Today’s tutorial on SCS is for a Double Pocket Card.


My card base is a a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Sahara Sand cardstock folded in half. It is layered with a 3 15/16″ x 5 3/16″ piece of Chocolate Chip. The Double Pocket card piece is created out of Whisper White cardstock. All designer paper is from Thoroughly Modern Designer Paper Pack.

The Ruffled backing of my circle layers is created with the Eyelet Shapeabilities Pendant. The circle layers were cut with Nestabilities. Both butterflies were cut with Big Diez Beautiful Butterflies Die. The bigger butterfly was first pained with Shimmery Paint and sponge dauber, then the edges were sponged with Chocolate Chip. The pearls are from the Pretties Kit.

The sentiment is stamped twice, once in Basic Brown and once in Bermuda Bay. The You from the Basic Brown layer was colored with Rose Red ink. I cut slightly inside the oval lines and taped this piece on my Bermuda Bay oval, that had been cut out with the large oval punch. That was layered on a scallop oval that had been punched out of Chocolate Chip Cardstock. The gorgeous ribbon is from May Arts.


The inside of the card is pretty simple and mirrors the layers on the card front.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Here are two Double Pocket cards I made a while ago:

Christmas Card

Baby Card

I am sure most of you have heard about the new demonstrator agreement form we Stampin’ Up! demonstrator will have to sign at the end of this month. I am afraid I might not be able to stay a demonstrator with the new agreement. I sent an email to Stampin’ Up!’s compliance office, but haven’t heard back yet. I feel bad, since I love Stampin’ Up! products, but I won’t give up my work at Splitcoaststampers so I can stay a demonstrator. I will let you know what happens. My blog might be changing to a more Non-Stampin’ Up! blog soon.

Hugs and sad smile 🙁


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

55 Responses to “Tutorial on SCS – Double Pocket Card”

  1. You are such an inspiration! You were one of the people I thought about when I heard about the new IDA and wondered what you would do. I for one would be very sad to see you step down as a demo, but I totally understand why you would. I think it’s disgusting that SU have put talented people like you in this position. Hugs!

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful video. Your work is always beautiful. Having the video makes it easy to understand how you create your cards.
    I really appreciate the work that goes into the video and your creations!

  3. I love this card and thanks for the great tutorial – and all the other wonderful tutorials you have provided. You are truly one of the best of the best out there and your willingness to share your knowledge and skill with the rest of us us so commendable. I too am in the same boat with SU and this unfortunate new policy of theirs. I think it is so important for us to be able to share with each other and give each other a good ole “atta boy” from time to time no matter who we work for! Thanks again for all you do! ~chris

  4. OMGosh Beate, this is so cute, can not wait to make one. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I love it. You are toooo talented for your own good so send some of it my way.
    (((((((((cyber hugs))))))))))))

  5. I am so sorry you have to leave SU but you must do what is best for you under those conditions. I will be watching you at SCS
    ps..I LOVE THIS CARD !
    thanks for the video. It helps me with the visual thing.

  6. Hey Beate!

    Nikki from Germantown, Ohio! I just LOVE thes card. The colors are so amazing together and I just love the ribbons and pearls! So gorgeous! I would love to see your website without SU. I am thoroughly disgusted with the new rule and have decided to leave SU too. Though I’m not a big seller in their minds so it probably won’t matter. Anyways, I just wanted you to know that SU or not I will still adore your blog:) I think you are a wonderful educator and that SU should realize that they get MORE exposure from you having the freedom to speak about the things you love and use then restricting that ability. I hope you are getting used to Ohio. I’m sure it’s not as grand as Fla. It’s been unseasonable cold…brr. Fall is beautiful though. Make sure you take your kids to Tipp City/Troy for a wagon ride and to visit Fulton Farms. They have great produce! Also, check out the Metro parks for taking some of your walks. I love to go on the trails here at Gtown’s metropark. Have a great, sunshiny day! Nikki

  7. Beate, either way, I love your work, admire your talent and greatful that you’re willing to share and teach us. So, I’m going to stalk… urh I mean follow you wherever you end up. Thanks again for being a great teacher.

