Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Fancy Pocket Plus Father's Day

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog. We have our youngest grandson here for the day. He spent the night with us which is always good for him and we love having him. Thought I would get this blog post done before he wakes up and our day starts.
Today is my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz blog. So let's get started with the details on how I created my card. I am featuring a new die set from the May release. I have used the Fancy Pocket Plus die along with dies from the March Nautical release and created a Father's Day card. This big day is approaching quickly so time to get busy making a card for your Dad, hubby, sons etc.

I started my card this week with the idea of using the Fancy Pocket Plus die and from there my Father's Day card developed.  Once I decided on a nautical theme, I looked through my designer paper stash to see what would work best. I already had my color scheme somewhat figured out.  I found this Stmpin'-Up "nautical expedition" collection that had a map on it and one of the colors I wanted to use.
Card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"Designer paper: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Once the base and layer panels were cut, I started on my pocket. This new fancy pocket plus die makes it so easy to create a pocket for your card. No more measuring and scoring, It's all figured out for you with this die.

After it's cut all you have to do is fold on the score lines and then tape together. Easy Peasy! I used Scor-tape to secure it. It's a strong double sided adhesive so you don't have to worry about the pocket coming apart.
Now that I had my pocket assembled, I wanted to make an insert for the pocket. I cut more of the designer paper at 2 1/4" x 3 3/8". I decorated this with the lighthouse w/clouds die and stamped a Father's Day sentiment. The sentiment is from the Verve "strong anchor set".

The outside of the pocket is adorned with the pelican die and some starfish cut with the paddles & rope ladder die. I added a small clip to the insert to make it easy to remove from the pocket and for added interest.

I taped this pocket to the front of my card base along with a sailboat. Used the sailboat large die and cut with a deep red cardstock to complete the front of my card.

Stamped another sentiment on the inside and also decorated it with the rope from the paddles & rope ladder die and a crab using the crab die.
card inside
And, that is my card for this week. We are having another challenge over on the CottageCutz blog. There are prizes to be won. Get all the info here.

Until next time.........God bless.

I am also entering:
1Inspiration Destination has an anything goes challenge.
2.  The Male Room has a Father's Day challenge.
3.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Father's Day/For a guy 
4.  Cardz For Guys has a Father's Day challenge.
5.  Tuesday Throwdown has a man's world challenge.


  1. This is a wonderful masculine card, love all the dies and the atlas background. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room challenge.

  2. So many beautiful details on your card. That map paper is perfect. Father's day is coming up soon.

  3. What a wonderful card - I love the way the light house just peeps out from behind the front flap. So much going on here, any man would be thrilled to receive it. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz

  4. Great card! It is just awesome! I love the pelican and lighthouse! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT

  5. A great construction on the card, loving the layers. Can't go wrong with a naautical theme in my book. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT

  6. Fabulous creation, just love those die cuts!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. Wonderful masculine card Mary! The design is fabulous and I love the nautical theme.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. This is one creative and fabulous card. Great colours, lots to look at and just love it!

  9. I love your card, especially the pelican. The pocket idea is fab, so much detail, just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us at TMR.



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