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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tutorial: Diaper Fold Pouch

Diaper fold pouches are not cards in the traditional sense of the word, but they are fun to create and if you're looking for something different to send to someone, then they are the perfect little project.
 
 
 
1.  Start with a large square of sturdy, double-sided paper.  It doesn't really matter what size you choose since this card isn't made based on measurements (isn't that nice for a change??).  For those of you who like to have an idea of size, I used an 9" square.

 
2.  Fold the paper diagonally, corner to corner and press the crease firmly.

 
3.  Use a grid mat with a diagonal guide line to find the centre of your folded paper.  Mark the centre with a small pencil line.

 
4.  Bring the top corner of the paper down to the mark you made in step three and crease firmly.

 
5.  Unfold.  The crease you created in step 4 will form the guide line for the next couple of steps.

 
6.  Bring the right hand corner into the middle, lining up the edge of the paper with the crease line you created earlier.  Do the same for the left hand corner.

 
7.  Trim down the two points so that they fit together without overlap.  This helps to reduce bulk and keeps the pocket sitting nicely.  Secure them with some double sided tape or glue.

 
8.  Bring the top flap down over the two corners and secure with double sided tape or glue.  You've now created the pouch.

 
9.  Cut a square of cardstock or sturdy double sided paper to fit inside your pocket.  Stamp it with an appropriate sentiment and decorate as desired.  Have fun!

 
All instructions and images are copyright Beccy Muir 2013.
All rights reserved.

23 comments:

  1. Beccy, this is a wonderfully documented tutorial. So pretty! Thank you for the inspiration. (and happy new year!)

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  2. Oh thank you Beccy, something different now for me to try..a pretty creation for sure...xx

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  3. śliczna praca, nie mogę się napatrzeć!
    Najlepszego w Nowym Roku

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  4. Thank you, Beccy! This is a beautiful project!

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  5. wow, this is awesome, I have to try this :). Have a wonderful New Year.

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  6. Fabulous, thanks for the tutorial!

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  7. Thanks for the great tutorial Beccy. I hope to be able to pull it off some day down the road.

    Lisa D.

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  8. Thank you for the tutorial Becky -Happy New Year!

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  9. This is beautiful ........ thank you for your clear instructions

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  10. This is beautiful ........ thank you for your clear instructions

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  11. Gorgeous card Beccy and you are so good at these tutorials too tfs :) Viv xx

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  12. Beccy, thanks for this detailed tutorial! Will have to bookmark this.

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  13. Very pretty, love it, thanks. Will have to try it.

    Silverbutterfly

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  14. How cool! I have never seen this before.....going to have to give it a go........TFS

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  15. This certainly looks like fun. I think I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing this easy-to-follow tutorial, Becca.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  16. What a fabulous project and an ace tutorial thanks!

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  17. Thank you Beccy you made this look fun and easy!!!

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  18. At what stage did you put in the insert and where did you insert?
    How and when did you add the scallop edging?
    I cannot find the instruction for them in your tutorial.
    Thank you for an otherwise nice tutorial.

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    1. Hi Jo,
      I only provide the instructions for the basic card and leave the embellishments and decorations up to the individual card maker, since everyone likes something different.
      To answer your questions though, I made the insert (which is simply a square of patterned paper with some scalloped cardstock around the edge) once I had finished making the card base. It is a little smaller than the pouch formed by the diaper fold. If you look at the very first picture you can see how and where the insert sits in the pouch.
      The scallop edging was also added after I made the basic pouch. I simply punched the edge of some white cardstock, cut it into thin strips and then adhered it with double-sided tape to the edges of the pouch.
      I hope that helps!
      Cheers,
      Beccy

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  19. What a great technique, Beccy! Love the instructions and I'm definitely going to be trying this.

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  20. Thank you for sharing the great tutorial! I think this design is so cute. :)

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  21. I have just done afew of these tonight and love them. I will post them soon, xxx

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