Card Pouch

by Cindy Lawrence

Make a sweet card pouch to hold a set of note cards…perfect for holiday gift-giving!


  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
  • One 5" x 12" piece of cardstock
  • Two 2 3/4" x 5 3/4" pieces of cardstock
  • Scor-Tape™
  • Tag Punch, or other punch for pouch handle
  • Corner Rounder


  1. Step 1

    Score a 5" x 12" piece of cardstock at 5 1/2" and 6 1/2".

  2. Step 2

    Round all four corners.

  3. Step 3

    Punch through top of both layers to make handle.

  4. Step 4

    Decorate the outside of your pouch as desired.

  5. Step 5

    Score both 2 3/4" x 5 3/4" pieces of cardstock at 1/4" and 1/2" on one of the long and both short sides.

  6. Step 6

    Cut the little squares off in each of the two bottom corners.

  7. Step 7

    Adhere Scor-Tape™ to each flap.

  8. Step 8

    Attach pockets to inside of pouch, almost all the way to the bottom. Use bone folder to secure pockets.

  9. Step 9

    Enjoy your completed project!

  10. To learn how to create matching envelopes, check this tutorial.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Card Pouch. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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

What size are your cards you added to the inside? I just love this idea, thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial.
Christi Hicks  |  Sun Nov 13, 2011 at 6:22 PM
Hi Christi~ The cards are 4-1/4" square. Thanks so much! grin
Cindy Lawrence  |  Sun Nov 13, 2011 at 6:33 PM
What a cute box and a great way to give cards as a gift!!
Qbee  |  Sun Nov 13, 2011 at 6:56 PM
This is a great video. Such a great idea for gift giving. I need to find your video on card and envelope making now. Thanks for sharing.
Rene  |  Sun Nov 13, 2011 at 8:04 PM
Thanks, ladies! Rene, there's a direct link to the envie tutorial on Step 9 above. grin
Cindy Lawrence  |  Sun Nov 13, 2011 at 8:32 PM
Thanks for great tutorial.. I look forward to making this lovely card pouch..
kind regards ..
Hanny  |  Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 6:11 AM
Fabulous, Cindy!!! TFS!
Dawn Easton  |  Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 6:57 AM
Great tutorial Cindy! It's a must do project on my list of things to make for the holidays.
Kris  |  Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 8:56 AM
Cindy--thanks for the tutorial on this clever and cute tote--but I think you are missing something from your supplies list: the two extra pieces that form the pouches on the inside. Can you edit to add them with their sizes?

blueheron  |  Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM
Thanks, everyone! @blueheron - I do see that the two pocket pieces are missing from the supply list...will see about getting them added. They are listed in step 5, however, complete with dimensions. grin
Cindy Lawrence  |  Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 12:29 PM
Hi Cindy~

I knew your tutorial would be wonderful! I like this pouch even more now that I see that I could even make them! Thank you for taking the time to show us in clear steps how to make this project one of our "Must-Do's!"

He IS Able!
Traci S.
We give away a card set each week!
Traci S.  |  Tue Nov 15, 2011 at 4:44 PM
This is BY FAR the cutest card tote that I've come across! And so easy! Thank you so much for sharing! Most of the cards I make are 5 1/2 x 4 1/'s difficult to find tutorials for card pouches/totes etc for this size card. I tweaked the measurements and it works perfectly! I'm so excited! For anyone who's interested....instead of cutting a 5 x 12, I cut a 7 x 12, and instead of cutting 2 3/4 x 5 3/4 I cut 2 3/4 x 7 3/4. All the scoring and stuff stays the same. Again, thank you SO much for this tutorial!!!!!

God Bless!

Kris K
mekikikay  |  Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 6:51 PM
Fab tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
parvathi Mahtani  |  Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 2:22 AM

I have watched your video about the holiday card pounch. In the end of this video you say that you made a tutorial about the making of envelops. I want to see this, can you tell me where I can gind this one ?
Patricia van der Meer  |  Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 1:51 PM
Great folder will make one to send to our daughter in New York, thanks for sharing cheers from way down under in New Zealand
Lee  |  Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 12:18 AM
A beautiful card pouch. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Like Kris K, I have made the larger size to hold standard size cards. Thanks Kris for the measurements.
Annette  |  Fri Feb 3, 2012 at 6:41 AM
I was wondering if i could have Your permission to teach the Card Pouch to NY Federation of Home Bureau Members for their personal use.I am the craft chairman for Rensselear County, I would also like to teach it to eastern district members. Thank You,
Caroline Church
Rensselear County Home
Bureau Craft Chairman.
Caroline Church  |  Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 9:56 AM
Hi Caroline! Definitely - I hope they enjoy it.
lydia  |  Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 10:03 AM
I love the folder. Where can I find the instructions to make the envelope?
Roberta Boylan  |  Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Check Step 9. A link to the envelope tutorial is posted there.

Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 5:59 AM

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