Welcome back to day 3 of our Dec/Jan Release! If you are just joining us, be sure to check out the last two days of previews beginning here. Thank you so much for all of the kind comments you all have left so far. I am so happy to hear how excited everyone is for this release!
Today we are giving you guys a peek at our final stamp set and die. Many of you have been requesting another follow-up set to the popular A Pocketful series, and today, it is my pleasure to introduce:
A Pocketful: Valentine
- is a 4x6 clear photopolymer stamp set
- contains 15 stamps; 1 pocket image, 3 pocket filler images, 5 accent images, and 6 sentiments
- will be available for purchase December 5th for just $13
Love Notes Die
- compliments the A Pocketful stamp series (these dies are meant to coordinate with the pockets and stamped images from the Pocketful series, not to be stamped onto)
- comes on a single die that can be easily snipped and separated
- will be available for purchase December 5th for just $7
Are you ready for a pocketful of fun?! First up, a bright and cheerful card full of personality.
To create the background panel, I stamped the small solid envelope and little solid conversation hearts randomly similar to this.
For the focal point, I used the large envelope die cuts by themselves. I added a little postmark using Postmarked, and stamped "Be Mine" from the A Pocketful: Valentine set directly onto the envelope. I matted the letters using Label Layers 2.
Next up, a card that almost found it's way to the trash. It just wasn't doing it for me until I added the natural white panel and stamped the flowers from A Pocketful. Crazy how that happens, huh?
I used the large pocket from the A Pocketful Die to tuck the large envelopes from the Love Notes Die into. I wanted to show you an up close shot of all of the dies from this set. They are so detailed. Each die has embossed lines and little hearts that are punched out when you cut them. You can see where I've used distress ink on the small pocket to bring out the faux stitching created by the embossing.
To add my sentiment, I cut a label from Label Layers 2 and used just the end and stamped "Valentine" from A Pocketful: Valentine onto it. To make the heart in my envelope stand out, I adhered a little scrap of red cardstock to the back.
Finally, I wanted to create some little valentines that would be easy to mass produce and hand out at school. With the fun images, and by mixing and matching the sentiments from the original A Pocketful set you can make both boy and girl appropriate valentines.
Aren't they adorable? These are so fun and easy to make.
The finished size is 2.5 x 3.5 inches. To attach the candy I used a 1 inch x 3.5 inch strip scored as shown below and adhered to the back of the card.
The border image from Class Act created a perfect frame for each one. I used the outlined cluster of conversation hearts to fill each pocket and colored them with Copic markers. These would make a great project for the kids to help with. You could pre-stamp them and then pass them off to the little ones to color with markers, crayons, or colored pencils.
I really hope you have enjoyed all of the sneak peeks so far. And please be sure to visit the design team to see more.
Would you like to win A Pocketful: Valentine and the Love Notes Die? Just leave me a comment by 9:00 AM EST December 4th to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.
I will be back tomorrow with the full reveal, and another chance to win!
Valentine Be Mine
Stamps: A Pocketful: Valentine - available 12-5-11, Postmarked, Defining Words (Wplus9)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up!); Thatched Straw - VersaMagic (Tsukineko)
Dies Label Layers 2, Love Notes - available 12-05-11 (Wplus9)
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink); White; October Afternoon
Other: buttons (Papertrey Ink); thread; Bakers Twine (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Pocketful of Love Notes
Stamps: A Pocketful: Valentine - available 12-5-11, A Pocketful(Wplus9)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up!); Antique Linen, Faded Jeans distress ink (Ranger)
Dies Label Layers 2, A Pocketful Hearts & Clouds and Love Notes - both available 12-05-11 (Wplus9)
Paper: White, Natural White; Five & Dime, Modern Homemaker paper pads (October Afternoon)
Fibers: crochet trim (Simplicity)
Other: buttons and twine (Papertrey Ink); thread; Snow Cap acrylic paint dabber (Ranger)
Stamps: A Pocketful: Valentine - available 12-5-11, A Pocketful, Class Act (Wplus9)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Bermuda Bay (Stampin' Up!); Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger); markers (Copics)
Paper: White, Pure Poppy, Kiwi Kiss (Papertrey Ink)