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Penguin Week Interupt! – Double Pocket Card

In my last post, I said that I was going to post all week about Penguins….but I completely forgot that I needed to post this card from last week’s Therapy Thursday Facebook Live!  (Please excuse my massive brain fog these days!)   This is a fun fold that uses one piece of 8 1/2″ x 11 Designer Series Paper to make the card.


After a bit of scoring and folding and a little cutting of corners (literally), the card folds and makes 2 pockets.  The front pocket will hold 2 bookmarks (one short and one tall) and the back pocket holds a larger card that you can either write or stamp on.


AND….it opens up just like a regular card too!


For this card, I used a piece of the Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper that is from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  The Black and Very Vanilla Colors in the paper gives the card a more masculine look.

Simply Elegant DSP

I choose the Leaf Pattern that is in the bottom right corner.  I also paired it with the new Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set that is in the new July-December Mini Catalog.  I used the leaf on the top right and the “dots” next to it to provide a little background.

Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set

In keeping with the theme of the paper, I stamped the leaves in Smokey Slate and Basic Gray….inking my stamp and then stamping off once to give it an even lighter color.  I knew that I wanted to stamp the sentiment over the top of a few of the leaves, so this made sure my images were light enough to show the darker Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  And this is one of the few cards that I used Very Vanilla Cardstock instead of Basic White too!


The bookmarks were so easy to make too!  I used the new Tailored Tags Dies.  I wasn’t going to purchase these at first because I thought I have punches to make tags, and I try not to duplicate things that I already own,  but it was the detailed stitching around the outside that got me.  I love a stitched detail! There are 4 sizes for each design (notice the top of the tags are different!) I know you’ll be seeing these on new projects coming up!

Tailor Made Tag Dies

If you would like to make this Double Pocket card, gather up the supplies below and then watch the video to see how to put it together!  It’s much easier than you think!

  • Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set
  • Tailor Made Tags Dies (Alternate: use the Fancy Tag Topper Punch, Delightful Tag Topper Punch)
  • Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper
    • Cut 8 1/2″ x 11″.  Score on the SHORT side at 4 1/4″ and Score on the LONG side at 5 1/2″
    • Cut 4 1/4″ x 3/4″
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Cut 4″ x 5 1/4″  (or Alternate Cut 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″)
    • Cut 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
    • Cut 2″ x 4″
    • Cut 2″ x 5″
  • Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack (Black Twine) or Coordinating Thin Ribbon
  • Ink: Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Ruler & Pencil, Paper Snips

To see how this card was made (and it’s much easier than you might think!) check out this video from my Facebook Live – Therapy Thursday: Pat’s Card Corner  Double Pocket Card 


In the video I showed you a “stepped up” version of the pocket card where I added a little color – Polished Pink to be exact.  And I used one of the papers from the new Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper that is part of Sale-A-Bration….so here’s a little peek at that card

Happy Stamping!


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  • Supplies to create 12 treat boxes to make 4 each of 3 designs.  Take your pick with a selection of styles – apples, pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns.  The finished size is 2 1/2″ x 2″.
  • An exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • The Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow to display your boxes!
  • Features a vivid fall palette with coordinating colors of Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Succulent.

You can subscribe to this month’s Paper Pumpkin now through September 10th!  Click HERE to subscribe.

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Sale-A-Bration 2021


Stampin’ Up! is having a second Sale-A-Bration event!  For every $50 (or $100) you spend on products (not including shipping/tax) from August 3-September 30, you can earn your choice of FREE PRODUCTS from the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog!   Products can be purchased from either the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the New July-December Mini Catalog that will be out on August 3rd.  Keep your Wish Lists Handy and get ready to shop on August 3rd!

Take a look here to see all the fun products to choose from!  Sale-A-Bration Aug-Sept 2021 Catalog


Host Code Aug 2021Please click  HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours!  If your order is less than $150, please use my AUGUST HOST CODE: QV4Y3BZR and choose me (Patricia Dominicci) as your Demonstrator when prompted. If you need help placing an order,  please leave a comment below and I will be happy to assist you!

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These are the products used for today’s card.  Click on any item and it will take you to my online Stampin’ Up! store where you can purchase these items or get more information.  And don’t forget to use the HOST CODE: QV4Y3BZR when prompted!


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