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

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GREAT tutorial Claudia. I LOVE your creations. I think you are a fantastic artist. One reason I cancelled my subscription to TJ. I love to share and I think that is what stamping a card is all about. Sharing what you love with EVERYONE.. Keep up the great work.
Dawn  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 4:49 PM
Awesome tutorial...some friends and I are just starting up a book club and a bookmark will make the perfect insert here!!! Thanks so much, Claudia!!

Let's remember an old saying...'If you can't say something nice....Splitcoast is NOT the place for you!!!
Joycelyn  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 4:50 PM
Great Tutorial Claudia... always wanted to make one of these... Thank you for sharing.
Aimee30  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 4:53 PM
This is a darling card, Claludia.
I am saddened, though, that you have not given any credit for where the idea for this card came from...which is Technique Junkies.
Please be more careful in the future!
Suzanne  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 4:54 PM
I love this! I am only getting the poictures, not the directions. I'd really like to make this card and was wondering how I could get the written directions for it? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks you ..Betty
Betty Penta  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 5:09 PM
Super cute! Thank you for taking the time to put this tutorial together. It is wonderful of you to share with us.
Martha  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 5:38 PM
I LOVED the tutorial, the idea, and your bravery for placing your creativity on the web! In regards to all the comments, I have to say I am VERY disappointed in how critical and ridiculous some are being. When you give directions to a location, do you credit a map, globe, or atlas? When you repeat a recipe or explain how to make cookies to your friend, do you give credit to the original maker or even the cookbook? As a teacher, when I give directions on reading a story or completing a math problem, I don't give credit to the curriculum guide or my college professors. I give the directions with the hope of inspiring and facilitating learning! Perhaps the wording is similar because that was the simplest, most basic way of describing how. With all the comments, drama, criticism, and dialogue about credit and origin, I think everyone can make up their own mind and referr back to either technigue. Credit has now been given to and by ALL. Great job to whoever, but especially SCS and Claudia for sharing with anyone and everyone! THANK YOU!
Shmo  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 5:49 PM
For those of you who either did not read or cannot read, the issue in plagiarism is stealing/using without permission another person's WORDS!!!!!

It does not matter who came up with the idea. It does not matter what the intent was. If the words are the same as those at TJ, then it is plagiarism, which is intellectual property theft, which is illegal.

"Thank you for sharing, no matter who's wording you use." Would you be so free about it if it were YOUR property that was taken? And, btw- it should be "whose" property.

"such words as fold here, fold there can not be copyrighted"- actually they CAN be copyrighted, and in this care appears that they are.

People really should not spout off when they do not know what they are talking about.
tchk  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 5:55 PM
Lovely card. Ugly drama. This seals it for me. I will NEVER post or contribute anything to SCS. I recently made this same card at one of my "stamp clubs". I had no idea where the original idea came from - nor did the woman who brought the sample to the club - she learned from someone else, and so on, and so on . . . . This may or may not be the case here, but I believe it illustrates my point. Many thanks to those brave enough to share and risk this kind of ridicule in a public forum.
Pat  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 6:06 PM
This looks like fun. Really like the looks of it.
Thanks for showing how to do it.
Nancy L
NanCbeader  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 6:26 PM
This is a fabulous card!!!! I can't believe people in the stamping community are giving you such a hard time????I'm sure at one time or another we've all borrowed ideas form others, that's what the stamping and scrapbooking community does. we expand on ideas adding our own touch. this is one of the nicest cards I've seen, you have done a brilliant job, I will be downloading the tutorial for sure. Don't listen to those negative comments, you are obviously a talented artist, keep up the good work, and I will be looking out for more of your ideas, thank you:)
Coral Taylor  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 6:38 PM
Beautiful card, wonderful, easy to understand - straight forward directions. Thank you for sharing.

As for the other "stuff" - shame on you all!

Keep up the great tutorials - there are so many of us that enjoy seeing what can be done - In other words too busy making cards - no time for making a mountain out of a mole hill.
Maddi  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 7:07 PM
Claudia, thank you for sharing. I'm a fan of your work! I hope to see you post again in the future.
Thao  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 7:12 PM
Claudia great card. I loved the colors and the stamps. I am going to make it tomorrow and will try to teach it to my students who attend kids college next week. Always on the look out for well written material that I don't have to pay for.
Margaret Brunier  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 7:32 PM
How very clever. I especially like the variation after step 6. I think this will be a very useful fun card. Thank you.
Elaine  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 7:33 PM
I am truly, truly saddened by this thread. Since discovering SCS a few months back I have derived immeasurable pleasure, inspiration and knowledge from its pages and I am grateful for and appreciative of everyone who takes the time and trouble to contribute.
I have seen a number of groups fall prey to the type of back-biting, harsh words and public criticism this tutorial has invoked. Please, please, PLEASE, don’t let us allow SCS to become a victim, it really is too precious and special for that to happen.

Thank you.
Marion  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 8:31 PM
"such words as fold here, fold there can not be copyrighted"- actually they CAN be copyrighted, and in this care appears that they are.
I believe you mean "case"...
Then every cookbook author is guilty of plagiarism,
fold in the flour....
Good for Ron telling us how it really is!!
Sheila  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 8:36 PM
Thanks for the tutorial Claudia. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the coloring. Just beautiful! The highlights in the girl's hair is an amazing detail. Great job.
Michelle P Fischer  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 9:44 PM
I am amazed at the comments I am seeing here. I am a author, first novel coming out next year, and I don't even see this much drama in my field. I have never posted anything on here, not even my personal work for the gallery, and I hope that Claudia has a lot of backbone and doesn't let these negative comments discourage her from teaching us something new again. I learned how to make this card last month from an Angel Co. displayer and she learned it from...I have no idea. And you know what...I don't care. I loved it then and think this is a great.
Darlene  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 9:49 PM
This project really bring the angel in us. Thank you so much for that creation. Wonderful
Magie-Anne  |  Wed Jun 4, 2008 at 11:25 PM

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