Saturday, November 10

Tutorial: Diagonal Double Pocket Card

This card is perfect for occasions when you want to send someone a gift card, money or even a special photograph.  The two pockets folded into the front of the card can hold any of these items and can be embellished to add even more interest and dimension to the overall card design.

Card Fold Template
1. Start with a piece of double-sided paper measuring 12" x 8".  Choose paper that is thick and sturdy and with a pattern that is the same when viewed either sideways or longways. 
2. Using the template above, score along all the dashed lines and cut along the solid line.  Fold and press all the scored lines.

3.  Fold and press the top left triangular section of paper toward the front, and fold and press the lower right triangular section of paper toward the back along the score lines as shown in the picture below.
4.  Apply double-sided tape to the top left triangular section of paper as shown in the picture below.  Remove the backing from the tape and press the triangle down adhering it to the paper below.
5.  Apply another piece of double-sided tape from the diagonal fold to the edge of the cut you made earlier.  See picture below.
6.  Fold the entire piece to the right and adhere to the paper below. 
7.  Apply double sided tape to the bottom right quadrant of the card, starting just below the centre line and ending before the diagonal score line.  Refer to the picture below.

8.  Remove the backing from the tape and fold the bottom half up adhering it to the top section.
9.  Apply more tape to the triangular piece of paper that is now in the top right corner.  Remove the backing paper from the tape and fold the section down.  The two pockets will now be revealed. 
10.  Fold along the centre line so you end up with a complete card.
11.  Add embellishments, a sentiment or some handmade tags to complete the card.  Have fun! 

Images, template and written instructions are copyright to Beccy Muir.
All Rights Reserved.


Donna Ellis said...

What a great tutorial, Beccy, and LOVELY flowers. Your shading is so pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and your beautiful artwork. I hope Sparkle N Sprinkle contacted you!

Myrna said...

What a beautiful card.
Thank you for a great tutorial.

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful Beccy, love the technique and the result is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!

Viv said...

Another great tutorial Beccy, thankyou :) Viv xx

karin said...

A great tutorial Beccy. I found yet many interesting tutorials and lovely other things on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

Thank you!

Pam said...

What a beautiful card!

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card and wonderful tutorial. Definitely want to try and make one.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Beccy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Renee B. said...

Thanks for the tutorial on making this beautiful card Beccy!
Hugs, Renee

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic card Thanks for sharing
Debbie x

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous!! I love love love having different styles of pockets in cards and this is another new one to me. I'm actually going to make use of it today for something i'm making!! (I will post a link back to you :) thank you once again!!

Beth said...

Thank you! I had forgotten how to do this. What a wonderful tutorial! I am saving your page as I will probably need "saving" again. Love how you decorated your card also.


Unknown said...

Thank you very much,your tutorials are Great and give me so much inspiration x

LindaArte said...

What an awesome card and tutorial! Thank you so much!

brigitte legrand said...

tres belles cartes merci des partages

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing.