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Pocket Pages: Focus on Bucket Lists

Hello, everyone!  Shellye with you as we explore some fun ways to pocket scrapbook those ever-growing bucket lists.  I have a specific board on Pinterest dedicated to things that I would love to do, places I’d love to visit and fun ideas that I’d like to try.  So for my project today, I first headed over to Pinterest and began saving some photos!

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Part of the appeal of Pinterest for me are the beautiful photos;  whether it’s a decadent dessert or mountain-side, I’m drawn to the photos.  With that in mind, I decided to capture the photos as they appear on my board.  To do so:

  1. Select an area of your board that you would like to ‘copy’.  On your computer’s keyboard press “CTRL” and “PRT SC” at the same time.
  2. Open your favorite photo-editing program; I’ve used Paint
  3. Select the ‘print’ option.  The screen image that you’ve copied will appear in a box.  Crop any areas away that you don’t want to keep.
  4. Resize photo to 800 pixels wide and save in jpg format.
  5. Print the photo onto 4X6 photo paper.  I always make sure that the ‘crop to fit’ option is OFF as well; this keeps the photo from being skewed.
  6. To match the 3X4 Journal Cards, I corner rounded each edge of the photo.
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 with remaining photos.

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#pocket_pages #pocket_scrapbooking #pink_paislee #switchboard_collection #diy #shellye_mcdanielI will share my tips for printing the journaling below, but some other fun ideas are to add hand-stitching to plain cards.  This gives just a little texture, while also allowing a place for the eye to rest.  To the photo, I used the chipboard stickers to number the things on my bucket list!  You will also find the same round numerals in the Ephemera Pack.

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#pocket_pages #pocket_scrapbooking #pink_paislee #switchboard_collection #diy #shellye_mcdaniel Not only did I add chipboard stickers to the cards that were placed inside the pockets, but I also added puffy stickers to the outside of the pockets.  It’s just the right amount of dimension without adding too much bulk.

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#pocket_pages #pocket_scrapbooking #pink_paislee #switchboard_collection #diy #shellye_mcdanielI had intentions of using my vintage typewriter for adding the journaling to my cards, but I need new ribbon!  So, I went with Plan B, which is also a very easy approach:

#pocket_pages #pocket_scrapbooking #pink_paislee #switchboard_collection #diy #shellye_mcdanielOpen the Word program and begin typing what you’d like to say.  I chose the Courier New Prime font in 12 pt. size.  I guestimated approximately how wide that I needed for the margins to be so that it would fit the card, but you can set the parameters before beginning.  Print onto regular copy paper.

#pocket_pages #pocket_scrapbooking #pink_paislee #switchboard_collection #diy #shellye_mcdanielI selected a lighter print of patterned paper from the 6X6 Paper Pad;  cut the paper to 4X6.

#pocket_pages #pocket_scrapbooking #pink_paislee #switchboard_collection #diy #shellye_mcdanielI have a florescent light above my desk.  I placed the 4X6 paper over the printed area of the copy paper and then flipped it over so that the back of the copy paper was towards me.  Next, I held it up to the light and was able to see the print through the paper and make adjustments so that the 4X6 paper was centered over the printed area.

#pocket_pages #pocket_scrapbooking #pink_paislee #switchboard_collection #diy #shellye_mcdaniel I carefully turned the paper back over and tacked the edges down (at the top especially) with a re-positionable glue stick.  Place the paper back into the printer and reprint the text.  Carefully remove the 4X6 paper and then corner round the edges.

#pocket_pages #pocket_scrapbooking #pink_paislee #switchboard_collection #diy #shellye_mcdanielThat’s just a glimpse of the beginnings of my “Bucket List” Pocket Page Album!  As I add other pins to my board, I’ll be able to print them in the same fashion and complete the book :)

So glad you’ve dropped by and thanks for visiting Pink Paislee!

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