Storage Pocket – Memory Book
Hey there! So good to see you popped along to the blog today. I wanted to share a neat little storage pocket for you to use in any of you books. This is great for an additional photos you want to keep but don't have the space to display them, or you can even store tickets and other keep sake items.
This page went in a book I created for a friend who wanted a book to document letters she writes for her child as they grow up. When they turn 18 she plans to present her child with the book showcasing all her memories. What a lovely idea!
Materials required for:
Storage pocket details
To start off, I measured the width of the page divider I was going to attach my pocket onto. I decided to make the storage pocket about 4cm smaller than the width and height of my page. On the coloured paper, I drew out this measurement which gave the front of the storage pocket. To give the pocket some depth, I drew out a line from the bottom corners out at an angle until it was a similar to the height of the pocket. I connected each extended line to the top corners of the storage front. This added a triangle shape onto either side of the pocket.
In addition, I marked out a score line along the middle of these side triangles. These score lines allow you to store the pocket more easily when there is less bulk inside as it can fold down.
Once I had the main outline of the pocket drawn, I drew extra tabs around the two sides and the bottom so I could I use these to adhere to the page. I then cut this out and scored the tabs and the side score lines.
Using my adhesive, I secured the pocket to the page with the tabs folded inwards, so the pocket front covered these. I added a small flap by simply adding a piece of folded paper (the same width as the pocket) by adhering one flap inside the pocket to the back of the page. The other fold would create a flap like an envelope. I pierced a brad through the front of the storage pocket and adhered a piece of string to the flap to keep all the memorabilia inside.
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