My oldest started preschool in the fall, and so I guess I am going to be making the Valentines for each of the kids. I decided to use today's TLC for my jump start, but changed a few things and made a new template for ya. With it, you can make four rocket pockets from one sheet of CS!!
Now, you will need to score it in the center, which is 2.75 inches in, and cut the top 1.25 inches down on the score line. This will be the flap. You will fold it over, and adhere it with sticky strip along the side and the bottom. This becomes your pocket and here is my finished product.
KA-UTE!! I used real red CS as the base, and pretty in pink for the contrast CS. I rounded the top corners, and the flap. I stamped pink hearts on the pink CS using the newest stamps from CC Designs - Love Ya Lots, and Love Ya Much.
I stamped Lucky and Lulu on confetti white CS, and then punched them out, using my giga scalloped oval from All That Scraps. If you do not own this punch, try this tutorial (or video). I colored them in using my Stampin' Up! markers. This CS is porous enough, that you do not get lines when you are coloring with the water based markers. I drew the horizon line and the grass, and sponged the sky over an Stampin' Up! scalloped circle, to get some clouds in the sky. I then added the sentiment to each in black and added them to the pocket with dimensional. I reinforced the top of the pocket with some Doodlebug Sugar Coated brads that I got from Peggy at PaperWorksCo. (Love them - thanks!!) Finally, I added the rockets, and can actually fit two in each with no problems.
I am all about using my paper to the max, so getting 4 from one piece of CS is DA BOMB (as Cambria would say). I got these two done in just under a 1/2 hour, so I could probably pump out the rest in an evening (I need about 15 more). Try them out, the are really easy to make. Have fun and happy stamping!!