Hello, Friends! Today I’ve transformed a lowly brown paper lunch bag into a showy shabby chic paper bag Pocket Easter Card. I haven’t done anything like this in quite a while, but I kind of had a hankering to make a project with lots of pockets and tags…and this is where I wound up!
Pink and yellow is such a fun, fresh color combo for Springtime! Would you like to see what’s in the pockets? I thought so!
Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card: Pocket #1
The bottom pocket is filled with treats for the tummy and treats for the eyes! Each 3″ x 4″ string tie envelope is dressed up in its Easter best. The sweet little tag is made with a sticker from the paper collection. Snippets of ribbon, , flowers, and burlap string are Easter Bunny approved!
I’ve tucked some tasty almonds and the dearest miniature card into the string tie envelopes.
Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card: Pocket #2 and #3
Tags and pockets go together like the Easter Bunny and Jelly Beans! I created a tall tag for the middle pocket, then had dressing it up with ribbons, flowers stickers and charms.
The top pocket holds a decorated 4″ x 6″ string tie envelope. Because it’s Easter, you have to have chocolate, so I’ve tucked a bag of M&M’s inside this pretty little packet.
Here’s a peek at the paper bag pocket with everything removed. I think this is a really fun alternative to an Easter Basket. What do you think?
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Hello, Friends! Old Man Winter just seems to be hanging on for dear life. I’ve been making my own springtime in my studio with pretty papers and flowers and ribbons! This Authentique Jubilee Center Step Easel Card Tutorial is a really quick and easy card design. Build the base with just two simple straight cuts and one simple fold. The end result looks so amazing, everyone will think you are a card making genius!
These are the cards we will be making today. Aren’t they darling? Each top fold card measures 7″ x 5″. I love the fact that the center step easel design makes it very easy to set these cards out for display.
If you haven’t seen Authentique’s Jubilee collection yet, you are in for a real treat. This whimsical spring collection has a strong vintage vibe with a dash of Authentique’s signature charm and humor. The patterned papers are just stunning, as you can see in this sweet card.
I really appreciate the fact that there are images and patterns that are not strictly for Easter. This beautiful 3″ x 4″ image from the cut apart page lends itself to any occasion. I just love a versatile paper collection, don’t you?
Other Fun Projects: Eileen Hull Trinket Box Home Decor Piece
Once I opened this beautiful paper collection up, I simply could not stop playing with it. It’s always fun to add a little fresh home decor to welcome springtime. So I pulled out my Eileen Hull Trinket Box Die to create this dimensional vignette.
The cavity of the trinket box is lined with more gorgeous papers and images from the Jubilee Collection Kit. I also altered a Tim Holtz Idea-Ology trophy with gesso, embossing powder and paint to create this flower urn inside the box.
I found this darling chipboard bunny in my stash. He looks quite dapper on the front of the trinket box. He’s complemented with a little wooden Easter Egg, a twine bow and some sweet Petaloo Flowers. (Sadly, Petaloo flowers are hard to find these days, but you can still find a few HERE.)
This cute dimensional box is attached to an altered spool. Beautiful Spring Ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon form the tie closure on the box. (You will find a supply list at the end of this post.)
Authentique Jubilee Center Step Easel Card Tutorial & Project Share: One More Bunny Card
I had one more fun idea for a Jubilee Easter card. This 5″ x 7″ top fold card base has a 1/2″ spine and a hidden tag pocket on the front.
I fussy cut the banner and floral cluster from the top corner of Jubilee Two. Then I cut out a 4 7/8″ x 6 7’8″ panel with the bunny image from the same sheet of paper. After stitching, inking and distressing the paper edges, I rolled the top left hand corner around a pencil to create a scroll. Next I backed my card base with a complementary paper and glued the two layers together, leaving a gap in the top left corner for a tag.
This is the tag that pulls out of the card front. Fun, right?
I also painted some Prima Resin eggs with watered down Distress Paint. Then I glued them into a “nest” made from burlap string.
The inside of the card has 2 pockets filled with Easter treats.
I could have kept right on playing with this delightful collection, but I had to go start dinner.
Authentique Jubilee Center Step Easel Card Tutorial & Project Share on YouTube
I thought you’d like to learn how to make a center step easel card, so I stole a few more minutes from my schedule and made you this YouTube tutorial. It starts with a project share of all the paper pretties I’ve featured here, then moves into a full tutorial for the center step easel card. I hope you enjoy!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas today that you can incorporate into your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Tammy Tutterow Designs: Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets
Hello, Friends! I’m so excited to share today’s project with you, as I think you are going to love it! I tried some new techniques while making these Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets, and I got to have my first play date with Tammy’s Scoop Pocket Steel rule die. What fun!
These darling little Easter Tag Pockets make me so happy I want to get up and dance! Here’s what you’ll need to make these l’il cuties
I used the same basic “recipe” for each happy little Easter tag pocket. Here’s how that process went:
Die cut the scoop pocket from designer paper. Crease on the fold lines. Glue together.
Cut shortie tags from designer paper. Use the inserts to cut a decorative edge and glue onto the base of the tag. You will have to trim out the sides to do this, but it’s easy enough. Normally, you would cut the edge onto the bottom of the tag, but I wanted the tags to be a little bit longer so they would stick out of the pocket just a little bit.
Stamp sentiments onto watercolor paper. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Color in with markers.
Trim the sentiment.
