Keep Moving Forward Get Well Card with Pockets

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card with RRR & Graphic 45 World’s Fair Paper

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I have an inspirational card to share with you today. Daily life is filled with obstacles and challenges both great and small.  But if we will just keep moving forward, we will achieve our goals.  The climb is often steep, but the view from the top is mighty sweet!  With this in mind, I created a layered get well card for a friend who is facing some tough hills to climb.  I used Graphic 45’s World Fair collection and fabby ribbons, of course, because no project is complete without ribbon!

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I love the punchy colors of this collection, and was thrilled to find goodies in the RRR store that matched so well.  These gorgeous yellow trellis roses were lightly sponged with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and then clustered with frilly Cosmos Daisies and some sparkly gold spiral stamens.

Keep Moving Forward Card wtih Pocket


Sometimes, burlap string is the perfect ribbon choice!  These flower clusters were so bodacious, I didn’t want to try to compete with them.  But the card needed some sort of ribbon element to tie things together.  (Groan..what a terrible pun!)  I selected navy, antique gold, and orange burlap string as a complement to these fancy flowers.  I tied the bow on my Zutter Bow-it-All and then used the tip of my scissors to tuck the bow in under the floral cluster.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

I did the same thing on the fold of the card, and I love the way this simple string bow anchors those flowers to the card.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

The inside of the card is loaded with fun surprises.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

This pocket has lots of goodies tucked inside.  I added dimension to my fussy cut hot air balloons by layering them with foam pads. And a touch of natural burlap string makes that chipboard button stand out in the crowd.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card
Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

I threaded my vintage buttons with yellow burlap string, just for fun!

And speaking of moving forward, it’s time for me to do just that!  I hope you were inspired with today’s post!

Thanks for stopping by!



6 thoughts on “Keep Moving Forward Get Well Card with Pockets

  1. LuvtoKraft

    Such a bright and cheerful explosion of lovely colors as this card has will surely give the recipient a huge lift and a big smile. It’s wonderful, Kathy!

  2. candycolwell

    Oh my goodness, Kathy! This card is packed full of beautiful things to look at! Who wouldn’t feel better just opening this up? Love the bright colors and the beautiful graphics. Love your design and the lovely little pocket to stick surprises in. You always do such fabulous work.

  3. soozyb2013

    Intense fussy cutting with this one! You have gone above and beyond with this project. Great to look at and good job once again Kathy. 🙂

  4. Carol

    Isn’t Graphic 45 a dream collection of gorgeous colours. You always do it justice Kathy and this World Fair looks gorgeous. There are so many wonderful colours and you’ve used them so well along with the ribbon, flowers and love how you use the burlap string. The inside is sure to lift someone’s spirit as your work always does. We are having really cold days in the UK at moment and lovely sunshine part of the time too. Feels like spring is here, hopefully. Take care.x

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