Looking for a way to present a gift card and holiday greeting all in one? Why not try a pocket card? They are so simple to make. They can be used to tuck in small gifts, gift cards for any occasion or maybe even a DVD of photos and digi-scrapbook pages that you have created.
I’m going to share with you a few pocket cards that I have created for this holiday season. They are perfect for creating a way to share holiday cheer with teachers, bus drivers, co-workers, those hard to shop for people on your list and anyone that you want to give or send a little something for the holidays, birthdays or just because!
These are easy to make. You can design the look of your cards using your photo editing software. Then just print them out, cut the components, ink or distress the edges and assemble!
This first card I made using Winter Whimsey by Danielle Engebretson. The cute hot coca elements and soft non-traditional colors made for a really fun card. I made a pocket on the outside front of the card and tucked a packet of hot cocoa mix into it. Won’t this bring some warm toasty wishes to the recipient?
I made this card so that it opens, then I can write some holiday wishes on the inside. You could make something similar that is a non-folded card as well. Just write your wishes on the back and slip into an envelope.
For this next card, I used one of the hybrid helps available at The Digichick shop. The Seed Packet Templates by Kelleigh Ratzlaff offer the opportunity to dress up a little envelope to tuck away a gift card. I used Noel – A Vintage Christmas by Mari Koegelenberg. There are some really fine muted colors and beautiful elements in this kit. I created a little framed cluster for the front of the seed packet. I also made a small card that slides inside the packet to attach a gift card. This will be darling tucked in the boughs of our Christmas tree with a little something special waiting inside!
The final project that I’m sharing today is also a bundle of fun to make. I used the CD Card with Pockets by the Cutting Files. If you’ve got an electronic cutter, these templates will make creating super easy-peasy! But if you’re like me and don’t have a cutter, you can use these templates too. The files come in 7 different formats! They include AI, GSD, DXF, JPEG, PDF, PNG, PSD and SVG formats. Wow!
For my project, I used the PSD files, printed and then cut it by hand using my trusty-dusty old fashioned scissors!
To decorate my CD Card project I used papers from the Basic Grey Blitzen Starter Kit.
I designed a panel for the outside of the card using the Snowman digital stamp by Arty Pants Digital Stamps.
If you haven’t tried these stamps out yet, you have got to give it a try! They include a layered PSD file so you can simply clip your favorite digital papers to “color” your stamp image. That is what I did. I used a few different kits to get the look I wanted including Snow Much Fun and Noel – A Vintage Christmas by Mari Koegelenberg, Winter Whimsey by Danielle Engebretson, All Hallow’s Eve by Quirky Twerp, Blitzen Starter Kit by Basic Grey, Joyful and Winter Bright Word Art by Roben-Marie Designs.
This card allows me the flexibility to tuck in gift cards, photos, a DVD with photos and video, or copies of my scrapbook pages that I have created. I’m thinking this will be a great gift for the my kids to give their grandparents!
Other Articles by scrappycath:
- Card Caravan: Happy Birthday! - September 17th, 2013
- Card Caravan #46: Red, White and Blue - July 7th, 2013
- Card Caravan Challenge: Cheer - February 17th, 2013
- Card Caravan #33: Holiday Card - December 9th, 2012
- Card Caravan #28: 7 Things - September 30th, 2012