Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Journal Pockets

Can I admit that when I first laid eyes on the Journal Pockets (5223), I was hooked? They are designed to fit in the 120x170mm Journal (5222), but the cardmaker in me could see the possibilities as envelopes, and I loved the idea! They have a cute little closure on the back which make them just adorable!

For today's project, I created a 'Thinking of You' card for one of my customers. I used the Journal Pocket as the envelope. The card base is made from an A5 piece of Brown Sugar (which I had to cut down to fit in the envelope). I used Jordan Belle (1695) paper for the front, and a piece of Vanilla (1060) cardstock for the stamped sentiment. The flowers were punched (using the Jumbo [4847] and Small 4841] flower punches) from scrap bits of paper I had in my stash.

The edges of the card base, layers, and the Journal Pocket envelope were brushed on using the Adirondack Paint Dabber in Mushroom (AED22602).

The Journal Pockets make great little envelopes when you want to give your card that little something extra. Stamp on the front, or attached a punched image as I've done here. The customer who received this card in the mail was delighted! Her family thought it must've been a wedding invitation because the envelope was so fancy!


  1. Great idea! I love it! Shame I put my order in last night - I'll have to order some next time.

  2. Thanks Julie! I'm glad you like my little idea! :)