2.27.2009

Rustic Double Journaling Pocket

Happy Friday! You have to love Kansas weather: 68 on Wednesday, warm Thursday morning and then cooling off, and sunny but cold today. And, yes, it is supposed to snow tonight. Good grief.

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)
Paper: Rustic Chic, Bazzill Mono-Reds & kraft cardstock, DCWV brown cardstock
Other: Scor-Pal, sanding block, pop dots, misc. ribbon, CutterBee Bug piercer

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?

21 comments:

Anna said...

Great projects, Barb! Good luck at the show! I hope you sells oodles of stuff! And yes Thor is a cutie!

Ginger - Angel 1427 said...

Love the projects. Your show has to go great because it's on my birthday! LOL

Chris said...

I love how you used the Interact set like you did - how clever to have the two pockets. Why am I shocked or surprised?!? You are so darn creative!

Stacy said...

Wow Barb! Great projects, love the scrapbook page and the versatility of the pockets! Awesome!! Have fun at the crop!

Suzanne said...

ooooh! ahhh!! Lovely!!!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Wow Barb! These are fabulous. I'm even happier I ordered those sets, now that I've seen your wonderful samples! Thanks for the inspiration girly!

Lisadwb said...

LOVE IT!! And Thor is a cutie, but you already knew that! ;-)

Sandy said...

Wow your work blows me away.
So great to look at!

Angela K said...

Love it!!! Great page, very cute pup! Good Luck, I hope it is a fabulous success, how could it not be?!!

Michelle said...

Wonderful projects! I just love the double tag/gift card holder. It's so functional & CUTE!

Good luck at your crop. I live in Topeka so would love to stop by & meet you as well as check out your booth but I will be at a retreat that weekend...bummer!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...I LOVE your journaling pocket!! Sooo cool!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

That is a really grat pocket! Love it just the same on the scrap book page or as a gift card holder. Great colors. TFS!

StampinCarol said...

Boy, these are wonderful! Hope the crop goes great and you get lots of sales!

Sarah said...

All of these projects are fabulous!! I love all the fun pockets and love the stars, too. Great job!!

Sarah G.

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

Barb..you've outdone yourself. These are fabulous

Rach said...

this is awesome. love this idea. xxx

Serendipity Blog said...

I love your work!!!! Yum!

Serendipity Blog said...

I love your work!!! Yum!

Seleise said...

fantabulous!!! good luck and know we'll miss you in Salina!

Aija said...

Barb, you have such a great ideas! I am going to try some of them :)
Hugs,
Aija

Bridgett said...

Oh I love it!!! Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas!