Thursday, November 15, 2012

Make It Monday #91 - Faux Pockets

This card will need a little explaining, but rest assured my post (and card) are rated G.

Dawn McVey has the Make It Monday tutorial and challenge for Papertrey Ink this week and explains how to make a Faux Pocket for a tag on your card front. You can check it out here.

Now, before you get too excited by the "WTF", recently CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog started producing their own line of stamps. One of the first they offered is called WTF and includes a few delightful sentiments such as "who totally  forgot?" and "where's the fun?".

I have a dear sister who is turning fifty this month and have been mulling over how to help her celebrate. When I saw Dawn's tutorial I realized a faux pocket would help bring together all the elements I wanted on the card front.

I die cut the letters out of glitter paper and adhered them to a PTI zipper die cut from Teresa Collins designer paper. Behind the zipper is the second half of my "WTF" sentiment.

This is a die cut I played with to see if my computer generated sentiment would fit - you can see how the zipper is pulled back to reveal the "who's turning fifty?"

A little glitter paper, Spica glitter pen and "pull here" help highlight the zipper and instruct dear sister on what to do with the card.

The clock seemed an appropriate embellishment and a piece of glimmery sheer ribbon helps pull the eye to the right spot.

This whole panel is mounted with foam adhesive to create the faux pocket and leave room for the tag with the birthday greeting,

I was going to stamp the PTI sentiment with black ink, but when I came across this gold glitter embossing powder I decided to give it a try. I love how close a match it is to the glitter paper!

The tag is made by cutting 2 pieces of designer paper with the PTI Tag Sale #5 die and adhering them together and the sentiment panel is Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangle. A Pink Paislee butterfly charm and 1 1/2" Silky Crush ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon finish the tag.

A few pieces of designer paper scraps finish the inside of the card along with a sentiment from PTI"s Movers and Shakers stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. What a gorgeous card. I love all the shimmery glittery gold, and the musical paper. When I saw the WTF--I knew you had bought one of those new Casual Fridays stamps.

  2. This is a gift, Jacquie, it's more than a card. Your sister will treasure this work of art!!

  3. Jacquie this is stunning and just so clever and beautiful! I saw that stamp set with the WTF for Who's turning 40 / 50 and I immediately thought of my brother when he turns 50 next year. Your card is the perfect inspiration! I am sure your sister will treasure it!!!

  4. Well, I confess I was a bit....hmmmmm....when I first clcked over here! LOL But it's a GREAT card and sooo sparkly and totally funny!

  5. wtf- certainly grabs your attention! A beautiful card and tag the gold makes it luxurious.


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