Thursday, July 09, 2015

Pocket Cards

Hello, lovely friends!
Today I thought I would share a sweet idea for some "happy" mail.
Don't you just love getting letters and cards in the mail?
I know I do and it's always with eager anticipation that I open my mail box :)
I also find great joy in sending out snail mail
because it's truly a blessing to put a smile on someone's face.
This pocket card is sure to brighten a loved one's day. . .

Handwritten letters 
will never go out of style.



These cards are easy peasy and a lot of fun to make.
A lovely lady won one of my Facebook giveaways last year
and as a thank you she sent me a card that was similar to these - 
I am thankful to her for the inspiration.





For the extra easy version grab two cards
{the ones I am using were found at Hobby Lobby}.
If you don't have any cards than simply cut two cards from card stock.
My measurements were 5.5-inches wide and 8.5-inches long.




Fold down the top left corner of the outer card as far as it will go.




Fold the top left corner of the inner card down a little ways - 
do not go as far as the fold on the outer card.
 Glue a piece of card stock to the inside of the inner card on the right side.
Make sense? I hope so :)
Now apply glue to where the arrows are pointing;
start with the inner card.




Now the outer card.




This is what your card should look like after folding and gluing.




Apply lace, ribbon, pearls, or other embellishments to the card.




I cut one rosette off of some shabby ribbon
and glued it to the bottom corner of the card.




Pearls were also added to the bottom of the card




Now fill the two pockets with delightful goodies :)
Tucked inside the pockets you will find a paper doily,
handmade bookmarks, and sweet little sayings.






I also filled a small paper bag with cut outs.
You can add tea bags as well.
Use your imagination, my friends, the possibilities are endless.




Here are a few other pocket cards that I put together. . .




Snail mail is an unexpected party 
in a letter.




Have fun sending a loved one some "happy" mail.




Happy creating, my friends.

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So. . . maybe you like these pretty little cards,
but don't have the time to make any.
No problem!
I will have some pocket cards available in my Etsy Shop

Sharing with:


Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

76 comments:

Simply Linda said...

Oh how pretty, Stephanie, thank you for sharing. Have a lovely day, friend. We are off soon to do some errands. Blessings

Mildred said...

Good Morning! These are delightful. I am thrilled you are re-opening your shop! Wishing you a joyful day!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I do love the one you sent to me!!! I think selling them is a nice idea!
Thanks for the visit!!
warmly,
deb

Diane said...

Oh very lovely designs Stephanie.

Hugs Diane

Vee said...

Completely charming! What a great idea, Stephanie!

Denise said...

Such a lovely gift for someone.

Kelly Deal said...

Beautiful cards Stephanie! Absolutely lovely and what a lucky recipient!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Cute, cute, cute!!

Sarah A. said...

Ah ha! Now I see how you make these! It has to be one of my favorite designs ever, and indeed finding an envelope from you in the mailbox means "happy mail"! :) You are a sweetheart, Stephanie. I'll most certainly be trying my hand at a few of these. AND, I am excited to hear about the re-opening of your shop!!! Can't wait to see the new merchandise. :) Have a lovely day, dear!

mamasmercantile said...

Such a wonderful idea, they are a real delight and perfect to send to friends and family. Thank you for sharing such a lovely idea.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Dear Stephanie, You are an amazing designer my friend. I love your pocket cards. Each one is so special and really pretty with all the lovely details you add. Thank you for sharing your steps to creating these little darlings. Yes, it is so nice to receive pretty cards and notes in the mail and those handmade creations are a treasure to receive.
Have a blessed day sweet friend.
Hugs, cm

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm excited that your Etsy shop is reopening! I love the pretty things you make and it's fun to get a package from you! Sweet hugs, Diane

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dear Stephanie, these are beautiful each one! And I do love mine and cherish it! These are so beautiful, and I'm excited to learn that you are reopening your Etsy shop. And I agree that a hand-written card is wonderful! Emails are great too, but there is nothing like a hand-written note in a beautiful card. Precious, my friend...like you! Hugs to you and your family!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh how fun! I just sent out quite a few handmade cards yesterday, and it gives me great joy to make my own cards, when I have time! (I had these premade from this past winter, when I actually had time to craft, lol!) Loved your inspiring darling little pocket cards - what a precious happy mail package to receive! May you have a blessed and beautiful day!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

These cards would definitely make me happy to receive them in the mail!! Your tuturial was well done too. Have a great day, Stephanie!

Sola Scriptura said...

Stephanie, This is such a beautiful craft project! I know these will cheer a lot of people. Thank you for sharing such clear instructions so we can easily make these pocket cards too. Hugs to you!

domenica.60 said...

Your cards are fantastic ... have you a magic wand like a fairy ?
Golden words, yours ! I'm really happy when I receive cards in the mail : it's a gift from the sender's heart , I think.
I visited your Etsy shop ; have you visited my one ? your shop is among my favorite ones!!
Have a nice day ,
Franca

Elizabethd said...

So very pretty Stephanie. I think I might try that idea!

Linda Walker said...

