Welcome to the My Creative Time "12 Days of Christmas"! Wow! We are already up to Day 10! I hope you have been enjoying all of the great inspiration from Emma and the rest of the design team. I know I have! If you arrived here from Jeanne, then you are headed in the right direction. If not, please start at Emma's blog here.
So, as you can see on my blog, I've been making lots of different Christmas cards. This is great, except that I usually like to send photo cards out to friends and family whom we don't see often. They love to see new pictures of Eric, and I think they'll really like to see how he is towering over me this year! Today I thought of a solution: I made some pockets for photo tags to put INSIDE of my cards!
Remember this card, from Day 5? If not, you can click here for details. I'm going to show you what I just did to the inside of it.
First I found some thin patterned paper that coordinated with the card but wouldn't add too much bulk.
I cut a piece at 5 1/4" x 4" for the writing area of the card and stamped a sentiment from Emma's Gift Card Sentiments stamp set.
To make my pocket, I took the blackout of a 7 1/2" tag pocket cut from the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge and hid all of the score marks on my Gypsy. I also slid most of the back part of the pocket off of the screen of my Gypsy so that it would not cut. I really only wanted the front of the pocket, the sides, and 1/4" of the back, so that my pocket would not add to much bulk to my card. If you don't have a Gypsy, you can make the whole pocket cut, and then just trim off most of the back. Before scoring the pocket, I inked the edges, stamped a cute Christmas tree from Emma's All Around Christmas stamp set, and colored it with Copics. I then adhered the three folded flaps of the pocket to my card with scor tape.
The tag is cut at 3 3/4" on blackout, also from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More. This was the perfect size for my 2" x 3" photo. I used my Crop-a-Dile to add a hole and an eyelet, and then added some twine that can be used to pull the tag from the pocket.
Recipe (for inside of card only):
DCWV "Holiday Collection: The Christmas Stack"
My Creative Time "All Around Christmas" & "Gift Card Sentiments" Stamp Sets
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
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