Thursday, 17 July 2008

My first Double Pocket card


I made this double pocket card for my friend Alison to give to her Mum for her 70th Birthday. She loves gardening so thought it only appropriate to add the seed packet and label. I found a great video tutorial which was so easy to follow here. Thank you Linda! I did change the dimensions to make the card slightly larger. I have also added a card to the back in co-ordinating card stock so the card can be stood up. I cut the letters on my Cricut Expression using the George cartridge. I cut on a cereal box first and then covered with matching paper to give the letters a chipboard effect. The tag is cinnamon scented and smells so yummy - thank you Heidi.

Have a great day!



Card detail:
Stamps: Hanglar Trädgårdsflicka & Hanglar Planteringskit
Medium: Prismacolor, Sansodor & Paper stumps, Sakura Stardust pen for a little bling!
Paper: K&Company Brenda Walton paper
Embellishment: Tag, Ribbons, Seed packet
Equipment: Cricut Expression using the George Cartridge, Swirl corners cut with die in cuttlebug, sentment printed from word.

55 comments:

ink'n'rubba said...

what a fabulous idea, a gift and pressie all in one .. .. I'm going to have to save those instructions in my favourites! annie x

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

just a quick hi from vacation! Great card you have added the last days!! Love,
Jacqueline

cats whiskers said...

Oh Wow great work Nikki I love this your friends Mum will be so pleased. I love all the little extra details you have used. My Score Pal arrived today so you know what I will be doing
Hugs jacqui xx

Tina said...

Ohhh Nikki your friends mum will love this, it's super cute.... i didn't try this one yet, i'll have to visit PP to get the tutorial, another stunning creation Nikki...... You are so talented.... Big Big Hugs Tina xxx

P.S clever idea with the cereal box.....

Kathy said...

That is too cute!! Love the idea for seed packets and it all goes so well together!! Beautifully colored image also!!

Linda said...

Beautiful job, Nikki! So glad you liked the tutorial. It's my "simplified" version of the double pocket (could never get the other version where you cut a slit etc).
Welcome to the Stampin' Up! family, too!!
See you in cyberspace....

agnes said...

Great double pocket card ,i loved to make this cards.Your coloring is beautiful and the hangler is lovley.
Hugs agnesxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your pocket card, and love your coloring, so pretty.

Dawny P said...

This is lovely Nikkie. I love these cards - they are just so nice. Your colurs are stunning as always. Hope you and Zoe are both well xxx

MichelleO said...

I have yet to make one of these double pocket cards... your is just too cute and what a great birthday card! Really pretty-
MichelleO

rudlis said...

WOW! Beautiful your pocket card :)))

Sanne said...

Hi Nikki,
It's a beauty,i loves the hänglers !!!
Loves sannexx

Andrea, said...

Fab pocket card Nikki, I love the image and the tag. Great idea putting the seeds in

Joan said...

Great job with this pocket card, Nikki. Love what you've filled it with. Joan

Joanne said...

Stunning card, she is going to love it!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous pocket card Nikki I love the bright colours and the gorgeous images which you have coloured beautifully.

Mel said...

Nikki, what a fab idea, nice bright colours too :0)

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous double pocket card Nikki, love the hanglar girl and the seeds are a super idea! The fork and trowel detail is perfect! I have seen this tutorial on Claudia's blog, great idea isn't it!
Hugs
Carole ;o)

Rach said...

Brilliant card Nikki, and so well thought out from the sweet H&s girl with her plants to the seed packets and cinnamon smelling tag...you are so inspirational. I am going to go and have a look at the link you have for the double pocket card. Thank you. hugs rach.xx
btw.....your colouring is awesome.xx

Justine said...

That is gorgeous Nikki!!!I'll have to try one of those pocket cards, great idea with the seed packet!!
Hugs Justine x x x

Littlekel90 said...

FABULOUS card, Nikki!! I haven't tried the double pockets yet either, but yours is really blooming with both color and LOVE. I am sure your friend's mum will adore it! Great job with the little gardening charms and the coloring of your little girl is PERFECT! :D Kel

Lana said...

