Wednesday, October 23, 2013

exciting news + halloween pocket invite tutorial

So thrilled to announce that the new 12 Days of Christmas Workshop, December Duos, is open for registration at Big Picture Classes.  And I was fortunate enough to be one of the 12 instructors for this class.  Fabulous class, fabulous teachers, and such a fun concept.  Check it out!


If you're planning a spooky get-together this time of year and need an idea for a fun invitation, consider including an interactive element.  As fun as it is to receive an invite to a party, it's even more fun when it requires a little interaction on your part, don't you think?

I created this interactive pocket invitation using the Lifestyle Crafts Mini Pocket Template Die.


To create your own pocket invitation, cut a 4x6 inch background from textured cardstock and round the corners with the 1/2 inch Corner Chomper.

Trim a 3 5/8 x 5 5/8 inch piece of patterned paper, round the corners, and layer it on top of the cardstock background.

Add some vertical and horizontal banners and strips of patterned paper, then cut a pocket using the Mini Pocket Die and Evolution.  Fold and glue the tabs to the back of the pocket, and add it to the card.

Designer tip: adhering the pocket with foam squares adds nice dimension to the card and makes the interactive pocket stand out.


Trim a journaling card to fit the pocket, print or hand write your party details on the journaling card, and add it to the pocket.


Finish off the card by embellishing it with some baker's twine and embossed stickers.

Other ideas for using the Mini Pocket die are hidden journaling on a scrapbook page, storage for memorabilia on a scrapbook page, and a gift card holder--the die is the perfect size for a gift card!


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