I am seriously crazy about My Mind's Eye new On the Bright Side collection. There are chevrons, distressed wood prints and denim prints that are all to die for! This collection is my favorite new release of 2012. I already have a few projects in the work with this paper! All of the paper components for this card came from the On the Bright Side One collection.
Thread (Coats & Clark)
Letters (Thickers by American Crafts)
Grommets (WR Memory Keepers)
Cash (Hubby's wallet)
My inspiration for this card was MME's Blog Challenge 32: Card Sketch. The theme for the challenge was "you". When I went to sew the pocket yesterday, my sewing machine was all messed up so I spent a good part of last night trying to self-diagnose the problem (to no avail) and then ended up at the craft store this morning to have a repair guy look at it. Turns out a little spring was just out of place and everything was fine. Whew! I even bought new thread so the pocket looked more authentic. If I can figure it out, I will create a file with the pocket pattern and make it available for everyone.
I decided to leave the pocket open so this card could double as a gift card or cash holder. I think the end result is pretty fun. I imagine this won't be the last paper pocket I sew. :)
Have a great weekend!