Pocket Scrapbook

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pocket Scrapbooking

We had all those lovely advice cards from the wedding, plus some advice coasters from a bridal shower, a pile of printed photos from the photographer, assorted wedding programs, invitations, Save the Dates, leftover escort cards, cookie bags, bird origami, and these objects weren't going to make it in another picaboo photo album. So, I browsed JoAnn Fabrics and found a Project Life Value Kit with core cards and woodcuts for $8. A few months later, I stumbled upon a 12x12" Recollections photo album for $12 & the Project Life Photo Pocket Pages Big Variety Pack 2 for $15. So for $35, I had myself a pocket-based scrapbook. I happened to have a piece of paper in the perfect confetti color scheme for the value pack, so I cut it into a couple 4x6s, but mostly 3x4s, used it as a bit more pocket filler.

I don't care much for scrapbooking as a pastime, but if I have to do it, pocket scrapbooking is by far the least painful avenue of attack.
With a few different pocket arrangements provided by the variety pack, and a random smattering of cards, photos, woodcuts, coasters, and advice notes, each page looks different enough from the other. I made the pages double-sided, so I used fewer pocket pages, and thus ended up with lots extra for some other random event, I suppose.

I'm really loving the canned sayings on the core cards, as they relate to the wedding theme. "Why not now?" "Follow your dreams". Likely meant for a different sort of photo album, but it works here in a rather silly manner.

Pocket Scrapbooking
Pocket Scrapbooking
Pocket Scrapbooking
Pocket Scrapbooking
Pocket Scrapbooking

The part I was least enthusiastic about was that all these cards seem to demand personal notes to be written...and I'm just not much for verbalizing this stuff. So for the most part I scripted in captions for what was happening in the photo layout, or the location, or the date, or the names of the bridal party. And then I also added in some song lyrics from the evening, the dessert options, the readings & readers, and our vows. I suppose I could also squeeze in the food menu somewhere, lol. All information not stored in the Picaboo album!
Pocket Scrapbooking
Pocket Scrapbooking
Pocket Scrapbooking
Pocket Scrapbooking
Pocket Scrapbooking

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