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.

It's a very cute card! Thanks for sharing...

And don't get disheartened by some of the above comments...I do believe I read that this is your first tutorial, so mistakes are normal...
lisabeepianolovin  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:01 AM
This technique is wonderful, but I think that Pat Huntoon should have been given credit for using the wording here. She is the original ower of these words. Please give her credit for it!!
Fareeda Mater  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:02 AM
What a darling technique. I'll have to print this one off for future reference.
Mary Ann  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:04 AM
"Score the long side of the patterned paper at 5 1/2" and fold in half.".... How in the heck can a phrase like this by copyrighted? I'm thinkin' you all are working way too hard to make a case. Claudia's directions are as brief as can be while still being understandable. They are short, exact directions. I would probably use the exact phrasing! There is no narrative, no use of somebody else's pictures as far as I know... for heaven's sake, girls! If Pat has an issue with this, perhaps you can let her handle it with SCS? This mob attack is disgusting.
MSBetsyZ  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:10 AM
I can't believe all the bad things you are saying to this poor lady just trying to share something with us all. As far as wording goes this is a free country and we have freedom of speech and free press. I don't see where she has taken any big credit or given herself a pat on the back for creating this. Just enjoy it and don't worry about it. Can't we all just get along? Life is tough enough. You wouldn't like someone doing this to you. Claudia thanks for sharing I really enjoyed this and I have not seen it before.
ladybug  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:18 AM
The wording of this tutorial is basically the same as the one printed in the Technique Junkie newsletter. If you are going to borrow someone's words at least give credit where credit is due.

Splitcoast should take this off of the website.
Stacie Bianchi  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:24 AM
Once posted this tutorial on my blog i gave all credit that i had on my blog. I got this tutorial from my Stampin up Demo with a handout sheet. I told even Beate about that.

I also told her, that if this tutorial is original from Pat, that i do certainly not want to cause anything - cause i was worried that exactly THIS will happen. She told me that she has seen this tutorial long time before on other blogs and still invited me. I thought if Beate knows about all of this this and she is still inviting me i it is okay.

I do not know what else to say about this.
Claudia  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:27 AM
I would see this as more of an oversight by SCS. As an official communication by the site, the responsibility is on them to be sure there are not any conflicts before posting.

Don't be disheartened. My original post was not to attack you, but to call attention to the error of SCS.
Susan  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:33 AM
This is an adorable project! Thanks for sharing it.
Gina K.  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:39 AM
When I visited the US in 2005, I was introduced to SCS as well as TJ at the same time, when I visited the US in 2005. I signed up for both... I would like to say, when someone comes across anything in life... which they want to teach or show, if it is not their own idea, one should give credit to whoever they picked it up from, even if they had watched it on Anna Griffin, you say so.... when you publish a technique on a huge site like SCS. I love Pat's work, although I have not met her, I feel she is a very genuine person. So I hope Ms.Rose will set things right in the future!! btw its not a mob attack it simply giving your honest opinion, to put things right.
Germana  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:44 AM
I am so sorry. It does sound like I am attacking you personally Claudia. I truly didn't mean it that way. Your example is beautiful. Please keep posting tutorials with beautiful examples.
Carey  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:50 AM
Claudia, I think you did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing!

As far as the other "Drama", maybe this could have been done through PM's vs. displaying for ALL to see on Claudia's tutorial....
Emily  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:52 AM
Wonderful job! Great projects.
SueO  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 12:04 PM
Interesting debate about T.J. and this tutorial. No one owns techniques as T.J. owner is happy to admit (and her biggest criticism is the use of similar words to her own tutorial) but that being said - I can't say I agree. I don't think its possible to know the true inventor of a technique - it probably slowly evolves as people create their own variation and show their friends. Who showed Anna Griffin how to do it? All you can do is credit the person who showed you how to do it. In this case the 'stampin up lady'. Yes I checked the T.J tutorial, and had them both opened side by side - in this case I don't think a claim to owning the words is valid. Sorry Pat - feel like I'm being disloyal here - but when you are using one sentence to describe a motion - then there is going to be a lot of similarity between words. Since that technique is 8 months old - I think you're doing well. Its about the right length of time for that technique to be shown to your friends, who then show it to their friends, who pass it onto their craft group, who shows their "stampin up lady", who then writes a tutorial on it. Since its only 10 sentences long - its going to be a terribly brief description at each point, and how much variety do you get in that?
The thing about Technique Junkies is that the techniques are little known techniques - with new variations. I think its reasonable that 8 months later - the technique has circled the globe and ends up on SCS with no credit to the site that brought the technique to the bright lights in the first place.

Sure no body owns techniques - but I do not agree that the wording is similar enough to be claimed as a direct copyright of T.J.
Judy  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 12:11 PM
>I can't believe all the bad things you are saying to >this poor lady just trying to share something with >us all. As far as wording goes this is a free country >and we have freedom of speech and free press. I >don't see where she has taken any big credit or >given herself a pat on the back for creating this. >Just enjoy it and don't worry about it.

"A free country, freedom of speech and a free press" do NOT include allowing for copyright violations. Intellectual property theft is one of the biggest criminal problems in this country right now and is changing many businesses and whole industries. It is also bankrupting many who are victims of it.

If, indeed, this tutorial used the same wording as TJ's newletter, then there HAS been intellectual property theft and copyright violation. This SHOULD be addressed as it puts the owner of the Technique Junkies newletter's business at risk. Why would anyone pay for the newsletter if they can see it here for free?
tchk  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 12:34 PM
I loved this card. I"m going to try it out tonight. My son just got engaged to a girl I don't know very well and I have been wanting to make a card for them to let her know that I am avalable if she needs any help with wedding plans etc. so I'm going to try this card.
Fern  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 12:48 PM
When I first was introduced to this technique in the TJ newsletter when it came out, I experimented with it, and frankly, after about fifteen minutes of playing around I found a number of ways to fold it better than the tutorial described. Since I also host a TJ swap, I saw other people's improvments on the folds as well. It reflects poorly on the author that she was unable to find any of the other improvements, and is offering the exact awkward folds that the TJ newsletter teaches. Yes, this stinks like plagarism to me.
Juliet A  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 12:55 PM
Loved the tutorial. Thank you for sharing it and keep on doing so. You did a great job!
Betty  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 12:58 PM
Claudia, this is a fabulous tutorial. You have done nothing wrong. Some folk have too much time on their hands. Your instructions are explicit, such words as fold here, fold there can not be copyrighted. New laws have been passed just recently that basically say a simple artist's copyright is no longer valid and if you wish to copyright you have to do it legally.

Sheila Stratford  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 1:10 PM
I went back to read the TJ newsletter and the words are the same as Pat Huntoon's. I loved this technique but it's important to use your own words as you did your pictures. kt
ktstamps  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 1:12 PM

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