Card Project - pocket card

Sue did this lovely step by step card project for the big challenge, and it was very popular....visit Sue's blog to see more of her creations.

You will need:
  • 2 square cards
  • Patterned paper (PP) 3 or 4 coordinating pieces – my paper was double sided – it helped
  • Fancy Brads or buttons
  • Matching ribbon
  • Double sided tape

    You can see a few more samples Here

  • free pocket card project
    free pocket card project

    Take 2 square cards – I have used 144 x 144 square but any size will do. Cut one of them an inch away from the fold.

    Stick them together – adhere the inch strip behind the whole card

    free pocket card project

    free pocket card project

    Cut 2 triangles from both ‘fronts’ The easiest way is to put the card into a trimmer and line up the 2 diagonals (top left and side and bottom right hand side and reverse)



    free pocket card project

    free pocket card project

    Cover front 2 triangles with PP - I always ink the edges of mine before I stick them down TIP use the off cut triangle place under PP and use as a template – you can just see the edge of the cream triangle under the PP - I then marked 2 pencil lines and cut .

    Stick 2 bottom edges I prefer double sided tape and you have your pocket.

    free pocket card project

    free pocket card project

    free pocket card project

    From one of the off cut triangles make an strip about an inch wide and then cover with a slightly narrower piece of PP – cut your strip from the widest point as it needs to go across the card.

    Stick to card and then tie ribbon all the way round card and knot – finish with a fancy brad/button or similar

    free pocket card project

    Using the rectangle off cut – the piece you 1st cut off the card - make an insert – I rounded the corners on this makes it easier to pull in and out.

    Make a ‘tab’ cut some PP 2 inches square and fold in ½ and round corners whilst PP is double

    free pocket card project

    Stick to rectangle and then cover with PP this then hides the edge. My PP was put through a cuttle bug embossing folder no need though!! ONLY stick one side of TAB down. 

    free pocket card project

    Use a pokey tool and adhere fancy brads to the tab and then stick flap of tab down to cover the backs

    free pocket card project

    free pocket card project

    free pocket card project

    Here are the two parts finished. 


     © Crafts by Carolyn April 2009