Sunday, November 24, 2013

Holiday Pocket Cards

First I would like to say thank you to Mary for allowing me to be a guest stamper on her blog! Mary makes the most awesome cards! Next I would like to say welcome and thank you for visiting my blog today!

These cards are my throwback cards, I made many of these when I first got into card making. For my first card I filled it with holiday treats!!!

And this is how it looks when it is empty...

This is a standard A2 size card, it measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. You can put gift cards inside, money lip balm, candy etc. How cool to give a Christmas card and a gift altogether. I made the paper shred with my baked brown sugar cardstock. Now it can get a little bulky, depending on what you put inside, but I just used a bigger envelope to package it in. I wouldn't try to send this thru the mail, unless I was sending it in a small box, this is a card that needs to be hand delivered. Now some people may not want treats (I can't imagine why not lol) so this next example would be perfect for someone who loves giving gifts....

How cool is that, a pocket card full of tags and here is a close up of the tags...

And here is the card empty, well almost...

I went a little crazy when I started making these cards, you know why, its called the magic of embossing! Love embossing that's why I started stamping! Like I said this is a regular A2 size card and I used 2 pieces of the  designer series paper from the Season of Style paper stack and the Winter Frost paper stack, that measure 4 1/8x 5 3/8 inches, these pieces go on the inside front and back of the card. I also cut a 1 1/2x5 3/8 piece of each paper stack to go on the top front of the card. I know many of you have made these cards before, so I will give basic instructions. Once you have all of your pieces adhered down to the card, find the center on the front of the card and fold the corners up until they are right on or a little bit above the 1 1/2x 5 3/8 piece of designer paper. Try to get the sides as close to each other as you can. Our SU cardstock is awesome and thick, so you will have to work at this a little, but it can be done! Punch a hole in the top of each corner and thread your ribbon or in my case seam binding thru the holes and tie in a bow, add some paper shred and you have made a throwback pocket card to fill to your hearts content! Thank you if you read all of this let me know which is your favorite! Have a sweet day!

Supply List: Cardstock-crumb cake, pool party, baked brown sugar and whisper white. Ink: cherry cobbler, pool party and versa mark. Seam binding: crumb cake and pool party. Silver embossing powder. Stamp sets: Chalk Talk, Tags for you, and Christmas collectibles and Ornament Keepsakes.


  1. Hello Lisa: I just came from Mary Fish's blog to see this awesome and beautiful projects. Congratulations on being her guest stamper for today and thank you for sharing this awesome projects with us.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!!!!!
    Maria A. Rodriguez, from Crown Point, IN. USA.

  2. What an adorable idea! And so many possibilities! Clever you!

  3. Such practical and adorable projects. Thank you for being my guest stamper today, Lisa!

  4. Congrats on being Mary's guest stamper this week. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

  5. Lisa - what a fantastic idea this is!! I was looking for a treat to give my club members and had already decided on Christmas tags - now I'm thrilled I have a cute way to present them too! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  6. These are great Christmas cards and so pretty

  7. Great pocket cards and so pretty-thanks for sharing your ideas

  8. I liked them both, but my favorite is the one with the gorgeous tags. I think embossing adds a lot of "Wow" for such a small amount of effort. You did an outstanding job on these!

  9. I love this card with goodies! It would be great if you added the follow by email link on your blog. That way we would get an email when you posted to your blog.

  10. Love it! I would love to get updates to your blog. have you thought about adding the follow by email link to you blog?


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