Sew Decorative Pocket Gift Card

Crafty Secrets Sew Decorative Pocket Gift Card

Hello, Friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with a little time for creativity thrown in.  It’s so hot and humid here in North Carolina that I have only been venturing outside to water my herbs and check the mail.  The rest of the time I’ve been holed up in my studio.  I’ve been creating, as well as doing some cleaning and organizing.  As usual, I ran across some goodies that I’d forgotten about.  This time, I was lazily browsing my Crafty Secrets Sew Decorative CD when I ran across some darling papers and ephemera that got my creative mojo flowing overtime.  Before I knew it, I was at my desk designing this Sew Decorative Pocket Gift Card that I think you are really going to love.

Kathy by Design/Crafty Secrets Sewing Pocket 03The thing that grabbed me was the amazing button card with the scalloped edge.  The whole project grew from that one item.  I printed it, cut it out, inked the edges with Vintage Photo Ink and then sewed some of my vintage pearl buttons along one section.

Kathy by Design/Crafty Secrets Sewing Pocket 01The papers are all from the CD.  I spritzed both the button paper on the left and the dress form paper on the right with a little mist to distress and age them a bit.  I die cut the pretty lace patterned paper with my Tim Holtz On the Edge Die (sewing) then inked it and backed it with rosy colored cardstock.  It adds such a fun layered element to the gift pocket.  The fancy bow is made with 7/8″ white organza and then topped with a second bow tied with coral pink satin in a delicate shell pattern.

Crafty Secrets Sewing Pocket 02The layers were stitched together and then the real fun began: embellishing!  I created the little sentiment sign by layering it over the stitched tag that comes on the CD.  Then I added the little button heart from the ephemera file.  This is so easy and so fun to do, and trust me…if I can do it, anyone can do it!

Crafty Secrets Sewing Pocket 04I broke out another one of Tim’s dies (Mini Sewing Room Set) to die cut the dress form and spool.  Each one was cut twice: once from heavy chipboard and again with designer paper.  Then they were glued together, inked and decorated.  Do you see that rosy measuring tape?  Oh, how I love it!  I wound it around my spool, topped it with the cute metal sewing machine charm and then cut a fishtail banner end.  Isn’t it fun???

Crafty Secrets Sewing Pocket 05I wanted the card to serve as a gift all by itself.  I’ve been seeing all these pocket page gift cards, and got my inspiration for the  inside of the card from that. To make the pocket, I cut an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of heavy cardstock to measure 7″ wide x 11 inches tall,  I scored it on the long side at 5″, folded it (this makes a 7″ x 5″ card base) and then scored the 1″ overhang and folded it up into the interior of the card.  Before gluing the left and right hand sides, I lined it with more of the pretty lace paper from the CD.  Then I lined this 1″ flap with the sewing ad paper and went to work cutting out a bunch of tickets and tags from the ephemera page.  I created the sentiment tag with another paper from the CD (I told you this CD is LOADED!) and then hand wrote my sentiment onto it.  Easy peasy!

Crafty Secrets Sewing Pocket 06 I used loads of ribbon scraps and decorated each of the tags.  Some have been wrapped with ivory burlap string, some have been wrapped with soft lime juice grosgrain ribbon, on some, I punched holes and inserted some fancy stick pins.  Other tags were turned into button cards.  I’m telling you, friends, this CD is a paper playground!

Crafty Secrets Sewing Pocket 07Here’s a look at all the cutie pie tags…and I only used a small portion of the ones that come on the CD!

Crafty Secrets Sewing Pocket 08And the card interior is still cute, even with all the tags taken out.  You could also tuck in a gift card to a friend’s favorite craft store or fabric store, or a gift card to a tea room or restaurant.  The whole point is, the card is the gift…and isn’t that fun?

I hope this Sew Decorative Pocket Gift card has inspired you to take a look at the Crafty Secrets Sew Decorative CD.  I barely scratched the surface on all the gorgeous sewing papers, ephemera, tags, png files and vintage goodness that it contains.  It’s the perfect remedy for the summer doldrums, and a great way to make beautiful, personal gifts for friends.

Thanks for stopping by!



This card is available for purchase in my ETSY shop.

16 thoughts on “Sew Decorative Pocket Gift Card

  1. thecobweboriumemporium

    Ohhhhh wowweeeeee! I loved the outside of the card and was already in love, but then you showed me what was inside….. T.A.G.S! I’m such a fan of tags. Those tags had me ‘sold’ and I just sat here like some meserised idiot, just saying “ohhhhh look at that one!” then “Ohh that one’s really lovely.” then … “But ohhhhhhHHHHH would you look at what she’s done there!”.

    You’re right. The card is the gift. Who the heck would be bothered with anything else when that card was given to them? Nothing, NOTHING, could be better than that card.

    Love it Kathy. ~ Cobs. x

  2. D Skene

    Wow! Another beautiful project. So many interesting details. Love the scalloped edge button card. It looks like a fan. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Gloria Stengel

    The front of the card is just outstanding, but then you open it up and get a pocket o’tags! Swoon! This is so pretty and feminine. I just love everything about it. It makes me want to learn to sew!!! Good job, girlie.

  4. karenladd

    Wow, this would be the perfect gift for a friend who sews…tuck in a gift card to a fabric store and there’s the best present in the world!! LOVE all the buttons sewn on to the button cards and tags and that dress form die couldn’t be more perfect with these papers. My poor ink jet printer conked out last year so I can’t use craft CD’s at all but I have some vintage sewing theme papers that would probably work as well. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous project!

  5. Carol

    Gorgeous Kathy, love every little detail. What a wonderful gift for a very lucky person. The design and colours are beautiful, you are such a clever lady. X

  6. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, love it. I was wondering how much hand cut did you do here? i looked at the CD and interested but wondering how much fussiness cutting do have to do.this looks like a super bargin. .

  7. Maureen

    I thought I had left drooling behind as a child………. WRONG! I think this pocket cad is the sweetest thing I have ever seen. I have a friend who makes quilts and I haven’t seen her in a while, and your card made me wistful, in a good way though. Your inspiration is always such a delight Kathy, keep it comin’ my dear. Hugs
    P.S. If you have a spare minute, let me know what type of printer you are using, is it a laser?

  8. smithgfb

    Oh girlfriend this is simply gorgeous ! Such beautiful layers and so many layers! I love everything about this. Just look at those wonderful buttons!

  9. tlc2scotties

    you have created a beautiful work of art! It makes me think of my Great Gramma and all her fancy quilts she used to make.
    Love all the details in your pocket card! -Tammy

  10. soozyb2013

    details, details, details. Just no words that haven’t already been said. If my mother was still alive, this would be for her. 🙂 Sewing and art were her things. Thanks Kathy for sharing this work of art.

  11. searcyme

    Hello to my new friend in Apex 🙂 Thanks for the email. Just dropped by to tell you how much I love this card. Gorgeous papers from the CD. How marvelous for anyone who sews or knows crafty people who sew. Love what you did with Tim’s On the Edge die and those blooming buttons on the front are just adorable. Fantastic make Kathy!!! — Mary Elizabeth

  12. Birgit

    This is “sew” sweet Kathy! I just love all the little goodies you’ve packed in this sweet card!

  13. Jen

    Oh my goodness!!! I am totally, I love. It is absolutely gorgeous. You really have made something amazing. You clever person! Jenxxxxx

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