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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Pocket Pages in a Mini
Hello and thank you for visiting my blog. Today I am going to show you probably the easiest way to increase what we scrappers call, " the real estate" in a mini album. My love for creating mini albums began pretty early in my journey of scrapbooking. I just love them so much, but for me and many other paper crafters, documenting our journey in them can be very challenging because of the limited space for photos and journaling.
There are many techniques that can be a solution to this. One that I am incorporating into my mini album , All I Need is Love, is pocket pages. The photo above shows a pretty straight forward pocket. It is crafted to cover about the lower third of the page and can be filled with tags and journaling spots. Photos and journaling can be added to the backs of the tags and a photo can also be placed on the pocket and/or behind the tags on the page itself. It can hold 2 medium sized photos and lots of journaling.
These two pages have diagonal pockets. This technique adds interest to the page as well as provides space for larger tags, journaling spots, and a small booklet insert (the purple tag).
The photo above shows a double pocket page. I like to use this technique because it adds more color and pattern since I can use more than one or two of these gorgeous Amor collection papers on one page!!. This double pocket technique adds even more space for all sizes of tags, photo mats, and inserts.
A modified version of the pocket is a belly band. That is a strip of paper that is adhered to the sides of the page only. The tag slips behind the belly band. I like to add a decorative stopper so the tags don't slip off the page. Photos can be added behind the tag onto the page itself as well. This technique is fun to use because the belly band can be set on the page horizontally( as shown), vertically, or even diagonally.
Pocket pages are not just for mini albums though. Try using them on any page layout of any size! Thank you for visiting the blog today. I hope you have found it helpful and try this technique in your next project. All the pages were made using Sabor Papel's Amor Premier Paper Collection. It is simply divine. Click here if you would like to purchase some of this amazing paper.
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