Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Pinch of Love Pocket Card

This week at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our twist is to "Show us Some Love." Hope you can join us! Remember, you can always submit an "Anything Goes" project instead, so why not play along?!
This month our sponsor at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Make it Crafty. This cute crab image came as part of an underwater scene with lots of different elements. You can visit their store and check out their scenes and images at
I used a cut file from the Silhouette Online Store to make this pocket with a card inside. The cut file makes a tab on the side and bottom of the front panel that fold over and get glue taped to the back part of the pocket. Simple and easy way to make a pocket for the slide-in card that came with the cut file.
I used Close to My Heart Valentine paper for the pocket and card. I colored the crab digi with Copic markers and then used some Craft Products Classic Glimmer Chalks pink chalk for the background. I used Gina Marie dies for the stitched hearts and the stitched circle, Marianne dies and stamps for the heart/scalloped heart die combinations and the "xoxo, "hugs," and "sweetheart" stamps, and a Sizzix Tim Holtz sketched heart behind the stitched heart on the front of the pocket. "A pinch of love" and "Happy Valentine's Day" came from CTMH stamp sets. I also added a few pink buttons tied with waxed floss.
Thanks for stopping by! 
Here's the card inside the pocket:

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise: Love
Words 2 Craft By M, 2nd Wednesday of M, C10  Words of Inspirations - My Heart's Devotion - Please blog  (Week 2 of 4)
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge 2W,2E,SIO (tab at top of page) #177 Love, Love, Love (W2 of 2)
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - 2W - (Week 1) Hearts
Die Cut Divas (M,P1,E4) Love, Marriage or Anniversaries
Dies R Us Challenge (2W,P1/15,E3,SIR) #42 Love

Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #235 Be My Valentine
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Tic Tac Toe Challenge: Bingo (love-sentiment "A Pinch of Love," Shimmer-Pink Glimmer Chalk, Hearts-die cuts)
Open Minded Challenges: Love


  1. Lovely, Carrie! You have so many sweet elements added to this card that truly show the love!

  2. Love all your pink papers, Carrie, and that crab is just too cute! Great added embellishments...all showing love!

  3. A crab is quite an original choice of image for a Valentine card, but why not? The colors of love suits him perfectly, and personally I love anything that has to do with the sea:) nice detailing, great design!

  4. OMGoodness Love the shape of your card and the paper is wonderful. I will say that the crab is a little surprise, I understand the sentiment "A pinch of Love". I agree with Pia it is a different kind of choice. You really have some amazing die cuts and the embellishments are wonderful. Great job, I like your creativity.
    Hugs Pat

  5. Well, who'd have thought that crabs could be so cute eh? but why shouldn't they feel love too?
    Great card with fab details :)
    Jo xx

  6. Oh, how awesome is this?! I love that you created a pocket to hold your card. And your pink crab is too cute. Thank you so much for joining us at the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

  7. How lovely!! Such a sweet surprise awaits to be discovered! Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cut Diva's!!

  8. Cute, cute, cute! And my favourite colour too! Cool pocket style - another one I haven't tried yet!

  9. Super cute card! The more I look at it, the more I keep finding more perfect little details! Thanks for playing along with us over at Art Impressions!

  10. Wow!! This is fabulous!! I LOVE the pocket and the images you used are adorable. Great design. Thanks for playing with Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

    Nora Noll
    Design Team Member
    Stamping Smiles Design
    Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

  11. WoW... Great card design... Love the surprise when pull out the card!
    Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas' Linky Party
    DT Jan

  12. Gorgeous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  13. Oh my goodness! This is so cute! Love it!! So glad you came Through ‘The Craft Room Door’ to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
    Karen C

  14. What a fun cute card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  15. Carrie, This is such a fun card! Love what you did with that pocket element, and those scalloped edges are a wonderful element. Thanks so much for joining our Heart's Devotion Challenge at Words 2 Craft By. :)

  16. So pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at OMCFC.
    Cathy DT Member

  17. This is fantastic! Love all the dies.. Love all the pink! Fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
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