You hold the Key
Pocket Valentines Card

by Melissa Bove
(Toms River, NJ)

You hold the Key<br>Pocket Valentines Card

You hold the Key
Pocket Valentines Card

I made this for my husband.

Tools and Supplies:

  • Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye and Magnolia

  • Stamp Set - C.C. Designs, Key and Lock

  • Maya Road Chipboard Key

  • Bazzill Basics Tutu Pink Cardstock

  • Lace

  • Light Green Seam Binding Ribbon

  • String Pearls in Pink

  • Liquid Pearls in White Opal

  • White Paint

  • Button

  • Twine

  • Paper Piercer

  • Hot Glue Gun

  • Paper Trimmer


This is a very easy to make Pocket Card that is great not only for holding a card but can also hold a gift certificate for a massage, money, gift card, etc. Here is how it is made.

For the Main Card

  1. First cut a corner of a piece of 12x12 patterned paper, so you have a triangle. The size depends on how large you want your pocket to be.

  2. Then line up your triangle to a corner of a piece of cardstock. (See photo) The top corners and left side should match up.

  3. Mark on cardstock where you would cut to make another triangle slightly larger than the first. Cut in paper trimmer. (See photo) You now have 2 triangles, the cardstock one will be slightly larger on the right side.

  4. Using a hot glue gun, adhere the 2 pieces together only applying glue along the left side and on the bottom.

  5. You now have a pocket to hold your card. Decorate as desired.

For the Heart:

  1. Cut out a heart from some patterned paper, making sure the size will fit inside of the pocket. Decorate as desired.

  2. Hot glue some lace around the edge of the heart as well as some string pearls.

  3. Punch a hole in the top right corner of the heart and string some ribbon through it to act as a pull.

  4. Adhere a button over the hole.

For the Aged Key:

  1. I simply brushed some paint sparingly over a chipboard key.

  2. When dry, I added some Liquid Pearls onto the top part of the key.

About me:

I am an avid cardmaker who loves to make cards for both family and friends as well as submit to cardmaking magazines. It is so relaxing to me to create things. A great stress reliever!

You can see more of my work on my blog, Creating from the Heart.

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Pocket Valentines Card

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Very cool design!
by: Greta Housen

So romantic. lovely card.

Amazing card!
by: Kelly Morris

I have no words to describe this other than amazing! So very beautiful! A winner for sure.

good luck!
Kelly M.

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