Friday, June 29, 2012

A Little Carried Away

Turns out, those library card pockets are really easy to make, and a little addictive.

How do I know this, you ask?
I would say that this stack of thirty--30!--pockets is pretty good evidence.

I had an assembly line approach going throughout the day, and just did a step here and there when I had some time:  pick the papers, draw the template, cut out the shape and fold, glue into place.  Suddenly, I had this pile in front of me!

Rather than use the Mirkwood Designs template that I used last time, I used a template I found on Scrapbook Crazy.  It allows you to make the same style library card pocket in three sizes: 
Large
Medium
Adorably Small
Today I received my eNewsletter from Stampington & Company, and guess what I found?  Check out how they are using library card pockets as a creative gift packaging idea:
Source
When you give someone a book as a gift, you can include a library card pocket that you have decorated and embellished along with a library card that has your name, their name, the date, and a message.  I've always loved including hand-made bookmarks with gift books, and I love this idea, as well.

Now you HAVE to make some! 


10 comments:

Mary Has Sound said...

That's a great idea to put them inside of books as gifts! I love how many you made! Especially the adorably small ones. :-)

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Oh me too -- what Mary said! They are just so cute....I guess I better get started.....thanks for sharing..

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Printed out the templates.......

Linda said...

These are wonderful, and I love the idea of being inside of books too. Thank you for sharing the links and the ideas. Linda E.

laurie said...

these are so cute! i treasure the books i have received as gifts that are signed or personalized in some way.

VivJM said...

Crumbs, you did get carried away!! Love these pockets - great job :-)

scrapwordsmom said...

Clever and oh so fun!! What an inspiration!!!

iHanna said...

Pockets are awesome, yours look so yummy Andria! I use mine on the inside cover of diaries and art journals to keep "little bits" not to get lost.

Karenann Young said...

Looks like you had a lot fun making the library pockets! They look great!

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