  8. Your Double Pocket card is so gorgeous and perfectly detailed, Beate!! I love your big butterfly with the Eyelet Pendant frame as well!! Thanks for the fantastic video!

    I’m so sorry about what has happened with SU! I hope you hear something soon. Sending big hugs!!

  9. Beate, I’m with you. I too will not be signing the agreement. Although I don’t do a great volume with SU I decided to not continue. I’m so glad your back to posting on your blog. I really missed your posts and weekedn challenges. Hope to play along more frequently.

  10. Hi Beate, I LOVE you blog. You are in my google reader and I check out your blog all the time!!!

    I just emailed you regarding the SU new policy too. I am seriously thinking of quitting. I am NOT a big seller, but I had NO intentions of going into it BIG time, and certainly have no intentions of re-vamping my PERSONAL blog to suit their qualifications.I have a full-time job and SU was just a fun hobby on the side that helped me in my scrapping addiction. I am so sad about this, they are making things really hard for some sellers.

  11. Beate, what a gorgeous card (as usual LOL!!!). You have always been and will continue to be such a huge inspiration and source of learning for me, no matter what products you use or don’t use. I think it is a shame that SU is becoming so restrictive…that really will have a HUGE impact at SCS. It seems to be indicative of when a company gets so large that their corporate attorneys start recommending policy to protect the company rather than seeing the bigger picture of the very grass roots world in which their customers operate. I love SU products, but this type of mindset is one reason I never will sign up to be a demonstrator.

    Best of luck to you as you work through this change! I’ll still be here following your blog!

  12. Such a beautiful card, I can’t wait to give it a try a bit later. I have been contemplating giving up my SU demo status; but was a bit undecided until I read the new policy yesterday. Well, that sealed the deal. I enjoy my blog too much to have to change it to an all SU blog. I enjoy being able to share my creativity with everyone else even if it means pointing them down a road that leads elsewhere besides SU. I couldn’t imagine not being able to talk about Splitcoast, or Two Peas or American Crafts, or Bazzil or many of my other favorite manufacturers. Oh well, Que Cera Cera I suppose!

  13. I hope you don’t leave SU. I remember the days when SplitCoast was pretty much just Stampin’ Up and found it to be a valuable resource! Now it seems it is more and more other companies. I really miss the way it used to be, myself. Whatever you decide, I wish you well.

  14. Absolutely beautiful work, Beate! TFS!

  15. What a fun card! I’m definitely going to add this to my book of tricks. 🙂 I’ll be leaving SU too. I was on the fence, but now I know. Although many fabulously talented demos will remain, they’ll be losing some fabulously talented demos (LIKE YOU!!!) as well.

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  17. Beate – once again a wonderful tutorial. And I dearly love your style. I try, mostly in vein, to replicate your wonderful cards.

    I am mostly a hobby demo and was just beginning to think about starting a blog. I can’t believe (although I have read the new agreement) that SU – with their size and reputation – is becoming so mean-spirited and closed minded about this. I too, am thinking very seriously about what to do!

    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful knowledge over the years. Whether it’s SU or not, I will continue to try to emulate your style!


  18. Beate, I’m sorry that you are put in this position. And I’m sure I speak for 99% of your fans when I say that we’ll follow you anywhere, SU or not. (((HUGS)))

  19. This is gorgeous!!!
    I am sad for what is happening. I truly wish you the best in whatever happens with your life. I definitely appreciate the inspiration you are to all of us!!!

  20. As always, your card is lovely! I am so sorry that you are in the SU bind. I have to chose as well and will likely give up my demonstrator status. I understand why, but still don’t like having to make the choice. I hope your decision making goes smoothly for you!

  21. Beate, I’m sorry that you’re in this position where you might have to choose. I don’t envy you that. I would suggest you call DS and get transfered to compliance since your situation is very similar to DT members. They’ve asked those on DT’s to call them so that they can speak with them on a case-by-case basis. Maybe you’ll get an answer sooner that way, and it will hopefully be a correct one. I know that sometimes, because DS folks are only human, you can get several different answers. Best wishes to you!!!

