Why Are Pockets So Much Fun?

Lately I have had a thing for pockets. I can’t figure out what it is but there is something so great about having a pocket and a tag to go in the pocket on a card. Maybe it’s because the card then becomes interactive by having to pull something out.

I made two cards for some friends of mine recently. I’ve been in a card making mood. Now I have to give credit where credit is due. I didn’t come up with this card all on my own. Pinterest is my friend and when I saw this card I just knew I had to make it. You can find the directions on how to make this card here and you can follow me on Pinterest here. That way you can stay up to date about all the cool and fun things I find on Pinterest.

Now I have to say I don’t have the stampin up score board but I do have a Martha Stewart one and an envelope punch board which is what I used to get my score lines.

If you can believe it this card was made from one piece of 8.5×11 piece of paper. I scored the paper at 4.25 down the long side.

pocket card tutorial

The next step was to flip the paper and score it at 5.5.

pocket card tutorial

The next step is where the envelope punch board came into play. I placed the paper the long way on the punch board by the 4.5 mark and made a diagonal score line. I then flipped the paper 180 degrees and placed the paper at 4.5 mark and scored again.

pocket card tutorial

After everything is all scored it is about folding the card. First you will fold the corners that you scored down and then you will fold the paper in half.

pocket card tutorial

Fold the paper in half and then fold the paper over just like you would fold a regular card. Your pockets are already there and just need a little tape at the edges to seal them shut.

pocket card tutorial

After that it was all about folding the paper and decorating the card. Now that the tutorial part is over, let me share with you the cards that I made and sent out to my friends. Both of my cards were made from Close To My Heart paper. The first card used the Skylark paper and embellishments and the second card was created with the Free To Be Me paper pack and the May stamp of the month!

I created the tags using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge and of course I had to distress them some. The Skylark tags were distressed with Lagoon ink and the Free To Be Me tags were distressed with Victorian Velvet.


There is a lot going on in the month of June over at Close To My Heart but I am really excited about the June stamp of the month. This stamp of the month is also compatible with the Art Philosophy cartridge, which means that all these images can be cut with your Cricut and then stamped. You can get this stamp set for only $5 with any order that total $50  in the month of June.

Do you enjoy making cards? Do you think you will give this one a try?

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  1. JenFW

    Pockets ARE fun! In part, I think it’s the secret and mystery of what’s inside. I mean, who doesn’t want to check and see, right?

    I’ve made pocket bookmarks where a list of books read might be kept or cash for the next book purchase.

    I’ve not made pocket cards, but maybe I will! These are great, Beth!

    1. Beth

      Hi Jen, I have never made pocket bookmarks but maybe this is something that I should try 🙂

  2. Alice

    I love pocket cards too! Thanks for sharing the directions for making this card.

  3. Kristie

    That is a great card! Thanks for sharing with us. It is fun to sometimes have a little something different than just a plain flat card.

    1. Beth

      I think that is why I enjoyed making them so much, Kristie.

  4. I love pockets, both on cards and in scrapbooks. Your cards are gorgeous! 🙂

    1. Beth

      Thank you so much Margareta. I enjoyed making them and they are really easy to make.

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