DIY | Patterned Paper Pockets for Planners & Scrapbooks

Memory Planner Tag Week 2 - My DIY Memory Planner-2

When I revealed my DIY Memory Planner on Wednesday, I talked about the patterned paper pocket I made for keeping supplies and memorabilia. Today I’ll show you how to make your own!

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You’ll need:

  • a sheet of 12 x 12 scrapbook pager with the extra decorative strip. (You can use a regular 12×12 sheet, but your pocket will be slightly narrower.)
  • a ruler and metal edge
  • pencil
  • adhesive
  • craft knife
  • hole punch

Step 1

Cut two inches off the bottom of your sheet

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Find the mid-point of the bottom edge, and measure 1&1/2 inches up from that point, and also up from the left edge. Draw in lines as shown.

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Cut this rectangle out. This will form the flap for closing the bottom of the pocket.

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Fold the paper over horizontally, edge to edge, and crease the fold firmly

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Measure three inches down from the top at the left edge and 4 inches down at the fold

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Cut out this section from the left side only

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Fold the pocket again, adhering the top and bottom layers together at the left.

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Flip over, fold up the bottom tab, and stick.

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Flip back over, and mark and punch holes to fit your binder

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And that’s it!

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I’ll be tucking memorabilia for June in here, and I’ll make a similar pocket for each month in my memory planner.

If you want to make some pockets of your own, bookmark this tutorial by pinning the image below.

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I also went ahead and used an off-cut to make a removable page marker for the planner. I laminated the paper strip, then punched holes, and cut slits in the holes so I can snap the marker on and off the rings.

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.

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