How to Add a Simple Gift Card Pocket to a Card

My brother and his wife are expecting their first child and I'm already thinking about all the fun cards I'll get to make him for birthdays, holidays and more.

Here's a little boy's birthday card--with a gift card pocket inside.

Black, Cranberry, Honey and White inks and cardstock work together to make a bright birthday card.  I used the CTMH stamp sets "Fast and Furious" and "For Every Occasion" on this card.

Wanting dark black tires instead of the slightly faded ones from the stamp, I used the AP Cricut Cartridge and cut two, one inch scallop circles.

Some of the hearts in the dump truck (I call it a load of love) are glittered with MS Glitter Glue.

Here's a look at the inside.  Definitely not blank.  And there's room for a safe and snug gift card, too.

Making a pocket is super easy. 

- Start with a a rectangle that is exactly the size you want. 
- Add half an inch to three sides, using a score line between the extra and the pocket front.
- Cut the cardstock.
- Notch the corners so the pocket lays nice and neat.
- Punch a semi-circle at the top of the pocket for easy gift card removal.
- Fold the flaps and adhere the pocket to the card using tacky tape or another strong adhesive.
- Decorate as desired.  :-)

Here's a close-up of the pocket I made.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

luv2srap said...

That is a really cute little boy card.