Today I’m sharing tips for Fitting into Pockets:
Let’s talk about fitting things into pockets too big or too small for #nndailytip this week! Pocket scrapbooking as a system is made to be easy—just slipping photos and cards into pockets. But in reality it’s like a puzzle, and sometimes the pieces just don’t fit. This week, I’ll share a few of my favorite ways to make it work. To make 3×4 cards work in 4×4 pockets, I like to frame the card, either by cutting another card in half and taping it into the back or by grabbing 4×4 which cardstock, adding washi to the sides, and adhering the 3×4 card on top. What’s your favorite 3×4 to 4×4 solution?
This is similar to the last tip to tape two 3×4 cards together to fill a 4×6 space if you don’t have enough 4×6 cards, but don’t forget you can do the same thing with a 3×4 photo and a 3×4 card! A pocket page configuration doesn’t have to be PERFECT for what you want to put in, a little washi tape on the back helps keep things flexible. (You can always create pockets with a sewing machine or fuse tool, but this is way faster.) #nndailytip
If the direction of a card you want to use doesn’t work for how your page is set up, see if you can make it work! For the diagonal card on this page, I’d normally make it vertical and write in the stripes. But they were light enough to write over them instead. (If they were darker, I would have centered a bit of white cardstock in the middle). I think the leaf came from a vertical 3×4 card and I punched it out to use on a horizontal card, but it could have been a die cut. Still! Punching out icons is another way to switch up the orientation of a card. #nndailytip
Combining cards is one of my favorite tricks when the orientation of a card I like isn’t matching up with the pocket page design I’m using. I adhered a horizontal stripe card onto a vertical 3×4 filler card so I could use it for journaling on this page. I just glue the card down, flip them both over, and cut off the excess. This also helps me use up filler cards, because I use more journaling ones. #nndailytip
Last tip for fitting cards into pockets they weren’t made for! Remember that you can always cut 3x4s in half to stretch them to six inches if you want to use them to create journaling spce on a 4×6 card. For this 6×8 page, I cut a 3×4 in half to create a journaling space that stretched the length of my (slightly small than 6 inch) photo. #nndailytip
What are your favorite tips for fitting into pockets?
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