..Yesterday’s Way to Use it Challenge was to make a project with Pockets. Ever since I got the Joy of Cardmaking magazine when it first came out, I was tempted to make their double pocket card. Well….you know how it goes. I never made it. Julia’s challenge yesterday gave me a swift kick in my bootie to change that. (….and I will write a tutorial for all the visual learner out there).


I started with the Old Olive piece and worked my way out. This is actually all one piece (5″ x 10 3/4″), scored in three 3 1/2″ wide panels. The middle and one out panel were cut down, the cardstock folded accordian style to make my double pockets. I sponged all the edges and used the ticket corner punch on the top corners.

I layered the top and bottom section with Dashing Designer paper. Sorry, I am stuck on that a little bit. You should see the Explosion box I made with that paper….but that has to wait a bit. I wrote another tutorial for Scor-Pal, and it will be featured there. Let’s just say I usually don’ t like Explosion boxes too much and I LOVE this one. Sorry…digressing…back to the card.

I distressed the edges of the designer paper with my cutter kit and stamped the swirl from Season of Joy on the right hand side of the bottom panel. I used the ticket corner punch on the top corners of the top panel.

I added a square frame from the Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware assortment to the right hand side of the bottom panel. I inked up Deck the Halls from the background stamp in black and stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock. I added the swirl in third generation Old Olive over it and punched it out with the 1″ circle punch. That was layered on a 1 1/4″ piece of paper pierced black cardstock and a 1 3/8″ sponged Old Olive circle.

The middle panel is lined with a 1″ x 3 1/4″ piece of Real Red Cardstock, that was stamped with the big background stamp from Season of Joy and sponged around the edges.

Next I stamped my Faux Stitching with the All in a Row Argyle stamp over the edges, taped the layers together on the bottom and side with sticky strip,  layered it on a 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of black cardstock and added two Pewter brads in the top corners. I also added three Pewter brads on the left hand side over the middle and bottom section. They will help keep my folded cardstock to stay closed.

The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8″ piece of Real Red cardstock folded in half, stamped with the background stamp from Season of Joy and edges sponged.


The larger tag measures 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, the smaller one 2 1/4″ x 2 5/8″.

  Both tags are sponged and stamped with Season of Joy stamps.

Both half part of a 1″ circle on the top that has been paper pierced around the curved edge.

You can’t see in the photo but the small black strip on the large tag is paper pierced as well.

The ribbon is Kraft Taffeta ribbon on the large tag and from the Theater Ribbon Originals on the smaller one. It was attached with pieces from the Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware pack.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

46 Responses to “More is More…”

  1. Beate,…this is awesome! I love the colours, details with the hardware, faux stitching(your signature and the reason I bought the all in a row set) and 2, two tags! What a beauty you created. You are such an inspiration. TFS

  2. LOVE this pocket card, very original and inspiring!!!

  3. Love your pocket card Beate! More is More!

  4. Awesome work (again)!

  5. Very cute, you always come up with the best designs. How do you keep up with different ones? I always check your blog, and I see that you lots of brads. How do you make them lay for flat on the paper.
    Love all of your stuff…..

  6. What a great card Beate! The two tags are just perfect! I think I’ve said this before but you have such an eye for details. I love the sponging, the piercing, the hardware, just everything!

  7. Oh Beate these are sooo beautiful. I just LOVE them.

  8. OMG Wonderful!! Love the double pockets!!

  9. Oh wow, this is beautiful!!! Love love love it!!

  10. This is totally awesome! Love this idea! Love the colors!

  11. Love this card! The colors are amazing and the hardware add a great touch. Great idea on a revamped pocket card 🙂

  12. OMG this is beautiful! You’re so creative! It’s like a ritual….everyday go to your blogsite and see what you have created. And then I try to create the ideas taken from you the “teacher”….
    You are so inspiring to me! “You go Girl”

