These little journal pockets I am sharing today are super easy to make and oh so lovely in a journal or a journal cover. I started with a real sturdy manilla file folder cut to various sizes. Next, I applied various pattern papers and old invoice papers. I added a small pocket strip on the front (about 1.5 inches) so I would be able to tuck tags, ephemera, photos inside.
Next, I machine stitched along the edges (leaving the pocket portion open of course) and used distress ink along the edges. I tucked digital tags and ephemera print outs, coffee stained merchandise tags, old photo scans printed out, and altered coin/seed envelopes inside. Bits of lace and buttons were glued on the front as well.
They are perfect to adorn a page or cover of a journal! Once you start making them you will find how fun they are!
This journal was created using mixed media papers, scrapbook papers, embellishments, laces, and loads of original vintage photos. They were all houses using book rings to hold the 45 pages together.
I am sharing only a few of the pages on this post today, but as you can see it is a colorful collection of vibrant papers, trims, embellishments and photos of long ago. I made sure to leave some blank pages for journaling and tuck spots too. You will find quite a few journal pockets throughout as well.
I have it listed in my Etsy shop for those that might be interested. I don’t create them like this very often.
Sharing from the archives today. This little shabby lace tag was created in 2018. I constructed it on a kraft colored chipboard tag, layers of lace, ephemera and collage photos, word art and buttons. I then added vintage seam binding to the top of tag.
Hope you are enjoying the last weekend in July!