Pocket Scrapbooking Cards

Are you a pocket scrapbooker with left over pocket cards?  Have you purchased CTMH papers lately & don’t know what to do with the page of Picture My Life cards?


I’m not a pocket scrapbooker, but I have used some of the cards on my layouts for quick & easy journaling cards or embellishing. Today we’re going to look at a quick (REALLY quick) greeting card made with a left over PML card from the Swan Lake paper pack.  I love that the cards are printed in landscape on one side & portrait on the other – so you get more choices.  Plus – you get 2 sheets in each paper pack.


The pocket cards that come with CTMH papers are either 3×4 or 4×6. I use the 4×6 card & trim it down to 5 1/4.   Sometimes you can hack off that 3/4″ from the top or bottom, but usually you want to split it between the two to keep the main image centered.  This pocket card had the facing swans on the peacock background.

For this card, I distressed the card edge with Peacock ink, added a 1 x 4 1/4 strip of coordinating paper, with a zip strip layered on top.  *A zip strip is the 1/2 inch piece at the top of our patterned papers – 1 side identifies the paper pack & coordinating colors & the other side had a coordinating pattern.

For the sentiment I chose Congrats, but you could put about anything up there.  Add a few embellishments & you have a card!

Here’s another one from Swan Lake. This PML card had ‘hello’ in the center, but I needed a get well card.  Easy cover up!




Here are the things I used for these cards:

you can find these and more at gerri.closetomyheart.com


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