Pocket Page Style with Amanda-jayne Baldwin

In today’s blog post, we’re getting a very good reminder from design team member Amanda-jayne Baldwin: don’t knock a certain type of memory-keeping until you have tried it! Amanda has recently tried a new format, pocket pages, after thinking they weren’t for her, and once you see her beautiful spread, you’ll know that she was wrong! Let’s take a look!

Hi, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Amanda here, and today I am sharing something a bit different and out of my comfort zone: pocket pages! I have always admired pocket page documenting, but I’ve always been daunted by having to fill so many pockets with photos and text. I mean, I’m kinda minimalist when it comes to this sort of thing and if I do have lots of photos, I tend to make a one-off mini album.

Fast forward to today and the smaller format pockets and albums now available are winning my minimalist heart! Finally, I can document the everyday moments with quick and simple pockets in a matter of minutes— plus, I can still add in the occasional traditional page in the same album as well! The Elle’s Studio May monthly kit and extras are so beautifully coordinated that they make this form of memory keeping so easy! At last, I’ve found my pocket page heaven! 

Here’s how I am documenting the special guys in my life:

Supplies | May 2020 KitEat Sleep Repeat Printables, May Label Stickers, Icon Chipboard Stickers, Cerulean Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, To the Moon and Back Wood Veneer, Acrylic Stars, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper StackCurrently Icon Stamp, Springtime Tabs Stamp, Everyday Tabs Stamp

As my album is dedicated to documenting my boys’ everyday moments, I opted for a more masculine color scheme with blues, black, white & gray. To add a pop of color I also introduced yellow into the mix, but not on the opening pockets. 

As a scrapbooker and mini album lover, I couldn’t resist creating a opening cover page for my album too! I used the blue patterned paper from the Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack as my base and layered it with the love this story 4″ x 6″ tag from the May 2020 Kit, followed by more Flourish papers and two of the 3″ x 4″ journaling tags. I stapled the die cut stars from the May Kit onto the grouping, and then added the black Puffy Heart Stickers and my title using the Cerulean Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers. Cute!

As you turn the cover page, you’ll spy that I lined the back of it with another of the Flourish Paper Stack patterns. Rather than waste this page, I ditched my intended pockets and simply adhered my 3″ x 4″ journaling tags onto it. Pocket page creating without the plastic pocket! That said, I was careful to align these tags with the actual pockets on the opposite page, so that everything looked cohesive and flowed!

To keep everything looking unified, I limited each tag to no more than two types of embellishments. I also ensured each tag had some black ink—mostly using the Currently Icon Stamp, but also with die cuts, or the printed words on the on the tags that I chose. As the photos feature our sweet doxie pup, I couldn’t resist the paw icon stamp—so sweet!

Here’s a look at the next page in my album:

Those pops of yellow are really striking! To keep everything uniform, and maintain my color scheme, you’ll notice that I cut a triangle of the blue Flourish Paper Stack pattern to cover the pink on my sun ray 3″ x 4″ journaling tag.  I also made the most of the Eat Sleep Repeat Printables, too, printing out the blue journaling tag to use at the bottom of the page.

Simple, easy pocket pages with the May 2020 Kit and add-ons!

No matter your pocket page style, Elle’s Studio has got your memory keeping supplies covered! I hope my non-traditional approach has inspired you today! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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