It’s Week 21 and I’m still going strong. I’ve set aside Sunday mornings for all my Project Life Needs and most weeks I stick to it.
A couple of months ago I was really struggling with how to fit all of the pictures I loved onto a two-page spread. My friend (and fellow CT member!) Becca suggested making inserts as a way to solve that problem.
And now I’m a little obsessed.
From Week 17:
From Week 19:
From Week 20:
I use Gen’s Pocket Pages for my layouts, but they’re all 12×12. I knew I’d want my inserts to be a different size than my regular pages and I knew I’d want them to be made with the same pocket pages (for consistency!).
Today I want to show you how I convert those pocket pages into insert sizes. I’ve done 6×12, 8×12, and 9×12 sizes with her pockets and I love it.
- Choose your pocket page. You don’t want to cut a pocket in half so look for a page that will give you clean lines on the vertical edge. I chose a page from Fair and Square V.2. I saw that I could convert it to 9×12 so I created a new page with those dimensions.
- I needed to rotate the pockets in order to get a template that didn’t cut any pockets off. Line up the edge.
- Select the crop tool and run it from corner to corner diagonally. Click the green check mark and you’re done.
That’s all there is to it.
- I realized that I have multiple spreads that don’t contain a single photo of my oldest son. Like, weeks go by between photos of him and I’m looking at my pages thinking that maybe I only have 4 kids? I need to fix this.
- I have a favorite template! I’ve been using it exclusively for five weeks now. It’s this one (with the squares on top and bottom):
Are you into inserts as much as me?
Anyone else have a favorite template for pocket scrapping?