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

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

There are obviously people out there that have way too much time on their hands and enjoying making other people's lives miserable. It's really sad that we can't just get along...at least here on SCS.
Pat  |  Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 3:14 AM
I love how this shows off double sided paper and yet only uses one piece. This is my new favorite card fold. Thank you for sharing this idea with us!
Korene  |  Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 5:12 AM
What a clever young lady you are. Thank you for sharing this. I look forward to trying it.
Anita Clement  |  Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 6:34 AM
I learned how to make this project (for the FIRST time) at an upline meeting. I saw it again at the Regional Seminar in Milwaukee, WI. If one reads enough paper crafting books and magazines (worldwide) you could find it in many sources. I don't believe this was a deliberate attempt to "steal" written copy. This tutorial is offered to anyone who logs on to SCS and there is a "print" option. This author spent her time creating a VERY NICE piece of art for this tutorial. The dimentions and directions for this look pretty standard to my eyes!

The anger "communicated" in the comments suggesting she feel "shame" weren't necessary. I was delighted to see the beautiful samples. If there were credit omissions for copyrighted content, then credit after the original posting certainly can be added. National publications make this type of mistake often.

I don't see the need for such unpleasant comments. A watchful eye is important but a gentle "tongue" doesn't break someone's creative spirit. When I share this project with other papercrafters I will be sure to tell them I found it posted here and they may find it elsewhere. I often tell students, "I learned this idea from another demonstrator." It might be wise for me to look into the finer points of copyright infringement less I get a cyber thrashing!

Stamp On!
lorijane  |  Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 7:41 AM
Claudia, I just LOVED this tutorial! Your sample is simply adorable and it's given me a wonderful idea for my kid's teacher thank-you gift (I will put a packet of seeds in the folds!).
Thank you for doing such an awesome job - your work is gorgeous!
Danielle Lord  |  Wed Jun 11, 2008 at 11:12 AM
Claudia, I loved the tutorial. I'm going to try this for one of my stamp camps. Keep your head up and don't worry about the negative comments made. Your card was beautiful!
Carla  |  Thu Jun 12, 2008 at 6:58 AM
All those that think this was "stolen" from TNJ - get a life... so when your mom taught you that the spoon is a spoon, and a fork is a fork - did ya tell your mom that she is stealing that from your grandma???? Claudia is simply sharing what she's learned, if the wording was the same - who the hell cares?! I don't see Pat here complaining... some of us "write" the same way, and some of us "share" the same way too. Just be happy that it is being shared in more than 1 way.
B  |  Thu Jun 12, 2008 at 8:14 AM
Hi Claudia -

Tutorials take the patience of Job,a nd this one is absolutely wonderful. I look forward to this every week and I already made some of these. The photography is outstanding - I cannot BELIEVE Beate approved a PURPLE tutorial. smile Super impressed down here in Austin - keep up the great work.
Lydia Fiedler  |  Thu Jun 12, 2008 at 8:21 AM
*sighs* I've made this a few times and was so proud of it- tho I've used so much adhesive closing the flap- I could've left the flap this entire time so I could actually have room to write?? LOL on me- I've also made my own patterned paper for this by stamping images on one end, and then using my Tim Holtz alcohol ink dabber and spounging ink on the other end. The colours co-ordinate and it's inexpensive!
lexgabella  |  Fri Jun 13, 2008 at 7:32 PM
Looks like one or two ladies have really wadded panites.... Leaving all those ridiculous pm's as if every other comment about another newsletter came from a regular/regulars of SCS.
Get a grip and get a life. Spend your time wisley, stamping, not being a Mo-mo.
How petty.......
kimk  |  Sat Jun 14, 2008 at 4:27 PM
Oh, Claudia?
I forgot to tell you not only are you and your stamps adorable but I am so thrilled that NICE people tell me you are far to bright to let the darkness of a few break into your sunshine and ruin your Easter Parade. Chin up lady! You Rock, I am blunt, and I do not think you are anything other than golden. :}
I'm ashamed to be female when I read this type of underhanded pettiness.
You went to a LOT of long hard work to make this easy enough for all of us to understand.
I printed my copy when it came out but have yet to to try.
Rest assured I am going to make a card, from this tutorial & sign my name on the back when I give it to a family member.
I always tell people about SCS and the Weekly Inkling :}
Make anotherrTutorial for us to show everyone in the depths of their own despair you don't play that way!
kimk  |  Sat Jun 14, 2008 at 4:37 PM
I just love these kind of cards that seem to be more interesting than just mat and layer.
Anne Dawson  |  Sun Jun 15, 2008 at 5:56 AM
I love this technique. It's so quick and easy and is too darn cute. Thanks for sharing.
gmcnellie  |  Mon Jun 16, 2008 at 5:37 AM
Wow! This is cool! I usually send my sister a card with a bookmark in it. This gives me a new way to present it. Thanks!
Karen  |  Fri Jun 20, 2008 at 12:26 PM
Hi, this is my first time to leave mesg but I can't stop doing it because it's really cool and fantastic work withclear directions. You are indeed a talented person and I always look forward to seeing more from you. Thanks again for your generous sharing. ^________^"
Rebeca Lin  |  Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 9:49 AM
Loved it! So ingeneous! TFS! :o)
Wilma (Miss Sunshine)  |  Sun Jun 29, 2008 at 10:20 AM
THANKYOU for such a beautiful technique!!!
SHAME on those who have rebuked you!
I know some of Anna Griffen's work, but none of the others spoken of.
Your card is fantastic!!
Can't wait to try it in a class for my friends!
Pam  |  Sat Jul 19, 2008 at 7:22 AM
If I was Pat, I'd be really embarrassed with my customers'/posters' behavior, not angry with Claudia. When you are attacking Claudia so visciously, you are giving TJ a verrrry bad rap. My first thought was, "Well, I'll NEVER subscribe to TJ because of these kind of people". Pat has nothing to do with this attack, yet YOU are the ones ruining her business, not Claudia.
YOU are running people away from Pat's site because who in the heck wants to be on a forum with nasty people like you? Not me! As for those that posted kindly about the possible infringement, I have no issue. It's those that went on the rampage that are really irritating. You can bet your sweet butt that this poor girl won't be posting any more tutorials for us. Thanks, gals! And as for correcting someone's grammar, give me a break.
cas  |  Sun Jul 20, 2008 at 9:45 AM
I loved this card. I made it and it came out great!
rachael  |  Thu Jul 24, 2008 at 4:10 AM
Thanks for the clear tutorial! I was able to make a lot of these cards quickly to sell at my church's used book sale. I included a matching bookmark and a bookplate. I made the bookplates using business card labels.
Linda  |  Thu Aug 7, 2008 at 7:24 AM

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