Bird Crazy Back to School Pocket with Ranger

Happy Monday Friends! I am so excited to share that I am guesting today on the Ranger blog, sharing a back to school project featuring Tim Holtz’s adorable and quirky Bird Crazy stamps and matching dies.

AudreyPettit Ranger BirdCrazyPencilPack
If you’ve got a student heading back to school this month, or are in need of a unique teacher’s gift idea, this little school supply pocket may be just what you’re looking for. I’ve added pencils to mine, but this project is easily adaptable for any number of school supplies such as pens, rulers, erasers, highlighters and much more. I think this would be cute for Post-It notes. Or this fun pocket could even work as a gift card holder, too.

AudreyPettit Ranger BirdCrazyPencilPack2
This pocket holder is actually constructed of just two simple die cuts. I used Tim Holtz’s Postage Stamp Frame Movers & Shapers die, but really almost any large shape die would work. Or in a pinch, even squares or rectangles cut with a paper trimmer will do.

AudreyPettit Ranger BirdCrazyPencilPack3

I created a fun inky background for my holder using Distress Inks, and then added detail with a Tim Holtz layering stencil, stamps, and a few random Remnant Rubs.

AudreyPettit Ranger BirdCrazyPencilPack4
And then I dressed up the cover with some school-themed vintage ephemera and of course that crazy bird. Hopefully he would add a bit of fun to back-to-school time.

AudreyPettit Ranger BirdCrazyPencilPack5

I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for creating this pocket pouch up on the Ranger blog, if you’d like to learn more.

And in other news….

Sharing a peek of something fun I’ve got coming up here on the blog, starting next week!

AudOnes FallShopPreview
Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


Don’t forget, I’ve got a special discount code for Sizzix products! Use code SZB2015 anytime before December 31st for 15% off regular priced purchases at (sorry Sizzix only ships within the US at this time).

Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only

Postage Stamp Frame Movers & Shapers

Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy stamps


Sizzix Bird Crazy Framelits die set

And if you’re interested in any of the other products I’ve used today, they are linked below for your convenience:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack THRIFT SHOP TH93114Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps REFLECTIONS CMS111Tim Holtz Idea-ology NUMBERS REMNANT RUBS TH93056Tim Holtz Layering Stencil MEASURED THS012Tim Holtz Idea-ology 1088 CHITCHAT STICKERS TH92998Tim Holtz Idea-ology JUTE STRING TH93139Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER Stapler Tool Mini Staples TH92800Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TIM19541Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FRAYED BURLAP Ranger TIM21469Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO TIM43218Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MUSTARD SEED Ranger TIM20226Tim Holtz Distress Markers WILD HONEY Ranger TDM32762Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTER Spray Bottle Tool IMMR13593

Ranger Inkssentials WONDER TAPE 1/4 Inch Double Sided 15 ft. IWT273863M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE PermanentRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH92482Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Ranger Inkssentials US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT00471 United States UseMartha Stewart MINI SCORING BOARD Score Craft Tool 42-05013

16 thoughts on “Bird Crazy Back to School Pocket with Ranger

  1. Oh my gosh are these birds hot or what! I see them everywhere and everyone is having so much fun with them. Your pocket falls right in there with all the rest of your amazing packaging ideas Audrey. No one will ever be bored with gift from you. Yay! It’s time for more of your fun sewing projects and do I see “shop” on that photo heading?? 🙂 Looking forward to the news. Hugs!

  2. Awww…could this be any cuter or more fun?
    Bravo Audrey and thank you for making me smile too 😉

  3. Huge congrats on your GDT assignment! The quirky bird and project with pencils is a fab idea for a teacher gift! And, I’m very curious and excited to hear more about your AudOnes Fall Shop…can’t wait!:-)

  4. Sweet project Audrey! I love the expressions of the birds! :). And can’t wait for the details on that adorable Jack-o-lantwrn too!

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