Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pages from the Heart: Jeans Pocket Card

The News
I just wanted to share that I will be returning to Paper Made Bakery's design team for a second term starting in August. You can meet all the members of the new team here, as PMB made the official announcement today. I'm excited to work with all the new members, and to bring you another six months of projects using their super cute kits!

The Reveal
This is my third and last project this month for Pages from the Heart featuring Echo Park's This & That collection. Since I worked with the Charming version, which features a boy theme, I wanted to design a card that paid homage to the theme but wasn't a literal interpretation. I decided on jeans as an inspiration as it reminded me of a boy, but it could also be used for a girl. I made a pocket card that can hold a note, money or gift card, so it is general enough to be used for any occasion.

Jeans Pocket Card
I used some dark blue cardstock that looked like the color of dark washed demin, plus yellow thread and a sewing machine for the base. I added pieces from This & That collection for the accents.

The Details
I wanted an iconic jeans pocket so I went with a Levis 501 look. I found out the design is called a gull wing pocket with a red tab logo fabric, which you can read about here. I really felt like a seamstress as there was a lot of stitching and replicating the parts. I cut out a pocket and drew in the stitching lines with a pencil. I sewed most of the lines first, only attaching it to the card base with the outlining stitch along the edges minus the one on the top so the pocket has a top opening.

I punched out a yellow tab using a tab hand punch, wrote a sentiment instead of a brand and adhered it to the side where the red label would go.

I stitched some belt lines across the top. I cut out two narrow rectangles and stitched around them for two belt loops. I also cut out a design from the patterned papers to make a larger label. 

I thought the pocket would be a good place to put a little something extra for the recipient, like Gap gift card would match the jeans theme. I placed a sticker the size of a gift card to show the use of the pocket for display purposes. As a finishing touch, I distressed the card with some chalk ink to simulate some wear on the fabric. 

You can make a pocket card based on your favorite brand or item of clothing, you don't have to stick with jeans. You can make a really cute girl version using patterned papers and ribbons. Let your creativity be your guide. 

The Supplies
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Sticker: Echo Park
Tab Punch: Fiskars
Chalk Ink: Prima
Thread: Coats & Clark
Sewing Machine: Singer
Thanks so much for stoppin' by,


Julia said...

I'm lovin this card....can you say cute, cute, cute!!!!

Tammy said...

That is very fun! Love the contrasting outline, just like on your fav jeans. Very cool card!

Mary Jo said...

Very, very cute! :)
Congrats on returning to the team :)

Teka Cochonneau said...

So super cute!

Fawn said...

Holy cow! I thought that was a real pair of jeans until I read your description. Well done! The Design Team in lucky to have your talent.

Christina Collins said...

This is just to fun! I love it!

scrappymo! said...

This is a fabulous card. how imaginative!
Love the little stitched labels.

Katherine said...

I sooooooooo love that pocket it is great :)

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