The whole pocket card thing started when I had joined a blog called The Monthly Finishing Challenge and in July 2008, scissor pockets were the challenge . The blog was discontinued shortly after that, which was kind of disappointing because it was removed after only a couple of months, despite a good number of very interesting entries each month. But whatever. I suppose if I was that into it I could have started a new challenge blog myself.
Back to the history of my pockets. I stitched the blue and yellow one for the challenge, then went on to stitch another for a good friend who I was trying to convert to the
Later that year, I purchased this design for my mom - a Pine Mountain tuck pillow kit. And the next Christmas I needed a $10 exchange gift for a Ladies' Auxiliary party. This saying was on my mind, but not everyone out there in gen pop appreciates a tuck pillow. So I reduced it by stitching it over one and then used the same concept as the scissor pocket. (Tucked a $10 gift card in the pocket)
And then you've seen my daughter's two Valentines. And I did it again later as a birthday card for my daughter's friend. The design is an older LK freebie.
Can you tell that I think these are really fun? In the right situation and for the right person, they're a blast.
Soon I'll have the final installment of the Prom Dress Parade. One of the dresses will blow you away. Really.