Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Project Life and Pocket Cards on Traditional Layouts

Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Project Life and Pocket Cards on Traditional Layouts | Get It ScrappedPocket Pages are a favorite of many memory keepers for scrapbooking both daily life and big events. Pocket Page and Project Life® kits come packed with pocket cards–sometimes so many it can be hard to use them up on pocket pages.

Here, our team shows you their ideas for using those pocket cards on non-pocket page designs.

Vicki Hibbins says, “This layout is about my daughter enjoying a day trip to a reservoir in Australia. I arranged pocket cards alongside my photo to create an eye-catching cluster. Because they’re printed with text, motif, and pattern, they are ready-made embellishments for the page. The series of cards and photo sit on a shelf made of a paper strip. I actually referred to sketches and templates that had shelf designs and filled in photo spots on those templates with these pocket cards.”

Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Project Life and Pocket Cards on Traditional Layouts | Vicki Hibbins | Get It Scrapped

Hello Summer by Vicki Hibbins | Just Jaimee: Storyteller Hadley; Storyteller Stacked Pocket Cards V.17; Anita Designs: Template.

Devra Hunt says, “Portillo’s is one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. When my son found out there was one where we were vacationing, he asked to eat there every meal. That’s the story of this page.”

“I chose 3″ x 4″, 3″x 3″, and a few 1″ x 4″ pocket cards from a travel themed collection to create a diverse layered mat for my photos. The cards are placed so there is movement around the whole page. I selected cards with sayings that could be interpreted with a double meaning, giving the page a playful feel.”

Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Project Life and Pocket Cards on Traditional Layouts | Devra Hunt | Get It Scrapped

Portillos or Bust by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts, Patterned Paper, wood pieces, epoxy stickers-Crate Paper, Alphas-American Crafts, Basic Grey, Glitz Designs, enamel dots-Doodlebug Designs, My Minds Eye, word sticked-Freckled Fawn, twine-Doodlebug Designs. Ink-Ranger, Colorbox, pen-Sakura, adhesive-EK Success

Katie Scott says, “After a few difficult years of middle school, my son and I have hit our happy place with homeschooling. This page shows a day that we kayaked to an uninhabited island where he mastered three ways of making fire without using matches.”

“I used pocket cards from one manufacturer so the colors were easy to coordinate.  To arrange the cards on the top and the bottom of the page,  placed a strip of double stick tape then adhered the cards to the edges of the page and cut off the excess; this allowed me to include lots of cards with words on one layout.”

Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Project Life and Pocket Cards on Traditional Layouts | Katie Scott | Get It Scrapped

Happy Memory by Katie Scott | Supplies: Pocket cards, stickers and embellishments by Teresa Collins; title sticker, mist, and glitter embellishments by Heidi Swapp; Cardstock.

Jennifer Kellogg says, “Here I recorded the great day we had visiting the Franklin Park Zoo. I’ve used pocket cards for my title, my journaling and for layering. Pocket cards are a great way to create color blocks on your traditional pages. Don’t be afraid to layer them!”

Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Project Life and Pocket Cards on Traditional Layouts | Jennifer Kellogg | Get It Scrapped

A Day of Adventure by Jennifer Kellogg | Supplies: Lynne-Marie: Pocket Scrapping Template Builder; Scotty Girl Design: Not a Zoo Kit. Font: Noteworthy. Created for GetItScrapped.com.

Christy Strickler says, “My cat had a guilty look on his face even though he hadn’t done anything wrong in these photos.”

“On this page I created two clustered sections on the layout with pocket cards and the photos. I didn’t want to layer the cards and, thus, hide the angel and devil designs as both were integral in talking about my cat’s personality. This meant that smaller photos of about 3″ x 4″ or smaller ( like the instax print) worked into the design a bit better. To keep the pocket cards from floating on my page, I anchored them to the tape strips with a band across the page.”

Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Project Life and Pocket Cards on Traditional Layouts | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

Innocent Until Proven Guilty by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Studio Calico; Letters: American Crafts, Evalicious; Tape: K and Company; Flowers: Sassafrass; Jewels: Freckled Fawn, Webster’s Pages; Pocket Cards: Snap by Simple Stories;Other: Buttons, Sequins

Ronnie Crowley says,”To be honest there is no real story to this page. I just loved the picture and wanted to use it on a page.”

“This focus on creating allowed me was to include many project life cards I’ve collected and never used! My design is based on a really old page I made for my daughter’s album when I was a paper scrapbooker in my Creative Memories era. Instead of cutting shapes to make petals I fanned out the cards to make a frame for the picture.”

Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Project Life and Pocket Cards on Traditional Layouts | Ronnie Crowley | Get It Scrapped

Sunkissed Couple by Ronnie Crowley | Supplies: Crisdam Designs – Easy Breezy; Jen Maddocks – Start The Music; Anita Designs – Me Time, Seaside Serenity, Travel Time; Becku Higgins – Live Brightly; Digilicious – Strawcrush; Just Jaime – Story Starter July 2014, Sunkissed; Mye De Leon – Rules of the Road; One Little Bird-Fete; Paula Kesselring – Music

Looking for instruction and ideas for putting together pocket pages and Project Life® projects? One of the 60+ classes in the Get It Scrapped membership is Pocket Page Design with teachers Adrienne Alvis, Tracie Claiborne, Amy Mallory, Amber Ries, and Doris Sander. A 100+ page illustrated eBook is accompanied by 5 interviews and 5 office hours sessions. Get it today.

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One Response to Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Project Life and Pocket Cards on Traditional Layouts

  1. Melissa September 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    Thanks for posting this. I am a traditional scrapper but I have fell in love with Close To My Heart picture my life cards but was not sure how to incorporate them on my pages.

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