Thursday, July 19, 2012

Vintage Pockets

Hello everyone! Today, I have some pockets filled with pretty little vintage findings to share with you. I have been holding on to the Pocket Envelope Die because I knew it was going to be at the top of my list for "favorite" dies (seriously, all Sizzix dies are my favorites!) so, I had to think of something special to do with it. I have to say, this little die has captured my shabby heart for sure!

Using the ATC & Corners Die, die cut four cards from kraft cardstock. Using the Pocket Envelope Die, die cut four pockets from kraft cardstock and two from Claudine Hellmouth Sticky Back Canvas.

Remove the backing paper from the pockets cut from the canvas, adhere to the kraft cardstock pockets. You now have two pockets from canvas. Using the Movers & Shapers Mini Hearts Die, center the bigger heart in the middle of the pocket and die cut.

Now, layer a doily on top of the other two kraft cardstock pockets, center the smaller heart in the middle of the doily and die cut. You now have four pockets - two from canvas and two from kraft cardstock.

Stamp the front of the pockets... I used the adorable Dictionary4me Clear Stamp set from Stephanie Bernard. They fit perfectly on the front! Machine stitch around the hearts (you could also hand stitch them) and around the front of the pocket on the canvas ones.

Adhere some double back tape along the bottom and side of pockets.

Assemble the pockets by overlapping the sides together and flipping the bottom flaps up... easy peasy!

Then, stamp your ATC cards and the top of the flaps on the pockets.

Using the Flowers, 3-D Die, die cut two small flowers from felt, assemble. Adhere a pearl and small rhinestone in the center of the flowers. Using the Flowers, 3-D Fringed Die, die cut two small flowers from patterned paper. Adhere the felt flowers to the centers of the patterned paper flowers. Adhere a piece of vintage doily onto the front of the canvas pockets, adhere the flower layers into the center of doily. Adhere lace and rick rack to the top of the pockets.

Using the Vintage Market Decorative Strip Die, die cut the letters to spell love and art and adhere to the bottom of the kraft pockets. Using the Movers & Shapers Mini Butterflies Die, cut both butterflies from felt. Adhere word stickers in the center of butterflies, attaching them with a mini safety pin and a mini clothespin.

On one of the ATC cards, adhere a square felt piece (I used some pinking shears to cut the squares out) in the center and then add some pins. Wrap some vintage lace around clothes pins and attach to one of the ATC cards by making it into a tag (punch hole in center and tie around clothespins with jute string). On the other two ATC cards, attach some vintage buttons.
I attached the pockets to some mini hangers or you could just give them away as cute little gifts!

You are now done... ENJOY!


Stamps: The Stamps of Life- Dictionary4me Clear StampsButton Boutique Stamps
Surfaces: Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas; kraft cardstock; patterned paper; felt; paper doilies
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chit Chat Stickers, Mini Safety Pins
Ink: Ranger Ink Jenni Bowlin Collection- Brown Sugar
Adhesive: Score Pal Adhesive Tape
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  1. LOVE all of these! Thanks very much!...Nancy :o)

  2. Tammy -

    I ADORE what you have created! These are simply beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.

    Elaine Allen

  3. These envelopes are just darling! I've been wanting the pocket die for awhile! As well as the matchbook die! You rock the shabby, Tammy!

  4. When will they be available to purchase?

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    2. Sorry, I messed the first comment up! They are available now. Just click on the Envelope Die in the Supply Links section at the bottom of this post

  5. What s fabulous project! So many lovely details.

  6. Wowwwwwwww, so beautiful!!!

  7. Love these!!! So dainty!

  8. I LOVE these!!

    But where do I find the stamp background for the ATCs????

    1. Hi Jayne! You can find them at this link: Dictionary4me Clear Stamp

  9. I love these... gotta make some! Thank you for the tutorial!!

  10. LOVE THESE!!! Seriously, one of the best projects I've seen in a little while. May I ask where those awesome hangers with the little gator clips are from? I'm doing a friend's wedding, and these envelopes would be perfect for the table assignments. Thanks so much for the inspiration!


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