Monday 4 August 2014

Hidden Pocket Christmas Card (and Tutorial)

Hi there everyone! Last year, I received an amazing card from Karen over at Serendipity Dragonfly and when I was going through my box of received cards, I decided I was going to CASE hers and create a tutorial for it.

Here is my CASE

I have actually made about 4 of these cards so far that are similar to the one in the tutorial below. 

Since then I have made another version -

Do you remember my Mini Pink Poinsettia Christmas Card? 

The card itself is a beautiful design. I really like it! Once you open up the front, there is a little hidden pocket inside where you place a note card for your personalised greeting.

Here is a couple of pictures of the card (which was really hard to photograph, I'm sorry) and then we will start with how to make it.

The colours are also terrible in my photos. I will list my supplies next and you will be able to see which colours I have used for this.

What I have used - 
 (obviously you can change the colours to whatever you like. I have also made a red and green version of this).

Smokey Slate Cardstock 11 5/8" x 4 1/8" (SU) + extra for die cutting
White Cardstock (5 3/4" x 4") + extra for stamping and die cutting
White Cardstock (2 1/2" x 3 1/2') for notecard
DSP - mine is from the Winter Frost Stack (SU) (3 1/2" x 2 1/2")
Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (SU)
Christmas Messages stamp set (SU)
Framelits - Holiday Ornamets (SU)
Framelits - Ovals Collection (SU)
Fancy Label Dies 1 (Inspired by Stamping)
1inch circle punch (SU)
Hole punch
Embossing Powder - Silver (SU)
Embossing Folder - Snowflakes
Simply Scored (SU)

Firstly I have cut a piece of my Smokey Slate CS in half
Note: I think our size cardstock in Australia is a little different than in the US but I think it will work

The width that I get is 4 1/8". The length is around 11 5/8"

Now place that piece in your scoring tool anbd score at 6" and 9"

With the small panel at the end, use your 1" circle punch to create a tab

Next, use some thin double sided tape on the same panel and stick it down

Emboss your piece of white cardstock and attach to the largest inside panel

Attach your DSP to the small front panel

Here are the stamps and dies that I used to embellish. I have embossed the sentiment with silver powder. The little notecard with the hole punch is what you will slide into the pocket. Tie bakers twine or ribbon through the hole and then you can easily slide it back out.

I have added a bit of bling to my snowflakes
A variation of this panel could be that you only partly emboss and stamp directly onto the cardstock. 

Use foam squares for dimension and pop up your white panel and your ornaments. Once completed, attach this to the front of the card so it is hanging off the edge.

Variation for the inside panel -

*Only emboss half of the white panel of cardstock and stamp a Christmas message on the non-embossed area

*Only emboss half the white panel of cardstock and write your Christmas message there and pop a gift card into your hidden pocket!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

Art Impressions - Wet or Dry Embossing (my 2nd entry)

Thanks so much for looking


  1. This is a great idea Kylie. Thanks for giving us the tutorial. :)

  2. great design and what a cool tutorial. Looking forward to seeing more of your tutorials x

  3. Thanks for sharing this brilliant tutorial Kylie. The card design is fab. - love the little gift pocket!
    Sylvia xxx

  4. Beautiful card and a great tutorial. I'll have to try this out. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny

  5. Fab card Kylie. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! Loll xx

  6. Wonderful card Kylie. Really enjoyed reading your tut.
    Hugs, Flo x

  7. beautiful cards and i love the tut :) So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

  8. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see you again soon x


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