  13. Beate,

    I have been meaning to comment on your creations for several months and have only lurked! MY BAD! I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your creations AND I am a Niceville High School alumni! Yeah, go Eagles! Class of……1979! AND I live in Texas, just north of San Antonio in Georgetown (O.K. 2 hrs. north but TX. is a BIG state and it’s all relative, right!?) Dad was in the Air Force so I can imagine where you have been stationed- Good luck with DH gone for a year and if I ever come back to Niceville I’d LOVE to meet you! P.S. When we lived in Niceville, my last name was “Leiker” (pronounced like her)- yes, we have the German connections too! So everyone would say “I “”LIKE HER””, she’s from Niceville!” Gag!! I only wish I had talent like you- so imaginative!!!

  14. I love this, it is an amazing design, as always!

  15. What a fantastic pocket card! Love the double pockets, prints, hardware, all of it!!

  16. Great, great cards! You have been the boost to my stamping slump! Thanks for all of the great inspiration.


  17. As always this is just gorgeous! Your just going to make me buy All in a Row aren’t you? =) That stamp is such a great finishing touch on so many of your cards! I think I’ve got to have it =).

  18. How pretty!! I LOVE the colors, the layout, that flourish on the bottom, everything! 🙂

  19. Fabulous, as always Beate!!! BTW- thanks so much for the RAK! Will post it asap!!!!! {{{hugs}}}

  20. This is an wonderful idea. I just read through it.

    I will be at Portland Regionals and hoping to meet you. Sue

  21. This is tops! Love the entire piece so much! TFS- Deb

  22. Sorry about that…meant to say A WONDERFUL IDEA!

  23. You are making me run out of compliments!
    This is above and BEYOND a pocket card,this is insane!Seriously, I dont know how you do it. And I love that you keep using this set but making a completely different look each time.

  24. What a great card! Love the double pocket!

  25. Love the double pocket idea!Fantastic! I was showing your blog and card off to my girlfriend tonight when she came over to stamp! She was amazed, like I am, at all your work!

  26. Great pocket card. 2 pockets is definately better than one.

  27. Just gorgeous Beate 🙂 Love the double pockets too

  28. I am inspired!!! Now I want to make one!!! Thank you for sharing!

  29. Just stunning, I love all the detailing, the tags, the colours – everything!!

  30. This is such an awesome pocket card! I love the paper you used and all of the cool special touches! I look forward to the tutorial. 😉

  31. Oh wow, Beate… this is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing… looking forward to the tutorial!

  32. Gorgeous. I will be waiting on pins and needles for that tutorial. I’m still working on the single pocket.

  33. Beate, this is Gorgeous and inspiring! Love it!!!!! Thanks for sharing all your work with us! It is such a treat to come to your blog! Keep it up!

  34. WOW, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!! I can understand why you have a passion for the Dasher paper. I just LOVE your work!! TFS.

  35. What a great card… love the tags… Nice colors… TFS!

  36. My goodness, I am certainly having a difficult time catching up here. You are cruisin’! I love this card. There is so much to it and the thought of 2 pockets is just out of this world. Your shading and ribbon and, well I should stop now. You get the point!

  37. I ‘need’ BIG Fonts! I do LOVE this! I must make another of these …. thanks to your ever-challenging inspiration!! WOW!

    I love it, Beate!

  38. This one is over-the-top awesome!!! How DO you do it?!? 🙂

  39. Perfect! I wonder how much it would cost to mail?? I love absolutely everything about it.

  40. LOVE it! This is absolutely gorgeous!

  41. Ooooh, what a fabulous card!! Loving everything about it, must try the double pockets!!

  42. FABULOUS double-pocket card, Beate — LOVE it!!

  43. OMG… I LOVE this. Beautiful layout and design, Jennifer 🙂

  44. This is such a beautiful card and I love the way it is made. Thank you for your instructions.

  45. Beautiful pocket card! Thank you for including the directions, but I am glad you’ll write a tutorial — I’m one of those visual learners you referred to!! jeannie

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