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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Hi Everyone..
This is just awful to read.. I think its a great card . and she did and awesome job with it..
I learn this from a friend.. and will make on again..you all need to get over it.. and just enjoy what is posted here.. Drama. just bring evil into you life! great card . great job. looking forward to seeing more of your work
Cher  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 12:03 AM
Claudia, this is a wonderful tutorial (I LOVE Tilda!) and please don't let the words of others stop you from using the gift God gave you to share with others. Copyrights are important, but in stamping? Anyone who stamps is guilty then, including me. Keep up the great work...I look forward to seeing more from you!
Marcia  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 1:09 AM
Claudia, thank you for sharing your work. I am inspired and will start making this card today.
decklededge  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 2:13 AM
I was SO excited to see that you were a new tutorial author here, Claudia, and was so excited to see that you'd gotten so many comments. And then I started reading.

How absolutely awful to get such horrid comments and attacks on your first tutorial. I hope that this will not keep you from submitting another tutorial. I've told you before and I'll say it again, You have amazing talent and it's a shame to hide it! Go out and show the world what you can do.

Unfortunately, there are people out there that have to rain on everyone's parade. Ignore the rainmakers and look for the sunshine. It's out there!
Erika Martin - SunshineMama  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 2:54 AM
Thanks for the tutorial. I think its adorable, and can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Barb  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 2:57 AM
I loved your card. I cannot believe all the bad comments you are getting. It does not make any difference where you got the idea. Keep doing your good work.
Helen  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 3:05 AM
Please don't be discouraged, this tutorial was awesome and I tried the card last night and it turned out so cute!!
Jen  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 3:08 AM
Claudia, I for one was thrilled to see the instructions for this card! I first saw this style of card over a year ago with no directions. So, I am off to stamp land. Thank you! I hope that you're not too discouraged by the negative comments and that we'll see more tutorials from you.
Tina  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 3:09 AM
WOW! I can't believe the drama...this is why I will not ever get a TJ newsletter....WOW!

The card is awesome Claudia! I can't wait to give it a try and maybe share with my next club meeting!
THANK YOU!! I can't wait to see what else you decide to share...please don't let this mess stop you, please!! I come here for most of my ideas! THANK YOU!
Kimberly  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 3:25 AM
Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us, Claudia! I can't wait to try it!

Ron - thanks for posting the actual copyright law for us. I do not think Claudia did anything wrong. If she learned it from her SU demo, then she obviously wasn't trying to use Pat's words. There are just only so many ways to say such simple phrases. I think that any similarity in wording is coincidental!
Christy  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 3:27 AM
Nice to be reminded of this card. good lesson too, thank you. I was messing about with paper and card a few years ago and made this method up on my own. Made lots of cards like this. But I am not going to claim inventors rights!! We must all 'invent the wheel' over and over again, expecially in such a creative craft as this!! All the lessons that I've seen here are great.
Avril  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 3:29 AM
Claudia, I have NEVER commented on a tutorial before but felt compelled to now. I have been admiring the double pocket card for awhile now, but had NO idea how to make one. I can tell you that I am thrilled with this tutorial and can't wait to try it. You did a great job and your sample card is gorgeous. I am now off to your gallery cause I wanna see more of your work! Thanks sweetie!
chickers089  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 3:36 AM
I like the tutorial. Thank you very much for sharing. I will print it and put it with my favourites.
Eveline van Heijst  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 3:46 AM
Hello Claudia,

You did a beautiful job on this! I hope you will continue writing tutorials despite this shameless attack by other SCSers.

Big Hugs!
Michelle  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 4:02 AM
Okay, first of all I would like to apologize to Claudia for all the ruckus. Those of us who are TJ subscribers are VERY loyal (as you can see) to both the newsletter and its creator. When we know there is a chance she has been hurt or taken advantage of, we get defensive of her. She's a friend to many, and as most people do with their friends, we go to bat for her. So we did. Most of you would do the same, I think.

But I don't think ANY of us meant to hurt Claudia. At least I know I didn't, even though, in reading my earlier comment, I don't see how I could have done otherwise. So Claudia, I totally apologize for that.

I think we could sit around and debate this issue all day long and never come to a consensus on it. (Because, clearly, we haven't yet.) Maybe let's just say that, in future, when we post tutorials that aren't for techniques we create ourselves, let's give credit for where we got the idea, and use wording that is our own.

For those of you who know nothing about Technique Junkies, we're really a nice bunch of people! Please try to see this in the perspective of us trying to protect someone we love and care about very much. I know that NONE of us meant to hurt Claudia, although I know that's what ended up happening. And I can pretty much guarantee that all of us feel badly about doing that. It doesn't reflect well on the woman who owns and runs the newsletter. I can assure you she is a wonderful person who would not be happy with the way this has turned out.

I hope we can all take a deep breath, step back and start over. I'm looking forward to hearing more from Claudia, who I hope can brush all this off in a day or two and get back to working on more techniques! I promise, Claudia, this was nothing personal, and we won't leap on you like wolves the next time!

Now, on to being creative ...
StacyNoE  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 4:10 AM
Great job, Claudia! Two fantastically adorable and inspirational cards! I definitely have to try this now!!! Hope you bring us more wonderful tutorials in the future!
Amy  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 4:30 AM
Claudia, GREAT JOB!!!! Love it!
Thanks for sharing!
Shelly Kettell  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 4:52 AM
Ditto on what StacyNoE said! Can't wait to see more from you Claudia! wink
Stamps&cars  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 5:53 AM
Awesome tutorial Claudia!!! Since there are only so many ways to say "cut your paper here," and "fold there," I'm just grateful that you took the time to make this tutorial for us and I'm TOTALLY using it for my WOW swap that I have for convention. I have to make THIRTY THREE cards and had no clue what to do until I saw this!!! Thank you!!!!!!!
Marie  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 6:17 AM
Super cute card!!!! But I haven't tried the one pocket pocket card, now we are on to two. I better get crackin before a three pocket tutorial comes out!!!!! And I got a scor pal now so its an excuse to use it!!! Thanks Claudia - nice job.
Mary  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 6:31 AM

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