Stitch onto the tag
Add ribbons and embellies.
Decorate the pocket front
Die cutting the pocket from double sided paper gives it very boutique feel. The little tag has a photo mount on the back side so you can add pictures of your sweeties all dressed up in their Easter best. Or you can write a sweet note here. There’s also plenty of room to tuck in a little treat or gift card. Aren’t they FUN?
To add the spatters to the tags, scribble your Distress Markers onto a craft sheet or stamping block. Make an inky puddle by adding a tiny bit of water. Then use a paintbrush to flick the ink onto the card. This adds such a fun, festive feel to each tag. The look makes me think of those malted milk Easter Egg candies. YUM!
Stamping on Felt: A New Technique for me
So, I fell totally in love with Tammy’s Posie Parts Cling Stamp and Die combo when I made my Suck it Up Buttercup project. Then, I fell in love with felt flowers when I made my Altered Starbucks Bottle Vases. I wanted to combine the Posie Parts stamps/dies with felt. So I put on my thinking cap and decided to try it using Ranger Archival Inks on 100% wool felt. As you can see, the flowers are cute, cute, cute!
I stamped 3 of each Posie Part flower and a bunch of leaves. The first time I die cut them, the ink kind of bled onto my cutting plates. Soooo, the second time, I very gently heat set the ink with my heat tool. No problemo! The wool felt handled the gentle heat very well, and there was no inky mess on my cutting plates.
Next, I hot glued the flower layers together, staggering the petals. I pressed a ball end stylus into the center to create dimension. Finally, I added little button centers.
A Nifty Clean Up Trick
If you do get ink on your cutting plates, you can break it down and wipe it off using hand sanitizing gel. I use this stuff to clean my craft sheet, cutting mat, hands…anything that gets inky, really, and it works great! And, it’s CHEAP!
Working with Tammy’s lovely products always makes me happy, happy, happy! I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Welcome to the March RRR Blog Hop! You should be coming here full of inspiration from Karen’s lovely blog. If you get off track, you can find the complete hop list HERE. With Easter right around the corner, I’ve created a super sweet Easter treat basket using ribbons from the March Spring Rainbow of Color Ribbon Assortment.
These lovely ribbons look like a bed of beautiful spring tulips, don’t they?
It’s easy to turn a Graphic 45 Staples Long tag into a basket. Simply score twice, fold and add sides.
The basket is filled with cute vintage style cards and mini chocolates. The great thing about a treat caddy like this is that you can fill it with other goodies once you’ve sent out all the cards!
What’s in the Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket?
I created a trio of vintage style Easter cards using Graphic 45’s Le Cirque collection (retired) and darling vintage Easter images from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy Shop. It may seem odd to use circus themed papers for Easter, but the colors of this collection really worked with the vintage style images and rainbow colored ribbons. This 3/8″ Capri Blue Diamond Satin ribbon pops against the yellows on this cute little card.
I covered mini clothespins with paper from the collection for extra fun.
These vintage style buttons look great with the Daffodil Checkerboard Satin ribbon!
Each card is finished on the inside with a little Easter greeting, a decorated mini envelope and a tasty chocolate treat.
On with the Hop
Now hop on over to Cherry’s lovely blog to see what she’s cooked up with these bright pretty ribbons.
Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, and leave a sweet comment behind. Then hop on over to the RRR Blogto let Bonnie know you’ve completed the hop. Answer her question of the month to be entered into a drawing for your very own Spring Rainbow of Color Ribbon Assortment.
If you’re not already a member of the Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join. You can find all the details (and a special offer!) HERE.
Beautiful Butterflies and Bows: Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card
Hello Ribbon Lovers! Don’t you just love spring? After the grey days and cold of winter, there is nothing more beautiful than the burst of color that spring provides. I dug into the March Ribbon Club Collection from Really Reasonable Ribbon this week and decided to have a play! The Rainbow Assortment is full of bright beautiful ribbons that make you think of spring flowers. My eye was drawn to the gorgeous hue of the Tropic Taffeta ribbon and I went in search of just the right papers to pair up with it. And that’s how this Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card came into being.
This 6″ x 7″ Spring has Sprung Easter shaker card has a fun cutaway front design. I decided to use a postcard from Graphic 45’s Sweet Sentiment collection as the base for the shaker. The Tropic Taffeta ribbon makes the beautiful blues in the butterfly wings come alive! Add a blush to Petaloo DIY Dogwoods by sponging them with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.
A Peek Inside
I really had fun dressing the inside of this card up in it’s Easter Best!
The decorative belly band on the left hand side of the card interior is so easy to make. Add the chipboard “buckle” from the collection to a strip of decorative paper. Then glue the ends to either side of the card. Top with a chipboard button and a fussy cut butterfly.
Next, I cut an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of primitive cream cardstock into 4 equal rectangles, cropped the corners and then slid them behind the belly band. What a fun place to keep photos of your family’s Easter celebration!
Glue the cute image of the Easter boy and girl onto the belly band, not the paper. This way photos can slide in and out easily.
And on your right….
This pretty Easter egg image became a pocket!
I cut journaling images from the paper collection to fit the pocket. This is a great place to add an Easter greeting…or to add journaling to accompany the photos. Oh…and there’s also a little chocolate treat tucked in. Because the Easter Bunny loves grown ups, too!
If you haven’t tried working with taffeta ribbon yet, I highly recommend it. Bonnie carries it in several colors and I want them alllllllll!