Hi there! My name is Diane Williams and I am so happy to be a guest on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog! I am a paper-loving, donut-eating, to-do-list making, graphic designer and YouTuber from Dunedin, New Zealand, and for the past 8 years, I have been creating scrapbooking layouts in pocket pages. Today, I want to show you how easy it is to add a pocket page spread to your album using your existing scrapbooking supplies!
Supplies | Pink Paislee – Bloom Street collection: Paper 1, Paper 20, Puffy Vinyl Stickers, Ephemera with Iridescent Foil Accents, Cardstock Sticker Book with Iridescent Foil Accents, Puffy Word Stickers with Vinyl and Iridescent Foil Accents, Mixed Embellishments, Self-Adhesive Enamel Dot Stickers with Iridescent White Glitter Accents; Other: We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool
One of the reasons I love adding pocket pages to my scrapbook albums is the chance to simply add a lot more photos than I would normally fit on a single scrapbook layout. In this spread, I’ve added seven different photos! The photos all included a pretty dark background, so I kept everything else very light and open to balance it out. Using both sides of Paper 20, including the branding strip, throughout the pockets created a cohesive spread, tying it all together.
I like to use minimal embellishments on my pocket pages so that the photos really have a chance to stand out on a spread. Here I used a few floral elements to tie everything together. I used smaller stickers from the Cardstock Sticker Book on some of my photos and also some larger die cut florals from the Ephemera with Iridescent Foil Accents pack on my 4” x 6” cards.
No pocket page of mine is ever really complete until I’ve added some sort of sparkly element! Here I created a shaker pocket using sequins from the Mixed Embellishments pack and then added a few of my own to create a custom mix. I simply pop the sequins into the pocket and close it with my Fuse tool. But, you can always close the pocket with washi tape or stitching as well.
I love adding accent words as focal points for my pocket pages. Here I used two larger words from the Puffy Vinyl Stickers to create the title card for my spread. I simply added a floral die cut and a few stickers to finish off the pocket. I also added smaller phrases from the Puffy Word Stickers on a couple of my other photos to create a visual triangle.
Lots of scrapbooking collections include cut apart papers that are perfect for adding to your pocket pages. Here I used a 4” x 6” journaling card from Paper 1, ran it through my vintage typewriter to add my story and popped it into the pocket. Another advantage to pocket pages is the ability to tuck any extra journaling you might not want on display behind the photos in the pockets.
As much as I love traditional scrapbook pages, I love how adding pocket pages to my albums really simplifies the process of putting pages together quickly!
I would love to see any pocket page layouts you create so if you share your projects on Instagram, tag me @dearlydee and @sctmagazine so that we can cheer you on!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi, I’m Diane. A paper-loving, donut-eating, to-do-list making, designer from New Zealand. I live with my husband and our two fur-babies. I’ve been scrapbooking since I was 14 and seven years ago I switched to Project Life and I’ve never looked back. I love coffee, gold, polka dots, coffee, anything sparkly, washi tape, puppies and did I mention coffee? I post almost everything I make on my Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/dearlydee) or on my Patreon page (www.patreon.com/dearlydee). You can see more of what I’m up to on my blog (http://dearlydee.blogspot.com) or on Instagram (www.instagram.com/dearlydee).
Want to learn more about creating beautiful pocket pages? Or SCT365 Inside the Pocket class is just the class for you! This year-long, self-paced class goes in-depth on twelve different topics to teach you how to perfect your pockets! Each topic will include a full PDF printable lesson and inspiration from instructor Meghann Andrew, and follow-up with an amazing follow-up inspiration lesson from one of our 6 amazing contributors! Be sure to check out the class introduction video today on our YouTube feed, and sign up for the class in our shop!