What is not to love about these? So adorable! Snail mail is becoming an art form these days! These would make a fun swap too! I have been looking at the pocket letters on pinterest, love, love, love!These would be fun to give and receive!!!! Can't wait to visit your shop Stephanie! Hope all is well....
xoxo
Linda

Sheryl S. said...

These are really lovely to send or receive. I hardly get any snail mail anymore, rather sad.

Lorrie said...

What a lovely thing it would be to receive one of these in the mail. I'm definitely pinning this for cards to make and send to special people. Thank you for sharing.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are so pretty, Stephanie! I love your instructions, too! So beautifully displayed. These would be so nice to receive. Hope you have a lovely day. xo Karen

Debbie said...

a great tutorial stephanie!! i love sending and receiving snail mail, much ore than email!!!

Vicky Hunt said...

These pocket cards are so sweet! I love this idea and must make some myself. I have so many pretty scrapbook papers and need to put them to use! I just bought some of those adorable little paper bags yesterday too. I couldn't pass them up...thye were just too cute! Thanks for the inspiration! Oh...and congrats on reopening your shop. I am still toying with the idea of opening mine...I have so many vintage things to sell and also a few handmade things I would like to sell, but I think it will have to wait until we are finished with all the building and remodeling someday! Have a blessed Thursday afternoon muy friend! Hugs, Vicky

Sylvia said...

All of these are so lovely,Stephanie! So pretty. I use to do crafting but don't do much any more, these are an inspiration.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

These are so beautiful and creative! I am so happy you are reopening your Etsy shop! Looking forward to seeing these and the other goodies you will have there.

Cranberry Morning said...

Stephanie, those are SO pretty - and a delight for anyone to receive! Very creative!

Dorene Blauvelt said...

These are so charming Stephanie, and I agree, handwritten letters never go out of style! How blessed someone would be to receive one of these gorgeous cards.
~Hugs~
Dorene @ Seasonal Chapters

Gina said...

I love your pocket cards! They are so feminine and dainty! Hooray for your Etsy shop opening soon!

Nonnie said...

such a serendiptious post for me to see! Today I was in Hobby Lobby buying a pad of scrapbook paper I wanted to use for postcards I've received. I passed by the pocket card display and momentarily thought "I wonder for what these are used?" Now I'll have to make another trip there soon. I think the homebound people to whom I send cards monthly would like this as a treat. Thank you!

sarah said...

What a charming idea! So pretty.

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh how pretty! I've seen these, bought these from crafters but I can not do it. For one, I don't have the patience to sit still long enough. That's why I find joy in moving things around. It's busy fun:)

Maryann said...

I love snail mail too and these cards are just lovely. There is something about holding a letter or card in your hand and reading it (and rereading it) Hope you have a wonderful weekend

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Those lovely hands of yours are always busy creating something wonderful, sweet friend. These darling notecards are so pretty!!! I have some of your bookmarks in various books...my bible, several spiritual books and other little happy's around my house that make me think of you. Hugs to you!

Margie said...

Love the pretty pocket cards! Thanks for sharing!

Kira Anastasia said...

These are so beautiful! Snail mail is still a favorite of mine, especially since my best friend lives overseas. I love the papers you chose...and oooh! an etsy shop! Can't wait to hear more about that.

My little ✂ cottage said...

Lovely made Stephany! you have a much creativity...thanks for sharing...its a blessing to visit your blog...loves

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

Stephanie, they are so lovely! I've pinned it to refer to. Such a sweet gift idea. Have a blessed weekend! Diane

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Stephanie,
That is truly a blessing for receiving such special cards, made with love by hand and therefore very meaningful.
Hugs,
Mariette

Robyn said...

Everything you create is so feminine, colourful and has your unique stamp on it, Stephanie.
These are so lovely and what a beautiful gift they would make! Can't wait for your shop, sweet friend.
Hope your week is fabulous. Lots of love and hugs to you!

Barbara Neubeck said...

Stephanie, these cards and pockets are beautiful ... thanks for sharing...
I think I'll make some of these for Christmas...
Hugs... Barb xxx

peabea said...

What a wonderful idea. I always look for cards at the thrift store that people just don't want anymore. I send to a friend's mom who is in a nursing home, and I do postcrossing. It's postcards, but you can also send handmade cards to so this would be perfect. I'm definitely going to give this a try. Will also visit your shop when it opens. I reopened mine, but need to get busy making things. Will be easier once Summer slows since the hubby loves to go to the lake a lot. You can also sell at Weebly.com and there you don't have to only sell handmade or vintage. Thanks again for the great idea. :)

Ana said...

Oh Stehanie, I love snail mail too! Your pocket cards are so very sweet. Thank you for sharing how you made them. I might give them a try. Happy weekend my friend.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Daniela said...

What a grand idea for make of a simple letter already a gift, I have to remember it, thank you my dearest Stephanie !

I hope that you'll have a lovely day and weekend ahead,
with dear love and hugs
Dany

Alex said...

You have the lightest touch to your creations...beautiful.These are look so deliciously Victorian, almost think they might leave a scent of lavender in the air! What a lovely thing to receive!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Absolute tenderness here. The work of someone's hands is far more appreciated and beautiful than any mass produced product. Dear Stephanie, your heart is huge, filled with love and spread to many. Thank YOU for this gift you have given to us! Anita

Anna said...

