Felt Pockets and Birthday Cards - Quick Crafting with Felt and Chipboard

Happy Friday!
 How are you all doing? I hope your week has been lovely. 
It's been a beautiful week here, and more lovely temps are expected for the weekend...yay!
And even though I would love to pull out shades of pumpkin and straw, I'm going to stick to as much cheery and bright as I can for at least a couple more weeks, while the Summer weather sticks around. 

Given the nicer weather, I've been pretty serious about running every day, which has significantly cut back my crafting time. So I really didn't think I would have time to make anything this week, but I've been trying really hard to fit in at least a little bit of crafting even during the busiest of weeks.  As I keep experimenting, I'm finding some products are just way easier to work with when in a time crunch. 

Two of my faves: chipboard and felt!


This little pocket is made out of felt, and decorated with chipboard, paper, ribbons, and sequins. I love how felt instantly gives projects a bit of an elevated feel. I also love how easy it is to cut, shape and turn into pretty little pockets. I used to spend time sewing them together, but then realized using hot glue was way faster, which is enough of a reason to win me over :)

The speediness can't be beat and I love that adding a few little chipboard pieces makes the whole pocket come together so effortlessly!

 These little pockets are the perfect size for a gift card or for a little special something, so I love making them whenever I have birthdays coming up. Since they're a breeze to pull together, I usually make a few to stash up on so that I always have one handy when a birthday rolls around.


To go with the pocket, I also decided to make this cheery, bright, birthday card! 


This card was a pretty quick one to pull together, starting with some watercolor on a piece of cardstock, followed by a large floral chipboard piece and a couple sentiments. The hugs die is from Papertrey Ink's Big Hugs.

My best tip of quick cards is to use pre-made goodies such as chipboard, stickers, and pretty patterned papers that are bold and make a statement. It will look like you spent hours making the card, but in reality, you'll be just taking a few minutes to layer all the pieces together.


At the top, a little bit of washi tape and a ribbon, as well as a tiny button.


The only exception to the quickeness of this card - the little stamped sentiment. I did fussy cut the words, but if you have a stamp + die combo, even that can be sped up!

To finish the card, I mounted the whole bit on some polka dot paper, because it's just oh-so-happpy!

That's it from me today, friends.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Ivana

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4 lovely comments:

  1. This set is just to die for my dear Ivana!!! I love the juicy colors with a hint of felt! xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much, Aneta! Sending hugs and love!

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  2. So lovely lovely Ivana~
    Both your pocket and card cheered me right up!
    And I always appreciate your details and tips.
    <3 hugs, Karen

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen! The cheery colors always get me in a better mood, too! Hope you are doing well dear friend xoxo Ivana

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