Good day everyone! Today is Fancy Card Friday at Christmas With The Cricut. Barb aka Snowmanlover will be rounding out our week as guest designers tomorrow with the crafty gift. I have really enjoyed being able to post my creations for you guys and I appreciate all the wonderful comments! Make sure you check out Barb's Fancy Card at Snowmanlovers Paperie!
So for my fancy card I decided to make this POCKET CARD ESKIMO KISSES. I have to be honest and give Tammy at CWTC for the idea. I had made a pocket card last fall and posted on my blog and she really loved it and suggested that I make one during my guest designer spot.
The great thing about this card is that the pockets are large enough to put a gift card in also if you so desire. I will be using some repositionable tape to add one to the blank tag.
The .cut file is set to cut 2 cards at once. All elements (ie, sentiments and tags) are adjustable and are easy to copy and paste if you are wanting to cut more than once. However the card base is not adjustable.
Feel free to change the wording or other elements of the card to your own specific needs. I chose the words Eskimo kisses since the Basic Grey paper had Eskimo's on it. I do have the words "& holiday wishes" in the cut file that will fit on a tag but since my blade died on me I opted to use the stamped sentiment of "warm holiday wishes". Here is the front shot and also a close up of the inside where you can see the sentiment better. Remember you can click on the picture if you want to see closer detail *okie always likes to remind others of this feature*.
Step1 - You will want to gather your cuts and ink any edges before you start to assemble. Then assemble the front sentiment and the sentiment block. I chose to use some Basic Grey magnets to help keep the card closed. I applied one in between the sentiment layers and placed the other one on the back side, closed the card, marked where the magnet should be and then placed it between the inside mat and card base *okie things this might need to be a video in the future*. I promise it is not as complicated as it sounds. I have used velcro dots as closures also. It all just depends on what you are wanting to do.
Step 2 - Apply the mats to the card base. I added faux stitching with a Stampin Up marker at this point. You may not want to decorate the mats too much since they will be covered with the pockets and the tags. I thought about using the Cuttlebug but I couldn't bring myself to squish those cute little Eskimo's!
Step 3 - Add ribbon to your pocket cuts before adhering to the mats, this way you can clip the ends easily. I added faux stitching with a Signo UM-153 white pen. I used my ATG gun to adhere the pockets and it has the 1/4" tape. You will want to be careful to stay to the edges so you allow for the tags to be inserted later. Also remember to only do the sides and bottom. If ya do the top...well...the dang tag won't go in!! *okie laughs at self because she almost did this*.
Step 4 - Assemble your tags and decorate as you wish. Again I thought about the cuttlebug but since I am leaving one blank for either adding a gift card or writing a short note I decided against it. I pulled ribbon through the holes at the top and then added brads to keep the ribbon in place.
Step 5 - Add your sentiment to one mat, you can either use the one that is included in the cut file, make your own or do as I did and stamp then emboss! *okie loves embossing powder*.
While the card may seem complicated it really is easy to go together and can be decorated in so many ways!!
Okie, Very nice card for today. Tags just seem to be so popular. Thanks for sharing. Sorry to hear about your daughters troubles. Hope all goes well there. Since she has gotten her things returned so quickly that is good! Hard to understand people these days.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card. I have enjoyed all of your designs this week. I'll continue to follow. Do you think I could do it without .cut files? Or do I have a Christmas present picked out?ReplyDelete
This is sooooooooo cute !!!ReplyDelete
This card is so cute! My nephew's b-day is coming up. Gonna do this one with a gift card. Perfect!ReplyDelete
Too too cute !!! I really have enjoyed looking at all your great creations this week!Thanks so much for taking the time for sharing with us !!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful card love the layout and colours... This card is just too cute for words. Thank you for all your hard work.
Want you to know that It is appreciated.
Great card Okie!! Just love it!! I can't wait to give it a try! This will work out perfect for sending my nephews their gift cards this year for Christmas!! TFS!! You've done a great job all week!! :)ReplyDelete
Veeeery cute card!ReplyDelete
WOW ... I totally love this card!!! I really like the double pockets ... how super that would be for gift cards too! Great idea!ReplyDelete
What an awesome card!! I might try this for some gift cards I give. Thanks so much for the ideas!ReplyDelete
I love ready all your posts!!
