Pocket Page Process with Aimee Mertell

Hello, Elle’s Studio friends, it’s Aimee back again with another pocket page layout, this time using the beautiful new May 2022 kit and extras! Stick around and I’ll walk you through my process! 

Supplies | May 2022 KitLittle Banner StickersBright Puffy Asterisk StickersPhotograph Stamp, Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Medium Jane Alphabet Metal Die

Pocket pages are some of my favorite projects, however I find the weekly documenting format to be too demanding of my schedule, so I like to complete pages on a monthly basis instead. That being said, I often start off all of my pocket pages by creating a monthly title card—this is typically a 4 x 6-inch tag, but today I wanted to mix things up. 

I stamped out “May” with the outline Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp and used the coordinating Metal Die to cut the letters, adhering them to the green, grid tag from the May 2022 Kit. Die cutting the alphas really adds the “pop” that the title needs and helps draw the eye. After having the monthly placeholder complete, I laid out my photos and journaling tags, making sure I had enough room to tell all my stories. 

I love how the monthly kit tags prompt you to think of stories you might want to tell. For example, one of the tags prompted me to take a look at the past and compare it to the present while another tag prompted me to list three current truths. This makes journaling on layouts an easy and manageable task!

Now it’s time to fill in any gaps I might have from a lack of photos or journaling and I do this with the help of filler tags! Elle’s kits have a great ratio of journaling to filler tags and It’s always easy to find something fitting to fill in the empty spaces. The tags are beautiful on their own, but you can go the extra mile and embellish them a little further like I have here with the Bright Puffy Asterisk Stickers or just a few staples from your tiny attacher. 

There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this peek into my process and it gave you some ideas for your own creative workflow. How do you get started with your pocket pages? If you’re not a subscriber to our monthly kits yet, I would encourage you to give them a try—they really make documenting a breeze! 

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