Tiffany here with a 6x8 spread in my Scalloped Blush Note to Self binder. I've been slowly working in my 6x8 scrapbook--actually, it's probably the only crafting I've been doing lately--and I think it's just because I want to get all of the photos I had printed for the first three months documented and done. So I'm "catching up," though I don't like to think of it in that way. But I've also been having quite a bit of fun, especially late at night, scrapping away. I put on a movie and I just get to it.
I created this spread documenting getting on the FJ team. I had the announcement photo of when I made it onto the team printed that I was meaning to include in a 12x12 pocket page. Since moving to a smaller format, I decided to create a spread all about it. I used pieces from the lovely Katherine kit, along with a few other pieces from past collections.
I decided to create a pocket page paired with a 6x8 layout. For the pocket page, I was filling the backside of one that I already had done in my book. I filled four of the pockets with photos of some of the projects I've done so far, which I had printed 2x2. For the other pockets, I filled them with pattern paper and some fun embellishments.
I tried working with what I already had in the pockets on the front side of the page. I used a lot of unconventional pieces like shaped die cuts and acetate, so I had to work around that. For the top row, I used some of the pink floral paper and layered two of the heart die cut pieces from the kit. I added an epoxy heart sticker from the Lindsey kit and used the Lola mini puffy alphas on the outside of my pocket to write out "dream team." I prefer adding bulkier embellishments to the outside of the pockets because it prevents the pockets from stretching and warping. Next to that is just a photo of some FJ goodies.
The following row, I paired my photo next to a starburst cut out of that fun star paper from the kit. The die cut I used on the front side of this pocket was in this starburst shape, so all I did was fussy cut the shape out of the pattern paper and covered up the back. Again, I was working with what I already had in the pockets and kept the shape intact to keep the transparent "window" feel to my pockets. Since it was an odd shape, I simply added that yellow puffy sticker on top of the pocket.
For the next two rows, I added my photos to two of the pockets, then some of that mint dot paper to one of the other pockets, embellishing it with two chipboard pieces from the Lola kit that says "happy creative." Since one of the pockets had an acetate transparency piece in it, I left it alone, keeping to that "window" feel. I really like matching plain photos and these embellished title cards for these small 2x2 pockets. They're probably some of my favorite pocket pages to create.
For the layout, I used a Felicity Jane planner divider that I layered that pink floral paper on top of. The black polkadot pattern of that divider was just a little too bold to work on top of, so instead of covering it up entirely, I layered the pink paper on top of it, leaving a bit of a border. I then added a bit of white ink splatters to the top of that before building the rest of the page. I created a fun layered cluster behind my photo with various papers, a white doily, a tag, and a glassine bag. I used the bag as a tuck spot and tucked one of the library cards from the kit into it for some hidden journaling. I then embellished the page with a few pieces from the kit.
I love the fun layered look of this cluster. There are so many fun patterns peeking through and I love that my journaling is tucked away in that hidden pocket. I don't know about you, but I absolutely hate having my handwriting directly on my layouts. Something about it just takes away from the page, so I've been trying to create my pages in a way where I can hide my journaling. Plus, having that card tucked into the pocket adds an interactive element to the page, which is always fun when you're looking back through your scrapbook!
I embellished around the photo cluster with various bits from the kit. I added some of the die cut pieces around my photo to frame it, popping some on foam dots so that they pop off the page and give some dimension. I added the "love this" puffy sticker to act as my title of sorts, embellishing the rest of the page with a few epoxy heart stickers and a chipboard piece from the Lola kit.
This particular spread came out fairly quickly. Below is the process video I was able to film showing you how both the pocket page and layout came together. I really hope you enjoy!
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