I create pockets in my layouts and stick the cards in the pocket. I have thought about sticking part of the card down, but that does not work for me personally. To avoid the card moving around, I created a pocket just big enough for the card. If I am using more than one card they move around at this point. A task I am still perfecting.
How to create these pockets:
Layout one: For our first Valentine's Day I got Keith concert tickets. (I may have to do a post about the gift itself at some point)
The page - I found 2 patterned pages with Music as the theme one pink and one in red. One pink sheet had sheet music on the top and the word music on the bottom. Knowing I wanted to use the "Music" portion of the sheet. I tore the paper to create the ripped edge. I then adhered the sheet music portion to a piece of paper I picked up for pennies at a scrapbooking store. With the red sheet I started a little above half way up the paper and tore the sheet across ending a little below half way down the other side. I glued the edges of the now torn red paper to the pink paper creating a pocket. I also glued the bottom so the cards would not go all the way down. I did the same thing with the music portion, creating another pocket for the concert tickets and other mementos.
Layout two: Another Valentine's Day layout.
These two pages were Love themed. The red sheet had love all over it in white. I simply cut this sheet a little less than in half. I took a red, pink, white and black stripped paper and tore a strip about one inch by twelve inches. Glue this to the red love paper and adhered the sides.
The more fun pocket on this page was for the ticket stubs. I had a picture of the roses Keith gave me. I took some scrap paper, folded it in half and glued it to the picture, sealing the sides. I glued it to the page and stuck our ticket stubs in it. Very cute effect.
1. Know what you are shopping for.
2. Find pages that coordinate
- they do not have to match
- if you like two really different patterned patterned pages find a striped page that has both colors in it and use that to tie them together.
3. If you are doing these pockets on a two page spread, make sure you get enough for both pages. I know that one from experience.
I will answer any questions that are posted.