They are gorgeous !!!!! You are really talented....
Have a lovely weekend !
Hug
Anna

Melanie said...

So pretty! I don't get much snail mail (except bills and unwanted advertisements) and I miss it! I'll have to try this. I have a couple people in mind to sent them to. Have a wonderful weekend!

kathyinozarks said...

awesome post and I love your tutorial. I love snail mail too-it really is the best-a surprise in one's mailbox. One thing I always remembered about my Mom is she always mailed out letters and on pretty stationary--when I think on, we would never know about allot of our past if it wasn't for letters to and from loved ones-we need to do more letter writing again
happy weekend Kathy

Nikki said...

I am sooooo happy you are opening your shop. I will stop by for sure!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Absolutely beautiful Stephanie! Exciting news too! :)

hobbyloes said...

These are so lovely, you have wonderful ideas.
Have a blessed weekend.

Kat White said...

HI Stephanie Happy July!
These are sweet as can be. where is your easy shop? I don't see the link. I love Etsy. Have a wonderful day sweets. Hugs

Ewa said...

Your cards are beautiful!
Have a nice weekend:)

Ariƫlla said...

Beautiful and so romantic. That's a great post an I read it with a smile. Thanks. You brighten my day.

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All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: I like your proposals. Lovely. Nice photos. We keep in touch

Bethany Carson said...

Wonderful idea, and your cards are beautiful! I love sending cards, and keep plenty on hand so (hopefully) I'm ready for every occasion.

Dee said...

How lovely. Stephanie, those cards are so pretty and I'm glad you're opening an etsy shop. Non sewers like me need someone crafty like you... lol.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend... :)

Bobbie Lynn said...

Those are just beautiful Stephanie. I think those would be great for tea packets. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. : )
Thank you for your sweet post. It is amazing what a new coat of paint can do for a room.
Have a lovely weekend. The weather here in Southern California is nice and warm. A great day to be outside.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Conniecrafter said...

I had to pin this idea, too cute, great way to add little goodies without them falling out! Beautiful!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Just delightful, Stephanie. Everyone loves to receive snail mail, and these would be doubly welcome! I look forward to the re-opening of your shop, too.

Lady of the Manor said...

These cards be beautiful!! I'm going to remember them when I need to make guest favors for one of my club meetings. Thanks for the inspiration! Blessing, dear friend!

Mary Hutchins said...

Oh Stephanie, I just love these. What a wonderful little gift to share with someone! I'm inspired again!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Good morning Stephanie, these handmade cards are just beautiful and so pretty! Thanks for sharing how to make them. Have a wonderful Sunday.
Julie xo

Denise said...

I love these! How wonderful they are.I would need to read the instructions a few times and I will. Thank You for all the beauty You share.

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are so pretty Stephanie! I miss the old days (my youth) of greeting cards and letters. Cute statement that "snail mail is an unexpected party in a letter". I love the idea of the pockets with a little something in them.

Sandra said...

Hello Sweet Friend,
I just love this idea! What a wonderful way to send a letter and create a keepsake. They are so pretty and a good way to use up bits and pieces of lace, pearls, etc. Thank you so much for sharing!

Hope all is well with you. We need to have a good "visit" some time. It's been too long. :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Stephanie,
These are so cute!! And what a thought gift!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Thanks too for dropping by and for having such lovely things to say!! Your visits make my day!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie, thanks so much for sharing these pretty cards to make at our Cooking & Crafting with J & J! I hope you have a nice day and week!
Julie

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Beautiful cards, Stephanie! Anyone who receives one of those will feel incredibly blessed! No doubt, they will save them; and one day their grandchildren will discover them hidden away in a safe place, all aged and lovelier than ever, and they'll want to keep them, too!

Jess said...

Aww...these are so cute! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

You are soooo talented! I wish you could send me just an ounce of your craftiness! In the meantime... I did realize that I wasn't following your facebook page! I fixed that, now following :)

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Stephanie...how perfectly darling are these pocket cards... Beautiful with a touch of elegance - you are truly creative, dear friend!
I am so excited for you and hope that Rose Petal Blessings will not only be a blessing and a joy to others, but also to you! Enjoy your lovely crafting:)
Thank you for sharing how you made these...you've inspired me to tidy my craft room!
Hugs and lots of love!

Mimi Mama said...

Dear lovely Stephanie. You wave your wand over so many ideas and make them more magical. This is something that anyone would be thrilled to receive in the mail. How utterly gorgeous! Thankyou for sharing at Five Star Frugal. Love, Mimi xxx

Nellie's Cozy place said...

These cards are absolutely darling and anyone would be tickled pink to get one............very nice job.

Blessings, Nellie

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Stephanie! This is Angela....its been a very long time. I'm so thrilled to see that you're still posting! I recently made more of these pocket cards. They are so much fun to create and fill up with goodies. I'm planning to share the ones I've made on Instagram. I'll be providing the link to your blog for those who would like to make some. If you'd like to visit me on IG, my name is maker_mom. Id love for you to stop by. Blessings to you❤❤❤ Angela

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