Create a Card with a Pocket Inside

 During my Facebook live on August 30, 2021, I shared 2 ways to create a pocket inside your card.  One by using a longer than 8-1/2" piece of cardstock and the other by adhering a patterned paper pocket to the edge of the inside of the card.

Using a Longer Card Base


Using just card stock, start with a piece that is 5-1/2 X longer than 8-1/2".  The length beyond 8-1/2" will be how wide your pocket will be.  So if you use a piece that 5-1/2" X 9-1/2", your pocket will be 1" wide.  I'd probably use a piece no smaller that 10", for a 1-1/2" pocket.

The gray lines show where to place your adhesive.

I punched a notch on the pocket so the recipient could more easily remove the contents of the pocket.  I show that in black.





I had scraps of Daffodil Delight card stock and Cute Halloween patterned paper on my table, so I adhered those to my card for added interest.

Using a Standard A2 card base


If you'd prefer to use a standard card base, you can adhere paper to create your pocket.  Use a piece of patterned paper or card stock that is 5-1/2" tall and the width of your pocket plus 1/2".  I'd suggest 5-1/2" tall by at least 2-1/2" wide and score at 1/2".  This will give you a 2" pocket.

Again, the gray lines are were to put your adhesive.  The dashed line is the scoring line.

I punched a notch on the pocket so the recipient could more easily remove the contents of the pocket.  That is shown in black.





You can see more clearly in this photo that I used the Label Me Lovely punch on my pocket.

I hope this inspires you to add a pocket to your next card!

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