Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ten Things I Love About You Pocket Card

On a blog I saw a scrapbook page which had a library pocket with strips of papers saying what was loved about the person on the scrapbook page. Originally I was going to make a card with a library pocket on the front. However, when looking through my graphics to fill the pocket I found one I liked but realized that the middle of the pocket would be the back so would not be seen on a card unless I cut a window out. So the pocket is the card itself. LOL! As far as I know there is no rule that says that cards must open to be cards.
This was before it was glued together, I wasn't sure how I wanted to do the inside.
I used a cotton ball and pink chalk ink to color the inside since this was printed on white card stock. If I can't find a  large pink paper clip I'll change the color of this one with nail polish.

This is the back of the pocket. I was going to ink the strips like I did with the inside but now I'm leaning towards leaving them white. When I was panning the image I wanted the front to match at the overlap and could not get this centered on the back. I don't think though that it looks too bad.

This is how it looked on my work space in Studio. I took the library pocket file which was a free file and re-sized it to 4.50 x 8.00 inches. I wanted a size which would fit in an envelope without me having to pay extra postage. The card is approximately 4.50 by 4 inches. The font I used for the words and numbers on the strips is AmoreATT. I filled text and numbers with black and turned off the cutting. I have not decided yet whether I will hand print  with a gel pen or print on velum paper the sentiments I want to use. I could have added my text right on the strips before cutting them.  I decided to go ahead and fill the strips in with a gradient pattern after capturing this picture of my work space. Often my project evolves while I am working on it.

If you are planning to use the library pocket file you will probably want to change the cut dashed lines to perforated lines like I did. Why they were not perforated lines I don't know but take it from me the dashed lines are "ugly" when the pocket is cut out.

I had to go back and redo the placements of the fonts. I forgot to take into consideration the flaps overlapping. Then I printed and cut it out and still had one letter covered so it was back to redoing one side While at it I made the words more uniform in size. Although I made the word love just a bit longer. The hardest part was getting the words correct. LOL! And don't be surprised if you see the back side of the pocket where the letter got covered on the front on a different card. I try not to waste anything. I already have an idea for using it.

A friend I showed it to wants me to make up a pocket for his Mom so he can put ten wallet size pictures in.  You could put a list of ten things in the pocket instead of individual strips. Perhaps with a coupon  or gift card for V day.

How will you use a pocket card if you make one? I would love to hear your ideas.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post and do come back. 


  1. What a beautiful card. I love this idea!

  2. it's very sweet, Myoriah! I love it!

  3. Myoriah this is lovely - thanks so much for sharing the tutorial, its inspiring!

  4. This is a very thoughtful gift and so cute. Thanks for sharing this idea.


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