Every scrapbooker has his or her own comfort zone; his or her own style of creating. Some of us prefer paper over digital. Others wouldn’t set foot near paper supplies (*raises hand*). Some of us are very traditional scrappers, layering papers, elements, photos and journaling onto a page. Still others lean towards a cleaner look on the page. I am always curious about the different ways people are scrapping and the current trends, so when I heard the term Pocket Scrapbooking I wanted to learn more about it.
The pocket scrapbooking style stems from paper scrappers who use full-size plastic pocket sleeves (think baseball cards) to create their layouts. You can slip photos, journal cards, little trinkets or small art pieces into the pockets to build your layout. In digital pocket scrapbooking, scrappers mimic the grids of the plastic sleeves to organize their page. A lot of hybrid scrappers have started printing out smaller layouts and slipping them in the plastic sleeves. Many scrappers, both paper and digital, use this technique for their Project Life or daily scrapbook pages, but you can use it for almost anything! This style provides a very clean and organized look.
Trixie Scraps Designs’ Products
Trixie Scraps has a few products that are very conducive to this type of scrapbooking. I pulled a couple from the store to show you.
This set of templates is perfect for layering over your chosen background paper and filling with photos, paper strips and journal cards.
Almost every new kit that Trixie designs has a coordinating journal card pack. These additional elements are almost essential to a pocket scrapbooking page.
I decided to try my hand at pocket scrapbooking and I really like the way it turned out! My children celebrated the 100th Day of School this past week and were asked to dress like they were 100 for the day. Aren’t they adorable? I took a template from the Collage Collectors collection and moved the pieces around and combined it with the New Kid in Class collection. What do you think?
Go ahead and give this technique a try…who knows, you may just be a pocket scrapbooking convert! If you do, please make sure you post your layout in the gallery so we can take a look!