A little bit of news... I'll be a vendor at the ERC 2009 Spring Benefit Crop & Shop in Topeka on March 21st. The crop was immediately sold out, but all of the vendor booths will be open to the public for shopping! There will be many different types of vendors in addition to stamping/scrapping booths; here is a link to the list of vendors (they are also linked) in case you are interested, click here. I'll have several project kits made up, along with tons of TAC paper & cardstock packs, TAC kits, embellishments, Stickles, ribbon... on and on!
So I thought I'd share some of the classes I will be teaching the croppers. The first one will be the Mini-Meander Album that you've seen before, but using different TAC paper collections. The second one is the one I'm sharing today...
Rustic Chic Double Journaling Pocket
I really like how this turned out. It shows how versatile one pocket element can be... I've shown it on a 6x9 scrapbook page as well as a gift card holder (see below). This photo shows what we will be making in the actual class, and then the attendees can decide later how they want to use it!
Stamps: Memo Fun, Mini-Bet, Creative Inspiration (dotted star), Interact, Trendy Greetings (happy b-day)
I think the red/pink/brown color combo works for the Thor page, even though he is a boy... it doesn't come off too feminine. The dark brown and rustic feel to the paper combined with the distressing and grunginess reads as boy (to me anyway). By the way... isn't he cute?!!
You can create a double pocket by simply omitting the glue on the top edge of the pocket... two journaling tags for the price of one!! The left tag could also be used for an additional photo mat in-lieu-of journaling.
For the gift card holder, I used my original pocket design, which is a bit shorter than the others. It really should be about 3/8" wider to conceal the gift card better, but I actually like how the red on the card balances the red/pink of the designer paper.
The star was stamped and then cut out and popped up on a pop dot... just a tiny detail that really adds something to an element.
What do you think?