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Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Crabby Pocket Envelope Card

Thanks to two generous and talented ladies in the crafting world I was able to make this fun card. Barb Dersken is a lady who is always generously sharing some great cutting files. She is also a member of the Silhouette Plus forum where  she recently posted about this terrific file she is sharing. You really should check out her blog Lalalime blogspot . You can download this adorable crab and find so many other terrific cutting files.

The other wonderfully talented lady whom recently shared this awesome tutorial on how to make the pocket envelope card is Audrey from Cute and Some blog. She has many inspirational projecs on her blog. I totally recommend her blog as another blog hot spot to check out.

I asked Audrey if it would be okay for me to make a Studio cutting file for this card. She so kindly granter her permission. The cutting file I am sharing is one with her tutorial. Shamefully, I have to admit I had problems. I know it's something I did wrong so I modified it by cutting off two of the tabs and tucking and glued in the longer tab at the bottom to close the bottom. Please check out Audrey's blog I linked above for her instructions. I love the way her Pocket Envelope Card stands up. The one I made is more flat.

Posted below is the card I made through the generosity of two talented ladies.I hope you all get the chance to stop by both Barb's and Audrey's blogs. You'll be happy you did. I'm sure glad I visit them.

I don't want to end this post without adding a few details and giving credit to the artists of the graphics I used to make this card. The top shell portion of the crab I used one of my faves,Glossy Accents which impatient me didn't wait for it to completely dry before I took the picture. It has such a nice glassy look when it completely dries. To give this cutie crabs eyes a dimension, I used Inkessentials Enamel accents.To add even more dimension, the crab is layered. The background is behind the crab is from PCCrafter's Artist. The graphic set is from the set "Sail Away". Sadly, PCCrafter is no longer open to purchase graphic sets. The inside of the card is also a graphic set from PCCrafter. The name of the graphic set is from the collection: "Mitzi the Duck" and the artist is: Beth Yarbrough. Mitzi makes me smile.

Both the background and the Mitzi Duck was a Print and Cut. I love this feature of the Silhouette cutting machines. The Print and Cut feature gives me the opportunity to easily cut out all of the thousands of graphic set I've purchased over the years.

Here is the link to download the cutting file for my version of Audrey's card. She is trying to get her 4Shared account to work so she can share her cutting file so stay tuned :-) ---->  Pocket Envelope Card Download

This card cutting file is a Studio cutting file and is on a 12 x 12 format so a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine will be needed to cut the file as it is. Remember, if you own a Silhouette SD you will need to re-size it. Hugs and best wishes, Debbie

Oops, when I first posted this, as usual, I forgot something. I forgot to add the link to the font I used for the word Crabby. The other font is Times Roman. Here is the link to download the font ----> Old Printing Press Font

Front of Pocket Envelope Card

Inside of card filled with chocolate terats. Yum!

Two Envelope Pocket for goodies

Close-up of crab


  1. oh what a fun way to giggle up someone's day, love it and your sharing is boundless, thanks, hugs

  2. Hi Debbie,

    I am seriously BLUSHING here!!! Thanks so much for everything, your kind comments on my blog, your post today and your fabulous card. Its amazing to see your personal interpretation and the twine is a great touch.

    I look forward to perhaps collabing with YOU one day in the future!


  3. Ohhh and Audrey's card is V. cool too, I'm off to check out her blog, thanks for recommending her. :)

  4. Hi, Debbie!!! Ohhhh how cute!!! I love the little crab image and your "crappy" card! It turned out so adorable! And the twine tie-closure is just perfect!

    Thank you letting my project inspire you to do this wonderful card, and your generous and kind words -- you are such a sweetie!!!

  5. Debbie - Thanks so much for these files and sharing your project. Your card is so cute!!! I've checked out the blogs you linked and they are awesome - Thanks for sharing them! Big Hugs!!

  6. Hi ladies, thank you for visiting and for your sweet blog love. I was thrilled to try out Audrey's Pocket envelop card and Barb's adorable crab to dress this neat card all up. I had to show it off to my card playing girl friends and they loved it. Thank you both for sharing these with everyone. Every day, brings on a new project around my home. I am so blessed to have such a giving community whom enables me to craft the day away.

  7. Love this project. lol makes me want to grab a choc right now crabby day or not :). TFS. You are so inspiring and generous lady

  8. An envelope is a common packaging item, usually made of thin flat material. It is designed to contain a flat object, such as a letter or card.

  9. thanks for sharing.

  10. Envelope, thank you for the information. A pocket envelope is designed to hold whatever will fit in it. :)

  11. OMG! I love this project and it makes me smile. The crab is too funny!


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