Monday, December 14, 2015

Santa Pocket for TKJ

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a quick Christmas pocket I created for The Kraft Journal.  The current challenge is a Pick 3 Challenge, and we would love to have you play along with us.  There's also a big 40% off sale taking place now at the Kraft Outlet.  I started my project with a nice big Lunch Bag Kraft #10 Open End Policy Envelope that I folded half-way up to create a pocket.  I covered that in patterned papers, machine stitched, and embellished with some green and red Baker's Twine.
I also added some October Afternoon flair, tucked in some tags and a gift card, and that's about it.  I love using large bags and envelopes to create these wonderful pocket cards.  They're great for gift-giving.  And because this is a huge envelope (notice the flap at the top), you can also tuck photos or notes, etc, into the envelope.  The Kraft Outlet has lots of great envelopes, bags, and goodies of all sorts - and many of them are 40% off right now.

I'm entering my project in some challenges that you can find by clicking on the highlighted links:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Tag It" - I have one tag on the front, and another tag tucked inside the pocket.

A-Muse Studios/Amusing Challenge - Happy Holidays - I'm happy to share my little holiday project in this fun challenge.

Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog - December Challenge:  Anything Goes

Inspiration Journal - Tis The Season

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Simon Says "Just a Pinch" so I added just a pinch of twine, and just a pinch of kraft paper left showing.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Oh I love this holly jolly gift card holder!

  2. This is lovely Karen - I will have to check these out when I go shopping there!

  3. What a wonderful and colourful project Karen.

  4. oh la la c'est charmant Karen, vintage et tellement chou, biz

  5. Karen, what a fabulous gift idea, and I'm so copying this pocket idea! I love the combination of the papers and embellishments you have used for a really festive package!

    thank you for your sweet, sweet comments on my blog, and becoming my latest follower! I have certainly clicked on your followers button first thing (so, no photo...I'm still trying to learn my way around blogland!) I really love my quick tour of your latest posts! Hugs!

  6. Love your gorgeous Christmas pocket and the perfect tag for it too.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  7. Hi Karen:
    so happy to be back in the challenges, Hubby is doing Better Thank God ! your tags and card is beautiful! You are a wonderful friend and such a very talented lady
    God Bless you always

  8. Oh my, what a gorgeous Christmas pocket, Karen! It is chock full of wonderful surprises. Love your pinch of twine and kraft! Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge using "just a pinch"!

  9. Love this pocket Karen! beautiful! :)

  10. This is such a wonderful idea with the lunch bag. Love your design! Thanks for joining us at

    Kim - SSDT