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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Christmas Card with a Pocket!

Thanks so much to JEN of Scrap Shotz who graciously gave me permission to post this idea on the blog!! She posted this idea a couple of weeks ago at a crop and I LOVED it!

Materials you will need:
8 1/2 X 11 sheet of cardstock
Pieces of matching patterned paper
...and your regular supplies like trimmer, scissors, adhesive
...and any embellishments you will want to decorate (ribbon, brads, glitter, stickers, flowers, etc...

1.FOLD and CUT your cardstock as shown on the photo.
2. So, it will look like this (GREEN PIECE) after you have it CUT.The other piece can be used for the bookmark later.3.FOLD the triangular piece toward the back and the top piece down.4. Now flip the card over and you will see the "pocket" that will be formed by the triangular piece......and you can also see how the card will stand (like a portrait)
5. Your next step is to glue down the BOTTOM of the triangular flap to create the "pocket". This is where the bookmark will slide in.6.Now it's your turn to get all fancy-schmancy and decorate your card and bookmark! Have fun! The bookmark was cut 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. but you can make it thinner and longer if you wish! Totally up to you!

Of course, this card can be used for ANY holiday or occasion! Can't you see this as a great "get well" card tucked inside a book for a friend who has been feeling a little "under the weather"? She can use the bookmark as she's reading her book.
Let us know if you try it! We'd LOVE to see your card!!

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

What a cute idea.

Beverley Todd said...

Blogged my last 2 cards for this month's challenges ... including one of these cute pockets here:
http://craftymoments.blogspot.com/
2008/10/christmas-cards-more.html

Fiona Whitehead said...

Love this idea - mine's on my blog