Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Pockets

Here's a fun pocket to make to put small treats, gift cards or greeting cards in. They would be cute decorated for Christmas with a Christmas gift card tucked inside.

Whisper White cardstock 7 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Wild Wasabi cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Island Indigo cardstock 2 x 4 1/4"
Orchard Harvest DSP (#126895) 3 x 4 1/4"
Scallop Edge Border punch (#119882)
3/16" Corner punch (#119871)
Pumpkin Pie classic ink
Got Treats stamp set (#120627)
Pumpkin Pie 1/2" Striped Grosgrain ribbon (#110715)
2 Printed Designer brads (#122940)
Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334)

On your Whisper White cardstock that is cut to 7 1/2 x 8 1/2" score the long side at 2 1/4" from the left side and 2 1/8" from the right side. This first score is up and down. Score 2" from the top all the way across. This score is side to side. Cut out the 2 squares in the top corners.

Fold on the long scores so the cardstock with meet in the middle with a slight overlap.

Use the Scallop Edge punch across one side of the patterned paper. Stamp the Got Treats pumpkin on a piece of white cardstock that is about 2 x 2". Ink the outer edges of the square. Adhere it to the center of the patterned paper.

Punch a hole in the Wild Wasabi cardstock near the center about a 2 1/4" from the top. Insert your brad.
Round the corners of the white cardstock and the Island Indigo cardstock on the flap that folds down. Punch a hole in the center about 1/4" from the bottom of the flap and the Island Indigo cardstock. Insert your second brad here. Wrap a piece of twine, thread or embroidary floss around the brads to hold the pocket closed.

Adhere the Wild Wasabi cardstock on the front of the envelope (not on the flap). Use a 1" circle punch to cut a half of a circle at the top of the Wild Wasabi cardstock and through the white pocket.

Wrap a piece of ribbon about 12" long around the flap and tie a bow.

Now you have a pocket envelope ready for your card or treats for whichever holiday you want to use it for. If you decide to do this for another holiday, of course, you will want to use colors that go with that holiday.

This is your finished pocket with a card sticking out the top. Tomorrow I'll show yu the card that I made to go inside this pocket.

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