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.
- Using a paper trimmer, cut the page protector lengthwise to 6”.
- 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.
- 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.
- On the front section, create corners at the top by cutting on a diagonal. This will be the flap.
- Using a tape runner, seal the sides of your pocket staying as close as you can to the edge.
- 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“).
- 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!