Time for my first blog post of the year and I have revisited the lovely Pretty Pockets class which Niki taught and put my own spin on it!
As soon as I saw the trees cut file I knew it would be great to back some of them with shaker pockets! I’m going to be completely honest and admit, this is the first time I have made pretty pockets!! I used some page protectors which I traced the tree shape on to and then cut out. I used my fuse tool to seal three of the side and filled them with some gold stars, red circle sequins and iridescent white glitter before sealing the final side. I was really surprised at how easy they were to make and so effective too!
I then stuck them randomly to the tree cut file. I knew I wanted the photo in the bottom right of the page, so I made sure not to put one of the pockets down in that space, as I didn’t want it to be covered up!
I backed the rest of the trees with various Christmas themed papers, and added some foam squares to the whole cut file. I wanted to give the page a bit of dimension on the background paper. I layered the photo on some glittery velum and scraps of the papers I had used for the trees. I embellished the layout with various Christmas embellishments and a red Thickers foam alpha that I had in my stash!
I hope I have inspired you to have a go at shaker pockets. Remember, if you don’t have a fuse tool, you can always seal the pockets by sewing them together with a sewing machine.
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