marker and then again on my sewing machine. I wanted it to look as realistic as possible. Before attaching it to my card base I added an eyelet with my Crop -A -Dile and inserted a length of yellow twine through it.



I had inked the edges of my patterned paper before attaching it to the kraft cardstock base. I stamped the sentiment in the lower right hand corner. Remember to put your adhesive around three sides only of your pocket, so your sunshine can be tucked inside the top!


I cut the sun out with my Going Places Cricut cartridge and added a little doodle in the center with a marker. I then added an eyelet with my Crop - A - Dile and inserted the other end of my yellow twine. You can now pull the sunshine out of the pocket without losing it. To finish off the card I tied a pretty bow around the top.



Supplies used: cardstock - kraft, 2 shades of yellow; patterned paper - Distressed Jeans in Vintage - T by We R Memory Keepers; stamp - Something Sweet by Stampin' Up; ink - Tukedo Black by Memento; eyelets - We R Memory Keepers and Making Memories; Crop -A - Dile; Going Places Cricut cartridge; Silhouette Studio cut file; ribbon, twine - my stash; sewing machine.


16 comments:

Adrian said...

This is awesome!!!

CraftyJAR said...

Love the stitching! It does look realistic. Really nice details Esther.
Judy

Cindy E. Burton said...

Great detail! I love your stitching... :)

Elizabeth Campau said...

This is awesome! Great job with the realistic stitching!

http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Kristie said...

Now I have that song about a pocket full of sunshine stuck in my head LOL!

This is such a cute card! Love the stitching and how you attached the sun to the pocket.

jessica said...

This is sooooo adorable!! love the pocket and love the sun tucked in! Perfect sentiment as well!!
TFS and have a GREAT Friday!!

VanessaB said...

sooooooo adorable! love it! and thank you for replacing the oscar meyer theme song that's been stuck in my head (thanks to a friend this a.m.) with pocket full of sunshine- a welcomed change. lol!

Mom said...

In all respects the card is so well done. I especially like the stitching and the sentiment.

CathyK said...

LOVE the stitching that makes the jeans so realistic! Great card!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so fabulous!! I love the design and the stitching is fabulous!! So creative and awesome!! I hope you have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

My Crafting Channel said...

Well I say it look realistic to me. Stunning card.

Nana
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Sherrie K. said...

Oh my goodness, this is awesome! Love this:) Looks fabulous!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

chillin with Quillin said...

what a cute card, love it!!!
Paula

Dilsaver Designs said...

This is super cute, love how really that pocket looks :)

Kim H said...

Esther ~ my time to play comment catch up on your blog! Alright this is just ADORABLE! I LOVE, LVOE that paper you used! That pocket is too CUTE and how CLEVER to have that sun tied to it!!! Oh that ribbon is just FABULOUS too! My LOVE ribbon never ends ~ along with paper! LOL!

JustYolie said...

Holy smokes look at that stitching!!!! Looks like a pair of jeans!!