A Pocket Card for Mom

Hi there friends!!!  Today I thought I would have one more go at a Mother’s Day Card.  I’ve wanted to make a pocket card for the longest time and today I finally did it.  Easy, easy, easy, and this one has a snazzy cut out!  On my 6″ x 6″ card, I first designed the pocket and made the cutout with Spellbinders Grand Labels Four, making sure to emboss to get that nice professional edge.  At the bottom of the card I cut/embossed a tag from Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two to affix the word Mother.  Then I made a flat panel a little bit shy of 6″ and used Spellbinders Lattice Pendant and threaded a nice big bow through the panel; my sentiment is on the back!  The recipient will pull the card and flip the panel around to find a nice long verse that I would have had trouble fitting on the front :-)  (By the way, I used the other part of the cutout that makes to pocket as a part of the panel on the back – no wasting, right!?!).  This solves a problem I have a lot of time in that I love huge stamps.   Once you stamp, there’s no place for a sentiment — ha-ha, now I can use a pocket card to have my cake and eat it too!!

For this card I’m using a newer set (Mother’s Day) and an older set (Mom) from Our Daily Bread Designs; they were made to work together and have the same font set up so that if you purchased the Mom set last year – you’ll get more to use with it this year.  I love the scripture and I hope it makes for a card that may be kept around, perhaps as a memento.

Of course this style is great for invitations and such but who needs to wait for a party?  I’m gonna go back and haul out some of my larger stamps and big sentiments and give this another whirl :-)

Stamps: Our Daily Bread DesignsMother’s Day, Mom
Paper: Die Cuts With a View, Bazzill, Gold Foil
Ink: Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Lattice Pendant, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two, Spellbinder Grand Labels Four, pearls, ribbon

Hugs to you all!!  I’ll see you soon!

  • Connie C.April 26, 2011 - 11:47 am

    Just when I wonder how much more classy and creative you can possibly be, there you are with another great card! This is absolutely gorgeous…and I love the idea of using the cutout part for the poem. Super!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenApril 26, 2011 - 12:11 pm

    Becca –

    What a lovely card, so different. And such a rich, luscious color. I love it!

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • AnneApril 26, 2011 - 12:23 pm

    Another beautiful card. you never cease to amaze!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • JRApril 26, 2011 - 12:28 pm

    Becca – your cards are absolutely lovely. You are encouraging me to become addicted to pearls. I see you use a lot of Recollections pearls. Where do you buy your pearls?ReplyCancel

  • HeatherApril 26, 2011 - 12:29 pm


  • Beth B.April 26, 2011 - 12:41 pm

    Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous card, Becca! You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful cards and wonderful creativity! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaApril 26, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    OH Becca, this is just stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky DunhamApril 26, 2011 - 12:47 pm

    This is gorgeous Becca! you never cease to amaze me :) LOVE this card and this idea! Definitely want to try this one!ReplyCancel

  • Marilynn MichauApril 26, 2011 - 12:47 pm

    that card is sooooooooo rich and beautiful – what a God’s talent you areReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkApril 26, 2011 - 12:49 pm
  • Donna RApril 26, 2011 - 12:52 pm

    Gorgeous card, Becca. My MIL would love the purple color; she’s a purple lover. What a fun idea to make a pocket for the card. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa BonettiApril 26, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    WOW! – Becca – Super Delicious! – Stunningly Gorgeous! – Lush Color! I’m sooo glad I found your blog – Thank-you!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)April 26, 2011 - 12:55 pm

    You did it again. Love the blue and pattern mix. Regal looking. This just might be my newest favourite, you know.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. HamApril 26, 2011 - 12:57 pm

    This is stunning. I Love the color, it’s to vibrant.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisApril 26, 2011 - 1:00 pm

    Beautiful card Becca, I love interactive cards, makes it so much fun when they are given. Beautiful colors chosen and I love the odd shape for the pocket it’s very pretty. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Naomi A. of ColoradoApril 26, 2011 - 1:05 pm


