Thinking Outside of the Pocket

Thinking Outside of the Pocket
Hello, friends! Pocket cards are awesome for pocket page memory-keeping, but it is also fun to think outside the pocket and use cards in different ways!

Traci Reed: Thinking Outside The Pocket with Journal Cards


When it comes to pocket cards, I RARELY actually put them in the pocket. I like to dissect them, embellish them, repurpose them and use them as basically anything but a pocket-filler! For this layout, I used two 3x4 cards and one 4x6 card from the Nordic Skies Modern Memory-Keeping Kit to create an interactive page flip in my album that hides my journaling and extends the amount of usable space I have in my album!

I basically built my whole layout around the sentiment on the "It's only cold if you're standing still" card, so it makes sense that it's front and center on my layout. I paired it with the silly photo of me on the outside of my photo flip, backed with 1/2 of a patterned 4x6.

I created a photo flip using a cardstock hinge. Inside the photo flip, I have a less silly photo matted with the other half of that pink 4x6 and an actual journal card where I can write my story - 3 journal cards total!

In order to make my photo flip "blend" with the layout and not look like it was just placed on top of my layout, I added various forms of the snowflakes from the Nordic Skies Collection (stickers, die cuts, rub-ons) throughout, overlapping both the top and bottom photos as well as the main large photo. This made everything feel cohesive and dynamic.

Finally, a large main title directly across from the photo flip draws your eyes across the page right to where we want them!

  How do you think "outside the pocket" with your pocket cards? Share with us by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page. Make sure to visit our Pinterest page and the Cocoa Daisy YouTube Channel for more inspiration.


Rachel, Creative Team Blog Coordinator