Saturday, December 10, 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas - Day 10


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"
Core'dinations Cardstock
My Creative Time "All Around Christmas" & "Gift Card Sentiments" Stamp Sets
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Recollections Eyelet
Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink



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141 comments:

My Creative Time said...

WHAT A SWEET PIC OF YOU 2 AND SUCH AN AWESOME IDEA HOW YOU ADDED IT TO YOUR CARD!!!! I LOVE IT!;)
BIG HUGE HUGS
EMMA;)

Beautiful831 said...

Love the tag and the card, very elegant. Gloria Contreras
Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

sarajean said...

I love how you incorporated the pocket into this lovely card,great idea!!!Thanks for sharing,sarajeank@yahoo.com

Kim44 said...

Great job on the card and tag. What a creative idea!!

Kim
kpedersen44@yahoo.com

nellie27 said...

Gosh your card is so pretty. I love the picture tag idea.
nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

Georgiana said...

What a fabulous idea to personalize. Your elf is way too cute.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Great idea to use the photo pocket, and not only will they love the photo but that card is adorable!!

miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Jen said...

Now that is an awesome idea for adding photos to cards!

kissmyjen at gmail.com
justcreativeme.blogspot.com

Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

Super cute card and I love your idea for adding a photo. Fantastic job!!
croptilludrop@gmail.com

newbie paper crafter said...

very nice, love the photo tag!

kathlee said...

That is so cute!!! Love the tag inside. What a nice way to personalize!
Happy Holidays!
Kathie
kathlee154atgmaildotcom

pruttybird said...

What a great idea ... you always think of the most cleverest things to do :) Love this!!

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the creative touch of adding the tag inside with the picture!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

LindaB said...

You are doing a super job.
LindaB
top2kop@hotmail.com

Brenda said...

oh my!!! I love this idea! I am so doing this this year! this is the greatest idea for pics!! love the card front too!

thanks for sharing!!
brwneyes46@gmail.com

Brenda said...

Your photo tag card is too cute!! Its such a great idea!!

bolvera66@yahoo.com

JaniceA said...

Great idea and great picture.
Janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

jessica said...

What a GREAT idea!!
Love your adorable card :)
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Christine said...

You have completely solved my photo deliemma for my xmas cards this year....this idea is great, and I love the pic being placed on a tag. TFS

christinescreativecards@gmail.com

Nancy said...

What a great idea. The card is adorable

Melissakc1 said...

love this stuff!!!!!!!!
Melissakc1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of a little pocket for the picture, it's so adorable!
Denise J.
drjohnson0526@gmail.com

Bex said...

What a great idea. I love that.;0)
love your blog:)

bex@
http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

Craft Me This said...

Very clever idea.
craftmethis@gmail.com

Lisa said...

What a great idea, your picture is so cute. :)

shelly said...

What a great idea. Love the card.
shellyholsinger@yahoo.com

joni said...

Love this idea!!! I like to send photo cards too and this is a great way to do so! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

grammiej said...

what a great idea of how to incorporate a photo in to the card! I would love to try that with some of mine, will scrap-lift this for sure!
TFS
jashmore1944@att.net

Glora said...

Your darling pocket and photo tag are SO perfect for the inside of the card. You are awesome. I LOVE this idea! Hugs- Glora

Kathy said...

Wow, what a cool idea. Love it! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Kathy
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

Kim. said...

What a great way to share a cute card and a lovely photo tag.
kimthompson68@sky.com
Kim xXx

Jenn said...

That's a great idea making a photo tag for the inside! Wonderful card - TFS
hugs, Jenn
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Cathie w said...

this is so pretty ...love the idea for this one

Cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

VICTORIA said...

Aww I love your card. I love little elves. TFS. :)
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

Great Idea! I love the simplicity of the tree as the embellishment. Great way to share pictures!


rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

CREATIVE M said...

Your Card is too cute!!
Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Karen said...

Great idea for making a photo tag. I love your card. TFS!

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Georgi Girl said...

Katie, your pic is super adorable of you and your son! And the idea to include your pic is awesome in your cutie patootie card from Day 5. Great way to incorporate hand made cards and family photos! Awesome!
Hugs,
georgifelix at verizon dot net

Houses Built of Cards said...

Great idea...and great way to include a photo! LOVE it!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

chillin with Quillin said...

That is so awesome, love the picture tag and it has a place inside the card, what a great idea!!!
Paula

Cassandra said...

What a super great idea! TFS I am totally using that one in my future :)

hugs
Cassandra

Tammy said...

Awesome pic great idea with the tag.

CA Scrapper said...

