Week In Review Pocket Pages | Jana BennettOct 08, 2021
Hello FJ fans,
It is so hard to choose JUST ONE favourite product from the FJ kits. They are all so beautiful and easy to use. But as a devoted memory keeper I find the journaling cards tend to be the ones that call to me the most . I love journaling cards. I collect them. I could use them as wallpaper in our apartment and I think even then I would run out of walls long before I would run out of my collection of such wonderful journaling cards!
Anyway. Today's pocket page is going to be a bit different and there are few things (tips / ideas) I would like to tell you about.
I don't do pocket scrapbooking on a weekly basis like I used to do in the past and it gives me lots of freedom to use extra detail to document the moments I consider as really special. However, this particular pocket page does document one week. I call it a week in the review. It was a very busy week with lots going on and I wanted to mark each day with the day stamp that comes in the Emily kit. But the letters are quite big for small pockets so luckily for me I found that on one of the pattern papers there is a bottom strip with all the days in a much smaller size. Time to cut it out!
There was this journaling stripey card that looks like a pocket. So I went for it and turned it into one! I cut away a few strips to make it smaller, fussy cut the semicircle on the top and sewed around it. The pocket is right at the top of my page and the added string will make it easier to pull the photo out.
The chipboard flair is just perfect for decorating anything and I love how it adds dimension to this leaves photo!
Another thing I made is this vellum interactive bit. I had one photo of my daughter and her friends that just didn't match the theme and colour of my pocket page. Therefore I created a vellum flap and hid the photo underneath. The vellum also helps to soften the flower paper underneath. I wanted the photo to be a bit different and cut out a circle of it.
As for the sewing, you probably noticed that I used white thread. I still don't own a sewing machine and I didn't want to add more volume by using embroidery string. I love stitching on the paper. It is such a wonderful touch to the final page.
That is it for today. I hope you got inspired a bit and thank you for being here with me today. Have a wonderful weekend!!