Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a pocket page spread. I have a 6×8 album that I fill randomly, just for me, of some of my favorite photos or stories. I used a few Technique Tuesday products: The Story stamp set, Small Numbers crafting dies, and one piece from the Layered Smile crafting dies.
I decided to make a spread about books and reading. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love reading.
I decided to work on the “why” story 3×4 card first. I am using a photo of girls in a bookstore. Since I already had my photo printed, I wanted to pull a few of my favorite colors. I used some blue and pink watercolor, and watercolor paper to make the background of my card. Once fully dry, I used black ink to stamp some journaling lines. I used the larger journaling lines stamp, and I double stamped it (between the first set of lines) to create more journaling lines. Think college ruled vs wide ruled paper. Next, I chose the “why this matters” sentiment, and centered it at the top. I added a little open heart that I die cut from the Layered Smile crafting dies and dark pink cardstock. I added in my journaling to finish off the card.
For another card, I wanted to list a review a few of my favorite reads of 2019. Using the same watercolors, I colored the die cut small numbers. I created the book titles on the computer, printed it out on white cardstock, and trimmed it into a 3×4 card. I used Distress Oxide inks, in Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean, to stamp the “just the facts” sentiment. I glued on the numbers, and used the star from The Story stamp set to stamp my rating. I used my finger to wipe away a little bit of the star before stamping for the 1/2 stars.
For my other journaling card, I printed off a quote that I found on pinterest, and I colored it in an ombre blue pattern. I stitched a little strip of pattern paper from my stash on the bottom. The stack of books is fussy cut from a piece of Pinkfresh Studio Office Hours collection pattern paper.
That finishes off this pocket spread. I love how it turned out! I think it would be fun to start a separate “books I’ve read and loved” album.
Thanks for stopping by friends!