That is a fantastic idea on how to include a picture using a tag. Great picture of you and your son.

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

Amy said...

What a great way to enclose a photo! Very fun card/tag idea
:)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
amy.arnold89@comcast.net

quilt4fun2 said...

A clever way to send a photo with your card. Great job!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Rosie said...

love the card and tag combo! cute picture


rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Merry Christmas to you Katie. Love, Love, Love this one.

dendearmas@aol.com

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

What a cute and neat idea. Love this card with the pull out tag. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Kristi said...

Great idea!
kidshomelove at yahoo.com

janner said...

Great idea incorporating tag in the card. Love it. You are so creative.
thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

CathyinMN said...

Wonderful idea! I love how you actually added it to the card instead of just leaving a loose photo in the card.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I LOVE the Idea of putting a pocket Inside the Card to hold a Picture. Thanks for Sharing your Idea! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

Cute pic and tag.
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

Katie said...

From one crafty Katie to another - (With a towering son) Great idea!!

Anonymous said...

Cute card! What a great idea.
Kelly bloss4@sbcglobal.net

janette09 said...

Great idea!
The best I've seen for sending family photos

scrapaholicjen said...

Great idea for a photo card! Love it!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Ashley said...

That is a great idea!! Never thought of that before!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Alvina said...

What a great idea, I love it, thank you for sharing.

alvinadiaz@msn.com
alvinascreations.blogspot.com

Savahanna said...

Love that you added this to the card. Great idea.

savmora@gmail.com

Java Jen's Creations said...

What a wonderful card!!! I just love the design!!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

Regina said...

Love how you put the tag holder inside the card. The tag could make a great ornament for the tree too. Love seeing all the ornaments with pictures of my kids as they grew up so I'm sure others do too. Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

Candy said...

Super cute card. Great tag idea. My 13 year old son towers over me this year too. He is growing like a weed. lol
Candy
candyyoung826 at msn dot com

Linda Harris said...

Love It!!!!! Such a great idea!!! Linda harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

DevinTaylorCreations said...

Pretty cool!! Adding your pic on a tag into a slide pocket and then incorporating it into a card. GREAT IDEA!!! I love this card too...such beautiful colors. Hugz:)
DevinTaylorCreations@gmail.com

Trisha said...

Great idea. Such a special way to ad a photo. Thanks for the idea. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Doris P. said...

cute couple!! love the card and the way you incorporated it into the card! parkernana5@cox.net

Styme123 said...

What a wonderful work, such creativity!
Irene P -@styme123@aol.com

callyannc said...

So very pretty! I love them! TFS CallyAnn
callyannc@live.com

Melissa said...

Too cute, love that inside pocket!

Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

Love it! Great gift ideal.

Dorcas said...

what a cute way to hide that picture! Great idea!!

Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow I love this idea.
jeria22@yahoo.com tfs

Cookie said...

very cute, thanks

Brenda said...

What an awesome idea! I hate when the pic has been taped to the card, this works out so much better!! Great pic by the way!
bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

Scrappin with the bug said...

Very very pretty - Love the idea. This is perfect way to get photos and a card.

How sweet.

Thanks for sharing -
terri_ski at yahoo dot com

Mickey's Craft World said...

THIS IDEA IS SOOO GREAT...LOVE THE TAG INSIDE THE CARD..AWESOME!!

MICKEY
mickeysworld01@comcast.net

melllisssa said...

I just love, love, love your card! What a great idea to add a photo tag. You're truly very talented. I love each and every single little thing you create. What a gift it would be to receive your card in the mail :)

Thanks so much for sharing!
misshoanggg@gmail.com

Gina said...

i LOVE how you put this together! great idea
babi96 at aol dot com

brittmartin0910 said...

I love your idea for a picture holder. Thank you for sharing.
brittmartin1288@yaoo.com

Donna said...

love this idea - thanks for sharing - dsebby404@yahoo.com

Jeri said...

Very cute card and I love the photo pocket inside. Great way to share a pic.
thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

Ester said...

Liked the tag idea!

esterperez73@yahoo

Tammi A. said...

love this idea. TFS

tammi_amata@ameritech.net

Suzy said...

love that lil elf dude! ;)
Suzanne Suzyq28024@gmail.com

Jessica said...

Just says, elegant card. The tags is a great idea for photo. Very beautiful. Thanks for share with us.

lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

Mimi said...

What a great idea for slipping in a special pic! I so love that card too.

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

Photo pockets are a great idea for your cards! tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

Micia said...

awe this is so perfect i just love it and I know who ever receives it will also love it!

Micia
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

Tracy said...

what a clever idea!! tfs!

trawat1972@gmail.com

Jamie - oohLaLaPaperie said...

