Pocket 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.”
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.”
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.”
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!”
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.”
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.”