DIY | Patterned Paper Pockets for Planners & Scrapbooks

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!

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

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.

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

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

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

Cut out this section from the left side only

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

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

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

And that’s it!

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.

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.

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

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