Today, I am sharing a little tutorial on making these easy Double Journal Pockets. They can be attached inside journals or used on a cover. Either way, they are quite fun to make and the possibilities are endless.
Digital Haberdashery Kit (Sam Poole Designs)
Music Sheet paper
Circle Punch (Fiskars)
Scallop Circle Punch (Fiskars)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Fabric Tac Glue
Collage Image (Sugar Lump Studios)
(1) I started by printing the digital papers on Southworth paper. It has a nice weight and holds ink beautifully, especially for journal making. I then cut out my papers.
(2) Next, I selected how tall and wide I wanted to make each pocket. I cut ivory cardstock to approximately 7 inches tall and the width was 3 inches. I folded the bottom of each piece of cardstock at various widths to tuck the tags into when complete. Some were 1 inch bottoms and others wider at 2 inches.
(3) Using Fabric Tac Glue I attached papers to the main portions of the pocket. Running it along what will be the backside and again along the folded bottom portions. I tried to use different patterns to make it more interesting.
(4) I took the little pocket over to my sewing machine and stitched along all the edges making sure it was close to the edge of the cardstock. This will allow room for the tag to be tucked inside. Trim loose threads. Glue lace where the folded strip is and the tag will be tucked into using Fabric Tac Glue.
(5) Next, I covered shipping tags that measured 4 3/4 x 2 3/8 inches with the pattern digital papers using the Fabric Tac Glue again. I trimmed off the excess papers and inked the edges using Distress inks from Ranger (Vintage Photo.)
(6) I tore little pieces of sheet music and added that to the front of the tags. I punched out pattern digital papers with my circle scalloped punch (Fiskars) and the photo with my circle punch. This was glued with Fabric Tac under the sheet music strip. Little bits of patterned lace and buttons were also glued above the photo. A small merchandise tag was added to the bottom right of tag. It had been coffee stained and stamped prior to being attached.
(7) I folded a piece of Ivory cardstock in half. It measured 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches when this was done. At the top I punched out a half circle on one front. Then I ran Fabric Tac Glue along the edges leaving the top of the cardstock open and unglued (this will be another pocket you can put things inside.)
(8) I added glue to the tag pocket on the backside and centered it on to the Ivory cardstock pocket.