Precious Pockets (Baby Card and Custom Box)

Precious Pockets

Nothing in this world is more precious than a new baby.  So when a friend asked me to make a special card for a sweet baby girl, I wanted to do something really out of the box.    My friend Julie asked for pearls and lace and tulle and satin…”make it too, too, ” she requested.  “Too, too?”  Can do!  I designed a card that I like to call Precious Pockets.  The card is a cutaway card  with three hidden pockets for tucking in tags.  So let’s take a look at this Precious Pockets baby card and custom box.

Card size is 5 x 6 1/2".

Precious Pockets Card size is 5 x 6 1/2″.

Here you can see the first inner page of the card.  There's room to tuck a gift card into the lace border.

Here you can see the first inner page of the card. There’s room to tuck a gift card into the lace border.

Here's the inside "spread" . I used Paint.net to block out the family's personal information to protect their privacy, but the real card has all the vital statistics handwritten into the space.

Here’s the inside “spread” . I used Paint.net to block out the family’s personal information to protect their privacy, but the real card has all the vital statistics handwritten into the space.

I love all the tags, ribbons and chipboard bits peeping above the pockets.

I love all the tags, ribbons and chipboard bits peeping above the pockets.

Side one of the first tag.  The word "precious" is also stamped directly onto the card, so even after all the tags have been taken out ot the pockets, the card still looks "finished."  The stamped image is from Crafty Secrets Baby Girl clear art stamp set.

Side one of the first tag. The word “precious” is also stamped directly onto the card, so even after all the tags have been taken out ot the pockets, the card still looks “finished.” The stamped image is from Crafty Secrets Baby Girl clear art stamp set.

The back side of the first tag.  The sweet baby faces, and all papers used in this card are from Graphic 45's Little Darlings paper collection.

The back side of the first tag. The sweet baby faces, and all papers used in this card are from Graphic 45’s Little Darlings paper collection.

A photo of this newly born princess was cropped  to fit the tag, then stamped with Ranger Coffee Archival ink.

A photo of this newly born princess was cropped to fit the tag, then stamped with Ranger Coffee Archival ink.

Front side of tag 3: Canvas letters were colored with Spectrum Noir pens and then accented with white acrylic paint.

Front side of tag 3: Canvas letters were colored with Spectrum Noir pens and then accented with white acrylic paint.

The flip side of tag 3: more precious chipboard images from Graphic 45 and a little hand written sentiment are added to this door knocker tag.

The flip side of tag 3: more precious chipboard images from Graphic 45 and a little hand written sentiment are added to this door knocker tag.

Another photo of the card, all put together...but it's too think for a standard envelope.  What to do?

Another photo of the card, all put together…but it’s too thick for a standard envelope. What to do?

....Create a custom box to hold the card, of course!

….Create a custom box to hold the card, of course!

Some satin ribbons, a sweet pink posy and another tag from the Little Darlings paper collection adorn the top of this hand made box.

Some satin ribbons, a sweet pink posy and another tag from the Little Darlings paper collection adorn the top of this hand made box.

So there you have it: my Precious Pockets baby card and custom box made with Graphic 45 Little Darlings collection and a few items from my stash.  I really enjoyed figuring out how to put this card together….and if you’d like, I’d be happy to write up a tutorial so you can make one as well.  For now, I have to get on with my day.  I’m taking a few days off to help my daughter Liz get settled in her new apartment.  I fly out very early tomorrow morning and will be in Baltimore until the day before Easter.  Easter Sunday is filled with fun family plans: Easter breakfast and egg hunt with Sophie and Julia, then Easter Dinner with the gang back at our house.  So this will be my last blog post for several days.  But I’ll be back next week, and will share a tutorial on how to make a custom box for those bulky hand made cards. 

Thanks for taking the time to read my little blog.  I hope you all have a loving and peaceful holiday weekend with your friends and families.  If you have any questions or comments on today’s post, please be sure to leave a reply.  You know how much I love hearing from you.  It makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.  Until next time…

Cheerio,

kathy

Products used in this project:  Paper: Graphic 45 Little Darlings collection; DCWV Once Upon a Time stack (for the box); Inks: Ranger Coffee Archival Ink; Stamps:  Crafty Secrets Little Girl and Little Boy Clear Art Stamp Sets, Fiskars Precious Baby Quotes; Spellbinders Borderabilities/Lace; Flowers: Prima

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Precious Pockets (Baby Card and Custom Box)

  1. Marjie Kemper

    Wow! Those new parents are going to have their socks knocked off when they see your gorgeous tag booklet. So many amazing details. Love that one with the photo of the new baby!!

  2. Julie

    I love love love this card and box you designed for me Kathy – I can’t begin to thank you for your usual top notch, high quality work. You can really take a “vision” and make it happen. I know Heidi and family will always treasure it – the box is every bit as amazing as the card. Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to help me present the perfect gift to the family. Love Love – J

  3. Anita Houston

    Oh my sweet word Kathy! It’s my new favorite! It fills me with joy! The photo is enough all cropped and tag shaped, but then making all this around it and adding flowers and doors…oh it’s fabulous!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! PINNING!

  4. ncguygirl

    Oh my – this is absolutely, well, PRECIOUS! I love all the girly colors and details. What a sweet card and box. I’m sure the card is destined to be a keeper in little Heidi’s baby book! What a beautiful and unique card and presentation box!

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