PLUS - An Easy way to make POCKET PAGES
Since my Golden Book Junk Journals continue to be
a popular post, I have another book with a tip to share.
This book was in very bad shape.
The cover was already torn apart.
I show you how to take apart the book here in more detail.
Cut your cover and book pages to 8' by 6''
Today I want to show you an easy way to make
pockets for your Little Golden Book.
you will need a 12''x 12'' sheet of
cardstock or scrapbook paper.
I prefer double sided.
Fold in half.
Unfold, this is the back of the inside.
Fold again, I have a tiny score board so I
fold in half to score the paper at 4''
and fold up.
Use a bone folder or plastic credit card edge
to burnish or smooth the folds.
Glue the outside 1/4'' of pocket and down the center.
Let dry a few seconds.
I have a heavy duty 3 hole punch.
It can be adjusted for the 8'' book.
I put a piece of tape on the punch so
I know were to line up the page.
Punch the folded edge.
Each pocket folder has 4 sides to decorate
and fill. Paper can also be add to the center
area for more variety.
These pockets can be used in sewn journals
if you do not punch the holes.
I made a stack of these.
All the pages are 8'' high 6'' wide with
a 4'' pocket.
I put one pocket between each book page.
I try to keep the story pages in order.
Sometimes I have to fix a page or remove it
if it's too damaged.
I lay out the pages and continue until the end
of the book.
I use 3 binder clips to hold the pages together.
Now is the fun part!
Adding to the pockets.
A few extra pages here and there-
On the clips I add some ribbon.
It's a nice chunky journal.
A unique gift for a friend.
Ready to be filled with Christmas memories.
Xo, Lisa S