- a page protector used for scrapbooking in any size you like
- cardstock to affix your pocket to
- vintage papers of all kinds (I used vintage ledger paper, sheet music, wallpaper, old Library pockets and tiny glassine envelopes)
- vintage buttons
- vintage ribbon, rikrak or seam binding for tying the pocket closed.
Start by cutting off the edge of the page protector with the holes.
For the length you'll want about a 2" flap at the top. To fold over the top of the pocket.
I cut an old sheet music cover and glued it to the cardstock, this step is optional. If you don't do this you'll see your cardstock through the pocket which is just fine.
Punch various shapes from your vintage papers. This would be a great way to use old Valentine's, punch out your favorite parts.
Stamp some tags with your favorite stamps.
Put all your ephemera inside the pocket and tie it closed with your ribbon or seam binding.
This makes a thoughtful gift for a crafty friend or family member. The great thing about this project is that you can easily adapt it to use what you already have on hand. No page protector? Try using a clear cello bag or transparency. No ribbon? Use twine or baker's string. You can stamp the flap for added interest, age the edges with your inks. The possibilities are endless, be creative and add your own touch!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Susan Duane is a wife and mother of three young children. She is a home cook, aspiring photographer and lover of old things. She spends her days caring for her family, creating for Paperhill and in her free time chronicles her long list of interests on her blog Hometown Girl.