Mixing Up Your Pockets with Kim Chaffin

Hello, friends! It’s Kim here, and I’m so happy to share some pocket page inspiration with you! I think I should mention that my relationship with pocket pages is complicated. I first tried it in 2009, and I documented my whole year that way. By the end of that year, I missed traditional scrapbook pages and I felt limited by pocket pages, so I switched back and didn’t touch another pocket page for a very long time. It didn’t occur to me until many years later that I didn’t have to choose. There are no rules in scrapbooking! I could do both traditional pages and pocket pages. It is even okay to mix it up within the same layout. Let’s take a look at my example today!

Supplies | April 2021 KitApril 2021 Print and Cut Labels, Cork Hearts

For this layout, I chose to pair a 12″ x 12″ pocket page with a 12″ x 12″ full-page photo. However, you can mix things up any way you like. You can mix up styles of pockets, traditional pages with pockets, even sizes! Don’t be afraid to have fun with it! I love the Elle’s Studio kits for pocket page layouts, because everything coordinates. You really can’t go wrong when choosing inserts and embellishments. For this layout, I chose pocket tags and labels in matching shades of blue, and I supplemented with neutral tags and embellishments. 

I created a journaling strip on the 12″ x 12″ photo using two pocket tags. This creates cohesiveness with the pocket page half of the layout because colors and themes coordinate. 

I adore the new Cork Hearts, and I knew I wanted to use them throughout the layout. Again, placing them on both the traditional half and the pocket page half ties everything together. 

I added captions to the blue April 2021 Print and Cut Labels. After I printed them and cut them out, I placed them at the edge of the appropriate photo. I really love how all of the blue elements unify the layout! 

I wanted to add one last subtle bit of interest and depth to my pocket page layout. I did this by adhering a die cut phrase to the blue plaid pocket tag using foam pop dots. Again, for cohesiveness on both sides of the layout, I also adhered the journaling strip on the 12″ x 12″ page using foam pop dots. I really love how this Easter layout came together! I can’t wait to see what you create with your April 2021 Kit and add-ons!

Love pockets as much as Kim? Share how you’re filling them with your April Kit and add-ons by posting your project on Instagram using the #EllesStudio hashtag, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

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