I used a mixture of new and old for my card. I wanted the pocket to be textured but didn't want to use an embossing folder so the subtle texture of the retired Core'dinations cardstock was the perfect compromise. I decided to use Real Red and, for a fun addition, made it a pocket shaker card. Why not?
For the images inside the shaker I combined the Lovely as a Tree stamp set with a fussy-cut Santa image from the Home for Christmas Designer Series paper. Inside the shaker I added some of the retired snowflake and silver sequins from last year's Frosted Sequins embellishments.
For the surprise greeting inside the pocket I used Whisper White and Crushed Cucumber and then added a Real Red Striped ribbon to help pull it out. My sentiment is from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set.
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