31 August 2012

A Little Weekend Mojo

Are you ready for the long weekend? Have some crafty plans? Just thought I'd throw out a little inspiration for the weekend while I played along with the Mojo Monday challenge:

Here are a couple of cards I did based on the square pattern:

I'll give you the particulars for the "Pocket Full of Smiles" card here. If you would like to see "You Make Me Smile" up close and read about it, please visit me at The Feast.

For this 4x4-inch card, I used kraft cardstock for my base and the Dakota B&T paper pack for the rest. 

For the front, I cut barn red cardstock to 3 3/4-inch square, and did tone-on-tone stamping with a flourish from the Baroque Boarders August Stamp Of The Month set in Barn Red exclusive ink. The flags are cut from the Dakota papers and embellished with a pearl badge button from the Wrangler assortment pack.

The pocket was stamped using the Rugged Dude my acrylix stamp set. To make the pocket, I first did a 4th generation reverse stamp on white daisy cardstock using Outdoor Denim exclusive ink. I then flipped the stamp to the "right" side and stamped a second generation stamp in the same blue. The stitching is a first generation stamp in Chocolate exclusive ink. I used little antiqued gold brads from the Metals assortment for the rivets on the pocket, cut it out and popped it up with foam adhesive. Here's a close up:

I tucked a little tag inside the pocket for some fun. The tag is cut from Dakota paper and kraft cardstock and measures 2x7/8-inches overall. I used a little Burlap ribbon for the pull, and stamped the sentiment (which is from one of the exclusive Cricut Artiste collection stamp sets) in Barn Red exclusive ink. I added some tiny staples for added interest.

For the "smile" sentiment, I again layered Dakota paper and kraft cardstock and added a little Burlap fringe on the back. "Smile" is from the "It's Your Day"set that has been released to celebrate National Stamping Month (which starts tomorrow!). This double stamp set is available for $5 with any $35 purchase. I added tiny staples again for some fun. (I don't have the tiny attacher, by the way. I used a funky little pocket stapler that my dad gave me. I'll post pictures of it soon!)

Hope you enjoyed a little mojo to head into the weekend! Have a fantastic and safe Labor Day!


  1. Oh, how cool! Love how you used the burlap. Gotta try it!

  2. Great creations and especially love the denim pocket card...so adorable! Thanks for playing along at Mojo Monday!

  3. Kim this card is awesome! Love the combo of stamps and dakota.

  4. That Dakota card is wonderful. I just love all of the details that you used.