Hi there friends,
I know I have enough content and pictures for about 3 blog posts but I just couldn’t help myself making one of these for each of my kiddos.
You see, in my A5 Filofax planner I have a bunch of little trinket papers flopping all around and some even shoot across the room when I turn a page. Pockets that hold a half sheet of paper are almost non existent in planner-land so decided to make my own.
Each measure 9″ x 6 3/8″, indeed, larger than an A5 paper but with 1/4 inch clearance for adhesive, they fit a folded piece of paper perfectly.
Each pocket does have a purpose and for ease of designing, each pocket is crafted primarily from one collection. This one, using the Honeycrisp Collection , is for Tyler’s correspondences from colleges. I even made a few reminder cards from the collection elements just in case he need something to put in his pocket down the road.
On the opposite side of each pocket is a full page picture of the pocket owner. This one of Ty is from a rare vacation after just moving to Oregon. The digitals from this picture are from the Turning Leaves collection.
The next set of pages are for Jack. I’ve used a half circle side pocket slide-in just below the tab on the left. Like all the pockets, I adhered them on three sides to the back of the previous picture. It saves on space and bulk rather than a wrap-around pocket technique with paper.
This pocket design is from the Shimmer Collection. Yes, it’s a winter collection, but I like to use them year round because their tone is always crisp and cool.
For Luke, I went a little bolder because he is a bit bold himself. I added elements from Dully Noted to the picture itself.
I added journaling and washi to the ring side after I punched it hoping to soften the bold letters and picture composition.
For this pocket I added an additional one in front. On the surface it appears to be just 3 nested journal cards but they really serve as an additional pocket for future memory keepsakes from his year at kindergarten.
For the paper itself, I used an overlay technique using the elements of the Thrive collection where I lightened the script instead of its original black motif.
And then we have Eli, my cheeky little guy.
Elements are from the ever present Honeycrisp collection and I thought it would be a nice focal point to the blurriness of the picture bottom.
I used the Duley Noted collection again, among others, to create his pocket that will be full of kindergarten paperwork very, very soon!
Thanks for joining me today!
Kim is a 40 (Akkk!) year old mother to 4 sporty, smelly and sweet boys ranging in the ages of 4 to 16 and lucky enough to be married to my favorite person in the world who lets her be a stay at home mom. When not doing laundry, this ex-fiber arts teacher loves memory keeping by scrapbook and pocket pages and to creatively plan to make sure she doesn’t routinely forget someone at some sports practice – or any other school function.