Saturday, December 10, 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas - Day 10


Welcome to the My Creative Time "12 Days of Christmas"!  Wow!  We are already up to Day 10!  I hope you have been enjoying all of the great inspiration from Emma and the rest of the design team.  I know I have! If you arrived here from Jeanne,  then you are headed in the right direction.  If not, please start at Emma's blog here.

So, as you can see on my blog, I've been making lots of different Christmas cards.  This is great, except that I usually like to send photo cards out to friends and family whom we don't see often.  They love to see new pictures of Eric, and I think they'll really like to see how he is towering over me this year!  Today I thought of a solution:  I made some pockets for photo tags to put INSIDE of my cards!


Remember this card, from Day 5?  If not, you can click here for details. I'm going to show you what I just did to the inside of it.


First I found some thin patterned paper that coordinated with the card but wouldn't add too much bulk.


I cut a piece at 5 1/4" x 4" for the writing area of the card and stamped a sentiment from Emma's Gift Card Sentiments stamp set.


To make my pocket, I took the blackout of a 7 1/2" tag pocket cut from the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge and hid all of the score marks on my Gypsy.  I also slid most of the back part of the pocket off of the screen of my Gypsy so that it would not cut.  I really only wanted the front of the pocket, the sides, and 1/4" of the back, so that my pocket would not add to much bulk to my card.  If you don't have a Gypsy, you can make the whole pocket cut, and then just trim off most of the back.  Before scoring the pocket, I inked the edges, stamped a cute Christmas tree from Emma's All Around Christmas stamp set, and colored it with Copics.  I then adhered the three folded flaps of the pocket to my card with scor tape.



The tag is cut at 3 3/4" on blackout, also from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More.  This was the perfect size for my 2" x 3" photo.  I used my Crop-a-Dile to add a hole and an eyelet, and then added some twine that can be used to pull the tag from the pocket.

Recipe (for inside of card only):

DCWV "Holiday Collection:  The Christmas Stack"
Core'dinations Cardstock
My Creative Time "All Around Christmas" & "Gift Card Sentiments" Stamp Sets
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Recollections Eyelet
Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink



*** 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Alert ***

To qualify for ALL of the AMAZING giveaways for the 12 days, you must comment on every blog in this hop!  You will have until Tuesday, December 13th @ midnight, to post all of your comments.  Very important:  please leave a way for us to contact you if you are one of the winners!  There are some amazing giveaways for this 12 day event and some surprises to help celebrate My Creative Time's One Year Anniversary!  Yes, Emma released her first set of stamps one year ago!  So make sure you are tuned in, because this is ONE hop that you do NOT want to miss!!!

Your next stop is the ever so talented Leanne.  Here's the full line-up, in case you get lost:

Katie <-- YOU ARE HERE

141 comments:

  1. WHAT A SWEET PIC OF YOU 2 AND SUCH AN AWESOME IDEA HOW YOU ADDED IT TO YOUR CARD!!!! I LOVE IT!;)
    BIG HUGE HUGS
    EMMA;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the tag and the card, very elegant. Gloria Contreras
    Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love how you incorporated the pocket into this lovely card,great idea!!!Thanks for sharing,sarajeank@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great job on the card and tag. What a creative idea!!

    Kim
    kpedersen44@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Gosh your card is so pretty. I love the picture tag idea.
    nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a fabulous idea to personalize. Your elf is way too cute.

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great idea to use the photo pocket, and not only will they love the photo but that card is adorable!!

    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

    ReplyDelete
  8. Now that is an awesome idea for adding photos to cards!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Super cute card and I love your idea for adding a photo. Fantastic job!!
    croptilludrop@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. That is so cute!!! Love the tag inside. What a nice way to personalize!
    Happy Holidays!
    Kathie
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a great idea ... you always think of the most cleverest things to do :) Love this!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a wonderful idea! I love the creative touch of adding the tag inside with the picture!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. You are doing a super job.
    LindaB
    top2kop@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. oh my!!! I love this idea! I am so doing this this year! this is the greatest idea for pics!! love the card front too!

    thanks for sharing!!
    brwneyes46@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your photo tag card is too cute!! Its such a great idea!!

    bolvera66@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great idea and great picture.
    Janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a GREAT idea!!
    Love your adorable card :)
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. You have completely solved my photo deliemma for my xmas cards this year....this idea is great, and I love the pic being placed on a tag. TFS

    christinescreativecards@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a great idea. The card is adorable

    ReplyDelete
  20. love this stuff!!!!!!!!
    Melissakc1@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love the idea of a little pocket for the picture, it's so adorable!
    Denise J.
    drjohnson0526@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a great idea. I love that.;0)
    love your blog:)

    bex@
    http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  23. Very clever idea.
    craftmethis@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a great idea, your picture is so cute. :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. What a great idea. Love the card.
    shellyholsinger@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love this idea!!! I like to send photo cards too and this is a great way to do so! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  27. what a great idea of how to incorporate a photo in to the card! I would love to try that with some of mine, will scrap-lift this for sure!
    TFS
    jashmore1944@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  28. Your darling pocket and photo tag are SO perfect for the inside of the card. You are awesome. I LOVE this idea! Hugs- Glora

    ReplyDelete
  29. Wow, what a cool idea. Love it! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Kathy
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  30. What a great way to share a cute card and a lovely photo tag.
    kimthompson68@sky.com
    Kim xXx

    ReplyDelete
  31. That's a great idea making a photo tag for the inside! Wonderful card - TFS
    hugs, Jenn
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  32. this is so pretty ...love the idea for this one

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Aww I love your card. I love little elves. TFS. :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. Great Idea! I love the simplicity of the tree as the embellishment. Great way to share pictures!


    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

    ReplyDelete
  35. Your Card is too cute!!
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Great idea for making a photo tag. I love your card. TFS!

    kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Katie, your pic is super adorable of you and your son! And the idea to include your pic is awesome in your cutie patootie card from Day 5. Great way to incorporate hand made cards and family photos! Awesome!
    Hugs,
    georgifelix at verizon dot net

    ReplyDelete
  38. Great idea...and great way to include a photo! LOVE it!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. That is so awesome, love the picture tag and it has a place inside the card, what a great idea!!!
    Paula

    ReplyDelete
  40. What a super great idea! TFS I am totally using that one in my future :)

    hugs
    Cassandra

    ReplyDelete
  41. Awesome pic great idea with the tag.

    ReplyDelete
  42. That is a fantastic idea on how to include a picture using a tag. Great picture of you and your son.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  43. What a great way to enclose a photo! Very fun card/tag idea
    :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
    amy.arnold89@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  44. A clever way to send a photo with your card. Great job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  45. love the card and tag combo! cute picture


    rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  46. Merry Christmas to you Katie. Love, Love, Love this one.

    dendearmas@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. What a cute and neat idea. Love this card with the pull out tag. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  48. Great idea!
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. Great idea incorporating tag in the card. Love it. You are so creative.
    thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

    ReplyDelete
  50. Wonderful idea! I love how you actually added it to the card instead of just leaving a loose photo in the card.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

    ReplyDelete
  51. Oh, I LOVE the Idea of putting a pocket Inside the Card to hold a Picture. Thanks for Sharing your Idea! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  52. Cute pic and tag.
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. From one crafty Katie to another - (With a towering son) Great idea!!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Cute card! What a great idea.
    Kelly bloss4@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  55. Great idea!
    The best I've seen for sending family photos

    ReplyDelete
  56. Great idea for a photo card! Love it!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

    ReplyDelete
  57. That is a great idea!! Never thought of that before!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  58. What a great idea, I love it, thank you for sharing.

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. Love that you added this to the card. Great idea.

    savmora@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. What a wonderful card!!! I just love the design!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  61. Love how you put the tag holder inside the card. The tag could make a great ornament for the tree too. Love seeing all the ornaments with pictures of my kids as they grew up so I'm sure others do too. Regina
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  62. Super cute card. Great tag idea. My 13 year old son towers over me this year too. He is growing like a weed. lol
    Candy
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

    ReplyDelete
  63. Love It!!!!! Such a great idea!!! Linda harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  64. Pretty cool!! Adding your pic on a tag into a slide pocket and then incorporating it into a card. GREAT IDEA!!! I love this card too...such beautiful colors. Hugz:)
    DevinTaylorCreations@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  65. Great idea. Such a special way to ad a photo. Thanks for the idea. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  66. cute couple!! love the card and the way you incorporated it into the card! parkernana5@cox.net

    ReplyDelete
  67. What a wonderful work, such creativity!
    Irene P -@styme123@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  68. So very pretty! I love them! TFS CallyAnn
    callyannc@live.com

    ReplyDelete
  69. Too cute, love that inside pocket!

    ReplyDelete
  70. what a cute way to hide that picture! Great idea!!

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

    ReplyDelete
  71. Wow I love this idea.
    jeria22@yahoo.com tfs

    ReplyDelete
  72. What an awesome idea! I hate when the pic has been taped to the card, this works out so much better!! Great pic by the way!
    bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  73. Very very pretty - Love the idea. This is perfect way to get photos and a card.

    How sweet.

    Thanks for sharing -
    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  74. THIS IDEA IS SOOO GREAT...LOVE THE TAG INSIDE THE CARD..AWESOME!!

