Monthly Archives: May 2011

Peek-A-Boo Titles for Scrapbook Layouts

Ever have a million photographs for one event?  Ever wonder how you are going to get those million photographs into your scrapbook without having to worry about titling each page?  Well, here is an easy and quick way to accomplish that.  I’ve been literally doing this technique for YEARS and have saved a ton of time!

Directions:

  1. Lay down your title (along the top, bottom or side edges of a double layout)
  2. Measure out the width of your title
  3. Take the page(s) that will be between your layout and measure and mark where you will cut it down so that the title will show through
  4. Trim your page with a paper trimmer
  5. Insert the page into the page protector

When you flip the page, you will be able to see your title through the page protector.  It’s so fast and easy and is a fabulous time-saver!

How to Make a Memorabilia Pocket for Your Scrapbook

As a follow-up to the confetti pockets I made last week, I wanted to show you how to make your own envelopes. This is especially for those of you who don’t have store-bought pockets or need a specific size.

For this project, we will be using a page protector. Leave the sealed side of the protector intact. This will be the bottom of your pocket.

Easy-Peasy Directions:

  1. Using a paper trimmer, cut the page protector lengthwise to 6”.
  2. Then cut the protector so that it is about 5” tall. The extra inch will be used for making the flap. You should now be holding a piece of 6” x 5” piece of page protector that is open on 3 sides.
  3. Cut the top of the back section down about an inch so that the front of the pocket will be 1” taller than the back.
  4. On the front section, create corners at the top by cutting on a diagonal. This will be the flap.
  5. Using a tape runner, seal the sides of your pocket staying as close as you can to the edge.
  6. Insert your memorabilia, confetti or designed paper into your pocket (see last week’s blog “How To Make a Confetti Pocket For Your Scrapbook Layout“).
  7. Fold over the flap and seal.

That’s it! These are so easy to make and literally take 5 minutes. Who could ask for more? Use these instructions to create any size from 12” x 12” (for those dance recital programs) to 2” x 2” (for that 1st lock of hair). Don’t worry about wasting your page protectors — you can create several pockets using just one!

Check out my video on how to make these fun little guys!