Pick a Pocket or Two

>> Friday, July 1, 2011

It's Friday and welcome to the Lily Bee Blog. Anyone ready for a long weekend?! I know I am. Actually, mine has already arrived in Canada as we are celebrating Canada Day today. It's one of my favorite holidays. Whether you're American or Canadian it's sure to be a wonderful weekend of patriotic celebration. Enjoy!

If you have some time to paper craft this weekend, why not whip up a few cards? They are fun and quick projects and a great way of showing you care.

Want a simple and fast way to add interest to your card designs? I always love designing pocket cards for a change of pace. They're fun and interactive and unique.



I've created two different pocket style card designs to share with you today. Both cards use the gorgeous This and That line. The patterns are so classic and stunning but fresh too.


This first card is a dressed up version of a very simple pocket. This type of pocket card works wonderfully with Lily Bee Design's beautiful double sided patterned papers. When you fold the front flap down, it reveals the flip side of the paper for a perfectly coordinated look.

To create this style of pocket, I start with a traditional sized card, that is 4.25" x 5.5". Instead of having the fold at the top, flip it the other way to have the fold at the bottom. Then fold your front flap down on an angle to reveal the inside. You can stitch or tape the sides of your card together to form the pocket.


The angled front flap makes a great place to add your embellishments.


Inside the card you'll need an insert. Just cut some paper to fit into the pocket and finish as desired.


The second pocket idea is created by diecutting a window into a layer of patterned paper and then layering it onto the card. Adhere or stitch just around the edges so that you can slide papers, stickers, tags, embellishments or even a gift card into the pocket it creates.

Lily Bee Supplies:

This & That patterned paper - Pretty Fabric, Brooch, Teacup & Postcard
This & That ABC Stickers
This & That Mixed Cardstock Stickers
Lily Bee Stationery Paper - Tomato

Thanks for stopping by Lily Bee!

7 comments:

georgia keays July 1, 2011 at 7:32 AM  

these are both absolutely stunning Julia, I love them both!

nancy July 1, 2011 at 8:25 AM  

Wow, thanks for the inspiration, Julie! I forget sometimes that I can do more with cards than fold a piece of paper in half. This is very inspiring! :)

lisa dickinson July 1, 2011 at 12:08 PM  

these are beautiful! love the pocket idea!

Brandi July 2, 2011 at 2:02 AM  

What fun! Those pockets are super cute!

Katja July 2, 2011 at 7:05 AM  

Great inspiration Julia!

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