  • Judy L RozemaApril 26, 2011 - 1:08 pm

    Becca, I just love your cards!!! They are so beautiful, you have such a talent!! Really I just love to look at all the cool cards you make when I stop in to visit!( ok I read what you write toobut Im always drooling over the cards) Have a blessed day!ReplyCancel

  • Mra DomeneApril 26, 2011 - 1:13 pm

    wow!!! Magnificent!!!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey G. (2Craf-t-4u)April 26, 2011 - 1:14 pm

    Another gorgeous card! Love the rich colors and I always love your bows! Great way to use larger stamps. Love it and will be gleaning some inspirations from this beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsApril 26, 2011 - 1:14 pm

    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • Karen DuncanApril 26, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    That card is just toooo beautiful Becca. Any Mother would be thrilled to receive a card like that for Mother’s Day. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Lori mApril 26, 2011 - 1:20 pm

    I love this card, very pretty and different. :)ReplyCancel

  • JeanApril 26, 2011 - 1:20 pm

    Beautiful Card! This would be a great way to do a simple wedding invitation.

    Great idea and you are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • BobbiApril 26, 2011 - 1:21 pm

    Becca, this card is so beautiful. What I wouldn’t give to have a little to your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Kim KramerApril 26, 2011 - 1:33 pm

    Absolutely lovely, Becca. And so elegant too.
    You have outdone yourself for sure this time.
    The creamy bow looks so beautiful with the lavender. Be sure to let us know when you open an etsy store. I’ll be sure to favorite your shop and your items and add you to my circle.
    -Blessings to you,ReplyCancel

  • DesireeApril 26, 2011 - 1:34 pm

    What a lucky mom! Its georgeus!

    From Desiree in Norway :)ReplyCancel

  • Amy A.April 26, 2011 - 1:37 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous and the gold tag makes a mark!ReplyCancel

  • MoniaApril 26, 2011 - 1:39 pm

    WOW! Just perfect card! Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Linda EApril 26, 2011 - 1:47 pm

    This is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie GrahamApril 26, 2011 - 1:49 pm

    You are sooooooooooooo talented and this is just beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • sandytoz LauraApril 26, 2011 - 2:06 pm

    Very pretty, Becca! The colors remind me of the blue & white porcelain with touches of gold…classy.ReplyCancel

  • SharonApril 26, 2011 - 2:10 pm

    Is this an elegant invitation to Kate and William’s wedding or a Mother’s day card? Just beautiful as usual.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara JayApril 26, 2011 - 2:25 pm

    Stunning!! Oh to have your talent!! I love the pocket card ideaReplyCancel

  • Fernanda GonzalezApril 26, 2011 - 2:36 pm

    Can you say tutorial please????????? Love love love this!
    Now did you edge the DP with gold leaf pen? Just asking hehehe!ReplyCancel

  • BernieApril 26, 2011 - 2:39 pm

    Wow this is so Elegant! Love the rich color! LOVE the way you used your scrap! It’s one of those ‘Why didn’t I think of that!’ moments.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Linda ScottApril 26, 2011 - 2:45 pm

    Oh Becca you’ve done it again.
    Can we have a tutorial on this one.
    My Mum is no longer with us but I just know something like it for my sister would be just perfect.
    Hugs Linda in NZReplyCancel

  • michelle frasherApril 26, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    wow, how lovely and gorgeous! boy, it just really hit me that this is my first mother’s day without my mom. as complicated and frustrating she was sometimes, i will really miss her.ReplyCancel

  • FranApril 26, 2011 - 3:13 pm

    Wow! Another amazing card. I would LOVE to see a tutorial for this one. It’s so elegant. You are such an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RobitailleApril 26, 2011 - 3:35 pm

    This card is a stunner!! I love pocket cards and with the grand nesties, well …WOW! I sure would love to know how you put it together!! Hope you recieved my address this time. I sent it out on Friday or last week when I got the last email that you were looking for my address.
    Thanks Becca.. you inspire me to new and exciting heights.ReplyCancel

  • Joan FrickerApril 26, 2011 - 3:37 pm

    Becca, this is truly stunning. I love the deep rich colors and the gold really stands out. Beautiful job!!!ReplyCancel

