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

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Questions and Comments

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i am a father of a 6 year old daughter and a school teacher. this is a great art work. can you send me more so i can teach at class
stephen velasco  |  Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 12:09 AM
wonderfull !
mjflorent  |  Mon Oct 13, 2008 at 4:42 AM
I've been searching for your tutorial which explains how to make a gift pocket that fits around a wine bottle and you put a treat in the pocket. I thought I saved it and now I want to make these and can't find it. Please help.

Jerrie Cicerale  |  Tue Dec 2, 2008 at 5:24 PM
bravo j'adore elle est magnifique je cherchais justement une carte originale
ynomra  |  Wed Dec 3, 2008 at 10:17 AM
really good tutorial, shame how petty people have to be about sharing. what's in a word.
Keep up the good sharing of knowledge
Mandy  |  Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 10:57 AM
Merci beaucoup pour ces explications, j'adore cette carte !!!!!!! et les tiennes sont superbes !!!!!
bizz, sev
severine  |  Sat Jan 17, 2009 at 12:05 AM
I just found a place to buy Magnolia stamps
and will be placing an order soon! I am quite excited, because my first order I placed in another country (than the USA) and it took a few weeks to reach me.
Cyndi  |  Sun Jun 7, 2009 at 5:16 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. This is the first time I've ever viewed it and really like it! Would be perfect for wedding invites (thanks for the idea Linda)! Never heard of TJ before viewing this, but doubt that I will ever go to that website now.
craftymomto2  |  Sun Jan 31, 2010 at 10:38 AM
the stamps are Magnolia Stamps.....aren't they cute ? Just go to your search engine and type in www.magnoliastamps.com
There are a few places ( even overseas as well ) to purchase these ) to purchase these wonderful magnolia stamps. They are actually made in Sweden I think...not sure.
I just made several of these "cards" and they were easy, and fun to make. Hope everyone enjoys making them ! I made them for Easter cards!
Jacqueline  |  Fri Mar 26, 2010 at 2:51 AM
Oh this will come in so handy! thank you so much for sharing smile
Gail Bolander  |  Wed Apr 14, 2010 at 5:20 PM
looks great cant wait to try this out
craftypen  |  Wed May 26, 2010 at 1:34 AM
I have made three of these cards, and apparently I am doing something WRONG! When the card is folded,it the first full piece of card stock( right behind the first FOLDED peice,is SHORTER than the back peice of card stock...can you tell me what I am doing wrong here, or is this okay ? The cards shown on the tutorial don't show this problem !! HELP !
Jacqueline  |  Sat Jun 12, 2010 at 8:32 AM
I just came across this tutorial from another message board and want to say it is wonderful! I've never seen a 2 pocket card. It's been 2 years since all the drama, I hope this has not stopped you from sharing more ideas!
Penny  |  Sun Aug 22, 2010 at 8:12 AM
I finally figured out what I was doing ...with this tutorial,and the card turned out GREAT! Since then, I have made several of these cards ! For those of you who want to TRY to make one of these cards....it's easy and a lot of fun. Just make sure that you measure correctly and score / fold properly and you will do just fine ! Have fun !
Jacqueline  |  Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 8:39 AM
Thank you so much for the tutorial. This was my very first project using my new scor pal and I'm loving it. Thanks again.
Sheri  |  Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 9:12 PM
This is the first time I've ever viewed it and really like it! Would be perfect for wedding invites (thanks for the idea Linda)! Never heard of TJ before viewing this, but doubt that I will ever go to that website now.
scot  |  Fri Oct 1, 2010 at 1:30 AM
Thanks this tuto ! The card is so cute !
Thanks again !
yolande k  |  Fri Nov 12, 2010 at 1:52 AM
I just sent this post to a bunch of my friends as I agree with most of what you’re saying here and the way you’ve presented it is awesome.
car bids  |  Sat Apr 2, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Very Interesting Post! Thank You For Thi Post!
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I just book marked your blog on Digg and StumbleUpon.I enjoy reading your commentaries.
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