Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine Pocket Pages (CQC122)

Hello there, time for another fun, Valentine-y color combo at the colourQ!! Here's the palette for you, loving the kraft and the black, personally.
I decided these would be fab colors for making some pocket pages for the boys old Valentines. I made one page for each, and when I was done, could NOT find Collin's Valentines from last year anywhere? But had a bag from the previous year, so that's why his is a little different. If I come upon the other ones, I guess I'll just make a new page!
Now, if you've never made these pocket pages before, I tell you, you really SHOULD give it a go. It's a wonderful way to save those birthday, baby, and holiday cards that we never really know what to do with. It's also a great alternative to leaving the INSIDES of your scrapbook covers blank.. You can adhere these to the inside of the covers with that super sticky tape, and then people can easily pull out the cards and take a look... I did that with the boys baby albums. :)

Here's a pic of the pocket on the back:
Now, you could use foam squares, too. I particularly like the foam tape, though.... You really should use something to give the pocket some depth away from the page, so it won't fall apart when you put the cards/memorabilia in. You can get HUGE rolls of this foam tape (made by Scotch) at the office supply store for around 25-30$. I know that's a lot, but I've had mine for years, and just finished the roll! If you have boxes of cards and things around, you could even do a whole album of these. they are really fast pages, since you don't need to figure out layout or embellish a lot. Really it's just the pocket, and you can add a little decoration at the top of the pages like I did here, but the rest of the page likely won't show, once you fill the pockets.

I used a set of Patterned Love stamps I got from my last Spotted Canary prize package. Using an extra-large acrylic block, I was able to position all 4 stamps at once, and just stamp each page one time. easy peasy... Also used my TCP Heart Trio CutUps die set and my fave punch for the edge of the pocket. 

I used my labelmaker to add the boys names to each page, I hand cut a fishtail at the end of each label for decoration and I added some cute little monkey stickers I had leftover from last year's Valentines. 

Well, that is all for me today! Hope you will come join us at the colourQ. I'd love to see what you'll come up with!

xoxo, Noelle

supply list: stamps: Inkadinakdo; die: TCP; labelmaker: Dymo; stickers: K&Company; punch: EK Success; foam tape: Scotch; glass baubles: K&Company

DUST IT OFF!: Sometimes buying in bulk can really pay off! On this project, I finally used up the massive roll of foam tape I've had for years. Plus, scrap that memorabilia! No one will ever look at it in a shoebox anyway :)


LeAnne said...

This is a super-cute fantastic idea!!!

Marlena M. said...

Such a great idea, Noelle! They look wonderful. ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

What a fantastic way to save children's hearts embossing folder Valentines. Beautiful and fun.

Lisa said...

What a fun idea, great way to make use of all these goodies!!