Monthly Archives: April 2011

How To Make a Confetti Pocket For Your Scrapbook Layout

I learned this totally cool trick at the 3-day scrapbook crop I attended a couple of months ago.  I promised I’d share it with you…sorry I’m a little late.

I absolutely LOVE this idea and had a blast making it.  Although it is an easy project, it is a smidge time consuming which kind of goes against what we here at usually promote.  When I say time-consuming, I mean this entire project takes about 15 minutes.  To me, that is a time sucker.  To you, maybe not so much?

Supplies you will need:

  • Paper trimmer and/or scissors
  • Tape Runner
  • Hole Punch
  • Cardstock – 2-5 different colors of your choice
  • Sticker or embellishment for decoration
  • 2″x4″ Keepsake Envelope

First, I would recommend making your confetti.  This is the time consuming part and personally, I like to get it out of the way.  To make the confetti for this project, I used the Martha Stewart Heart Confetti craft punch which makes 7 shapes at once, but any hole punch will work.  Even a plain old hole punch, although it will take you longer because I recommend punching about 50 shapes for your pocket.

Next, you will need a 4×2 inch keepsake envelope.  The one I used came from the 3L SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES Assorted Keepsake Envelope packet.

Then you need to choose 2 different background colors.  The foreground paper needs to be cut down to about 2” x 4”, just smaller than the envelope.  The background should be slightly larger at about 4 ½ x 2 ½.

Now, just decorate your foreground paper however you want.  I made die cuts using my Cricut machine for this project.

Insert this decorated piece of paper into the pocket followed by the confetti in front of it.   Seal the envelope closed.  If the envelope you are using has adhesive backing like mine, peel off the backing and take a piece of page protector that you have cut down to size and stick it over the sticky part.  Trim any excess.   Adhere the envelope to the slightly larger piece of background paper and you are done!  Easy and fun wrapped up in one, who doesn’t like that???!!!

Use your imagination and use different size envelopes for anything from a day at the beach to your daughter’s birthday party!  Get crazy and make different shaped confetti by using mini paper punches in the shapes of flowers, hearts, etc.

Check out the instructional video I made too:

Thank you, Ann-Marie, for showing this wonderful and fun idea to me and for allowing me to share the love!