Here's our original kit - pretty cute, right?!
|Wish Big 12x12 Scrapbook Page Kit - Available Online|
And here's our transformation into a pocket page.
I based my selection on two criteria:
- Size and number of photos to include
- Size of the kit cardstock and patterns included in the kit (and to include on page)
Because most of my photos looked best at full size, I found protectors that featured a lot of full 4x6 pockets.
Time for step 2! Now to determine photo placement. Things were made a bit easier given the fact that I had photos with different orientations. I also determined that I could crop down one of the photos to 4x4. Now for the embellishment pockets. I took an inventory of what was included in the kit - some 3x3 blocks in dark yellow, light yellow, light blue, and the stripe pattern. Plus larger pieces of red and brown cardstock and a couple sheets of white cardstock. Diecuts for the title, two different ballons, a party hat, candles, and some paper-ribbon accents were also included in the bag. Sweet! Ok, now I knew what I had to work with.
For my page, I used one of the light yellow blocks, all three stripe pattern blocks, and all the diecuts. I also used more of the light blue (Lagoon) and light yellow (Banana) cardstock than was included; we had scraps on hand so I didn't need whole sheets. But....did you know? We sell all the cardstock colors used in the kits as either individual sheets or 25-packs. Click here for single sheets or here for packs. In addition, I wanted to add some pizzazz to the pages with pattern. This is where those fun cards (you can't seem to stop buying) come in....
Nearly all the cards I chose were from the Honey Core Collection of Project Life. I did also utilize one card from MAMBI ("Good Times" card). The one I used is just a plain ole' card, but I just found out you can get embellished cards too! I totally would have used one of those if I had known. Deciding on which cards to use and where to put them was trial-and-error. When I scrapbook, I like to lay things out and try different things before gluing it all down. I also tend to use this adhesive by Tombow. It is marketed as permanent, but it works great for when you're still deciding on placement because you have a little time to pull things back up before it sets. It's a true lifesaver! And a page designed by Laura (that's me!) wouldn't be complete without inked edges. If you missed our quick video tutorial on how to get this look, check it out!
So that's it. Pretty easy! And, for me, a lot faster than a traditional page. I like to still consider each pocket a separate design element so you can still have fun incorporating embellishments like brads, bling, stickers, diecuts and more.
Pocket Scrapbooking + Down Memory Lane Page Kits = Faster & Easier Pages!
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|Find this kit under the Birthday category on the website.|
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