DT Thursday: Create a File Folder Pocket Card with Sandiebella!

Time for another fab DT Thursday tutorial from Sandiebella!

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Create a File Folder Pocket Card with Sandiebella

File Folder Pocket Card


(coordinating CUT IT OUT Dies available HERE)
White card
Patterned papers (Echo Park Magic and Wonder)
Scoring board and bone folder
Circle Dies
Castle Border Die
Enamel Dots
Star Dust Stickles

How to:

Cut one piece of white card measuring 7.5″ x 5.5″. On the 7.5″ side, score at 4″

Fold the card and crease well.

The shorter side is the front of the file folder.

Cover the front of the file folder with patterned paper.

On the inside front, measure and mark with a pencil at 0.25″ and 2.25″ on the left hand side.

Repeat on the opposite end on the back of the file folder.

Cut away the sections either side of the pencil marks, going 0.5″ in. You will be left with a 2″ x 0.5″ tab as shown. Repeat for the back.

I covered the inside back at this point, and cut away the excess, but you can cover it before making the tabs if desired. Taper the edges of the tabs.
Set aside for now.

Stamp the smaller Fairy Tale Squidies onto white card.

Colour with your desired medium.

Cut the image out using a stitched circle die, and also cut a larger scalloped circle die to matt the image onto.

Cut one castle border in white, and one in red and mount the white one behind the red one, slightly offsetting them. Adhere across the bottom of the folder front. (I cut it as it wasn’t long enough, and positioned the gap where the image was going to cover it.)
Wrap some ribbon around the folder front and tie a bow towards the right hand side.

Apply narrow double sided tape to the inside of the front and adhere to the back to make a pocket.

Cut a piece of white card measuring 4.5″ x 3.75″ and round the corners. Cut a strip of paper approx 1″ x 4.5″ and round the corners on one side. Adhere to the top of the white card panel.

Stamp the Fairy Tale Squidgies sentiment into  the centre.

Take the image mounted on the scalloped circle and apply foam tape to the back.

Adhere to the front of the file folder

Slip the note card in and out of the pocket repeatedly to loosen the pocket a little, if you need to.

Punch a hole in the top centre of the note card and thread some twine though.

Apply some stardust Stickles to the fabric of the cone hat.

Finish by adding some enamel dots on the image and in the centre of the ribbon bow .

Over To You!

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Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!




  1. Helen Gullett says:

    What an adorable pocket card. Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Debbie Rumpza says:

    I really love this project! Thanks for sharing the details!

  3. Susan G says:

    So cute. Love the clever idea. Thanks so much.

  4. Nancy R. says:

    So cute! Your tutorials are terrific. Clear and easy to follow.

  5. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    This is so totally cute! I don’t know if I will ever make a card like this but it’s nice to know it’s their if I ever think I could make this card.

  6. Nancee Purdum says:

    What a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing the steps in creating this! 🙂

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