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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Notebook Pocket

Over the weekend, I found this really cute Sizzix XL die called Notebook Pocket and it's a scoreboard die, meaning that it's actually made mostly to cut chipboard because it cuts deeper on the parts that have to fold. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to have it - the ideas were flashing in my head LOL!
Here is what I came up with. I used brown chipboard to cut out the pocket (it's one piece). Then I cut out the pocket again using my Sweet Pea DSP (retired! boo hoo!). One thing that I learned while trying to cut out the DSP to cover the chipboard - it won't cover evenly because it when the paper goes over the folded areas, it takes up more paper (even if it's just centimeters) and then you are short on the other side. Being so desperate, I cut the paper up into two pieces, the front and the back. I glued it on with the SU glue stick and for the sides, I cut 1/4" strips and glued those in place. I used my trio flower punch to embellish the flower centers and added a bling to each. Here's the side view of the pocket.
Of course my idea for this pocket was to make cards to go inside of it, so come back tomorrow to see the cards I made to go in the pocket. I'm using my new favorite stamp set called Elements of Style.
Thanks for coming by today! Oh!, BTW, in case you want to get your hands on this really cool die, I bought it from J's!

12 comments:

Brenda said...

I saw this die too, but didn't get it... yet! I'm sure I'll end up going to get it after I see all your wonderful cards that go in it!

Kris said...

Hmm, another die that i think i have to look for! =D i LOVE how you improvised covering the chip board! this project turned out beautiful with the added flowers and rhinestones!! Hugs!

Shirley N said...

So pretty Teri, love that DP, ribbon and your colors. So very sweet!

Michelle U said...

This is so beautiful! Love the colors. Well looks like I will be moving closer to you in July. Will let you know!

Hugs,
Michelle

Joy said...

oh...seen these dies...never bought one though...now we have to go tomorrow and see what Cliff has left! then you can bring these ones over to Michelles...hehehe! see you soon! love the flowers on the front too!

ShaniKulani said...

love the colors and such a great project with so many things you can hold inside. TFS!!

ShaniKulani said...

love the colors and such a great project with so many things you can hold inside. TFS!!

mst822 said...

This is so pretty,Teri! Luv everything about it! Gosh, looks like I need to go check out J's! Can't wait to see the cards you create!
Tammy

1LuvnMama said...

This is amazing Teri! What a great idea! :) Always inspiring!

Cheryl said...

This turned out cute Teri! Love the paper. Is that SU?

Colleen said...

What a cute notebook pocket. This will be a die that will definitely go on my wishlist. :) Maybe I can purchase it when I come to visit in July.

McCine said...

Cute! I like some of the scoreboards dies, too...may have to check this one out even though I've been gun-ho about doing everything "from scratch"...lol