Using Designer Templates on Pocket Page Layouts

Lissa's WRMK Closeup

Lissa with Pocket Page Layouts

If you make Pocket Page Layouts you are in for a real treat today.  The Amazing Lissa Mitchell  put together a layout using the products We R Memory Keepers supplied us with this month while we are teamed up with them.  They are a great company.  And we are loving working with them!

One of my favorite scrapbooking companies

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to be here on the Kiwi Lane blog today with my March project for Tip Time Tuesday. We are so lucky to be working with We R Memory Keepers this month — one of my favorite scrapbooking companies! I received this super fun assortment of papers, alphas, and pocket page cards.

my WRMK Product

Kiwi Lane and Pocket Page Layouts

These colors and the cards all said “festive” to me — so I decided to use the cards and papers to create a layout in my boys’ birthday album. I like to keep all their birthday pages together in one set of albums, so we can see how they change and grow each year. And to make the project easier, I used pocket pages for those layouts. I knew this collection of We R Memory Keepers products would be a bright and fun addition to that album. I love how Kiwi Lane designer templates make it so easy to add lots of layers and dimension to pocket page layouts. For this project, I used this month’s featured templates to create this layout:

Pocket Page Layouts using WRMK

Framing things out

I just love it! I started out by framing my page, just like I would if it were a traditional scrapbook layout. I used these Kiwi Lane templates: Abbie Road 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B Tiny Accents 1T, 2T, 3T, 4T Tiny Sweetheart 1T, 4T I placed the 12″ borders across two of the 4×6 pockets, allowing me to plan for multiple borders in those spaces. Then I placed my accents around the layout, along with the We R Memory Keepers 4×6 and 3×4 cards. I love that this collection also included some 12×12 paper with 6×6 patterns on the back. So handy for pocket pages!

Framing with WRMK

Finished look

When I was done, I had a full set of 4×6 and 3×4 cards.

WRMK

Birthday Banner

Finally, I wanted to add a fun birthday banner across my page, over top of the pockets. It’s super easy — here’s how:

1. Cut off a length of baker’s twine, more than you’ll need to go across your page. You can also cut two shorter lengths to tie into bows, as I did here:

2. Figure out how many banner pieces you’ll need to trace and cut by placing the Kiwi Lane template along the string. I traced and cut three pieces.adding finishing touches

3. Trace, cut, ink, and fold. I glued the starburst circle around the twine to keep it closed, then used a pop-dot behind the banner to stick it to my page protector.

Making a Banner

Lissa's WRMK Closeup

Fun, Bright, & Festive

That’s it — super easy! I added an arrow and the chipboard numbers to the outside of the page protector as well. I like putting items with dimension on the outside of the pockets so that everything fits a little better. My final page is fun and bright and festive — everything you’d want in a birthday layout.Lissa's WRMK Closeup

Lissa's WRMK Closeup

Lissa's WRMK Closeup

Make a card with your Scraps

I used the rest of the We R Memory Keepers papers and a 3×4 card to create a quick and easy birthday card too:

WRMK Card

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Tip Time Tuesday — and as always, I hope I’ve encouraged you to put a creative spin on your Kiwi Lane templates. And since I like to help others become Kiwi Lane addicts like me, I’m giving away a set of Kiwi Lane templates on my blog. Stop by today and enter for a chance to win your very own set!

Stay crafty!

-Lissa Mitchell  🙂