It’s surprisingly easy to create a double diagonal pocket folded card that has cute little pockets to fill up!  Who doesn’t love to make – and receive – an interactive type card!  This one is quick and easy to make and has lots of texture just from the two-sided Designer Series Paper!

I’m also excited to share my very first YouTube video with you today showing exactly how to make this folded card yourself!  Subscribe to my channel and check out the video below to view it yourself!

Almost everything I used to make this card is on the Retiring List so they will soon be gone!  I’m updating this list regularly and right now all the materials for this project are available.  So you still have a little time to pick these up before they’re gone for good!  Let’s take a peek at the card.

create a double diagonal pocket folded card

You can see I sort of “went to town” making these guys using the Neutrals Designer Series Paper.  It was hard to stop once I got creating!  Here’s one on its own.

create a double diagonal pocket folded card

Isn’t it great?  I’m always a sucker for polka dots and this one in basic black with real red is especially eye-catching.  This could work for either a male or female, don’t you think?  (Well you might want to remove the silver sequin piece for the fellas perhaps!)

This is basically a three stepper card – score, fold and adhere.  Just the order that you do each step becomes important to be able to have the reverse image showing as you see here.  I give you all the instructions in my video below.  I’m just getting started with videos, but why not subscribe to my YouTube channel to get a notification every time I post a new one?

Some tips for your folded card:

  • Start with an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of designer series paper.
  • Score it in half both lengthwise and widthwise.  Don’t press too hard with your scoring tool or it will go through and tear the paper.
  • If your designer series paper has words on it, you will need to consider where you want to see those words.  In my video I give you a tip for this!
  • I like to adhere the card together in several places both so it has more weight and also just to finish it off nicely.
  • If you want to wrap ribbon around the front of the card, add it just before the last step and ensure it is glued securely.

A bunch of gals celebrated a friend’s 60th birthday last weekend with a surprise crafting party!  We invaded her house and set up five workstations with a different talented artist at each.  Then everyone had fun making one of these to take home,  with decorated tags.  Mine here are stamped with the Oh So Succulent set although the ones created on Sunday had distress ink and more thinly cutouts.

create a double diagonal pocket folded card

We used the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and the Succulent Framelits to build some flowers to decorate them with.  Isn’t it fun how the paper gives this one a totally different look from the polka dot one? It’s much more soft and gentle and perfect for the ladies.

Enjoy my video showing how to make these great cards!
So my challenge to you today is to take a wander through my video below then pull out your designer series paper and tools.  Take just a few minutes to see how quick and easy it is to create a double diagonal pocket folded card for yourself!

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