Welcome to the Inky Friends Hidden Gems Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have gathered to share projects featuring a stamp set in our stash that hasn't seen a whole lot of ink. To see the line up of Stampin' Up! artists participating in the hop, click here. If you are traveling forward through the hop, you've arrived from Mary's blog where she featured projects using the Celebration Time stamp set. If you are traveling backwards through the hop, you just saw some great projects made by Kris using the Watercolor Wings stamp set. It really doesn't matter which way you travel through the blog hop, though; all the blogs are linked in a circle and eventually you'll visit all the stops by clicking on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons contained in every blog post. I hope you enjoy your travels!
When I sit down to drool look over a new Annual Catalog, I have a pad of paper to write down the item numbers of the stamp sets that immediately grab my attention and these go on my first order placed the day the catalog goes live. The Pocketful of Sunshine and Pocket Framelits Bundle was one of those items. I have teen and young adult grandchildren and felt that this bundle would get some serious ink for this hard-to-create-for group. The thing is, all that happened was that the bundle stayed in its packaging. What's up with that??!! Needless to say, this bundle was at the top of my list when I signed up for this blog hop.
Due to some crazy time health constraints I was only able to create one project with this bundle, but I think it turned out pretty darn cute!
This card begins with a card base of Night of Navy cardstock. A panel of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock and adhered at the center of the card front.
The "You Dazzle Me" greeting from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Daffodil Delight ink. The cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Night of Navy cardstock and adhered at the lower right corner of the card front with the right and bottom edges of the Night of Navy cardstock 1/8" from the right and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper.
A piece of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper was stamped with the pocket outline using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. [Tip: The Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set is a photopolymer stamp set. Best stamping results are achieved when the Stampin' Pierce Mat is used.] The chevron pocket stitching stamp was stamped inside the pocket outline image near the upper edge of the pocket, also using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The pocket was die cut with the Big Shot using the pocket framelit from the Pocket Framelits. The tabs were folded along the score lines and then behind the pocket -- use a Bone Folder to make crisp fold lines.
The pocket tab outline image was stamped on a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock and the "THX" image stamped inside the outline using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The image was die cut with the Big Shot using the tab framelit. Adhere the tab part of the pocket tab behind the upper right side of the die cut pocket and then adhere the pocket to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive. The top edge of the pocket is 7/8" from the top edge of the Designer Series Paper and the left edge of the pocket is 1/8" from the left edge of the Designer Series Paper. Note that the bottom point of the pocket may overlap the greeting slightly.
The sunglasses image was stamped on a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The sunglasses were die cut with the Big Shot using the sunglasses framelit. Rhinestone Basic Jewels (3 mm) were adhered along the top edge of the sunglasses. The sunglasses were adhered to the card front with the left side of the glasses inside the pocket and the right side of the glasses outside the pocket and a Stampin' Dimensional behind the right side of the glasses.
The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. A strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a piece of Daisy Delight Designer Series Paper and then adhered along the bottom edge of the liner. The "If you could see...put on it!" sentiment, from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set, was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The "Thanks" sentiment was stamped below the first sentiment using Daffodil Delight ink.
A piece of Daisy Delight Designer Series Paper was adhered to the flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope. Paper Snips were used to trim the Designer Series Paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.
To see ideas for more stamp sets (and bundles) that were collecting dust on their respective work tables, click on the NEXT button to travel to Kris' blog to see projects created with the Watercolor Wings stamp set. If you are traveling backwards through the hop, click on the PREVIOUS button to travel to Mary's blog to see projects created with the Celebration Time stamp set.
Card Measurements --
Night of Navy: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 1-3/8" x 2-1/4"; Daffodil Delight: 4" x 5-1/4", 1-1/2" x 3-1/2", 1" x 1-1/4", 3/8" x 4"; Whisper White: 1-1/4" x 2-1/8", 4" x 5-1/4"; Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4" x 5", 3-1/4" x 3-1/2", 3/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"
Supplies I used to make this card --
Stamps: Pocketful of Sunshine, Thankful Thoughts; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight; Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper: Delightful Daisy; Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Pocket Framelits; Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope