Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I’m sharing a trick to creating a ‘faux’ Project Life layout. Because I mix my pocket pages in with traditional layouts, I occasionally come across a situation where I have a 12×12 layout on one side but want to use the pocket format on the other side so I figured out a way to get around that. Although this layout looks as though it’s in a pocket page, it’s actually in a 12×12 sleeve and each of the elements is cut just about 1/4″ shy of the normal pocket size (ie 4×6 or 3×4) and mounted onto a 12×12 white piece of cardstock. I call this a ‘faux’ Project Life layout.
The other problem I encounter on occasion is that I have too many photos or too much journaling and it just doesn’t all fit onto my page. I love creating flaps or little booklets that fit into the pocket pages. Obviously this is a little more difficult on a 12×12 page without having to pull the page out to see what’s inside the flap. To solve this problem I simply sliced the page protector to create a plastic flap so that the insert can easily be flipped open without having to slide the page in and out of the sleeve.
You can see that the page is still in the page protector but by splitting up the side and on the top and bottom, it allows me to flip the booklet open to read the journaling without any fuss. I kept the left side in tack so that the top of the booklet is protected with plastic, it just sits on top when it’s closed.
It’s fun experimenting with different ways to modify products to suit your needs:)
Hope you have a creative Valentine’s day!