I can’t believe it’s already the third weekend in October! Thank you for coming over to check out this week’s Amusing Challenge! We have a fun challenge today – pocket cards. There are so many different types of pocket cards out there. If you get my monthly newsletter, I hope you enjoyed the Halloween pocket card. It’s totally different than the two we have here today. (it’s not too late to sign up for my newsletters/tutorials by the way! You can so so in the upper left sidebar).
Throughout the month I’ll have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc. I will have a Weekly Winner and at the end of the month, those 4-5 winners will go into a prize drawing for one lucky Grand Prize winner. October’s Grand Prize winner will receive a package of medium Polka Dot Bags in their choice of color. Cyndi did some more fussy cutting with her new A Muse Studio set, Fall in the Forest. I have never seen a pocket card quite like this and I am mesmerized by it! Cyndi used the retired Vintage Labels 2 die set and the current envelope die set from A Muse Studio. She colored these little cuties with Copic markers and added googly eyes to the owls.
and tucked inside the main pocket is a bookmark! So clever…
I found a pattern on SCS for a no-waste criss-cross pocket card. I grabbed a piece of Kraft cardstock from A Muse Studio, without a real plan in mind, and began cutting and scoring. I happened to have some of their new 6×6 paper packs out and this one, Christmas Sweater, caught my eye. I thought it would be fun to mix these two patterns and they went perfectly with the Kraft. I originally marked the back side of the snowflake paper with a line where to cut each traingle by laying the kraft pocket piece over it; but, I found out that one panel was reversed then. So, you will have to measure one panel on the front side and one panel on the backside – hope that makes sense! I also die cut the largest snowflake with the new amuse studio snowflake trio die set in Sugar cardstock and layered it with a red button and twine, also from A Muse Studio.
For the inside of my card I cut another slightly smaller piece of Kraft cardstock ( approx. 3 1/2 x 4 3/4) and I splattered it with some Marshmellow Splash from A Muse Studio. Next I stamped the sentiment from Very Merry in Cherry ink. I also stamped the snowman from Cozy Back and the little mouse from Not a Creature was Stirring in French Roast ink – both the inks and stamp sets are from A Muse Studi0. The last thing I did was made a little tab to pull out the insert card. I cut a strip of Slate Woodgrain Cardstock (1 x 2″) and stapled it on with a Tim Holtz mini stapler. I covered the staple with another amuse studio Cherry button and some twine.
Last week of my 12 Days of Halloween series…it’s free and you can sign up for it in the upper left sidebar!
PS. I hope you will still enter the current Amusing Challenge. The challenge is Halloween and with it right around the corner, I’d love to see your entry!
It’s super easy to play along with Amusing Challenges, and just as a reminder: 2 entry limit and no digis please!
■Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.
■Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.
■Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave me a reminder in the comments please)