How To Make Tab Pocket Toppers

How To Make Tab Pocket Toppers

Tab Pocket Toppers

Enhance the style of any pocket with these tab pocket toppers. This project features two pocket styles, adorned with layered tab embellishments. You can create these toppers in any size, and layer on more tabs to use up every little scrap of paper.


What you’ll need:

  • 6×6″ scrapbook paper (single or double-sided) or any type of paper in any size
  • Paper strips of assorted widths and lengths for the tabs
  • Glue
  • Scissors


  1. Create the Pockets:

    • Assemble envelopes to make pockets as shown in the video tutorial. These can be any size. For example, you can cut four 6×6″ pieces from a single 12×12″ sheet to make four coordinating pockets.
    • Another pocket style is demonstrated in the video.
  2. Create the Tabs:

    • Tabs can be assembled in various ways. For this project, stack three strips of different widths and lengths, folding them to create a staggered effect.
    • Use a tag corner punch to cut each corner in a tag style, or use a decorator corner punch if available.
    • Position the tabs slightly above the top edge of the pocket and glue them in place.

  1. Add Decorations:

    • Any remaining paper scraps can be used to add more tiny tab decorations to the sides or top of the pocket.
    • Pockets can be filled with tags, and cards, and embellished as desired.
    • Experiment with adding tabs in different ways, such as along the side or bottom of the pocket.
    • Punch a hole or holes and dangle some charms from them, or add some string for additional texture.

These tab pocket toppers are a versatile way to add a creative touch to your paper projects.

Happy paper crafting!

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