Welcome back! This week I wanted to share a bit of my personal crafting with you. I have a memory planner that I love to use for journaling and memory keeping, and once in a while I like to create my own custom pocket pages for it. Recently, I got the Fuse Tool and it has been wonderful for making exactly what I want!
I mixed some photos and embellishments with a few Brutus Monroe stamp sets to create this Paris-themed pocket page.
Wanting to do something slightly different than journaling cards for a pocket page, I used some Canvas Corp Ivory Tags. The way I like to build custom pages is I take all the elements I want to build pockets for (in this case the tags), arrange them onto my plastic sleeve with a little adhesive, and then run the Fuse Tool along the edges with the metal ruler it comes with. So simple, and it works well! Then, when I need to make the opening to slip in my tags, I just take my craft knife and cut a slit for an opening. I find if you don't push too hard, you can cut through one layer and not both. So simple!
After my pocket page was fused together, I started to embellish. I used the From Paris with Love Stamp Set as well as the Bicycle Stamp Club Stamp and the True Love- Luggage Stamp Set to stamp some fun backgrounds on a few of the tags with my Raven Black Detail Ink. Then, on the other tags, I blended on some Milled Lavender Distress Ink using some stencils to add a light pop of color.
Of course I had to add some gold, so I grabbed some glittery washi tape to add to the edge. This is also helpful for re-enforcing the punched holes so its stronger as you turn your pages. I also applied some gold foiled stickers and a little gold paperclip that I added a pink tassel and a bow charm to.
On a few of the tags I added some string to the top, and adhered a few photos to the front of the pages. I really kept the embellishing pretty clean.
I left the backside of the page blank so I could write in memories or add more photos. I frequently change things around in my planner so I like to have the freedom to do so.
Hope this gives you some fun ideas on how to mix and match those Brutus Monroe stamp sets not only on cards but in your planner, too!
Until next time,
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