This pull-out pocket idea was inspired by Christy Harriman. I saw one of her youtube videos and really liked the idea of having interactive scrap booking pages. Her video inspired me to create some of my own, and I'd like to share this idea with you. These pocket pages can be used for hidden journaling, pictures or whatever you'd like.
I created these for my Christmas book which is a 6x8 SNAP album. I used some red and blue Christmas paper for the pockets and then added some embellishments using scraps from my stash.
These were created for my Hawaii vacation book which is also a 6x8 SNAP album. The papers I used for these would have been fine just as they were; but, again, I wanted to use some of my scraps. So I added some embellishments and word art to coordinate with the colors of the pull-out sheets. There is coordinating paper behind the pocket. So when it's inserted into your book and you flip the page, it looks just as good on the back. You could also add more journaling or pictures.
When I insert them into my SNAP album, I just punch holes in the side. This shows one of the pocket pages inserted into my book. You can see how you can add just about anything you want to the pull-out sheet.
The pocket doesn't have to open on the side. Here is one where I wanted the pocket to open at the top. I added one of our vacation pictures to the front and the back. The pull-out sheet has my journaling for the day with another picture behind that.
It looks pretty plain so far. The fun part is making it unique by adding your own embellishments and finishing touches. This is where your scrap bin or stash comes into play. Take a look and see what you might have to dress up your pocket page and pull-out sheet. I added a 4x6 card about summer, some circles, word art and other little scraps of color here and there. This is the finished product. I just love how it turned out.
If interactive scrap booking pages just aren’t your thing, you might want to consider using the same concept to make gift enclosure cards. I made one here that measures about 3x5. It would be perfect for enclosing inside a gift. You have the envelope and the card all ready to go. Just add your own sentiment on the inside and/or outside to personalize it.
I hope I’ve inspired you to create your own pull-out pocket pages or maybe even gift enclosure cards. Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!
Creative Team Member of SCRAP YOUR SCRAPS