Create a Confetti Pocket on a Layout Tutorial | Marcy Penner

I love the idea of confetti pockets in Project Life® spreads. They're just so fun. But why should they be limited to just those spreads. Why not on pages as well? Today I'll take you through creating a confetti-type pocket on your layout and we'll use up some of our smaller supplies and embellishments at the same time! Bonus!

I started by selecting a photo and then proceeded to pull out my Lisse Street kits. I gathered up some smaller embellishments like chipboard pieces, wood veneer and buttons. These were going to be some of the bigger items in my confetti pocket.

I moved them around on my page before deciding that a skinny horizonal pocket at the bottom of my page might be fun.

I decided to spray paint the chipboard letters from the main scrapbook kit gold so that they'd play off the strong gold tones in my photo. I arranged them beside my photo so that those two items created a barrier for my skinny confetti rectangle.

To make my confetti pocket I trimmed a piece of cardstock the size of my pocket. I arranged all my larger embellishments on it and then trimmed it down a touch more so they filled the space better.

When I had them spread out the way I wanted I glued them down. When I'm creating a confetti pocket I like to adhere some of the larger elements in the pocket. This ensures that some of the contents will still look scattered in the pocket... even when most of them sink to the bottom of the pocket.

Next I took a 8.5x11 page protector and trimmed it down so that it was slightly taller than my piece of cardstock. I placed the cardstock with the adhered embellishments in the pocket and trimmed the spine with the holes off the side.


Now, that pocket's not nearly full enough to be considered a confetti pocket... so I added in some small star sequins as well. These will just be floating in there loosely. Some will sink to the bottom. Some will get held up by the embellishments that are adhered to the cardstock.

From there I carefully took the pocket over to my sewing machine and sewed it shut. Now, if you have the Fuse tool then you can simply seal the page protector closed and then trim it down. With or without a special tool it will work.

Because I have that piece of white cardstock in the pocket I can simply adhere the back of the pocket and glue it down. I don't have to worry about seeing my adhesive.

To finish off the page I matted my photo with some patterned paper and added a few small tags to create a bit of layering.

Confetti pockets are just one way to include some interaction in your projects. I hope you'll give it a try!

Supplies: Lisse Street Scrapbook kit - chipboard letters, word strips; Iris - buttons, chipboard; Tulip - wood veneer; Daffodil - patterned paper; Small tags

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13 comments

  1. JuliaSchueler (Gold Rewards Subscriber) JuliaSchueler says…
    05/12/2015

    Love your confetti pocket.

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  2. SuperCarly SuperCarly says…
    05/12/2015

    I absolutely love this idea. I'd like to try this in my next layout! Do I have to do anything special to sew over the plastic and paper, or will my sewing machine handle it by default? I'm very new to sewing, I only got the machine last month and still refer to the user guide to thread it! Haha

    Thanks,
    Carly
    http://eclectic-home.co.uk

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  3. tburley (Gold Rewards Subscriber) tburley says…
    05/12/2015

    What a wonderful idea! Can't wait to try it out! Thanks @marcypenner

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  4. welobellie (Gold Rewards Subscriber) welobellie says…
    05/12/2015

    Love this, Marcy!

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  5. Leah (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Leah says…
    05/12/2015

    you are so cool! and so is this layout!

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  6. cele cele says…
    05/12/2015

    You are the bomb! Such a fun layout!

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  7. jamiewaters (Studio Calico Creative Team Member) jamiewaters says…
    05/12/2015

    so pretty!

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  8. 05/12/2015

    Yay, love this idea Marcy, why not add confetti pockets to a scrap layout? My fuse tool is going to come in handy that's for sure! :)

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  9. Fivepops (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Fivepops says…
    05/12/2015

    This is such a beautiful layout! The pocket is genius!

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  10. tpgirl (Silver Rewards Subscriber) tpgirl says…
    05/13/2015

    Lovely idea and Lovely layout....I will be lifting this....for some reason I love that title of "She".

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  11. andreahoneyfire (Pink Rewards Subscriber) andreahoneyfire says…
    05/13/2015

    I'm going to do this right now! Thanks for the inspiration @marcypenner !

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  12. goldenblind221 goldenblind221 says…
    05/14/2015

    Brilliant, Marcy! Doing this asap.

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  13. marcypenner (Studio Calico Creative Team Member) marcypenner says…
    05/14/2015

    Hey @supercarly... I just sew away. I don't change any settings on my machine at all.

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