Hello FJ friends! It’s Lynne and I am back with a pocket page spread to share with you.
Changing up my size to 9x12 this year has really helped re-inspire me to scrapbook again in this format. A couple of months ago, I went back through photos from the last two years, selected a handful of my favorites from each month, printed them all, then placed them in 9x12 pockets. Now all I have to do when I get a beautiful set of pocket cards, like the ones in this month’s Megan kit, is flip through the pages and see which month they work best in.
My first step was to set out the cards from the kit I loved the most and knew I wanted to use. As I flipped through my pocket pages full of photos, I found the best fit was for April, so I pulled that one out and set everything else aside.
I had a vision for the title card as soon as I started laying everything out, and after some quick fussy cut butterflies, adding some die cuts, and the puffy alphas from the kit, and the title card was done!
Per my usual habit, I had stamped out all of my favorite stamps onto a sheet of paper in a few color options, then fussy cut them out so I could move them around and play with them throughout the layout. I love how simply adding a couple of stamps or a tag to a card can help make a custom embellishment for any layout.
I have to say, I think the little butterfly stamps in the kit are my absolute favorite. I wanted to use them everywhere! They are pretty small so it takes some patience to fussy cut them, but I love how they made a cohesive way to place embellishments over my layout and tie it all together.
I actually messed up a bit when printing the journaling card. I originally printed on plain paper and then tried lining up the card and running it back through my printer. For some reason, the second print was a few spaces more to the right than the original print (I am sure it was user error and I probably hit the arrow key without realizing it). But not to worry, a little piece of patterned paper to line the left side of the card added a little flair and filled in the gap.
I am hoping to keep this routine going and get all caught up on documenting a monthly spread for the past couple of years I have missed out on documenting. What sort of routines help you stay productive in your creative endeavors?
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