Beautiful card...I have loved all your stuff this week!! Thanks for the inpsiration. And I'm glad to hear everything is okay with your daughter. Best wishes!ReplyDelete
Awesome card! I love the colors and how unique it is. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Such a great idea for a card. I love it!!ReplyDelete
Love your card! I miss seeing you on the MB, you always light up my day...ReplyDelete
Love this card.Yours always look so professional!!Can't wait to try it!:)Thanks for the cut.files,your a gem!!ReplyDelete
love this card. super job. tx for everything. you do great work.ReplyDelete
Love it!! :)ReplyDelete
This is a really adorable card. I love that paper & hadn't seen the one that actually had eskimos on it - too stinkin' cute! I've really enjoyed all your projects this week.ReplyDelete
I love this idea. Think of all the cards we can make with this layout!ReplyDelete
Another wonderful card. Thank you so much for giving such detailed instructions. You are one talented gal. TFSReplyDelete
Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Nov. 13, 2009. Thanks again.ReplyDelete
I like all the pockets for tags, pictures, or gift cards. Very versatile and fun to decorate!ReplyDelete
I'm glad your daughter got most of her things returned to her but sorry she had to go through any of that at all.
Wow! I love this card with the tags! Very nice!ReplyDelete
Love this card! Thanks for sharing your designs this week.ReplyDelete
Wonderful!! I love the pockets and large tags. What a great idea!!ReplyDelete
Omg i really really really love this card! Just beautiful. I just added you to my favs! You are so talented!ReplyDelete
OMG LOVE your card Okie...........the tags are adorable!!!! Congrats on ALL your projects this week.......you worry to much girl....your work is amazing!!! YOU ROCK!! Hugs, TReplyDelete
Okie, just love your project! Love your style of writing and crafting. You make me laught! I want to follow your blog! KathieReplyDelete
I love this card! I hope you do not mind if I lift it to use for a gift card I am giving to my niece, she will love it. TFS Bobbi M.ReplyDelete
great work! had no trouble downloading the cut files.ReplyDelete
Hi there. I wanted to post here, cuz I didn't know if you'd actually recieve what I left on the Christmas with the Cricut blog. Firstly, you are an amazing artist! I have loved everythign you have done so far! I really am liking this Eskimo Kisses Card. Secondly, I used to live in Oklahoma too, with the AF. I lived in Del City area. I have to tell you, I miss it sooo much! I want to go back to visit, we will see. I live in Michigan now. I am new to blogging and am going to upload photo's someday..lol. If you'd like to talk, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.ReplyDelete
Love it.. thaks for sharingReplyDelete
I love your card!! I've enjoyed seeing all of your creations this week! Thanks for sharing the cut file with us!ReplyDelete
This card is ADORABLE!! I love the fact that you can place a gift card insde!!! Just makes it all that more personal..when you wish to give one!ReplyDelete
GREAT IDEA and TFS!!! :)
Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 13 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 14 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).ReplyDelete
Another great project. Thanks DianneReplyDelete
Okie, your pocket card is simply gorgeous!! So sweet of you to share your cut files, too! [[[hugs]]] :-)ReplyDelete
love this project. i feel a lift coming on..lolReplyDelete
This is too cute!! Thanks for sharing the file...ReplyDelete
Love this card. Thanks for sharing and I had no problem downloading. Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love the eskimo paper to go with the Eskimo Kisses title. so clever!ReplyDelete
Shriley -- I love the "chubby" tags!ReplyDelete
That is an adorable card. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.ReplyDelete
Love that tin. I hope to learn how to do cut files in '10! thanks kathyReplyDelete
Beautiful , OkieReplyDelete
This is awesome!!! I have just bought two packs of eskimo kisses during the Archiver coupon sales... Now, I will actually know what to do with them. Awsome!!ReplyDelete
Okie!! I love your card!! Don't know how you did it, but I love this one even better than the one you made before!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks SOOO much for joining us (CWTC) this week! You are so talented and we appreciate ALLLL your hard work!
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