Thursday, May 19, 2016

Stick It In a Pocket - Blog Hops with Heart

Welcome to the Blog Hops with Heart May Blog Hop. It's a pleasure to be able to join these talented and creative ladies. I can't wait to see what they've all made with a pocket theme. You may have just jumped in on this blog or you're coming from Becca Whitham's blog. In either case please click the link at the bottom of each blog until you complete the full circle.

Every month there's a theme that each blogger can interpret any way she wants to. You're bound to see a whole lot of interesting ideas here. I just love all of the creativity.
My contribution is a basic pocket card. You can use it for a pocket scrapbook layout or put it on a card front. Carry it in your purse and every time you're digging for something you'll pull it out. That sort of thing is bound to make you happy when you're feeling a wee bit frustrated.

Here's how I made the pocket card (times 20).

I cut THESE ...


... using my Cricut.

In order to keep it simple I painted AND stamped right on the Cricut mats before I removed the sentiment pieces. That worked REALLY well. I didn't have to figure out how to keep everything from touching every other everything. 20 individual pieces in my world is a guaranteed mess.

Once these were all dry it was just a matter of adhesive and a whole lot of glittery doodads. Once they were done ...

I wouldn't really be able to pick a favorite BUT just for the sake of a close up ...

Do you wonder why I made so many???

Because I belong to the most awesome Close To My Heart team (the Rose Blossoms) We had a pocket card swap at our last meeting. I received the most beautiful stack of creations. I wish I could show you every single one but this post would last FOREVER!! I'm sure you're ready to hop once you see a quick look at my collection all tucked away in pockets for now.

Now you get to see what Stephanie Davis made for you. Just click on her name to move right along.


  1. I love discovering new Cricut cuts on the carts I already have! This one is so cleverly paired with your sentiment image! Can't wait to knock out a set of cards by playing with my watercolors like this, Shelly! Thanks SO much for all of the beautiful inspiration, and we are THRILLED to have you hopping along this month! :)

  2. LOVE your pocket card and also how you water-colored right on the Cricut mat ...and thanks for also posting some of the other pocket cards...beautiful!

  3. Watercolors are so fun!!!! I just received the watercolor PML cards today and after seeing what you did here I think I'll have to play with them tomorrow!! So glad you're hopping with us this month!!! :)