Creating Pockets for Your Traveler’s Notebook

Pockets, pockets, pockets!  I am loving this trend of creating interactive elements in travelers notebooks and pretty much any paper crafting project.  It captures the essence of why we create our crafts in the first place.  They are meant to be used, interacted with, and appreciated.  I love creating pockets in my TNs because I love looking through my TNs and re-experiencing those memories in a fun way.  Check out my most recent traveler’s notebook process over on my YouTube channel:

The name of the game for this spread was combining some unique colors in order to utilize a set of stickers that I have had in my stash FOREVER.  Anyone else still holding on to stickers for just the “right” occasion.  That is how I felt about these particular soccer themed stickers, and I knew this layout was my best chance to use these.  But, they were mostly green & black, while the picture I planned on using had already been beautifully layered using yellow, black, and white.  No worries, mix and match a few key papers, and a new color scheme was all set!



I created two different kinds of pockets for this layout.  The first was more traditional, using a layered photo.  By only adding adhesive to three sides of the photo, a pocket for a journaling tag was easily added.  On the opposite side of the spread, I used a Tim Holtz metal die to create a different type of pocket with multiple slots that would hold photos and journaling spots.  Both were very useful for including as many photos and memories as possible without completely filling up every ounce of the page.


How do you make your projects a bit more interactive?  I’d love to hear ideas on how I can add a special touch to future projects….let me know in the comments below!

Keep it creative,

-The Scrappy Wife

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Published by Elisa

I'm a mom of 3 who loves all things creative! My current passion is bible journaling, a creative outlet that has really shaped my faith journey. I'm also excited about diving into some memory-keeping projects and dabbling in a bit of art journaling.

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