If you know me, you know I love everything scrapbooking; but today I want to give a shout-out to one of my favorite styles and methods for creatively preserving my photos.
“POCKET SCRAPBOOKING!” (that was me, shouting.)
Pocket scrapbooking took the paper scrapping world by storm a couple of years ago, and it has just gotten more popular with time. The popularity makes perfect sense because it’s a simple, time-saving approach that still allows for a bunch of creative expression!
This fun and easy method for scrapbooking involves the use of page protectors that are divided up into a variety of pockets into which you place pictures and ready-made cards.
Collections for pocket scrapbooking include a variety of coordinating 4 x 6 and 3 x 4 cards with sayings, cute patterns, journaling prompts, and more. The fact that our printed photos are usually 4 x 6 means less cropping, and the pocket arrangement on the pages is neat and tidy. Using pockets also means needing less adhesive.
Some of new pocket page collections I simply adore are from Anthology by Lisa Bearnson. They come packaged in the cutest boxes ever—they look like hardback books and are perfect for storing the yet-to-be-used kit pieces!
Each Anthology pocket card kit includes 4 x 6 and 3 x 4 cards that are printed on both sides. They also include coordinating phrase stickers, washi tape, diecuts, photo overlays, and other doo-dads for dressing things up.
The Anthology Pocket Protectors are very sturdy, archival safe, and include some great pocket arrangements.
I’m also fond of adhering the cards, embellishments, and my photos straight onto a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock. I can quickly combine photos and cards into a variety of arrangements with the edges of each piece touching the edges of another. It makes it easy to get things mounted straight and has an awesome color-blocked look.
The Better Together Pocket Card Kit is loaded with charming floral and woodland designs that I can’t get enough of.
The Family Time Pocket Card Kit features bright primary colors and playful designs. It will be available for purchase in December 2015.
Finally, I love pocket scrapbooking because the cards can be used in so many clever ways beyond album pages! Use them on banners and greeting cards. Attach and display on small clipboards or frames. Turn them into mini albums. Add them to planners and journal pages.
I think I feel another blog post coming on!