  • D IdletApril 26, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    Another stunning card….beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessApril 26, 2011 - 3:51 pm

    Very pretty car. Any Mother would love it. Or daughter or even friend. EdnaReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleApril 26, 2011 - 4:07 pm

    Oooooooooo, what a yummy card Becca!!!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
    Jan Castle
    My rhinestone candle holder was delivered yesterday…it’s beautiful!!! Had to laugh…delivered in a very big box, & I thought what did I order????? Delighted after I opened the box! Thank you so much!
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • Miss GApril 26, 2011 - 4:16 pm

    And like Linda I’m looking forward to a tutorial.

    Great as always BeccaReplyCancel

  • FondaApril 26, 2011 - 4:22 pm

    Holy Cow this card is GORGEOUS!! I too would love to see a tutorial on how to do this. Just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanApril 26, 2011 - 4:22 pm

    Beautiful…..I love your DP…..got to get more dies…..tfsReplyCancel

  • Jean McGeeApril 26, 2011 - 4:23 pm

    NOW, you did what???????????????? How?????????????? I read what you wrote and still don’t get it………………….sorry…………….I DO need a tutorial – actually a video would be even better – then I can SEEEEEEEEEE what you mean….. thanks for sharing your talent/gift with soooooo many of us.
    Jean McGeeReplyCancel

  • SaBrinaApril 26, 2011 - 4:33 pm


  • SusanApril 26, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    Wow! Super beautiful Becca. You always have such luscious, big bows adn the papers are divine. Thanks for sharing. I agree with Jean — I’d love a tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • bonnie weissApril 26, 2011 - 4:52 pm

    Well, there are pocket cards and then there are Becca pocket cards … need I say more?!!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtApril 26, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    That is a great card. It would be a great birthday or anniversary card too.
    I will have to try it when I get time. Have an older relative to take care of right now.

  • MayaApril 26, 2011 - 5:01 pm

    Ohhh this is gorgeous!
    Love the colors, papers and all the fab details!!
    Thank you so much for all your inspiration ?
    Hugs from MayaReplyCancel

  • auntie emApril 26, 2011 - 5:08 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! I love it all!!!
    Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyCancel

  • Robin BarwaczApril 26, 2011 - 5:17 pm

    You never cease to amaze me! Just beautiful. Quick question…how much bigger did you make the pocket for the front? Have a great day. Really enjoy your work. RbinReplyCancel

  • FranCineApril 26, 2011 - 6:15 pm


  • Stephanie WelgeApril 26, 2011 - 6:16 pm

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!! But I think I am brain dead. I can’t picture how to do the pocket. I too would like some help.ReplyCancel

  • Shawna P.April 26, 2011 - 6:17 pm

    Just gorgeous! I am really hoping, like a few others I read, that you will do a tutorial on this one. Gorgeous colors!ReplyCancel

  • VivaceApril 26, 2011 - 6:26 pm

    Very elegant! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie PApril 26, 2011 - 6:30 pm

    Would you please consider posting how you did that…even the tag, how did you get the effect on the paper or was the paper already like that.
    I have never seen anything like that and I love it!! Always looking for a new card style to try and that is one I am going to do!!
    Thanks so much!

  • SuziApril 26, 2011 - 6:44 pm

    OH, I’m a happy camper! I did my first cut and fold card today. . .without stabbing myself, I might add (I’m scissor challenged!) and. . .ta da! I used my new peg bow thingy! My bow turned out beautiful! Thanks, my friend, for all you teach me!ReplyCancel

  • EarlineApril 26, 2011 - 6:51 pm

    Becca this is one heck of a card you rock. For a wonderful person to receive mother are special.ReplyCancel

  • KayApril 26, 2011 - 7:00 pm

    Oh wow! That is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • ReneeApril 26, 2011 - 7:34 pm

    Beautiful! I would love to have a go at a card like this, but I’m a bit confused. Would you be willing to do a video on it? That’s be great!!!ReplyCancel

  • EdeeApril 26, 2011 - 7:54 pm

    Beautiful card but could you take a picture of it with out the bow? Would love to see the card behind it!ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.April 26, 2011 - 8:06 pm

    WOW! Very, very pretty and elegant.

