Pocket cards

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Pocket cards

Hi all. I'm brand new to the entire scrapbook thing, not just digital scrapbooking. I've gotten a bundle or two from this site and there are pocket cards and pockets and journal cards, etc.

I think I understand journal cards, a place to add text about the layout. But I don't understand pockets and pocket cards in scrapbooking. Could someone fill me in, please.



PS. I'm obviously also new to the forums and I wasn't sure how to search the forums because I'm sure this has already been discussed.

Hi Lesley! Welcome!

You are correct about journal cards - they create a great blank space to tell a story, and add an extra photo and a story. Have you seen any pocket card-style scrapbook pages? A while ago a product/way of scrapbooking was introduced where you tuck your pictures and these cards - the journaling ones or the pretty "filler" cards into pockets to create a scrapbook page.

I use the pocket look to create my yearly family album. I have a lot of my pages shared here in the gallery if you'd like to take a look. I do it all digitally and then print it into a book at the end of the year. There are also ways to do so physically, but since you're here, I assume you'd be doing this digitally. There are great templates available for download for you to try out - THESE from Marisa would be a great place to start if you want to try it for yourself.

I'd be more than happy to help you get started, give you a few tips, or just answer questions!

Your pages are gorgeous!

I will definitely take a look at those templates and play around. I'm definitely not cut out (no pun intended) for paper scrapbooking. I lack the organizational skills that would be needed to keep everything straight.

Thanks so much for your reply. I have a feeling this is going to be a fun trip down the rabbit hole. And I laughed at your profile. I also am a serial crafter but this is my first non-food foray into a craft outside of fiber. I knit, spin, weave & sew for the most part though I have gone through cross stitch and crochet phases. I make soap and cheese, too. I just have to hook up with someone with cows and sheep and I'm ready for the apocaplypse. smiley

Thank you!

There's lots of other pocket style templates here on the site - lots of different options for you to try too! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

I feel like every crafter is a serial crafter. It's hard to just have one hobby when there are SO many options! I look forward to seeing your upcoming pages. Have fun down the rabbit hole! Don't eat or drink anything strange, you never know what'll happen! smiley

Lesley, I did a blog post about pocket scrapbooking in the Campus.

Many journaling cards are on that format too, so you can use them in different ways, even if not using "pockets": How to use Journaling cards

And there was even a Master Class on it: Pocket Scrapbooking with PSP. I think you can still access it.

Oh thanks, Carole. I'll check that out.