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Creating Pocket Cards


Hello! It’s me, Kasia, and today I would like to share with you some ideas for making your own pocket sized cards. Don’t get me wrong, I love ready made cards and I use them all the time, but when I saw May Main Kit I was so amazed by all the patterns and papers that I wanted to make my own cards.

I also used the incentive alphabet stamp set – love it and plan to use it as often as possible. When making my own cards I used three different techniques, here’s what I did.

Supplies: May Main Kit

The simplest idea is to cut the patterned paper to the desired size 3×4 or 4×6 and add some white cardstock to create the journaling spot. By this you get something really simple looking, so I think a little ephemera goes a long way. I chose stickers and thickers that fit the topic I was writing about.

This time I used plain white cards and embellished them with stripes of washi tape. You can add it vertically or horizontally. I prefer to add it at the bottom or top of the card so I have plenty of space for journaling. Yet again,adding some stickers and thickers is a good idea.

The last idea is to use stamps. I have to tell you I had lots of fun making these. I chose two letters and stamped them repeatedly to create a pattern. Then added some die cuts and created little journalling spot.

And here’s a bonus idea! The last idea is a mix of the previous ones. It involves stamps and some watercolours. I dug out my gelatos, added a hint of colour here and there, stamped the cross pattern and voila. You can add some coordinating embellishment to make it even more fun.

Thats all 🙂 I hope you like those ideas. Have fun creating

Make a Pocket Page in 30 Minutes




I’ll start by saying that if you are looking for a way to document your memories quickly, pocket pages are the way to go, especially with the Life Pages kits! I will explain here my process for making this spread in 30 minutes and give you tips along the way. If I can do it, so can you!






During the first 10/15 minutes:

1/ I open my April Life Pages kit (kit = speed since you don’t have to go through supplies), 

2/ print my photos: for the sake of time, horizontal photos are printed in 4×6, vertical photos are printed 3×4 and square photos in 2.5×2.5 (if your photos are already printed, you’ll save even more time!)

3/ while I’m printing, I “sketch” photo placement in a notebook (nothing glamorous as you can see!) and quickly go through my calendar, my emails and my planner to jot down notes of what happened that week.





For the next 10 minutes, I place my photos pretty much according to my “sketch” and select cards from the kit, trying out different combinations. When you have a variety of photos with different colors or photos that are pretty busy, my tip is to go with a monochromatic look (like I did here) with some black and white for contrast. It makes the process faster and easier and it will always look good! Then, I pull all the embellishments in the kit from the one color I chose and place them on my page:






The part I always do last is the journaling. I usually do it on the computer or the typewriter but you will save even more time by handwriting it.






Stamp the dates, add a little bit of stapling here and there, and it’s done!




Supplies: April Life Pages kit, Tim Holtz mini stapler, Fancy Pants washi tape (from March Main Kit)
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Suzanna’s Pocket Pages


Hey friends! I’m so excited to be back with another blog post this month! The March kits have such fun and vibrant colors – perfect for getting in the mood for spring.


I used the main kit to create a two page spread documenting a little best friend time I had with my bestie! The patterned papers were calling my name, so I had to trim them down into cards for my pocket pages.


For embellishments, I focused on stickers because they were perfect for how I was feeling about the memories (super happy!!)

I also wanted to do a little journaling on a card with a dark/heavy pattern. I used a little white acrylic paint to create a very thin and intentionally messy layer over the card. You can see the pattern through the paint, but the white layer makes my writing pop so it’s easier to read.


To add a little dimension, I popped that “yes” wood veneer piece up on a piece of foam and layered it over a fun washi strip. I love the way that piece adds my exact feeling of “YES!!” to the journaling below it.


I finished off these pages by making a card using my favorite patterned paper from the main kit and the cutest sticker I have ever seen – that little bear.


This really was a perfect day, so I’m so happy I was able to document that in a way that did the memories justice.


I can’t wait to share more crafty goodness with you next month! Until then, I’ll see y’all on Instagram!