Hello again, CropStop friends! Karen Letchworth here today with an easy tutorial to share with you. As those who know me are aware, I absolutely LOVE making Pocket Cards. So today, I’m going to share a quick tutorial on how to make them. It’s easy and fun, and allows you to create something a bit more than a card, but is still super cost effective and a real treat for its recipient. The other great thing about Pocket Cards is that they provide you with a cute little pocket for tucking in a gift card, cash, photos, or a sweet note for the special person for whom it is intended. I just LOVE them. So, let’s get started!
First you grab a brown kraft paper lunch bag (yes, you can use your kids’ lunch sacks). You simply lay the bag flat on the table, and fold it half way up (as seen in the photo below).
Once you’ve folded it up, you can add a piece of patterned paper if you so choose, and then the next step is to machine stitch the sides and bottom of the card – leaving the top open, creating a pocket. Cute and easy! Once you’ve done these simple steps, it should look something like this:
Once you have your bag folded half way up with patterned paper attached, and stitched on the sides and bottom; it’s pretty much finished. The rest is just plain FUN…… the decorating! I used several great CropStop supplies on my pocket, including a bundle of Petaloo Sugared Berries in Pine Green, which I absolutely LOVE in every gorgeous color CropStop carries! You can see a close-up of this in the next photo, as well as one of my most FAVORITE items – a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Paper Clip.
The next photo (below) shows the entire Pocket Card. You’ll see that I tucked in a Manilla Shipping Tag that’s tied with May Arts Natural Burlap String, and there’s a little tag attached to it that’s held with a sweet little Tea Stained Clothes Pin. The tiny tag is stamped in Tim Holtz Inks – both Bundled Sage and Soot Black.
You can also tuck some candy or a journalling tag inside the pocket. I chose to enclose a gift card. The options for decorating and tucking things inside your Pocket Cards are endless. This really is a SUPER EASY project that you can do, and CropStop has everything you need to create a cute Pocket Card of your own. I hope you will stop by CropStop today to check out all the great products they offer.
Have fun creating your Pocket Cards, too. Don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions about my project. You can stop by my blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to let me know, or just to say hello. And, don’t forget to stop by the CropStop Blog to play along in our current challenge. We LOVE having you join us, and you could be this month’s lucky winner of some CropStop goodies!