A Pocketful of Surprises: How to Make Pocket Cards
21 July 2010
Author: Elaine Trout
Creating pocket cards is a fun and easy way to get even more use out of your favorite stamps and a great way to make your card interactive. Just as you enjoy putting things in the pocket, your friends will enjoy seeing what’s in that pocket.
Simple Pocket Card Ideas:
- By simply folding the cardstock once you can create a single pocket. Glue the side edges in place. Make sure your tag for the inside is slightly narrower than the pocket so it will fit easily. Stamp a message or images on the tag and slide it inside the pocket.
- When one tag is not enough, why not add two? This pocket card features both a photo and birth announcement in one single pocket card.
- To create a pocket with flaps, start by folding the cardstock in half. Now fold the bottom corners up to the vertical center, just like you would fold a paper airplane. Punch a hole at the corner of each flap to tie them together. Fill your pocket with your favorite stamped images!
- Can’t get enough pockets? Create a multi-pocket card. Start by folding up the bottom third of a rectangular piece of cardstock. Fan-fold the card in equal sections. Glue the cardstock along the edges and folds and add your stamped messages and trinkets.
These are just a few of the unique ways that you can create custom pocket cards. Try one today!