Monday, August 16, 2010

July Play Day Double Pocket Card

At our July Play Day, we made a double pocket card.  I made it a flat card, with a tag insert, and a second pocket that could hold a gift card, check, money, or another smaller tag.  Here is a picture of what we created:

I used the Double Pocket Card Tutorial by Beate Johns on Splitcoast Stampers, then made some minor changes in the way I made my card.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper, and it was perfect for this card!  Here is a recipe for our card:

     Baja Breeze 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
     Pear Pizzazz 4 x 5-1/4
     Whisper White 5 x 11-1/4  (score at 3-3/4 and 7-1/2)
     Greenhouse Gala DS Paper:  3 panels 3-5/8 x 2-1/8
     Scraps of Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Greenhouse Gala
     For the Tag:  Chocolate Chip 2-7/8 x 4 and Whisper White 2-3/4 x 3-7/8

     Chocolate Chip

     Fundamental Phrases

     Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
     Scallop Trim Border Punch
     Scallop Oval Punch
     1-3/4 x 7/8 Oval Punch
     1-3/8 x 5/8 Oval Punch
     Corner Rounder Punch
     1-1/4 Circle Punch

     Metallic Brads (Antique Brass)

     Paper Piercer
     Mat Pack
     Chocolate Chip Ribbon (Retired)
     Sticky Strip

Place the 5 x 11-1/4 Whisper White cardstock on your cutter and score at 3-3/4 and 7-1/2. 

Trim 1-7/8 from the top of two panels (see picture):

Next trim 7/8" from the top of the end panel that has already been cut down.  Your cardstock will look like this:

Fold your score lines mountain valley style, so your cardstock looks like:

Adhere trim to the bottom panel of your Designer Series paper:

Adhere your 3 panels of Designer Series paper to your Whisper White Cardstock base:

Now your card should look something like this:

Unfold your first pocket and add Sticky Tape to the side and bottom of the pocket flap:

Take the tape liner off, fold the pocket back and adhere to the pocket base.  Unfold the second pocket and add Sticky Tape to the side and bottom of the pocket flap.  Then take the tape liner off, fold the pocket back and adhere to the pocket base as well.

Your card should look something like this:

Adhere your Pear Pizzazz cardstock to your Baja Breeze Cardstock.  Adhere the finished Pocket Base to the Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and add your sentiment, which has been stamped, punched and adhered together:

Adhere the two layers of your tag together, after the corners of both layers have been corner rounded.  Add trim (I used a circle punch of the Greenhouse Gala DS Paper and a strip of Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch to my tag, then punched a hole through the center of the Greenhouse Gala DS Paper and tied a strip of Whisper White 3/8" Taffetta ribbon through it). 

This card could be used as a birthday or anniversary or thank you card, since the sentiment on the outside says "For You".  You could be more specific on the inside punch by adding another stamped or handwritten sentiment.  It would be a great card to have on hand for a last minute gift!

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin!


  1. Linda ~

    Love this project! It's so versatile and could be easily changed up for any occasion with Designer Series Paper. I can't wait to try it out!

    Thanks for sharing! I'm following you from SC ~


  2. This is sooo pretty! TYFS! I'm a new follower from SC!

    Chanda Stehlik

  3. Very Nice, will have to try it your way. I have done it but let it opened, I love the idea of putting a tag inside. I really like using tags. Following through SC, Thanks for sharing and God Bless.

    Diana C

  4. Great colors and thanks for the tutorial. I am a follower from SC.

  5. Super cute! I need to make one of these!

    I am now following you through the thread from STampin' Connection. I invite you to follow me as well at

    Happy Stamping!!

  6. Great tutorial! I may actually give that a try.

  7. Wonderful pictorial! Love the colors! I am now following you. Come join me at

  8. Wonderful card and I love the tutorial - you put alot of work into your blog :) I'm now following you from NC.

  9. Nice blog, I'm following you now. You can find me at

  10. Hi im following you from Stampin Connection, hope you follow me too

  11. What an awesome card and fabulous tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us. Very inspiring.
    Following you now. :-)
    Heather Howe

  12. Thanks Linda! Following you from SC now.

  13. Such gorgeous cards you have on your blog! Now following you from SC.

  14. I want to make this soon. I'm behind too in almost everything. Not a good feeling. Im #209 on SC. come see me at