    MICKEY
    mickeysworld01@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  75. I just love, love, love your card! What a great idea to add a photo tag. You're truly very talented. I love each and every single little thing you create. What a gift it would be to receive your card in the mail :)

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    misshoanggg@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  76. i LOVE how you put this together! great idea
    babi96 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  77. I love your idea for a picture holder. Thank you for sharing.
    brittmartin1288@yaoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  78. love this idea - thanks for sharing - dsebby404@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  79. Very cute card and I love the photo pocket inside. Great way to share a pic.
    thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

    ReplyDelete
  80. Liked the tag idea!

    esterperez73@yahoo

    ReplyDelete
  81. love this idea. TFS

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

    ReplyDelete
  82. love that lil elf dude! ;)
    Suzanne Suzyq28024@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  83. Just says, elegant card. The tags is a great idea for photo. Very beautiful. Thanks for share with us.

    lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

    ReplyDelete
  84. What a great idea for slipping in a special pic! I so love that card too.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  85. Photo pockets are a great idea for your cards! tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

    ReplyDelete
  86. awe this is so perfect i just love it and I know who ever receives it will also love it!

    Micia
    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  87. what a clever idea!! tfs!

    trawat1972@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  88. Super cute! I love the pockets in your cards!

    Jamie
    Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  89. Brilliant idea. Very nice pic. Two treats in one envelope!

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  90. What a great idea for the photo tag pocket. TFS
    Evelyn
    evl14512@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  91. I love this idea, and the colors are awesome.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  92. Another fantastic card! Love the pocket idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  93. What a great idea, love it!

    tuki123@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  94. Super cute card and great little photo pocket that you added...love that idea:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  95. Very nice card and a great way to share a photo.
    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  96. Wow! I am so glad I have not sent out my pictures yet. What a terrfic idea. Now I know what to do with all those little school pictures and can double as a book marker! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Debbie H.

    niteowlis at clear dot net

    ReplyDelete
  97. Very creative card. Love the tag with pic.
    lorrainephelps at sbcglobal dot net

    ReplyDelete
  98. I love the way you included that picture. Very creative!
    Happy Holiday's to You & Yours!
    Kathie
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  99. great idea on your project today love the photo of you and your son.
    olivervl at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  100. Very nice idea, TFS
    mbchoj at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  101. I love this idea! It really personalizes the cards with family photos!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

    ReplyDelete
  102. Great idea for a tag! Thanks for sharing this one! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  103. Lovely card and idea and lovely photo.

    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  104. What a nice surprise to find in a card. Great job. teachermom5@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  105. Awesome idea!!

    Christina Coen

    christina.coen@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  106. Love the photo tag idea! Great job on both the tag and the card!surfnfroggie at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  107. Super cute idea to include a photo. TFS

    Carol W.
    workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  108. What a GREAT idea!! I really love this.
    Pam at
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  109. Great idea! Such a great way to add a picture.
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin
    thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  110. Very cute,TFS
    lindamcitnosh at verizon dot net

    ReplyDelete
  111. Super cute! Thanks for sharing.
    Richelle
    lilbug1976 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  112. what a great way to sent xmas pics!

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

    ReplyDelete
  113. So sweet! Love it.

    Debbie B.
    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  114. Cute photo tag.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

    ReplyDelete
  115. What a neat idea! Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  116. Love that idea.. will work great inside my Christmas card for the picture of my daughter with Santa

    ReplyDelete
  117. what a great idea love it .
    F.U.N.
    Bobbi

    ReplyDelete
  118. Great way to add photos to your cards. Creative as usual.
    Nancy
    4walkers14@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  119. Cute idea of how to put a picture in a card. My daughter, normally just sticks it in the envelope. Will have to show this to her.

    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  120. GREAT idea!

    Lori
    Bloggin The Crafts
    lori at true dungeon dot com

    ReplyDelete
  121. What a cute card/gift card holder! Love that you put it at an angle on the inside. Thanks! mprantner at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  122. Love the card with the tag inside!

    ReplyDelete
  123. You are way too crafty! I just love this tag idea! I don't think I'll ever have the time to be able to try all these projects that have given me so much inspiration during this hop!

    ReplyDelete
  124. This is such a cute card! I love how it has a surprise inside. SO CUTE!!

    at home ink at q dot com

    ReplyDelete
  125. love how you added the pic!

    candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  126. This is a great idea....love how you can add these as an afterthought & it still look intentional :)
    papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  127. This is such a great idea!! Lisa -elwalten@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  128. Really great idea.
    sarah.quillen@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  129. Great idea to add a photo tag with pocket inside the card.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  130. What a great idea for a picture. Very clever and an adorable card too.

    http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  131. Great cards! TFS.

    coupondenise at live dot com

    ReplyDelete
  132. Love the card & tag with it! What a great way to send a pic. TFS :)
    fmadera75atgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  133. Love the tag and the card. Love the colors and pattern.
    Ashley
    glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  134. love all the projects, you guys have done a great job! shanasewing@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  135. CUUUUUTE pic =) Love how you made the tag on the inside...super cute!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah
    liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  136. I LOVE LOVE this idea!
    TFS

    Alina
    alina.luis@live.com

    ReplyDelete