By Noreen Doll.
This super fast folded 3 pocket page really is speedy!
You can make several of them in just a few minutes to add to an album or journal.
Scrap Booking Paper, 1 sheet 12 by 12 inches
Double Sided Tape
How to Make a Super Fast Folded 3 Pocket Page.
1. Score across the center of the paper on the 6 inch line.
2. Turn the paper and score 3 1/2 inches in from each edge.
Fold and crease on all score lines.
3. Cut on the 6 inch score line from each edge in to the 3 1/2 inch score line. Do NOT cut all the way across.
4. At the cut line, fold the edges into triangles as shown. Tape down.
5. Fold the sides toward the middle on the score lines .
Tape along the edge of the overlap and burnish it.
6. Fold backwards on the center score line, so the triangles show on the outside.
7. With the fold on the right, tape the left (open) edge and across the bottom to enclose the center pocket.
The binding will be on the left edge that was taped shut.
There are now 3 pockets: a side pocket on the front and back of each page, and a center pocket created by folding it in half.
merciiii pour ce joi tuto!
Brown @personalized cards says
Hey! Great idea. This can be used as a multi pocket envelope. I am going to make it and use it as a greeting cards envelope. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing another way to use it!
I love folding paper. How has your summer been? I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to keep up with friends. Do I still have any friends? The grandson and granddaughter were here for 6 weeks. What a whirlwind but what fun. We went everywhere and did everything. Spent a fortune. Be well. Linda
Sue frederickson says
Thanks so much. I’ve made pocket pages that look similar in the end but your technique makes this so much easier and not much tape required. 😉
Very clever – love this pocket insert. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time… Cathy
The back end of each flap is open. This means it would be great to add to a hinge binding like Ozegran’s Stack the Deck or Kathy Orta’s hinge system.
This is such a good idea! !!!! And will make sending my Penpal letters off a little more interesting with spaces for the letter and any extra little bits I send off aswell with it …
Thankyou you for sharing 🙂
Glad everyone likes this idea except that the measurements are 3.5 x 2 is 7 + 6 is 13. The paper is 12 x 12 so you are missing an inch!! Mine came out a bit wonky and now I know why!!
You measure in 3 1/2 inches from each side. The 6 inches is measured from top to bottom.
Great idea!! I’m going to use it for sure. Thanks for the tutorial.
Linda Carter says
Just made one, I love it!! I am using it to put my scraps from my 6 x 6 paper pads and then binder clipping it to the back of the pad…nice…Thank you!! Great idea. It would also be fun for birthday/holiday and insert gift card or gift coupons or little notes to kids AND big kids, thanks again. I’m sure I will come up w/more ideas to use it….😊
Thanks for sharing your ideas for more ways to use the 3 Pocket Page!
Wow I love this. Thanks for sharing
Sylvia Hildman says
what size is the paper to begin with ?
It is 12×12 scrapbooking paper.
While I am not new to scrapbooking or card making, ect.. I did step away for a while. In coming back I have had to learn a few new things. One of which has been ‘burnishing’. And while I thought I knew what this means it seems, however, that I do not. I tried to Google it 6 ways to Sunday but still cannot seem to find what you mean on step 5. I googled what it meant using paper products, to journaling pockets, & everything else I could think of it.. I don’t see a step in the pictures to indicate what I may have missed. Not that it’s important.. my 1st attempt yielded satisfying results, but I am curious. Could u clarify, pretty please?
Thank you very much,
Burnishing is using a tool – your bone folder, or even a spoon – to rub over an area to press it flat or make it adhere.