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.

This project really bring the angel in us. Thank you so much for that creation. Wonderful
Magie-Anne  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 1:25 AM
Claudia, thank you for sharing your work. I am inspired and will start making this card today.
decklededge  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 4:13 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 4:57 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 5:36 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 5:46 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 6:30 AM
Claudia, GREAT JOB!!!! Love it!
Thanks for sharing!
Shelly Kettell  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 6:52 AM
Ditto on what StacyNoE said! Can't wait to see more from you Claudia! wink
Stamps&cars  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 7:53 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 8:17 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 8:31 AM
Thanks for a great tutorial. Even though I am an ultimate TJN subscriber (please don't hold it against me), I appreciate another version (variations) of this fold. I first saw this fold on Paula Goff's blog from last March http://stampnscrapwithpaula.blogspot.com/2007/03/surprise-saturday.html (so TJN subscribers, please please take a deep breath since clearly that was posted long before it was the Oct/Nov 2007 TJN bonus). It's wonderful that it is now part of the permanent resources here at SCS.
P. Dee  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 8:39 AM
it's so beautifull
I visit your blog : wonderfull
all the cards are differents
sylvie  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 8:42 AM
Wonderful tutorial. Thank you for sharing.
Leah  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 9:40 AM
fantastic tutorial - I hope to see many more in the future.

thank you Claudia - your card is stunning. I love the stamps you have used and the colours are just wow.

Ann xxx
Ann Cutts  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 10:04 AM
wow ok now a another one to try this is getting really cool thing's for me to do smile))
Roberta  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 10:07 AM
Don't let the turkeys get you down, Claudia! Your tutorial was informative and beautifully photographed -- thanks so much!
Carole  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 10:33 AM
Claudia -- Stunning! I personnally don't care where you got it from I'm glad you shared it here as I don't go to too many other sites. Hat's off to you! I can't wait to go home and try to make one.

KathyW  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 11:00 AM
Wonderful colors... great design. Thank you for your time creating this project. Love your blog and your tutorials. Hope you do something nice for yourself today.

Denise G
Denise G  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 2:26 PM
hi, i just wanted to add that the card is very cute! love the way you added to the technique. i recieved a card like this for Christmas with holiday double sided paper, so im sure that the design has been around for a while, but i forgot all about it and im glad you showed how it was done! great tutorial! as for the comments from others, i hope that you will let them roll off your back and have a great day tomorrow, how sad that you had to deal with all that! and im sure its really easy to say things in the same way when talking about paper crafting, we all use the same terms and jargon. and i love SCS, am a fan club member, and will visit here every day as usual! and beate.. I love your blog and tutorials too!!!
lizzie  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 4:04 PM
What a cute idea and not difficult to make. My biggest downfall is having the room to make it. My craft area is in the process of getting organized. Thanks for the ideas and instructions. I print them all and put them in my notebook.
Wendy Sandoval  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 4:17 PM

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