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New interest — Pocket Page Scrapbooking

June 29, 2014

I’ve been experimenting with the idea of incorporating pocket page scrapbooking in with my traditional way… it began with the coolest workshop class in last year’s annual Club Scrap Retreat, where we made an Instant Album using the pocket page method. (Sometimes called “Project Life” method, after Becky Higgins resurrected this method in the past few years, bringing it into the current 12 x 12 size albums, and expanded it from there.)

Instant Album pages

2 of the 12 pages from the Club Scrap Instant Album Retreat Class

That class sure did whet my appetite for more ways to use our Club Scrap materials in this way, and I’ve been kind of obsessed with it ever since last August. While I prefer to continue scrapping my own photos the traditional way, I’m thinking the pocket page method would be a big boost in tackling my mom’s photos. There are a ton of them waiting, and they don’t have a lot of information with them. So just very simple, quick albums like the pocket pages ones would really help speed the process of getting them done.

I love the Project Life system, and the many kits that not only Becky Higgins offers, but also those offered by the now many other companies that have jumped on the bandwagon, too. The problem is, cute as they are, they’re just not my style of artwork, which is why I latched on to Club Scrap in the first place.

Equestrian pocket cards

Ari’s Club Scrap Equestrian pocket cards, set 1

Next in my evolution of thought about this system was being blown away when I saw a friend of mine at a crop in Tucson show me her pocket page cards she had made with the contents of her Club Scrap “Equestrian” kit. They were so beautiful; it had not yet occurred to me that we could just cut up our paper kits into 4″x6″, 3″x4″, or many of the other small sizes that are now being used in pocket page albums! Just never crossed my mind!

Pocket cards

Ari’s Club Scrap Equestrian pocket page cards, set 2

I recently asked Ariana if I could take some photos of them to remind me what they looked like, and she graciously agreed. I hope you like them, too.

She also had done the same thing with the “Serenity” kit, and I photographed those, as well.

Anyway, I’ve parked these photos here for inspiration and future reference when I get going on my mom’s albums. I want to suggest that if any of you out there have also used your Club Scrap stash for making these kind of pocket journaling and decorative cards for pocket pages, I would love to see them. Unfortunately I doubt that the comments area on this blog is set up to insert your actual photos, but if you could post a link to where you might have your photos stored, that would be the next best thing. I think this might be a neat place to collect a whole bunch of these kinds of cards.

In the next blog post, I will share more of my ideas on using Club Scrap materials for pocket page scrapping. My mind is racing with ideas! (And so is Ariana’s!)

Pocket cards

Ari’s Club Scrap Serenity pocket page cards, set 1


Ari’s Club Scrap Serenity pocket page cards, set 2


Ari’s Club Scrap Serenity pocket page cards, set 3


Ari’s Club Scrap Serenity pocket page cards, set 4



6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2014 1:23 pm

    Great pages, Lynn!

  2. Jennifer permalink
    June 30, 2014 11:47 am

    I’ve been wanting to try this for several years. You have inspired me to go for it. Don’t know if I can cut up an entire kit. But certainly a few 12×12’s from one to make some themed pages. I will continue you to follow to see what you make.

  3. June 30, 2014 11:40 am

    So glad to see you creating with your stash. Great ideas, all of them!

  4. KnitterPam permalink
    June 30, 2014 9:43 am

    I love love this idea, and it would certainly be a great way to use up your scrap paper and tags, play around with your stamps, and use leftover bits of things from kits and projects from Club Scrap! Yay, thanks for sharing!

  5. Mary permalink
    June 30, 2014 9:25 am

    Love, Love, Love! the Club Scrap paper use . . now I definately know what I will be doing with some of my paper “stash”!!

  6. June 30, 2014 4:29 am

    Seriously Lynn, this is such a cool idea and love that Ariana gave you permission to share her gorgeous creations with us!! I can see this as a fantastic and quick way for folks to scrapbook!

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