Text-Only Instructions

Credits and Resources:

This model was folded by me without any external reference or resource.

If you are aware of any other source where this model or similar might be listed, please let me know so I can reference it under this heading.

Paper to be used: Rectangular, any size; A4, legal or copy paper is recommended.

Folding level: Easy/Beginner

Steps: 7

Description: This is a simple, flat, rectangular card. It has two pockets: one large back pocket that is open at the top and right side; and a smaller diagonal pocket on the front of the kkkkkcard.

The finished model will be a quarter fold of the paper you start off with. If you use A4 or copy paper, the folded model will be more or less the size of a standard greeting card.


This pocket card can be used in scrap books, on top of gifts, for enclosing cards, notes, money, any small, flat object.

The model is quite secure as long as you do not fill it with things that are heavy or bulky.

Alternatively, a note can simply be folded into this model and decorated for a quick children's project or a personal touch.

These pocket cards can also be used for advent calenders. Secure with a dab of glue, ribbon or staples after they have been filled.

If using two-sided paper, lay your paper with the patterned or colored side down before starting to fold.

The folded front part of the card will be patterned or colored while the single back layer will be plain or white.

Step 1

Place a rectangular piece of paper down on a hard, flat surface, with the short edges at the top and bottom or in portrait orientation.

Step 2

Fold the left edge over to meet the right edge. Crease and unfold.

Step 3

Fold the top left corner downwards toward the center, aligning the top edge with the vertical crease line you folded in Step 2. Crease well and leave folded.

Step 4

Fold the bottom left corner upwards toward the center, aligning the bottom edge with the vertical crease line you folded in Step 2. Crease well and leave folded.

The right-hand side of your paper will remain unfolded while the left-hand side will have a straight center part, with the top and bottom corners of the paper sloping inwards.

Step 5

Fold the bottom edge upwards to meet the top edge. Crease and leave folded.

At this point, the right half of the model will have a rectangular shape, while the left half will resemble a triangle, sloping down sharply to the left, almost reaching the bottom left corner of the model.

Step 6

Now, locate the small vertical part at the left bottom corner of the model and fold it straight over to meet the right edge of the paper. Crease well along the left edge of the paper and leave folded.

Notice that your card has now been folded into quarters, thus you will have 4 layers of paper:

the back of the card will be made up of two layers with a normal 90 degree top right corner; the front of the card will comprise two folded layers lying at an angle running from the top left corner of the card to a point just above its right bottom corner.

Step 7

To lock the card in place, grasp the top right corner of the paper, top layer only, and fold it downwards and to the left so as to tuck it in between the two diagonal layers forming the front of your card. Leave folded.

If the 4 layers were labelled from front to back as a, b, c, d, you will now have tucked c in between a and b.

You will end up with a simple rectangular model with two pockets. One large rectangular pocket at the back and a smaller, more or less triangular pocket in the front.

Making origami accessible to visually impaired crafters through text instructions.

for non-commercial use only.

Compiled by Lindy van der Merwe, December 2013

Revised: April 2015