|Group:||Tim Holtz Addicts|
|Swap Coordinator:||Lishmo (contact)|
|Number of people in swap:||8|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||May 7, 2012|
|Date items must be sent by:||May 21, 2012|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
This swap is for one TH style Whimsy pocket (filled) sent to one partner. Theme- Vintage. Other than that, sender's choice.
I have photos of the one I made on my Flickr and in the TH photo group. The photos show an unfilled pocket.
These are not difficult to make, there are just a few steps.
1- Cut a 2.5 - 3 inch piece off an empty paper towel roll.
2- Cover with paper. I used a Ranger Collage glue stick, but anything should do.
3- Flatten. Smush down. A bone folder helps to make it tidy.
4- Pinch one end closed. Staple, tape or glue that end shut.
That's your basic pocket. But you need a handle. We'll do that in a minute.
You can, if you choose, use tissue tape along the top of pocket and fold over the top to neaten top edge, but you don't have to. I did and you can see a photo of that in group photos. Do that before adding handle.
5- Poke or punch small holes one on either side of the top of pocket. Use a bit of wire to create a handle. You could also use ribbon for the handle.
That's it. Now, decorate your pocket. You can add tissue tape, paper or trim along the bottom of your pocket. You can decorate the top edge as well. And don't forget the front and center. You can keep it simple or embellish to your heart's content.
IMPORTANT- Fill Pocket!
You need to tuck some TH/TH style goodness in your pocket. TH embellishments, die cuts, small tags, whatever you like.
This should give you shoppers and hoarders something to do with your new stuff. :)
Two weeks to make and send. Make it nice and have fun. Remember, this is for a filled whimsy pocket. My photos show an unfilled pocket.
The pocket I made is 3 inches wide and not quite 3 inches long. Some paper towel rolls though are 2.5 inches wide. Just use what you have.
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