  • WandaApril 26, 2011 - 8:10 pm

    Just when I thought I had seen it all….then came you once again. I am so glad I invested in that wonderful die…you make me so glad I spent that moola….moola…hee…hee…hee…at least I got it for half off. I love this card. You are truly amazing and so blessed from God with your talent for papercrafting. Thanks so much for blessing me today with your creation. Hugs…WandaReplyCancel

  • WandaApril 26, 2011 - 8:14 pm

    Just when I thought I had seen it all…then you create another masterpiece. WOW!!! Simply amazing what you can do with a piece of paper and die cut. I am so glad I invested in that one. Amazed and truly blessed by your papercrafting talent. Thanks for blessing me today and always…WandaReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WelgeApril 26, 2011 - 8:26 pm

    Love it Love it Love it!!!!!! And thanks for the video bad day and was brain dead.ReplyCancel

  • Deebi27April 26, 2011 - 8:57 pm

    How elegant Becca. I love the regalness of your card, the purple shade is just beautiful. I saw you have a Becca Bit further up on the email line, so I will check the Bit out as another inquiring mind! Thanks in advance!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 26, 2011 - 8:59 pm

    HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!! This blue & the gold is SO GORGEOUS together!!!! I LOVE the pocket too!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Beverly UApril 26, 2011 - 11:06 pm

    Imagine me drooling over this card! What Mother wouldn’t absolutely love this! If I only had the Grand Caliber and Grand Nesties!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • KathyApril 27, 2011 - 12:54 am

    Ahhhh… I LOVE this card!! thanks for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline den Daas beringenApril 27, 2011 - 1:28 am

    The card is beautiful.
    De kaart is prachtig zoals altijd.
    Love it.

    Groetjes Jacqueline uit UtrechtReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline den Daas beringenApril 27, 2011 - 1:30 am

    Prachtig zoals altijd.
    Love the card.

    Groetjes Jacqueline uit UtrechtReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKApril 27, 2011 - 3:04 am

    Stunning Becca and the colour is wonderful!! Gonna have a peek at the video now.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • VivApril 27, 2011 - 3:20 am

    This has GOT to be one of the prettiest cards I’ve seen in a long long time!
    (Apart your other fabulous cards, of course)! lol xxxReplyCancel

  • Debbie BApril 27, 2011 - 5:56 am

    Love, love, love this pocket card. It looks very regal and my Mom would love to receive something like this.ReplyCancel

  • Pat AustinApril 27, 2011 - 6:22 am

    This is very cool….where do you get your inspiration?ReplyCancel

  • JessicaApril 27, 2011 - 8:44 am

    Hey Becca, What a beautiful card. But then all your cards are beautiful. And another smashing bow! Lovely way to commemorate mom’s special day.
    Hugs, JessicaReplyCancel

  • Marge (mer)April 27, 2011 - 10:20 am

    A total WOW — LOVE how your brain works!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia from MinnesotaApril 27, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    Becca, I love your pocket card and watched your great video. I see you do not use the Scor Pal scoring tool. What are you using and why? Sorry if you have already answered this question in previous posts. I look forward to seeing what you have created everyday on your blog, thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Anita C.April 27, 2011 - 1:45 pm


    Your cards are beautiful and delightful. You seem to produce multitudinous amounts of them. What do you do with all your cards? Do you give them away, sell them, or are they stacking up in your house. LOLReplyCancel

  • pegApril 27, 2011 - 2:20 pm

    I love pocket cards but to date I hadn’t seen any as clever or as pretty as this one. This looks like it was difficult to construct so I hope you’ll be doing a tutorial on it soon!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Angelina WesselsApril 29, 2011 - 3:47 am

    Oh, this is pretty and it sounds so easy! I’ll have to try this one out!ReplyCancel

  • DeniceMay 1, 2011 - 4:06 am

    I just love this card, blue is one of my favorite colors and putting in the pocket really makes it so elegant looking. God bless…..deniceReplyCancel