Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Creating Made Easy April Kit~Pocket Page

Hi, Connie here with a pocket page to share, using the Creating Made Easy April Kit and the 12" acrylic sheets by Clear Scraps. This is a great project for saving memorabilia together with the photos that were taken at the event.  I love keeping it all together. So easy to create and the pocket holds plenty!

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Photo Strip Instructions:
First lets create the photo strips that are in the pocket.  By printing the photos smaller and adhering them on a strip of paper,  more photos can be shared on one page.  I'm all about one page capturing the entire event.

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Four photos are collaged on  4" X 6" photo paper and printed out.  The collage is cut down the middle giving two photo strips.  Mount the photo strips on pattern paper.  You can make as many as you need to tell your story.

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Memorabilia and Photo Pocket instructions:
Cut a piece of pattern paper 12" x 4", shade with ink and use a decorative border punch on the top edge. Shade with ink when finished.  This will be the pocket that holds the memorabilia and photo strips.

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Chipboard Guitar Instructions:
Ink the chipboard guitar with Distress Oxide/Vintage Photo, cover with clear embossing powder, shake off the extra and emboss with a heating tool.

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Instructions to assemble the Pocket Page:
Remove plastic film from both sides of the 12" X 12" acrylic sheet.  Add the pocket to the bottom of the acrylic page using Beacon adhesive or a tape runner. Mount the focal photo on the top left.  Mat with coordinating pattern papers from the Creating Made Easy April Kit. Turn the acrylic page over, to the backside of the pocket page, an adhere glue (Beacon 527) to the areas where the pocket was adhered and the focal photo.  Those spots of glue will hold the background pattern paper in place without showing glue stains through the acrylic ( sometimes happens).  Tag a small drop of glue in each top corner of the pattern paper, so the paper is secure.  Lay the acrylic front over the pattern paper you are using for the background.

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Add the chipboard embossed guitar to the pocket and continue to decorate with stickers.  Add photo strips and memorabilia to the pocket.  Journal the event and add the journal card to the pocket, if you like.  Speckle lightly, with acrylic paint, on the pocket (be sure to cover the top of the page with scrap paper before you speckle).

Product used:
Creating Made Easy April kit
Extra products (not included in kit):
title stickers, acrylic paint

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


  1. What a great idea about the photo strips. *headslap* LOL. And is that the ARK ARK? I really want to see that. Maybe on our next excursion.

  2. Ohhhhh this is soooooooo clever!!!! LOVING that!!!!!!!!


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