Friday, December 28, 2007

Anniversary Mouse Pocket card

I seriously LOVE this new Happy Heart Day Stamp set from Stampin' Up...it's just so versatile! You can see how I custom mounted this stamp set to create extra versatility, HERE. This time I used that sweet little mouse image to create an anniversary pocket card for my daughter and son-in-law's very first anniversary...coming right up, on New Year's Eve = ) !! When this card is open (see picture below) you find a little pocket to hold money, a gift card or a gift certificate. I used the colors from Katie & Ryan's wedding...pink, silver, black and white (don't you love those colors together?).

The overall size of this card is 4 1/4 square. The inside pocket is 3 x 4". I started with black cardstock, cut at 10 x 4 1/4", scored at 3 & 7 1/4". I used eyelets to close the pocket. A little tip...before placing the eyelets to close the pocket, tuck something inside the pocket so when you set the eyelets, the pocket doesn't close too tightly, leaving room for your gift card or whatever you choose to tuck inside. The method I used for closing the card itself is the same idea as the gift card holder I designed in November...you can see that tutorial HERE. The closure is really simple and easy (gotta love that!) using stretch cord and 2 eyelets... it works really well...the card can easily be opened and reclosed. In this case, the stretch cord wraps around the back of the card, comes up through the eyelets on the front of the card, and ties behind the image. I pulled the stretch cord to create a little tension, but left a lot of give, so the card could easily be opened. It's a little hard to see in the photo, but I stamped the swirl from Priceless, all over the black cardstock, in black ink, to create a very subtle all over pattern. Inside the card, I used the Happy Anniversary sentiment from Hugs & Wishes and the butterfly from Happy Heart Day.

Supplies for this card:
Stamp ~ Happy Heart Day (mouse), Hugs & Wishes (sentiment), Priceless (swirl)
Paper ~ Basic Black, Shimmery White, Pretty in Pink, non-su reflective silver
Ink ~ Black Stazon
Accessories: SU & Copic Markers, Silver brads, eyelets & stretch cord, Fiskar scallop scissors, Dazzling diamonds glitter with 2-way glue, stick on rhinestone, Sakura clear glaze pen, Sakura stardust black & silver pens

Here's a great thought for the day ~
"Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see" -unknown

14 comments:

Cambria Turnbow said...

Totally BRILLIANT!! Oh Nancy... can you show us this at our next downline meeting? YOU ROCK!!! AMAZING... you are just AMAZING!!!

pescbrico said...

Lovely again.

a-grimsley said...

This is darling!

Dottie K said...

This is just so beautiful and a wonderful way to give a special Anniversary gift. :)

Jackie Pedro said...

Nancy, I bought this stamp set because of all the darling cards you are creating with it! This is card is no exception! Love the sparkly heart!!!1

nancy littrell said...

Your card is adorable and so creative. Love the color combo too. TFS

Sumtoy said...

Such wonderful work. This is absolutely a precious card. Thanks for sharing

Dawn Easton said...

Wow Nancy! This is so cute! Love those colours together! Happy Anniversary to the kids!! So exciting!

Christina Fischer said...

Oh my gosh -- could this be any cuter?!? I love all your wonderful details!! :)

Anderson Arts Online said...

LOVIN' this Awesome PINK/BLACK/Sparkle RED color combo!! I was on the fence on this stamp set, but now have to get it! THANKS for the inspiration!

Diane said...

Thank you for sharing all these instructions. You are really great at that. This is so very cute...love the pink and black. Your work is just awesome, which is why....

I tagged you! I got tagged so I'm turning around and tagging you to send my visitors over to see your fabulous work. Check out my blog to see what I said about you! Hope you enjoy following these rules:

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• Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
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Thanks again, Nancy for sharing your gorgeous work...truly works of exquisite art.

Nancy Riley said...

Nancy, this is adorable, your daughter and son-in-law will LOVE it! LOVE how you used their wedding colors! You think of everything!

Christine said...

Nice site and great ideas. I'm new to Stampin' Up and looking all over the web for creative ideas. Love yours!! Stop by and visit my site ~ I'll be posting my creations soon but always like the visitors. *s*

Silke said...

OMG - this is just to cute!!! The pink and black, plus the glitter and the brads are absolutely darling!!!