Pocket Page in a Book – Idea #4




By Noreen Doll.

A quick and easy way to make a pocket page in a book is to use an envelope.

Easy Pocket Page in a Book - Idea #4 by Crafty Journal

You can create a pocket with a new envelope, or one that has already been used.

Easy Pocket Page in a Book - Idea #4 by Crafty Journal

Supplies.

Envelope

Colorful Paper

Glue or Double Sided Tape

Ruler

Pencil

Scissors

How to Make a Pocket Page in a Book – Idea #4.

Easy Pocket Page in a Book - Idea #4 by Crafty Journal

1. Choose some colorful paper to cover the envelope.

It can be scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, or a magazine page.

2. Turn the envelope so the flap side is up. Open the flap.

Cut a piece of paper to fit the bottom part of the envelope.

3. Place a piece of the colored paper under the envelope flap and push it up until one edge touches the fold.

Easy Pocket Page in a Book - Idea #4 by Crafty Journal

Lay the flap over the paper, and draw around the edge of the flap.

Cut the flap shaped piece of paper out.

Easy Pocket Page in a Book - Idea #4 by Crafty Journal

4. Glue the rectangle that fits the bottom of the envelope onto the envelope.

5. Cut or punch a thumb hole in the top edge.

Easy Pocket Page in a Book - Idea #4 by Crafty Journal

6. Fold the flap down and glue the flap shape onto the flap.

Easy Pocket Page in a Book - Idea #4 by Crafty Journal

7. Using scissors or a sharp knife, cut along the left side of the envelope from the top down to the bottom fold.

This edge will open out and allow you to access the envelope more easily, but because the open edge is in the center of the book, it will still keep items secure.

8. Use tape or glue to adhere the envelope to the right page of the book, so the open side edge of the pocket is near the center of the book.

Easy Pocket Page in a Book - Idea #4 by Crafty Journal

Be sure to put the pocket on the lower half of the page so there is room to put tall things in the pocket if you wish.

Alternate Version

Perhaps you would like to have the address on the front of the envelope show in your journal.

Easy Pocket Page in a Book - Idea #4 by Crafty Journal

1. Cut off the top flap.

2. Cut down the left side of the envelope with scissors or a knife.

3. Cut a piece of paper to fit the envelope, and adhere it to the inside back of the envelope.

Easy Pocket Page in a Book - Idea #4 by Crafty Journal

4. Attach the envelope to the book with the address showing on top.

Easy Pocket Page in a Book - Idea #4 by Crafty Journal

Tips.

If you are going to put the pocket on the left page of your book, you will need to cut the right side of the envelope, or the side that will be near the center of the book.

See also:

Pocket Page in a Book

How to Make a Pocket Page in a Book by Crafty Journal

Pocket Page in a Book – #2

Pocket Page in a Book - #2 Idea by Crafty Journal

Pocket Page in a Book – #3

Pocket Page in a Book - Idea #3 by Crafty Journal

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. I love pocket pages! Found you from the WOW link party. Love your great (and simple) craft ideas!

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