Supplies: 6 x 8 Page Protectors: Becky Higgins Project Life; Journaling Cards, Stars & Tags: Elle’s Studio; Enamel Dots: Echo Park.



Raise your hand if you’re like me: you love using pocket pages to scrapbook, but secretly wish you could add more texture and layers!


It’s easy to slip your photos and journaling cards into divided page protectors and call it done, but if you’re looking to get a little crafty, flip pockets can help you “think outside the box”….or the page protector!

In this layout, I created a flip pocket to compare and contrast photos of my son from the splash pad over the past year. The top photo is from the summer 2017


and inside the flip pocket I included a photo of my son from the summer of 2016. I love showing the passage of time especially when my son is so young!


To create a flip pocket, I cut a 3”x 8” piece of white card stock. Using cardstock backing is one way to make your flip pocket secure. Of course, if you want something sturdier, you could buy some of these.


After folding the cardstock in half so that it measures, 3” x 4”


I then adhered my photos and journaling card to the paper making sure they are facing the correct direction.


Afterwards, I embellished the flip pocket with tabs to signal to the viewer to “look inside”.


Not only are flip pockets one way to add extra dimension and visual interest to your pocket page stories, my kids love looking for “hidden stories” as they flip through my pages. Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

~ Jess Forster

Did you know…

That Jess curates a quarterly pocket kit for us called Life in Pockets? You can see our summer Life in Pockets kit (we have just a few left!) HERE and our brand new fall Life in Pockets HERE!