Welcome back to Week 2 of the Page Kit Series! Even though week 2 started last week…shhh…we’re just going to pretend not to notice! Haha! You can click HERE to go back and see what the original kit and double page layout looked like, if you want a reminder!
Today is pocket page day! Just like last time, I’m using the same homemade page kit I used for my double page layout last week. I grabbed the green polka dot paper, the silver key, the tiny paperclip and tag, and the brads from the kit, along with the photos I had already chosen for it. I have to say, I really like choosing the photos I want to use when I’m making the kit, since that’s one less decision you have to make later! Plus, I can pull a lot of the kit colors and textures from the photos when I’m deciding how to build the kit!
For those of you who have been here before, you know that I’m still very new at pocket pages, so I’m sort of learning as I go! I like the layout of this type of page because for me, it’s super easy and straightforward. I normally shoot photos in “landscape” mode (horizontally rather than vertically) so the four 4×6 pockets are perfect for four photos and the four 3×4 pockets are perfect for four little journaling cards with embellishments. Of course, I’m glad I have other page layouts too, just to switch things up and challenge myself!
I used a page from the new Heidi Swapp Project Life collection available at Michaels. Each page comes with a gold pocket insert. I used one that says, “this is your day!” Although, I’m noticing that my lighting in the photo was coming from the wrong angle, so you can’t tell that text is actually a shiny gold. I used a We R Memory Keepers punch to make the green polka dot background for it, and put some little heart shaped brads on just for fun! I also used a pre-made pocket from the Simple Stories SN@P line to hold my journaling card. I just adhered the pocket on the outside of the page. Once I get something behind it on the other side of the page, you won’t notice the tape I used to stick it down.
Now that I’ve done and photographed a few pocket pages, I’m finding a new problem I hadn’t thought about….taking pics of my pages! The pockets are plastic, so if I’m in a room with enough light to take the photo, I get horrible reflections off the plastic. Any advice out there from all of you awesome pocket pagers???