Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Pocket full of love

Hello friends, today I have a pocket tutorial for you. When I saw the Heart Pocket Sizzix die by Brenda Walton, I started musing over the possibilities! I had so much fun making this pocket that I had to share here.
To make this project, I used:
Others: patterned paper, adhesive, cardstock, paints, trim, punchinella, inks, ink blending tool, paint brush, thread, sewing machine, stamp, glitter, ribbon, hole punch
Now, let me walk you through the steps:
Lay 12" x 6" patterned paper face down on Heart Pocket die blade side up. Place the set up between an extended cutting pad at the bottom and an extended crease pad at the top. Pass the sandwich through the Big Shot machine to die cut the above pieces. The crease pad will ensure that you get good score lines for folding the pocket.

Ink the edges of the pieces with Peeled Paint or another Distress Ink pad.

Color the strips with Metallic Silver fluid acrylic paint. You could always cut these pieces from metallic paper as well.

Attach the pieces to the pocket front. Also attach a piece of lace trim at the top.

Using punchinella or another stencil, add some metallic paint to the pieces.

Apply adhesive to the tabs, lay the front pocket on top of the heart, match up the contours, and fold the tabs back onto the back of the heart. 

Machine stitch the sides of the pocket for a more secure join as well as for detail and texture.

Apply glue to the heart and put glitter on it. Let the glue dry. Later tap off excess glitter from the piece.

Decorate the pocket with your favorite embellishments. I used thread, a 3D sticker from my stash, a butterfly I had left over from another project (you can die cut this butterfly using the Notepad Cover die). I also stamped a sentiment on a label sticker and tucked it under the 3D sticker and added the glittered heart.

Color a piece of white ribbon with gold and silver acrylic paints. Punch holes near the top and thread the colored ribbon through. Secure it with knots on each end to create a hanger.  
Fill the pocket with something you like. I embossed cardstock using the ticket Texture Trade from the Playing Games set. Trim cardstock to fit inside the embossing folder. Sandwich the folder between two cutting pads and lay it on the embossing tab of the multipurpose platform and pass through the Big Shot machine. Ink the embossed piece with Barn Door Distress Ink. Insert it into the pocket.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will play with this fun die.


Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Very pretty heart!! Love it

Brenda Walton said...

What a sweet project! Your ideas are so wonderful.