"Criss Cross Pocket Card"

Another wonderful tutorial by Beate Johns

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 8-1/2" x 11" card stock

 Card stock for insert


 Coordinating decorator paper


Step 1:

Cut one sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" solid cardstock in half lengthwise. You'll use both pieces.

Score each piece in half at 5-1/2". Lay out horizontally.

Step 2:

Glue one 5-1/2" portion of one piece to a second 5-1/2" portion of the other piece of cardstock. You will end up with one long tri-fold card with the glued double layer in the middle.

Step 3:

Cut each side at an angle.....these will fold over in a criss cross fashion onto the middle section.
If you want patterned paper on the fold over portions, cut two 4" x 5" pieces of patterned paper in half at a diagonal. You will use one piece from each rectangle.

Step 4:
Adhere the pocket together, place one strip of Scor-Tape (Sticky Strip shown in photo) along the bottom of the middle portion. Peel off and fold over one side flap to stick down. Then place another portion of sticky strip on the flap you just adhered. Peel off and stick down. Now you have a pocket!

Step 6:

A Belly Band is optional.

Step 5:
You can fill the pocket with a card insert or make tag type inserts.