Monday, July 11, 2011

Make It Monday: Pocket with Edger Dies

I love love love the technique that Dawn showed us in the newest Make It Monday video on Nichole's blog! I couldn't wait to try it. I used Out of this World for the "theme" and attached a rocket to the little message tag to pull it up out of the pocket. I added those fun grungey-ish stars to the front of the pocket from Est. 1776.


But notice the top edge of my pocket? That isn't an edger die.... that's Mat Stack 5! I wanted to vary the shape of the top edge and the front edge for added interest... and because I just LOVE Mat Stack 5. But this presented an engineering problem, as I wanted to use the "positive" shape of the die, not the negative shape, but only cut one edge. A-HA! Light bulb moment! (They are few and far between, lol.) I lined up my Spring Rain cardstock carefully on the top edge of the die, and ran it through my Big Kick just far enough to cut that top edge. Then I reverse cranked it right back out, and voila - a Mat Stack 5 edge, right where I wanted it!


I attached the rocket on the tag so that the flames would stick out over the top of the pocket, and added the sentiment to the tag along with a Fillable Frame.


The front sentiment "thank you" is from a Verve set, and the "friend" is from Flutterby Friend. I also used Polka Dot Basics 2 for the large dot background on Lemon Tart, and Geometrics for the grid at the bottom. The eyelet border die in Enchanted Evening is the border and Edgers 1 made the edge on the front of the pocket.



Thanks for looking!

21 comments:

Kara said...

this is awesome!!

Kari D said...

Oh my GOODNESSES, Debbie! This card is just great! LOVE the colors and the different patterns! Such a perfect use of the pocket with the flames coming over the edge! LOVE.IT.

Kristin said...

I soooo LOVE this card. BRILLANT! And, since I don't have Edger dies and thought I'd have to sit this one out, you've now given me the idea that I can play along (yes, I read the rules, but wanted it to have some type of decorative edge!). LOVE it!!

ttrp said...

Wow. What a great card. You did a fantastic job.

LittleSurferGirl said...

Fabulous, Debbie! Absolutely love it! What a great idea to have the rocket as the "pull!". Amazing!

Corinna said...

Just saw this on Papertrey's FB page! Love it!

Lucky Girl Paper Arts said...

What a great card...so vibrant and colorful. Fantastic use of the Mat Stack 5 die...:)

Jen Carter said...

That is soooo adorable!! I LOVE it!! Great thinking to add the rocket to the pull out card!! Cute!!

Terri said...

Super cute! Great idea to use Mat Stack 5 on the top.

Carolyn Ruiz said...

great card!!!!

Gina said...

Oh, Deb! That is such a fabulous card!!! I love this!!!!

Kathy Mc said...

Debbie, you really caught on fire with this card. Love your color choices and light-bulb moment to use the Mat Stack for a fancy edge. Still thinking about what I'm going to create for this fun class!

East Shore Lane Designs said...

so cute! how long did this take you? i would take me forever, and i'm not sure i would have thought of all the details you included. great job!
debbie
eastshorelanedesigns.com

Holly Saveur said...

Great card love it!
Great idea too using the matstack!

Elena said...

amazing!!!!

Jill said...

Debbie, This. Is. Superb. All-around excellent! My favorite card of yours, hands down. It looks like an expensive professional artist's creation, which technically it is, considering how much we PTI addicts spend on supplies, LOL! You *really* "hit it out of the atmosphere" here, girl!

Robin said...

I was first attracted to the colors - love the color combo. As I read further on about how you made your pocket - brilliant! This is opening up all kinds of options for me.... Fantastic!

Kristii said...

What a cute card!!! Absolutely perfect for the challenge!! I love it!!!

Sharron said...

This is really fantastic--love it! You did a marvelous job--great color, wonderful use of Mat Stack 5 and perfect use of the rocket!

Marybeth said...

Saw this on Nicholes tweet . This card blew me away! So perfect and way to cute. You did an amazing job on the MIM challenge. Congrats !

Inkyfingers said...

This is wonderful and you are so very creative.
Hugs
Carol x