Envelope Pocket Inserts

Envelope Pocket Inserts

Envelope Pocket Inserts

This pocket insert features two pockets on the back and an envelope in the front. It folds very flat but is roomy enough to hold a lot of ephemera. You can create a closure of your choice to seal the front envelope, then fill it as desired and insert it into a journal or use it for happy mail.

Materials

What you’ll need:

  • One sheet of 12×12″ scrapbook paper, cut to 8″, leaving a 4×12″ leftover scrap.
  • Scoreboard
  • Glue

Instructions

  1. Cutting the Paper:

    • Cut the 12×12″ scrapbook paper down to 8″.
    • From the 8″ piece of paper, cut two pieces, each 5″ wide. This will leave a 2×8″ scrap for your back pocket and another small scrap.
  2. Scoring:

    • You will have two 8×5″ pieces to assemble your envelope pocket.
    • Orient the paper on the long side on the scoreboard.
    • Score one 5″ wide piece at 4 1/2″ and the other at 5″.
  3. Assembling the Envelope Pocket:

    • Assemble, notch, and glue your envelope pocket as shown in the video.
    • Optionally, sew around the edges of your envelope pocket, beginning in one corner after assembly and ending in the same corner, keeping your envelope flap open.
    • Use a small amount of glue to hold pieces in place before sewing.
  4. Creating the Back Pocket:

    • Use your leftover 4×12″ scrap to make an extra pocket as shown in the video, or use it for ephemera of your choice.
  5. Finishing Touches:

    • Fill and decorate as desired.

Happy paper crafting!

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