Thursday, 12 July 2018

Junk Journal corner pocket tutorial

Hello friends, hope your week is going well. As more than half of you who commented on my previous post requested a tutorial for the corner pockets, here you are:
First of all, a little reminder of how such a pocket can fit into a junk journal:
The journal I am making right now is Midori size (roughly 4 x 8" each side, so the actual pages are 8 x 8" folded in half), but of course a pocket like this can fit in any size journal, or indeed on the inside or even outside of a card.

1. Start with an A4 sized piece of paper ( more or less 8.5 / 11 for my American visitors).
I used tea dyed printer paper, but you can obviously use any kind of paper or thin card.
2.Fold the paper in half length wise
3. Fold one side down to form a triangle. The open side needs to be at the top.
4. Cut along the side as shown in the photo below. With the paper left over you can make one more corner pocket, plus a decorated envelope if you wish.
5. Lift one corner and fold it back on itself, this will create the pocket.

As you can see in the photo, the bottom is open, but so is the long diagonal side, which will form the actual pocket.
6. You now need to close the bottom and loose flap. This can either be glued, or as I decided to do, sewn.

7. Time to decorate and if you want a vintage look, ink the edges.

8. Gather some bits and pieces to add, here is what I used: A piece of lace, half a doily, some cheese cloth and a medallion made with the Tim Holtz 3D impresslets and a tiny little flower.

9. Now all you need to do is put it all together.
Here you can see it with the two journaling cards I plan to keep inside.I coloured my medallion with Distress Oxide Inks to match the l I fitted mine on the right side of my journal, but if you turn it 90 degrees clockwise you can fit it on the left. If you don't glue the whole back side to your journal page, put just put a thin line of glue along the two short sides, you then have a double pocket.
Well, there you have it, hope it all made sense and happy crafting!


Kate Yetter said...

Your pocket has been decorated beautifully! I love the vintage touches.

Annie said...

Totally fabulous details and Thank You as always for sharing xx Love the page/corners

Hugs Annie x

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Beautifully decorated Astrid, I love creating these little pockets as they add extra storage for treats to be held and hidden. Your ATC's are beautiful.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Creative wishes Tracey xx

brenda said...

Yes, it all makes sense Astrid and will be having a go at making something similar to your very pretty creation.

B x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Thank you for this Astrid! Your instructions are very clear! Hopefully I will have time to play at the end of this month! Hugs, Chrisx

froebelsternchen said...

Oh yes- it makes great sense - thank you for the tutorial dear Astrid! And I love the ATCs as well as this beautiful pocket! Happy weekend ahead! Hugs, Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

Thanks very much for the tutorial! I was enthralled and mesmerised to see how the pocket was made and I love the vintage embellishments that you added too - perfect 😁. Thanks again and I hope you are having a lovely week! J 😊 x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Oh Yes! more gorgeousness! Love the pockets Astrid, you very clever lady. Have a great week, Angela xXx

Meggymay said...

A fantastic corner pocket and tutorial, the photos were super.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

Such a great tutorial Astrid, I just love the way you decorated the pocket, it is beautiful. I just had to buy that medallion die after seeing yours - I love it! Hugs, Anne xx

Helen Wallace said...

A simple and elegant addition to your page and I can see many uses for such a pocket. i.e. on a page to hold some journalling, on a card to hold a gift card, or as you've so beautifully demonstrated in a journal to tuck in some goodies. Thanks for the instructions. x

Jackie PN said...

First off, today's quote- WOW hit the nail on the head!

Thank you so much for taking the time to create this tutorial Astrid! You have such a beautiful style and I swear every thing you create is gorgeous!
Happy weekend dear friend!
Jackie xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love these pockets Astrid and love how they are constructed. I have actually made a corner pocket for the journal I am making at the moment but it is not constructed in quite the same way. Might have to try this out. I love how you decorated it too .. really gorgeous! hugs xx

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a neat and cute little pocket! Thanks for the inspiration! ;-)

Let's Art Journal said...

Just tried this technique and it worked like a dream, thanks so much! I'll be sharing my corner pocket page later next week if you would like to see how I got on 😁. Just wanted to share my excitement and say thank you! Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend! J 😊 x

ann barnes said...

Love the tutorial, thank you for showing us the how to. Those trims look magnificent, and I really like the look of layering onto the 3-d medallion, definitely has me pondering ideas. I love your work Astrid. ~Ann xx

sarascloset said...

Great tutorial and fabulous results! I think even someone like me could follow along! Great decorations! And it is you who wooed me into purchasing the impresslits! Hugs!

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