Pocket-style scrapbooking isn’t really a new thing, but it has gained popularity over the past few years. Essentially it is the same thing as color-blocking. A few of my friends and family members have embraced this method of scrapbooking, so I thought it would be fun to create a custom gift set using the Retro Fresh Suite (US/CA) by Stampin’ Up!
Here’s a pattern for the 8 -1/2" x 11" cardstock.
Here’s a pattern for the 6" x 12" cardstock.
You should end up with something that looks like this. I used the Chevron and the new Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to emboss some of the smaller cards.
Next, I went wild stamping and die cutting anything that was related to the theme. Some of the stamp sets I used included Peachy Keen, Starburst Sayings, and Just Sayin’.
I used Soft Suede Cardstock to make a box to put everything in.
I put the stamped and die cut images into Cellophane Bags; then I added coordinating Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape, Linen Thread, and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I decorated the lid to give it the perfect finishing touch.
Here’s what it looked like when I was finished.
Now you give it a try! And you don’t have to use the Retro Fresh Suite. Try pocket-style scrapbooking with any of the fabulous coordinated suites by Stampin’ Up!
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Absolutely a fabulous gift idea!
Great project! Thanks for sharing.
Connie, I love this. I plan on doing a May Class around this project!!! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing creativity!!
Great gift idea!!!
Thanks for GOING WILD Connie, your gift set is amazing, such a candy store of goodies!
OMGosh this is truly awesome!!! Thankyou for sharing!!!!
I am so inspired. Looks absolutely gorgeous. Will make a couple of these for gifts.
What a great idea. This would be a perfect little "Sisters' Weekend" scrappy gift. Thanks so much, I'm doing this! ( hope my sister isn't reading this )
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Yep great idea kris !!!!!
This is a great gift idea. Thanks for the details--really, really cute!
LOVE IT! I just wish SU still had the divided page protectors! Wish I could find some!
Love this idea. I use project life sheets to scrapbook with since Stampin Up no longer carries the pocket sheets. I will be using this post to make some cards to add to those sheets. Love your post
Wow! This is awesome. Thanks for sharing the details.
Brilliant, Connie!! What a wonderful gift (for them or for yourself!).
This is beautiful! What a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing!
This is an awesome project! A perfect gift for a scrapbooker or cardmaker.
Oh WOW! Connie! This is serious cutness!
I love the idea !!! It's a great handmade gift. Thanks for sharing
I love this idea and thank you so much for the measurements! How many 12x12 pages is this supposed to create?
Wow! I love this project. This would also be great for card making.