If you look at your photos and think to yourself that there is no way you will ever get them all into albums then this tip is for you. I have a great solution to scrapbooking lots of photos!
Before we get into the solution I just want to say that you don’t NEED to scrapbook every photo! Scrapbook the ones that tell a story or that mean the most to you. After you’ve weeded through your photos, consider using pocket pages to document your stories. Since I started using pocket pages in 2012 I have gotten SO MANY more photos into albums and stories told.
Pocket pages allow you to easily add photos into designated pockets. Any additional pockets can be filled with cards that tell the story or add a bit of embellishment to the page.
I still prefer traditional scrapbooking and combine both that and pocket pages into all my albums. This allows me to get a lot accomplished but still do what I love to do. Surprisingly using pocket pages really isn’t all that different from traditional scrapbooking apart from the canvas size. Each one of the pockets can be treated as a mini canvas. You can embellish as much or as little as you’d like. BUT it doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. Actually that’s not its intention at all. It’s meant to be a simple system. But like anything else, you make it work for you.
Here’s an album flip through video, if you’d like to see how I combine both types of scrapbooking.
This might not be the best example of using pocket pages to include lots of photos. There are page configurations that hold a lot more photos. Regardless, this one page holds 6 photos. Can you spot where I used the 6th?
There was one photo I wasn’t sure I wanted to include so I decided to cut my title out of it. I LOVE the woodgrain patterned paper – it’s from the fall themed paper pack that will be released in the Holiday Catalogue on September 4th. I could seriously use a whole package of paper in that exact same pattern! Anyone else with me?
The other thing I like about the layout is the repeated circles. On three of the photos I included a punched 2 1/4″ circle punch. In the pocket, I used a 2 1/4″ circle punch as a template and poked holes around it to form a circle for my journaling. A full supply list is below.
Have a creative day!
Jasper Pocket Page Layout Supply List
Click on any of the images for more information or to order online.
Additional supplies: die cutting machine and 1/16″ handheld punch