Super cute! I love the pockets in your cards!

Jamie
Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

tina said...

Brilliant idea. Very nice pic. Two treats in one envelope!

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Evelyn said...

What a great idea for the photo tag pocket. TFS
Evelyn
evl14512@gmail.com

Jan said...

I love this idea, and the colors are awesome.

Jan
bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

Angela W. said...

Brilliant card I love it

pam said...

now, that is a great idea

Lisa R. said...

Another fantastic card! Love the pocket idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

TUKI said...

What a great idea, love it!

tuki123@att.net

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute card and great little photo pocket that you added...love that idea:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Very nice card and a great way to share a photo.
Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dot com

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Wow! I am so glad I have not sent out my pictures yet. What a terrfic idea. Now I know what to do with all those little school pictures and can double as a book marker! Thank you for the inspiration!

Debbie H.

niteowlis at clear dot net

Anonymous said...

Very creative card. Love the tag with pic.
lorrainephelps at sbcglobal dot net

kathlee said...

I love the way you included that picture. Very creative!
Happy Holiday's to You & Yours!
Kathie
kathlee154atgmaildotcom

Vicky said...

great idea on your project today love the photo of you and your son.
olivervl at yahoo dot com

mbchoj said...

Very nice idea, TFS
mbchoj at aol dot com

Josie0602 said...

I love this idea! It really personalizes the cards with family photos!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Denise said...

Great idea for a tag! Thanks for sharing this one! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

Luanne said...

Lovely card and idea and lovely photo.

Luanne
myfootahead at gmail dot com
craftersreference.blogspot.com

Donna and Sara said...

What a nice surprise to find in a card. Great job. teachermom5@gmail.com

Christina said...

Awesome idea!!

Christina Coen

christina.coen@gmail.com

surfnfroggie said...

Love the photo tag idea! Great job on both the tag and the card!surfnfroggie at aol dot com

Carol said...

Super cute idea to include a photo. TFS

Carol W.
workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

Pam said...

What a GREAT idea!! I really love this.
Pam at
http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

- said...

Great idea! Such a great way to add a picture.
(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin
thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

Very cute,TFS
lindamcitnosh at verizon dot net

Richelle said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing.
Richelle
lilbug1976 at yahoo dot com

kramer_buffy said...

what a great way to sent xmas pics!

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Debbie said...

So sweet! Love it.

Debbie B.
debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

RLS Innovations said...

Cute photo tag.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Danielle Lee said...

What a neat idea! Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Danielle
leeceratops@comcast.net

Rebecca said...

Love that idea.. will work great inside my Christmas card for the picture of my daughter with Santa

Bobbi said...

what a great idea love it .
F.U.N.
Bobbi

Nancy said...

Great way to add photos to your cards. Creative as usual.
Nancy
4walkers14@comcast.net

lauralee53 said...

Cute idea of how to put a picture in a card. My daughter, normally just sticks it in the envelope. Will have to show this to her.

Thanks

~ Lori ~ said...

GREAT idea!

Lori
Bloggin The Crafts
lori at true dungeon dot com

Miriam Prantner said...

What a cute card/gift card holder! Love that you put it at an angle on the inside. Thanks! mprantner at gmail dot com

ScrappinT said...

Love the card with the tag inside!

Jeanne said...

You are way too crafty! I just love this tag idea! I don't think I'll ever have the time to be able to try all these projects that have given me so much inspiration during this hop!

CraftsManda said...

This is such a cute card! I love how it has a surprise inside. SO CUTE!!

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2LilPrincesses said...

love how you added the pic!

candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

This is a great idea....love how you can add these as an afterthought & it still look intentional :)
papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

elwalten said...

This is such a great idea!! Lisa -elwalten@aol.com

SQ said...

Really great idea.
sarah.quillen@gmail.com

Sue D said...

Great idea to add a photo tag with pocket inside the card.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Denise G said...

What a great idea for a picture. Very clever and an adorable card too.

http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Great cards! TFS.

coupondenise at live dot com

FMonty said...

Love the card & tag with it! What a great way to send a pic. TFS :)
fmadera75atgmaildotcom

Ashley Nicole said...

Love the tag and the card. Love the colors and pattern.
Ashley
glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com

Shana said...

love all the projects, you guys have done a great job! shanasewing@yahoo.com

Live Love and Scrap said...

CUUUUUTE pic =) Love how you made the tag on the inside...super cute!!!

hugs,
Sarah
liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

Addicted Scrapper said...

I LOVE LOVE this idea!
TFS

Alina
alina.luis@live.com