Monday, January 7, 2013

Umbella Man Pocket Tag Card

Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2013!

I'd like to share a pocket tag card with you that I made for someone's birthday. The card is die cut from the Tag and Bookplate die. Just by folding your card stock in half and avoiding the cut rules on one side you can create fun shaped cards.

Die cut the Umbrella Man using Kraft-Core. You will need 2 in black (one for the base and one for his hat, umbrella poll and shoes) 1 blue for his denim jeans, 1 red for the umbrella, and 1 kraft for his hands and head. Die cut one Umbrella man from the kraft resist for his coat shown below.

Cut pieces to create the jeans, hands and head. Using a Sanding Grip sand the pieces and then ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. Adhere the pieces to the base.

Sand the edges of the umbrella, hat and coat then ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Pop dot these pieces to the man.

From the Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper I cut a piece 6 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score the card in half and 2 1/4" up from the bottom. Fold the card as shown.

die cutting
Now we're ready to die cut the tag shape using the Tag and Bookplate Bigz Die. As you can see in the photo I avoided the cut rule on the left side and bottom of the tag to create the card with a pockets.

After die cutting, snip a little pie shape from the center of the pocket section.

Spray the surface with water, this will help the ink blend. Color the Kraft resist with Distress Stain. I used Bundled Sage and Tumble Glass.

Dry the ink with a Heat Tool. As the ink dries the color will lighten.

Die cut the Harlequin from black Kraft"core. Adhere to the left side of the card and cut off the excess. Sand and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool.

Open the card and start adding your Idea-ology embellishments. Mini Gears, Clock Faces, Game Spinners, etc.

Using the Tim Holtz Design Ruler poke holes to add some mini fasteners down the left. I skipped a hole in-between each fastener.

Now for the little tickets. Die cut a strip of Tickets with the Ticket Sizlit die. Stamp the image on the tickets. If you lay your stamp down, ink the stamp with Jet Black Archival ink and press the ticket onto the stamp it's much easy to line up this way. The stamps from the "Odds and Ends" set match up so perfect! Ink the Tickets with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I love this ticket because you can personalize the date for any occasion.

I I love all the different textures and details.

The inside of the pocket tag card is perfect for a message and a little something extra (a gift card maybe). It's sure to be a hit for that someone special. Happy Birthday Tim! Thanks for all you do. You make this industry AMAZING!

Remember just fold your card stock in half before you die cut and you can create fun shaped cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy New Year!


paper: Tim Holtz Paper Stash Kraft resist 
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Bundled Sage and Tumble Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Archival Ink - Jet Black
stamps: Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous CMS100 "Odds and Ends"
embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Clock Faces, Game Spinners, Mini Gears, Philosophy Tags, Wire Pins, Jump Rings, Mini Fasteners, Paper Twine, Alpha Tiles
tools: Tim Holtz Sanding Grip, Blending tool and Foam, Design Ruler

Are you a fan of the Tim Holtz Alterations line?  Be sure to visit the Tim Holtz project gallery on for tons of die cutting project ideas!
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  1. What an design!!! Love the pockets, dressing up these is brilliant! Perfectly grungy as well!

  2. Fantastic card! Clever use of the die. Tim will love it. Thanks for the step by step.

  3. How fabulous! I love that you turned the tag into a card, and all those paper pieced parts are fantastic. And the little bow on the hat? Love!!!

  4. Beyond cool, Richele - thanks so much for sharing all these fabulous ideas!
    Alison x

  5. What an awesome tag! I just love all the paper piecing that you did!

  6. I love everything about this tag. Probably one of the best I've seen with umbrella man. I love what you did with changing his clothes and I think I shall steal the idea.

  7. I have the tag and bookplate die and will be trying this out. Everything about your pocket tag card is amazing! So many techniques and layers. I will definitely check out the Tim Holtz project gallery too. Thanks for a fantastic tutorial!

  8. This is fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing.

  9. i'm totally 'lifting' this! thanks for sharing. great tag card!

  10. Fabulous! I'll be casing this for sure.

  11. Richele, this is a wonderful card! Just in time for my father-in-law's 90th birthday celebration this Saturday! Now I know I should have bought that umbrella man long ago, when he first came out. I will have to use the jalopy instead, but it will work with the "journey" theme, too!

    1. Happy 90th to your father-in-law. The Jalopy is great for a guy card too, One of my favorites.

  12. Amazing work, just love all the detail!!


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