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!


About scrapbookeasy

Thank you for visiting my blog! Here's a little about me: I am now a stay-at-home mom courtesy of a little epidemic called "A Bad Economy." It was quite a blessing in disguise because all this new-found free time gave me the opportunity to start an online scrapbooking supply business (you can find us at We are geared toward the busy scrapper and offer easy to use products and kits -- sorry, shameless plug). Scrapbooking is a craft I found, jumped into and became an addict of almost 20 years ago. I love history, so what better way to preserve my own history through this wonderful craft, right? I love to share new things that I learned, discovered or think about with everyone so enjoy!

Posted on May 16, 2011, in paper crafts, scrapbook, scrapbooking. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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