    Your card, as usual, is STUNNING!!! I love it!! Hugs!!

  22. Beate, Love your project as always. I’m not always leaving comment but I always visit. I will still visit SU or not… I will have to resign as a SU demo too since I am not going to stop using other stuff and giving them credit even if I like SU stuff too. Here is a HUG. I hope they will review there positions about personal blog and stuff.

  23. Beate, it is unfortunate that you are put in this postition. I’m new to SU products, but not your blog. It seems very mean-spirited of them to do this to the many talented people who are so helpful to us out here who are less so. I certainly will not be buying from them in the future. JC

  24. It seems as thought SU is shooting themselves in the foot again. My friends have been after me for a long time to become a demonstrator. Now I will for sure not consider it.

  25. I knew there was a reason why I didn’t become a SU demonstrator. I really believe they are hurting themselves in this decision and will be losing some of the best of the best. I like SU, but they are not the only game in town. I love your work and reading your blog each day. It’s too bad you had to make such an awful decision.

  26. I haven’t had the chance to watch he video (I only have a few minutes). But I actually came here tonight to see what you were going to do. I have already decided that I choose freedom over being put in a box. I am personally offended that SU thinks that they can control my creativity! I love your blog and come here often…most of the time to see how you use SU products. But you have every right to use whatever tools you think will work for your creations. And your work at SCS is just too valuable to all of us…so I am so glad that you are choosing that instead! I am so sad today…I feel like I lost a friend…a friend who chose to hurt me instead of lift me up! I will always visit your blog no matter WHAT products you use!!!
    BIG, BIG , BIG Hug!!

  27. Oh, let me clarify…(I just re-read my post)…that “friend” I mentioned is SU, not you…in case that came out wrong!! SU stabbed me in the back and I support your decision.

  28. Oh Beate your card is just stunning! I LOVE your tutorial and it was fun hearing you, too!!


  29. I love your viedos. I am also sorry to hear about the new agreement with SU. I know it is going to impact so many people. SU complements so many other products. As a hobbiest I use many products. Please keep up the wonderful viedos.

  30. This is a beautiful card Beate!

    I hope you can stay a demonstrator! You would be sorely missed!

  31. Dear Beate,
    your butterfly card is just divine.
    I always come to your blog to see your beautiful creations even if I rarely add a comment in.
    I just wanted to share how sad I am that you have to make such a difficult decision. You are the first person I thought of when I heard of the new policies. It seems to me that the new IDA negates the Statement of the Heart and I hope that SU will rethink their harsh new policies.
    I adore your creativity and the inspiration you give to me and so many others is priceless.

  32. Love your beautiful card! I just listened to the updated info on the new demo agreement and the modification that it’s ok to link to general crafting forums such as Splitcoast — just not ok to actively market a competing product. But you can mention them — just not link to their store to buy them. I hope that’s a clarification that lets you stay as your work is so beautiful and you always find a way to make me want stamp sets and paper that I did not think I wanted until you made me need it! Keep up the great work here and on Splitcoast and I hope you stay with SU.

  33. Beate,
    I check your blog daily. I love your projects and attention to detail. I love it with our without SU supplies. I hope you will continue to share your talent and creativity. I am amazed that in the difficult economic times that SU feels the need to push so many demonstrators to make such a hard decision. I love seeing our products in your creations but will still visit as usual to see your wonderful work. I am pretty much a one club demo. I love to share and teach. This agreement has put a halt to any ideas of pursing a web site and trying to grow my business. I can’t afford the DBWS and was looking to create a blog, but I would have to be to careful in what I put on there.

  34. What a wonderful pocket card. I read all the posts on SCS with interest. No doubt the same thing will be coming to Australia too. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

  35. I understand you love to help the people who are happy and learns alot from you. I learn alot from you You are great talent and sharing with everyone. You are happy with Splitcoastmasters.You are count on SU for their creative idea. I pray for you and postive.Thanks alot. take care Hugs

  36. Beate,
    First I want to say your card is gorgeous as always. I too am a SU
    demo and I think their policy stinks.
    I don’t think they should dictate
    what you put out on your personal blog.
    I feel they will lost a lot demos
    because of that. I will read your blog
    always, as you are such a wonderful
    inspriation and teacher. Hugs, Barb

  37. Beate,
    You are certainly a talented stamper and glad your blog will continue. I always longed to be a blogger but there were so many to read and so little time already I never really jumped in. Now I am glad that I am not between the rock and hard place. I will follow your blog wherever it leads and wish you well in your future stamping endeavors.

