Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Valentine Pocket Cards

On the Hero Arts Blog this week, Shari has done some Valentine-themed cards, and Tuesday she shared some heart-shaped templates with us. Here is what I've been playing with ever since.
Pocket cards are just what they say, a card that, instead of opening the normal way, has a pocket on it, and you can add a note or something else inside that pocket. I made all of these by sewing a zig-zag stitch all along the edges of the pocket to attach it to the backing.

This one's my favorite, but it's too bulky for mailing. Inside the pocket is a paper doily cone, stuffed with inexpensive fabric flowers from the craft store:




This one would fit into an envelope a bit better. Again there's a doily cone, but I used flat paper flowers to adorn it:


And this is the simplest of the three; its pocket has a smaller heart with the sentiment. Here it is pulled out, but it would be tucked in for the receiver to find:


For details, see my Flickr photostream.

14 comments:

  1. These are just beautiful Lin! Wow, you amaze me with your creativity! I really love that middle card!

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  2. beautiful beautiful beautiful pocket cards, Lin!!!!! i love the pinks and the details that you added! amazing!!

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  3. Love them all Lin, so delicate and beautifully presented, wow!! If you sent any of these, the recipient would be jumping up and down for joy, love it!

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  4. These are all so beautiful. I love the quilting on the second one it is such a lovely background. The third one has such a delicate feel with teh flowers and the cut out front. Teh first one is beautiful with the bunch of flowers.

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  5. Gorgeous cards Lin, I love the "quilted" look you have given them. So beautifully done :)

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  6. Oh Lin...I love those all..Soooo beautiful!
    you really amazed me! Love ..love those so much!

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  7. WoW Lin these hearts are beautiful!

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  8. Lin - these are just amazing... love the soft delicate colours. #2 is my fav. Love the flowers on it.

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  9. I love your heart cards Lin, so beautiful in their pastels!

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  10. These are so beautiful!!! Love them all!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  11. So much Lin prettiness here! Just LOVE pink and all your patterns, looks like you enjoyed yourself!

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  12. Wow! You played good! All are fabulous! Love all the details on them, flowers, pearls, doilies... Thanks for sharing those beauties!

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  13. Love what you've done with these heart shapes Lin. My fave is the first one as well, the doily pocket is a fantastic idea!

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  14. Just had to pay a visit to your (newly designed!) blog to get a better view of these AWESOME heart pocket cards! Love, love, love them!

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