Diagonal Double pocket card

by Claudia Rosa

Create a double pocket card out of one sheet of patterned paper.


  • One 8 1/2" x 11" piece of patterned Paper

  • Paper scoring tool

  • Scissors

  • Adhesive

  • Ruler

  • Additional cardstock, stamps and embellishments to decorate card front and make inserts.


  1. Step 1

    Score the long side of the patterned paper at 4 1/4" and fold in half.

  2. Step 2

    Turn paper 90 degrees, score short side at 5 1/2" and fold in half.

  3. Step 3

    Unfold paper. Cut the horizontal fold from the left edge of the paper to the vertical score line.

  4. Step 4

    Fold the bottom right corner so the bottom edge meets the edge of the center score.

  5. Step 5

    Fold down the top left corner. Leave 1" - 1 1/2" room from the edge of the folded down corner to the vertical fold.

  6. Step 6

    Fold the top left rectangle over to the right hand side.

  7. Step 7

    Fold the left bottom rectangle under the folded rectangle on the right bottom.

  8. Step 8

    Fold the bottom corner up over the other folded up corner.

  9. Step 9

    Add adhesive on the sides of the bottom half and fold it up.

  10. Step 10

    Decorate card front and create inserts for the pockets.

    Here the tags measure 2 1/2" x 5" and 1 3/4" x 5".


  1. After step six, instead of folding the right side under, fold both lower flaps up.

  2. Fold the left quadrant back. Use adhesive to attach loose ends. Now your card will be able to fold open.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Diagonal Double pocket card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

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Brilliant! Will have to try this TODAY! Thanks for the tutorial smile
Karen  |  Tue Jun 3, 2008 at 11:13 PM
adorable card! i can't wait to try it. this tutorial will make that easy. thanks for sharing.
paula  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 9:03 AM
Cute Card!!
Where did you get the adorable children stamps?
Arrica  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 9:07 AM
What are the stamps that are shown?
cari  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 9:12 AM
Very cute card!
Do you know anywhere in the U.S. to purchase the Magnolia Tilda Stamps?
Nora  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 9:36 AM
soooo CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing cant wait to make it!
rebecca  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 9:40 AM
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Beförderung! Tolle Anleitung, vielen Dank dafür!
Edith  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 9:40 AM
I really enjoyed this tutorial. I can't wait to try it out. I would also like to know what stampe's you used and where you got them from they are toooo cute!
Brenda  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 9:40 AM
Stamps are Magnolias, I like them too.
Nice card, will try it myself.
Sonja  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 9:46 AM
I loved this technique when I saw it the first time on Technique Junkies. I also recognize a lot of the wordage from Technique Junkies. I believe this might be copyright infringement.
Carey Rogers  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 9:59 AM
This is great, for all occasions too!! I think the deminsions on step one and two are switched. To fold log ways it would be half of 8.5 = 4.25, and folding half short ways would be half of 11 = 5.5, right? Could be wrong, blonde hair and a bad day!! Regardless, this card is fab!!
Britainy Kingsmore  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 10:08 AM
This IS a technique junkie technique with wording the same as the newsletter. Since this is a copyright infringement, it might be wise to remove it!
stamps&cars  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 10:28 AM
I learnt this great technique last November from technique junkies. I wish that you'd credit the people you learnt it from.
Shari  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 10:35 AM
This is my first WEEKLY INKLING and I am so pleased to see such a great idea (always looking for something different). Can't wait to try it and look forward to more each week. Great job!
Dianna  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 10:38 AM
I can't say about the wording on this, but please don't try and suggest that this was invented on TJ's. I've made this fold many times -- several YEARS ago. I first saw it on an Anna Griffin video.

These tutorials are meant to SHOW people how to do these techniques. The authors do not claim their invention.

As I say, I can't speak to the verbiage, not being a TJ subscriber.

Nice tutorial, btw!
MSBetsyZ  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 10:39 AM
Claudia, your cards are always amazing and I loved this technique when I first learned it from my Technique Junkies newsletter.
Wendy  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 10:39 AM
Sorry, Claudia Rosa, I meant to say more to you. You did a fantastic job with this! Well written directions, clear pictures, etc. So glad to see you doing this, and I really look forward to seeing more from you.

BIG hugs,
MSBetsyZ  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 10:41 AM
I agree with the other TJ'ers... The woman who runs the TJ newsletter gave credit to the lady she learned it from and does not mind sharing the technique. She does, however, ask that her words not be used to describe it. Small request.
Naomi  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 10:44 AM
I am disappointed to see another person's technique offered "officially" by SCS without any credits or permissions. Shame on you! This should be pulled from the site.
Susan  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 10:45 AM
Pat at Technique Junkies does not claim to have created the technique, but the wording that has been "borrowed" from her tutorial DOES belong to her and CAN be considered copyright infringement. She works her rear off putting out the TJ newsletter, and "borrowing" the wording from her tutorials is stealing her work. Again, NOT the technique itself, but the WORDING IS HER WORK. Please, in the future, use your own words.
StacyNoE  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 10:56 AM

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