  38. I was VERY surprised that SU would cut their nose to spite their face! Most of the blogs I follow are SU Demos – SU is going to see sales drop big time! Unfortunate for them – I like the company too –

    Your card is gorgeous as usual! TFS

  39. This is such a beautiful double pocket card, and great tutorial, Beate! Love how you added the layered pendent…it just added sooo much!

    This is really too funny, I did a a double pocket card this weekend and posted it on my blog today, only it is just a little different with the pockets on the inside. I love pocket cards, and will be giving this one a try soon!!

    Thanks for everything you do, you are such an inspiration to many!! ((Hugs))

  40. Whatever you decide, your ideas can be used cross ‘company’. It will make us ‘work’ our imaginations a bit more. Thanks for all you do.

  41. On my goodness, talk about drop dead gorgeous… your detailing is amazing. What fabulous inspiration!!

  42. neat pocket design, pretty colors, love the little tag and the pretty flower!

  43. Hi Beate, I love the card as usual but I especially loved listening to your voice in your tutorial.

  44. i don’t think su! home office thought this through. i want you to still be you, and if you have to leave su!, it will be their loss.

  45. I really, really hope you don’t have to give up your demoship! I enjoy seeing how your beautiful creative mind brings the SU! supplies to new fabulous heights! I would be really sad if SU’s new rules forced you to leave and I hope for your sake that you won’t have to make a choice.

    Best of luck and keep us posted!


  46. Beate, we hope that everything will work out for the best for you and your family. We appreciate all that you do in sharing your creativity with us. (((hugs)))

  47. I love your work, I enjoy your tutorials. I am upset over what SU is doing to their consultants. My consultants does it as a hobby also and people like my self who live on limited income can not soend big dollars every month. But we try to keep her with enough orders so she can keep selling to us. SU will lose a lot of talented people who have shared with us through their blogs. That is the way I have learned and now enjoy the art of stamping and making cards………. Good Luck and I will try to follow you in the future.

  48. This is a stunning creation Beate! I love all your elements and colours! I’m sorry the new agreement is having such an impact on you and I was wondering how this would effect you when I heard. ~hugs~ Kathy

  49. Great tutorial and fantastic card!!!

  50. I read your blog regularly through google reader, and am guilty of not taking the time to comment but wanted you to know how much I appreciate your work and the time you take to share, and inspire (not to mention making the videos which are wonderful!).
    Please add me to the long list of people who thought of you when I heard about the new IDA and felt bad that you are being forced to choose between two passions. So glad you are choosing SCS!

  51. I have never posted here but have enjoyed seeing your work for awhile now. The cards are stunning and your tutorials so helpful. It is amazing of you to share so much of yourself. With the SU clarifications I hope you can work it out to continue to be a demo (unless the other companies you work with insist you directly sell their products). If not, I hope you will continue to use SU in your creations to inspire us all with the possibilities using their product.

  52. Beate thanks so much for ALL your wonderful tutorials…. you are renewing my sad spirit with you stunning creations..
    I too wonder what I shall do.
    connie paxman

  53. Oh, Beate, love your work, I wonder how Su can dictate how you run your business, specially with crafts, as I am sure they don’t carry everything in their catalogue to enforce the rule and surely they don’t pay the ISP provider for you! only imho! Hugs always, G

  54. Hallo Beate,
    die Karte ist ja wieder sooo süß geworden. Auch die Farben passen wieder so gut zusammen. Und der Schmetterling ist auch zauberhaft.

  55. Oh Beate, I love this pocket card the way you’ve designed it. It’s excellent. Only thing is now I need the nestabilities and don’t think I can do that yet. TFS all the visual videos for us.

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