April Showers Pocket

April Showers Pocket for Really Reasonable Ribbon Welcome Spring Challenge

RRRChallengeBadgeHello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for another fabby challenge using ribbon or trim at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Our theme this time is Welcome Spring, and I’ve used ribbon from the March Ribbon Club Assortment with Graphic 45’s Children’s Hour goodies in my April Showers Pocket.  I think you are really going to love this project!

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring ChallengeI am going to let you in on a secret: this did not start out as a pocket.  It started out as a layout with a pocket, and something went terribly wrong and I was afraid I was going to have to scrap the whole project.  But just as I was about to give up, I decided to remove the pocket from the layout and see if I could salvage things.  Lo and behold, it worked, and I actually super love the way this one turned out.

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 01The color palette for the April papers is all soft blues, greens and yellows with some peach thrown in.  I decided to ignore the peach tones and used my ribbon to emphasize the blues, greens and yellows.  I wrapped the lace doily with Yellow Plaid Ribbon followed by a layer of Apple Green Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbon.  This color makes me think of new leaves and tiny plants pushing through the soil.  It’s perfect for spring projects!  My big poufy bow was created with Apple Green Diamond Satin Ribbon and 3/8″ Lemon Diamond Satin Ribbon.  To add some texture and visual interest, I cut a white spiral stamen into 3 sections and tucked it behind the flower.  These colors will brighten up even the darkest rainy day!  Burlap string is wrapped around the pocket base and topped with a perky bow and flower.

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 03Here’s a look at the details.  After sanding and inking the chipboard medallion with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, I popped the center up onto foam adhesive and coated it with Glossy Accents.  This helps the somewhat small focal image get noticed.

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 04Here, the pocket has been emptied of all its goodies.

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 05I tucked in an herbal tea bag and honey spoon, because for me, springtime means allergies, and nothing helps me feel better than a hot cuppa with honey.

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 06This tag contains a little envelope with a message tag inside.  I custom dyed cream seam binding ribbon to make these shabby chic bows on the tops of each tag.  I love the texture they add to the project. The custom dyed Petaloo Butterflies add great texture, too.

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 06I adore these little envelopes and tags!  So fun!

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 07This is an ephemera card from the collection, topped with ribbon and a tag.  Loads of room to write a cheery note here, and who doesn’t like a good piece of chocolate?

April Showers Pocket for RRR Welcome Spring 08This tag is topped with a teeny tiny set of keys.  I find these tags make great bookmarks, but they are also fun for brightening up a work desk or cubicle.

April Showers Pocket For RRR Welcome Spring Challenge

Now it’s YOUR turn!  Pop on over to the RRR Blog where you’ll find fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team.  Then link up your own “Welcome Spring” project so we can pay you a visit.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my April Showers Pocket!




5 thoughts on “April Showers Pocket

  1. margiehmalone

    There is a whole lot here, but it works great. Love the colors. It does feel like spring. Whatever it started out to be, it’s great now. So bright and sunshiny. I really do like it. I’m so glad that I’m broke. I would be too tempted. Especially the mini album, and this bright one. About 5 others too! Luckily I have no money for little things.

  2. Carol

    So gorgeous Kathy and as always so much to see. Layers of clever things of interest. You certainly are such a wonderful designer x

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