What a super idea Nikki!
It's Fabulous!!!!
Hugs
Lana x

mar1ene said...

Oh Nikki that is gorgeous! loving those bright colours, the image is fab and the tag is a perfect addition..

Hugs, Marlene x

karin xoxo said...

Hi Nikki,

you've done a great job. I love all those pockets. perfect to store a lot of things.
Great coloring again.

Hugs from a rainy Holland.
xoxo Karin

Pati said...

Dear Nikki

I hope everything is fine with your family and yourself. Your double pocket card is sooo sweet. Love the image and your great colouring.
Thank you for the video tutorial. :-)

BIG hugs, Pati

My Paper World said...

It looks fantastic Nikki! Your friend's mum will love it! xx

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki what a great Idea this is so wonderful and brilliant. Your coloring is gorgeous as always......Thanks for the wonderful link.

Hugs
Heike

Frances said...

great double pocket card Nikki. Not seen this tutorial but I have seen the one that Claudia did. x

Gill said...

Fabulous card, great idea, your friends mum will love it, nice touch with the charms
lv gill x

Erin... said...

this card is beautiful and your coloring of that adorable image is fabulous!!

Nice said...

"Happy Birthday" to your Mum from me.
Your card ist verry pretty.
And i ask me i`ve you understand me when i write in german *giggel*.

Ila said...

This is Wonderful!! I love the pockets..and your coloring is gorgeous. What a great gift!!

ella bella said...

wow this is fabulous and such a great idea, she is going to love it
have a lovely weekend
Tracy x

Hev said...

I love this :)
Mum is going to be over the moon :)
Keep Smilin' - Hugs Hev xx

tiina38 said...

Wow... This is wonderful! Great idea.

Hugs, Tiina

LINBOB'S BLOG said...

WOW Nikki

this is a fab card well done. love the colouring in and the colours

xxxxx

linda xx

eba said...

Another lovely card from your hands! This stamp I have too ;) Love the way you combined the card with seeds and other garden related tings! :D

debby4000 said...

What a great idea, fabulous card and pressie all in one.

michele said...

fab card smells lovely!! {m}

Tara said...

This is brilliant and I will definitely check out the tutorial xx

Monika said...

its so wonderful Nikki,your mother will loves it

Lim said...

Beautiful card Nikki. I love all the bright colors :)
It's gorgeous.
Hugs,
Lim

Claudia Rosa said...

dear nikki,
as always stunning stunning coloring.
i love your idea with the pocket card and add some flower seeds. i think thats something your girls liked too, right?

hugs

Marieke Vermeulen said...

Your card is STUNNING!!! Love the colors!!!

xxxMarieke

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Nikki, I love how you have filled the pocket! Have a good one and lets hope the kids dont get to bored, hope to catch up with the challenges when I'm back from my holiday!!
Clairexx

My Paper World said...

Have a great weekend Nikki! xx

Heidi said...

Nikki- just found your site- it is beautiful. I will definately make it daily to check it out. Thanks!
Heidi

mariaadams said...

Fabulous card, so much detail, and gorgeous colours.
Maria xx

The Country Rose said...

You did a great job Nikki!! I love the colors that you used and love that stamp too :). I need to try one of these soon!

Bubbles said...

Nikki that's fab, your friends mum is sure to love it! Beatifully coloured image as always and I just love the teeny fork and trowel so cute!
Joanne x

Hannah said...

wow fab pocket i love the idea.

Deb said...

such a fabulous card, love these double pocket designs, such a great idea to add the seed packets too

Bev said...

Absolutely fantastic Nicci, love it!!

Maria said...

Fabulous card, lovely image and great idea! Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial. I will have to try this style of card. Hugs, Maria

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!...this is UBER CUTE!....and your coloring is wonderful!....I will definitely be trying this one out for myself!....thanks for sharing your ideas!...creative blessings, Debbie