Confetti Pockets for Summer Layouts
Hi all! Back in April I showed an instructional video on how to make confetti pockets for your scrapbooks. Today I’m going to show you how to do a confetti pocket for your summer layouts! All you need for this project are the following:
- Memorabilia Pocket Size 8.5″x3″
- Cardstock – several colors of your choosing
- Paper punch
- Alphabet stickers or die cut machine
- Glue stick and/or tape runner
- Scissors/paper trimmer
For this project, I used mini fish and starfish paper punches that I borrowed at a crop I attended (Creative Memories). If you do not own either of these types of punches, using a hole punch will work just as well. Make your confetti first to get it out of the way. Choose cardstock colors that remind you of summer, I used yellow and orange. This part is a bit time-consuming because you will want to punch at least 50 shapes for your pocket.
Next, you will need at least a 8.5 x 3 inch keepsake envelope. If you don’t have one or can’t find one in a store, you can make one by using the instructions here.
Using two different pieces of colored cardstock (I used blue and green), cut out 2 backgrounds. The first background (blue) needs to be cut down small enough to fit inside the envelope. The second background (green) needs to be a bit larger because it will be adhered behind the finished pocket.
Using my Cricut machine, I cut out a sun and letters that spell out “BEACH” and adhered them to the foreground paper near the top. Next, I created waves by ripping 3-4 different shades of blue cardstock and then layered and adhered them to the bottom of the foreground paper. Trim off any excess. Then insert this piece of paper into the pocket followed by the confetti in front of it. Seal the envelope closed. Adhere the envelope to the slightly larger piece of background paper and you are done!
If you are a visual person like me, check out my video to see how it’s done: