Our handy DIY pockets are so easy to use, you're going to want to stick them onto everything! Here's a step-by-step guide on how to get started. You will need:
- Your chosen pocket
- 9mm Double-Sided Tape
- A bone scorer or squeegee
- A pair of scissors
- Your DIY card
- Some heavy books
Take your pocket and place it on the table so you are looking at the raised score lines (i.e. rather than the indented lines). Fold each of the tabs in towards the middle of the pocket and press firmly on the folds using your bone scorer or squeegee to give a nice crisp fold.
Your pocket should now look like this.
Use the scissors to cut 3 strips of double-sided tape to fit the size of the tabs. Be sure to cut the edges on an angle to maximise the adhesive area. Attach to each of the tabs and rub firmly along the tape to ensure it has stuck down properly.
Keeping the tabs folded in, peel the paper backing from the bottom tab only (i.e. the longest tab). Now flip over the pocket and line up the bottom edge with the base of your DIY card (keeping the pocket centred horizontally within the card) and stick firmly into place. Once the bottom of the pocket is held in place, peel the paper backing from the remaining two tabs and stick in place.
Place some heavy books onto the pocket and leave overnight. The double sided tape is pressure activated, so we recommend leaving the books for 24 hours if possible to "set" the adhesive before using the pocket.
Slip all of your extra bits and pieces in once the pocket is ready and there you have it!
To give you ideas on the possibilities with our pockets, here are some in action...