How many photos did you take this holiday season? If your answer was more than one, it’s time to record a few of those memories on a scrapbook page. In today’s video, I am going to share a simple layout you can create and show you how to use up a few of those pocket cards in your collection.
Pocket pages or cut-apart pages are often forgotten when you are not a pocket scrapbooker. Some companies are kind enough to print a pattern on the back, but many times I end up with a pile of cards that I don’t know what to do with. One of the ways I like to use them is by creating a layered photo frame.
On this layout, I stacked ten pocket cards to create the frame around the photo. I took advantage of the printing, the patterns, and the colors. I chose to align all my pieces and added stitching around the sides to make them appear like a solid frame. You could also set the cards askew to create a playful look.
The elements I added on my page match the colors of the pocket cards I added to the frame. In the upper left corner, I layered a large poinsettia and pinecones. Opposite of that I added a few more flowers, trees, and a light blue banner.
Repetition of colors, patterns, and shapes balance a layout. When elements or colors are added to each cluster, the eyes flow more freely through the page.
In the photo, the girls are wearing red and green, so I ensured that those two colors were the primary hues on my page. I chose a bright red Christmas title from Bramble Fox and layered it above some journalling that I typed onto vellum.
Around the page, I create a frame of green holly. These images were created using stencils and acrylic shapes and each one point to the photo.
If you would like to learn how to create stenciled leaves and learn a few ways to use your pocket cards, I have a simple process video for you.
This single photo layout shares such a wonderful Christmas memory and I love how the page brings all those holiday colors to life. I hope the project inspired you to record a few memories of your own.
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