Thursday, December 2, 2010

Easy Peasy Christmas... Scrappy Pockets

ok here it is as promised....

These little pockets are so cute and the best thing is that you can use up all your embellies, scraps of lace, ribbon, old stickers...... anything really :) and if its not the right color paint it or cover it in glitter.
After all its Christmas and you cant have too much bling :)

You need a cutter, glue, gel medium, scissors, hole punch, sewing machine and cotton, masking tape.

music sheet or book pages. If your music sheet is fragile then back it with some more paper. Otherwise you could stamp watercolor paper instead.

Free images, [a lot of mine came from The sum of All Crafts] gessoe or white paint, ink pads and sponge daubers,

chenille sticks , glitter is good :)

optional....Lots of BLING, lacy scaps, old doilys...crochet ones are great, stickers, pattern tissue paper, buttons, beads sequins, anything and everything, just get it all out!!

kindy glitz, stickles, glitter , mica

Cut your paper into rectangles, mine were all different sizes about 7.5cms/3" X 4"/10cm.If you make them too narrow then its hard to fit fat chocolates in them :(

Allow to fold top over about 1.5cm or 1/2 " or stick another piece of paper behind it and glue down.

cut out your images,ink around edge.

Place on pocket , dont glue yet. Using gesso and fairly dry brush, brush it around roughly image. Smear a few parts elsewhere too. You dont want too much to cover paper but enough to make your image and ink image stand out.

stick image down and ink around around all edges and around image in parts, I used to two colors sometimes too....lighter one first.

Glitter up image :)
When its dry cut a piece of felt about a 1cm bigger all around. Stitch around edges [wrong sides tog] leaving top open. Use a large stitch, small stitches rip the paper. Trim felt so its just showing.

Punch two holes in top a good 1/4" down and across. Dont go to close or it will rip ((

Poke both ends of chenille stick thru holes an then twist up around hanger. You could add beads before you twist it up if you wanted.

now the fun part!!

Embellishing !

ideas for skirt, doilys cut in half painted and glittered,edges from lace hankies and doilys
muslin and tulle painted too....

lace [allow 2 to 3 times your width. If you tie the ends together you get a half circle shape which is nice.

tissue paper folded in half and concertinered,

i glued most of mine to the back and dont worry about the mess we will tidy that up later.

now add more layers over the top , scrap bits of lace, braid, flowers ...

add some bling to the rest of the pocket and maybe some text ...

cut some masking tape and glue to back of pocket to tidy up, you can write a message on this too....

fill with choccies, coins and candy canes and watch your loved ones faces light up when they recieved it.

my craft girls loved them and what i thought was special was giving my real life friends something made from all the bits and pieces from my online friends...
If you make some i would love to see.....


Anonymous said...

**squeal** so fabulous Jen! Love Love Love!

AZviaTx said...

Jen, just lovin' snoopin' 'round your blog! Such fun stuff you've got up your sleeve. tina

jenny said...

LOVE those scrappy pockets Jen... thanks for the wonderful tute :))

Jenny x

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, soooo much eye candy!
I adore your Christmas Pockets!!
What fabby creations!- Thanks for the tute Jen, will defo have a go at making some of these!
Oh, and I've really missed our ornie swaps this Christmas Jen(the ones we did through the atc group the past couple of years!) you always had fab ideas!
Jan x

Kathy said...

ooohhhhhh.. these turned out fab.. can hardly wait to make some.. thanks for the tut on them...

Sherry Edwards said...

So fabulous! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Jacky said...

Great tute Jen...these little gifties would look lovely hanging from the mantle piece!

Jacky ox

Lesley said...

Oh Jenxo Jenxo Jenxo. I couldn't wait for this tut. I have to have a go at these. I have some nice music paper that is good and sturdy. Must make a few to send over to England to my cuz's.
Thanks so much.
Don't forget to pop on over to my 12 tags of Christmas.

laury55 said...

fantastic your scrappy pocket

Margaret said...

Brill tute thank you Jen, guess what I'm going to go and make, right now?! in front of the telly!! fab! Mx

~*~Patty S said...

each and every one is wonderful Jen