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Pockets, pockets, pockets.

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This month for me it’s all about the pockets; pocket scrapbooking and a couple of layouts featuring embellished pockets from the Maggie Holmes ‘Confetti’ collection by Crate Paper.

First up is a Project Life spread featuring a trip to Rome in the Easter holidays paired with the ‘Journey’ collection by Crate Paper.

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I fell in love with the travel tag paper ‘Voyage’ and used this along with other papers from the collection (full details at the end). I layered several papers for the weekly header page and added stickers and die-cuts on top for a travel themed insert.

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I used the same lovely tag paper ‘Voyage’ and a photo of my boys on a flight simulator from that week on a scrapbook layout, adding an embellished pocket from the Maggie Holmes collection ‘Confetti’.

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I embellished the pocket further with a tag and feather from the ‘Journey’ ephemera die-cut pack and added my title on top (these chipboard letter tiles are by Pebbles). Into the pocket I tucked a luggage tag (from my stash) and wrote my journaling on it.

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Finally I added some more die-cuts from the Crate Paper ‘Journey’ collection and a couple of stickers from the ‘Confetti’ collection. The new Crate Paper collections have a similar colour range running through them so it’s pretty easy to mix and match them together, yay.

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I’d made the most of a recent sale in the shop on the Project Life value kits and had ordered the Embossed Value Kit. I’d not planned on using it in my blog post, but I loved it so much that I thought I’d share a Project Life spread I’d made with it.

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Each card is printed in lovely colours on thick textured cardstock and embossed in a ‘letterpress’ style. There are two of each card and embellishment in the kit, including the numbers 0 to 9.

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To continue the embossed look of my spread I used American Crafts woodgrain textured cardstock cut into 4×6″ pieces. Whilst stocks last you can get an amazing 25 sheets of this chestnut colour for just £4.95!

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I am very impressed with this kit and can see that I’ll be using bits from it on scrapbook layouts as well as for it’s intended purpose for Project Life. I especially love this ‘one day’ card below, it’s residing on a shelf above my desk at the moment, but it’s duplicate is destined for a special layout!

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I’ve one last layout to share this month and it features another of the embellished pockets from the Maggie Holmes ‘Confetti’ collection. This time I teamed it with other products from the same collection for a layout about me, my social media me.

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I used the pocket to hold screenshots from my social media apps; Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, my blog and the Hey Little Magpie blog. It’s a fun idea to capture the social media side of me ‘right now’, who knows what social media apps / sites I’ll be using in a few years time. I included a 4×4″ photo of myself which is my avatar on my most frequently used apps; Pinterest and Instagram. It gives the page a good focal point as well as having a connection to the screenshot photos inside the pocket.

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I used ‘pins’ from the ‘standout layered embellishments’ pack which go well with the Pinterest connection and die-cut flowers to pick out those on my apron. I also chose the ‘good things’ chipboard element because the deep blue colour matched a couple of the colours in the screenshot photos and my jeans.

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I used white American Crafts cardstock and just one piece of patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad, everything else came from the ‘ephemera with gold glitter’ pack, the ‘foil accent chipboard shapes’ pack and ‘journaling & title stickers’.

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And just because I felt like it, I got my sewing machine out and sewed a die-cut strip and ticket on to the bottom of my page, sticking a camera and butterfly on top with glue dots. It adds a nice detail to the layout, pulling in the colours and grounding the page.

Finally I’ve got one more Project Life spread to show you. I mixed the current Maggie Holmes ‘Confetti’ collection with an old Maggie Holmes Project Life Mini Kit. The mini kit I used isn’t available anymore, however there is the Maggie Holmes Styleboard Core Kit still in stock in the shop.

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I cut two sheets of patterned paper from the ‘confetti’ collection for the 4×6″ inserts; ‘Fete’ and ‘Surprise’ papers and used cards from the Maggie Holmes mini kit in the small pockets and the weekly header insert. (I’ve placed a tag over some journaling which I’ve not able to share).

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I used the Becky Higgins cream lined journaling cards cut down to write on and added a few stickers and chipboard elements from the ‘Confetti’ collection. The little letter stickers are from the ‘Confetti 6×12 Sticker sheet’ and are the perfect size for mini titles.

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Thanks for stopping by, see you next month! (PS. All the products used in this post are listed below, keep scrolling down)

JO

This month I used the following collections and products; (click on the picture to take you to the item in the shop)

Journey Maggie Holmes Confetti

Crate Paper ‘Journey’ collection, Maggie Holmes ‘Confetti’ collection and the Becky Higgins ‘Project Life Embossed Value Kit’.

Products used in the travel themed project life spread and the layout ‘Fly’;

        

Products used in the ’embossed’ project life spread;

 

Products used in the ‘@me’ layout and the Maggie Holmes project life spread;

          

Basic supplies on my desk;

    

5 Comments

  1. Rachel Millington

    Fab work Jo! Love that social media LO, it looks awesome and is a great idea too! xXx

  2. Ida Rosberg

    I just love your PL style! So many photos and memories! And the social media LO is just brilliant! Will absolutely do something similar! 😀

  3. Sheena

    So much to look at on your PL spreads Jo x
    The social media lo is a fab idea I just might have to borrow 😉