Hello crafty friends! Melanie here today to share a fun and easy pocket page tutorial – creating flip pockets. I’ve been crafting for some 10+ years and only recently started using interactive elements, such as flip pockets, on my projects. It’s never too late to try something new!
These pockets are great when you want to hide the journaling, have too many pictures that you must use or simply want to use an extra card or two because they are just too pretty to pass up.
To create a flip pocket you will require washi and a spare pocket page protector. I have a lot of page protectors, especially in 12×12 format which I no longer use, so from time to time I’ll use one to trim off the 3×4 pockets. When trimming the pockets you have to be careful not to cut off the “seam” of the pocket, I usually leave a little edge to my pocket.
Once your pocket is created, the rest of the process is rather simple, insert the journaling cards / pictures in the designated pockets and adhere the flip pocket using washi tape. Your washi will create a seam which will hold the flip pockets in place. The washi strips in the Life Pages kit were perfect for this technique. The various widths all work very well, as you can see below I’ve used various width with my flip pockets.
This technique is also fun for creating an embellishment filled pocket. Using the wood veneers from the planner kit, I filled a 3×4 pocket and added a puffy sticker on top of the pocket. It was then adhered on top of the picture of my daughter. The peek through effect is fun and creates an interesting design element to the page.
As you can see flip pocket are quick and simple to create, but they add a fun interactive element to a spread. Just remember to use washi tape on both side of the pocket (top and underneath) this will reinforce the seam and ensure that the elements within the pockets don’t slide out.
Happy crafting friends!