Sometimes you just need a quick little pocket to pop in a few goodies. Right? This gusseted pocket is perfect! And you can whip it up in about 6 minutes. (Okay, the tag might take a little longer, but I'm talking about the pocket!)
This perfect little pocket is easy! I started by printing a polka dot paper in a lovely color onto 28 lb. copy paper. It's a little heavier and slicker than normal copy paper and I love it for little bags and pockets. The digital paper is from Grepic and is part of a polka dot paper set that comes in lovely colors. Go take a look - you'll love how pretty they are!
Cut the paper to 7 1/4" x 10 3/4". Turn horizontal and score at 4 1/4"
Turn paper vertically and score.
Gusset will be on the back layer. Cut off 1 1/2" on each side down to the 4 1/4" score.
If you want to do some fancy stuff, do it now! I die cut a fancy edge on the top and cut a window in the front. The border die is from Papertrey Ink and the scallop die is from Reverse Confetti.
Fold the gussets:
No, it's not your imagination - that is different paper. This is a photo from my gusseted bag
post. The gussets are folded exactly the same way.
I glued in a piece of vellum to cover the window, folded the pocket on the 4 1/4" score and glued the front to the gussets. Using the back as a guide, I folded the top over the back.
Popped in some chocolates next and clipped on a cute tag. Now I'm thinking about different colors...
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