This week I chose to do pockets that you can use on either Scrapbooks or Cards. As a Scrapbooker, I've been using pockets for years and I decided to pull out a few of my favorites to show some examples of how these can be incorporated into your scrapbooks. I've been scrapbooking for just over 25 years now so if some of this looks like old school, that's because it is.
I quickly put together a couple samples of pockets for pages. I placed these in portrait 4 x 6 pockets to show how they can work for Your Pocket Style albums. The first one is very simple as I just took one of my 4 x 3 journaling cards from my Project Life Kit and I used my Thumb Punch to cut a notch both at the top and bottom of the card and a thin strip of scor-tape to secure both sides down to my background paper. Now I can slide my picture strips through the opening and this holds them down pretty good.
I wanted the pictures to be accessible through the plastic pocket so I used my craft knife and a Sizzix 'on the edge' cutting plate and inserted this into my pocket and cut through the top plastic at both openings s so that the photo strips could be easily removed without having to pull out the whole card.
Just draw with an non alcohol marker over the plastic where the cut lines should be and when you're done cutting just wipe these away. If you don't have one of the cutting plates, just use a small cut mat or cut an old one down that can be used for these kinds of things.
I thought that this would make a great pocket for a travel page. I was inspired by the new Whimsy stamp when I saw this 'Passport'. I was also inspired by the new Sizzix Diffusions. There are three new shapes that I know you'll love but for this project, I used my old Circle one. I wanted to be able to stamp my background under the Passport booklet that I made. Here's an past post from Hannah that explains how to use the Embossing Diffuser.
I embossed with my Diffuser and Brick pattern first, Inked over all of the embossed areas, stamped the background area and cut my opening. I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch holes on either end to ease with the insertion of the 'Passport'. Here is how it looks when completed. For this project, I used a string to be able to remove my booklet from the pocket.
I really like the 'Old World' feel that this has.
Now here are some of my 'OLD' layouts that have pockets. I've been using pockets for a long time to add journaling and pictures to my layouts.
This first one is an old layout where my journaling is on circles that I've individualized and added to a ladder style of pockets. I forgot about this and now I look forward to doing it again on a newer layout.
In this layout from yesteryear, I have all of my journaling and our old school pictures all in the pull-out booklet that is conveniently stored behind the main pictures on my page. When in place, all you see is the ribbon edge and some of the black edge.
This is one of my favorite layouts that I have ever done. Everything was done with a purpose. The pocket at the top holds a little booklet filled with additional pictures and all of the details about one aspect of my daughter's sport career that could so easily be forgotten if it hadn't been journaled. Most of my pockets are for journaling still today. I think it's great to have the pictures but I don't want the story to be forgotten.
This next pocket was created by simply having my coordinating paper double as a pocket for the memorabilia that goes with my pictures. I always got just a 5 x 7 school picture and we were always given a copy of the class picture then. *Did you notice that I did some stenciling on the top of this page? The stenciling was not quite as popular then as it is right now.
This is the oldest of all of these layouts. I didn't use pockets here but I created peek-a-boo windows and doors to scrapbook some of the more sort of embarrassing photos of my son that I didn't want to forget about. I'll give you one hint and that is that his sisters loved to dress him up and pose him when he was little.
That's it for the old pages. I will add more pictures of these on my Blog that will go into a little more detail.
American Crafts ‘Project Life Core Kit’ [AC-380037]
Whimsy Stamp [WHS-10134]