Diagonal Double pocket card

by Claudia Rosa

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


  • Patterned paper (8 1/2" x 11")
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Ruler
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (embellishments, tags or gift cards for inserts, etc)


  1. Step 1

    Score from the short side of the patterned paper at 4 1/4". Crease along the fold line.

    For this version of the card, the side of the patterned paper that is up will be the most visible in the finished project. Fold with this pattern to the outside.

  2. Step 2

    Turn paper 90 degrees. Score down the center of the paper at 5 1/2". Fold and crease with a bone folder.

  3. Step 3

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

    Again, the side of the patterned paper that is facing up in this step will be the most visible in the finished project.

  4. Step 4

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

    Make a pencil mark 4 1/4" from the bottom right corner; align the pencil mark with the bottom of the vertical score line, and score to connect the points.

  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.

    Make a mark at 3" from the corner, along the top of the paper and down the side. Align the two marks on a scoring line and score to connect the points.

  6. Step 6

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

  7. Step 7

    Fold the bottom left panel behind the folded panel on the right.

  8. Step 8

    Fold the bottom corner up over the other folded up corner, aligning the folds.

  9. Step 9

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

  10. Step 10

    Decorate the card front as desired, and create inserts for the pockets.

    The tags in the sample 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 panel around to the card back. Use adhesive to attach loose ends. Now your card will be able to 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
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 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
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
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
This is an adorable project! Thanks for sharing it.
Gina K.  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:39 AM
Wonderful job! Great projects.
SueO  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 12:04 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
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
Awesome tutorial Claudia!! Thanks for sharing with us, and I hope you will continue to do so, you are amazingly talented!!
Jessie/knightrone  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 1:21 PM
Love this card. Thanks for the tutorial.
Thanks for sharing.
Granna on the Go  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 1:33 PM

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