Welcome to another memory keeping Monday post. This week I’m sharing a pocket page scrapbook layout idea. Because I include a combination of traditional and pocket pages in my albums, I occasionally come across a problem that you may experience as well.
This is a pocket page with nine 4″x4″ pockets. On the front side of the pocket I have photos tucked into the pockets and used it the way it’s intended to be used. Note: the front side of this page was used as a class project so won’t be shared here. You’ll find it in my recent Pleased as Punch Scrapbook Layout class. The tutorial for this class can be purchased here.
Once that side was done, the next photos in my album were just these two photos of my husband. I could have just tucked them into a couple pockets and then decorated the rest but I wasn’t happy with the way things were looking. So I decided to try doing a traditional layout and making it fit into the pocket page. I must say that I LOVE the way it turned out!
How I did it
- I designed my layout without adhering anything. This gave me an idea of the layers.
- I realized that if everything was going to go into the pockets I’d have to cut down the middle of my photos (through my husbands head), which I didn’t want to do.
- By seeing what my layout was going to look like, I could decide which layers to include in the pockets and which to include on TOP of the pockets.
- The bottom three layers – smoky slate, whisper white and the argyle dsp are all tucked into the pockets.
- I attached those as if I was creating a 12 x 12 layout and then cut them into 4″x4″ squares and tucked them into the pockets. This gave me the base for my layout.
- Then I assembled the rest of the layout on top of the printed acetate piece. It was almost like creating another smaller layout.
- Once I was happy with it, I added a LOT of tear and tape to the back and stuck it on top of the pockets. I’m not too concerned with it getting ruined because it will live inside an album where it will be protected by the facing page.
Maybe you’ve come across this problem if you use a combination of pocket and traditional pages in your album. Hopefully this will give you an idea of what you can do with that facing pocket.
If you’ve come up with some creative ways to use your pocket pages, I’d love to hear them!
Have a creative day!
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In addition to the following supplies, I also used: die cutting machine, adhesives and Elle’s Studio Title Builder Vol. 2.