Sweet Rush – Vicki Boutin – Part Two | Amy Kattenbelt

Hello Magpies, Amy here today to share with you a slightly different project from my usual 12×12 layouts. I have used Vicki Boutin’s collection “Sweet Rush” to create a double sided Project Life 12×12 Pocket spread. This is for my Counties Album, a little fun challenge that we are doing as a family to visit, and send home a postcard from, each of the Counties in England. My album consists of this double pocket page layout followed by two full 12×12 layouts. This spread documents a day trip we took on the train to the city of Bath.

I follow a template for each County spread. The page protectors I am using  are the Becky Higgins Project Life – Photo Pocket Pages in Design A. You can purchase these from Hey Little Magpie in either a 10 pack size or a bumper 60 pack size.

The top left 6×4 pocket always contains the name of the county and place we visited. I used a 6×4 cut apart card from the paper called “On The Agenda“. To this I used the Thickers from the Sweet Rush collection for the shorter city name, and then used mini foam alphabet Thickers from Paige Evans Splendid collection for the county name. As you might have read in my post a few weeks ago, these are a perfect colour match for the Sweet Rush stash and I highly recommend you purchase a pack to use together. I finished the card by adding a few stickers.

The middle two 3×4 pockets always contain the date(s) that we visited the county and which number it is in our visits. For this I used two of the cut-aparts from the paper called “Shine Bright“. I like to pick cards that have nice imagary on but also have enough space for the information. Again, I mainly used the Paige Evans mini foam Thickers as they are smaller size so fit better in the small space.

The lower right pocket always contains the postcard that we posted home. This in turn is also readable on the reverse side of the layout too. Also on the reverse side of the spread, in the upper right 6×4 pocket I document our travels.

The rest of the pockets are used to hold photos that I feel best document the day. Its a great way to record little details and not so great quality photos that you may never want to add to their own 12×12 layout. I used a lot of patterned paper, card cut-aparts and then decorate with the stickers and chipboard. I also sometimes add a few words to document exactly what’s going on.

I hope I might have inspired you to think about using pocket pages to document some of your photos. Its a really fun way to record lots of detail and I enjoy the change it brings from my regular 12×12 scrapping. Feel free to share your projects with us over on the Hey Little Magpie Facebook group. Take Care,

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