Jul 13, 2017

Guest Designer Donna Wicks: Pocketful of Sunshine

A POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE

A "pocketful of sunshine!"  Doesn't that sound like a great way to go through a day?!  I think of that phrase and then start singing that song (it's played in the movie "The Ugly Truth") and it makes me "happy!"

So today I started by working on a birthday card for my niece!  Her favorite color is yellow and this stamp set and framelits bundle immediately came to mind.


I think the sunglasses are the cutest thing and love the studs on the pocket (and all of the details, really)!

I always include a fun, coordinated treat package with any card that I give to someone, so created a 3D pocket treat holder.  I simply die cut two of the pockets (for the front and back sides) and made a side panel with a strip of paper which was scored and affixed directly to the tabs already on the pocket pieces.  It couldn't be easier to do.


Die cut:  2 of the pocket pieces

Paper Strip measures:  1" x 7   1/2"
Score long side at:  2 1/4", 3 3/4" and at 5 1/4"

To add a ribbon handle, punch a hole in each side of the container and knot your ribbon ends on the inside of it.

How about making a banner with little pockets to fill with treats??  Cute, right??  The center pocket mimics the card and the other two compliment the theme with cheerful daisies (DSP).  

I added treats in our 2" x 8" cello bags.  

TIP:  To help the candy pouch to stand tall in the pocket, I folded the bottom of the cello bag up behind the candy portion; it kind of gives the candy pouch "a leg to stand on."

I hope you've enjoyed this project!  Thank you for coming to visit me on dear Jessica's Stamp-A-Blessing blog!  I'll see you again next month!

Stamp happily!

Donna Wicks





4 comments:

  1. This yellow is so adorable. I am sure your niece will be thrilled with this set!

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  2. These are great projects and color choices.

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  3. As always Donna! CUTE project! This set is on my very long "Wish List"! You did a wonderful job my dear friend! Looking forward to see what you come up with next month!

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  4. Sweet comments, all, thank you!
    Yvonne, thank you so much (yay)!! I'm so glad you stopped by, you are so kind!
    I'm glad you all like this, thank you! xo

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