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

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

Hi Claudia! I loved the card when I first saw it on your blog & was happy you did a tutorial on it. I hope you will teach us more techniques, but I will continue reading your blog & admiring all your wonderful creations too!
Suzanne Dean  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 5:50 PM
Thanks for sharing how to fold this card. I love your finished product, it is so beautiful. Praying for your rhyno skin and steele backbone. Please continue to share you talents with us!
Angie Wright  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 6:22 PM
Claudia this is a GREAT card and I will CASE it for sure!!! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to next week!

END OF DISCUSSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Courtney  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 6:37 PM
Well, I just made mine, Claudia, lol! Only problem was I took so long trying it one way and then another (pockets inside? or outside. inside? or outside) that I ran out of time to get the tags made! Oy....Very fun, and so nice to have the pictures step by step...
MSBetsyZ  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 7:47 PM
Thank you Claudia. I love the variation which has a "card" in the back. I do a lot of cards for our church and the fact that I can now have a card as well as the pockets will come in handy!
Joy Moss  |  Fri Jun 6, 2008 at 4:15 AM
Adorable! I tried it and it worked the first time! Thank you from a former Beverly Hills resident (now relocated to MA). Blessings...
Scrap THIS  |  Fri Jun 6, 2008 at 4:56 AM
I'm so happy you posted this tutorial, Claudia. My upline returned from the Milwaukee Regional with a sample, but I was stumped on how to make it. I'm going to print it off and use it at my Customer Appreciation event tonight--I'm highlighting ds dsp! Keep up the good work.
Sarah Leach  |  Fri Jun 6, 2008 at 5:46 AM
Claudia- just such a cute card! I do love the SCS website and often CASE (copy and share with everyone!) many of the great ideas I find here! Thanks again for sharing this since I had not seen it before~
Sue  |  Fri Jun 6, 2008 at 5:50 AM
I tried it and loved it! Easy directions ! Thank you
Brenda  |  Fri Jun 6, 2008 at 6:20 AM
Claudia you did a great job with the tutorial. I thought the directions were clear and understanding and I plan on making lots of the double pocket cards. I hope you will do many more tutorials.

Barbara  |  Fri Jun 6, 2008 at 7:33 AM
Claudia -- You rock girlfriend!! woooohooooooo Can't wait until your next design. Those with negative comments --- please step away from the keyboard smile

Keep Stamping!!
KathyLovesStamping  |  Fri Jun 6, 2008 at 11:40 AM
I LOVE THIS! OK, so at first I didn't get it - and I am sooo bad about following the written direction, I am a very visual person. So I got a piece of paper and I followed the directions. My measurements were exact, but it came out super cute! Thanks for this.
Melissa  |  Fri Jun 6, 2008 at 4:56 PM
I love this technique, even my biggest problem is that I do not get double sided paper, so I have always to use plain one and go wild with decorating it! I knew this technique for years (without even knowing Technique Junkies!), the only really new advice was to fold the right top underneath to get a card you can open in the normal way. That is something I really do like and will use more often. Thanks for all the Wednesday tutorials, I love them and I am always looking forward to them and living in Europe, I always have to wait v e r y long! 'smile'
Nessie  |  Fri Jun 6, 2008 at 10:33 PM
I stopped to make one of these cards yesterday but found that I didn't have any double sided paper in the right size. Sooo, I cut the corner off the front (biggest) fold, leaving a "hem" and sticking that down. Then I used the cut off corner to stick onto the card front behind the back pocket. This way the bare corner was covered as it would have been with a whole piece. How hard it is to explain things in words, I do admire people who can. Any way, it worked and I still had the flap to go onto the back of the card And I had a piece left over to use for a cot out to decorate the insert!!!
I do hope no one else has written this down anywhere!! Keep crafting!
Avril  |  Sat Jun 7, 2008 at 2:54 AM
Love the tutorial - am off to visit Claudia's blog now!
Caroline  |  Sat Jun 7, 2008 at 4:07 AM
Stunning photos - and since I am a visual learner, they are just what I need. I am so grateful that you took the time to do this.
Jamie  |  Sat Jun 7, 2008 at 8:19 AM
I loved this project -- I just tried it and am thrilled with the turnout! This is only my second project inspired by SCS, but I am looking forward to many more!

Great job, Claudia -- please keep posting tutorials and ideas! Your pictures were beautiful, and a BIG help!
Kirsten C  |  Sat Jun 7, 2008 at 1:56 PM
Regarding the (2) sided decorative paper - glue two coordinating sheets back to back --works like a charm! My only confusion was the first step 4 1/4 was a tad off of just folding the sheet in HALF the long way - maybe my Fiskas slice n dicer is off a few notches...I need to buy a new one anyway...so it's time! Thank you! Great site, great projects, I can't wait to show you my Quilling projects...need to learn the upload/download techniques...Thank you!
Susanne  |  Sat Jun 7, 2008 at 6:55 PM
Wonderful tutorial! Thank you so much.
Lori Prince  |  Sun Jun 8, 2008 at 3:49 AM
hi! thank you so much for sharing this. It gave a little twist to the usual pocket cards. Will try this one. smile
yasumi  |  Sun Jun 8, 2008 at 7:38 AM

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