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Confetti Pockets:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Stephanie Bryan

Confetti Pockets: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Stephanie Bryan @
I love to include confetti on my layouts and in my Project Life spreads. I think it adds a lot of fun and color to any project. Today I will show you how to create a confetti pocket to use as a background element for your layout.

Confetti Pockets:: A scrapbook tutorial by Stephanie Bryan @
First, start by punching out your confetti using a hole puncher. I love using the Swiss Cheese punch from EK success but you can use a regular hole punch or even a three hole punch if you have those available.

Confetti Pockets:: A scrapbook tutorial by Stephanie Bryan @
If you like, you could add wood veneer stars and/or some silver star confetti to your punched holes to create some sparkle and dimension in your confetti pocket.

Confetti Pockets:: A scrapbook tutorial by Stephanie Bryan @
Next, trim down a piece of cellophane or plastic packaging to the size of your liking. I like to use the plastic packaging from speciality papers or thickers for my confetti pockets. For my page, I knew I wanted my pocket to be the main focus on my 12 × 12 paper so I cut my piece of plastic packaging down to 7 × 7 inches.

Confetti Pockets:: A scrapbook tutorial by Stephanie Bryan @
Now, sew your packaging along three sides leaving one side open to add your confetti. I recommend using a stitch length of about 3.0-3.5. A smaller stitch length could possibly perforate the plastic, which would eventually end up tearing at your stitch line. If you don’t have a sewing machine, washi tape is a great substitute!

Confetti Pockets:: A scrapbook tutorial by Stephanie Bryan @
After three sides of your pocket are closed, add your confetti into your pocket and sew along the remaining open side. Then, just to be safe, sew around the entire pocket again to ensure your pocket is completely closed.

Confetti Pockets:: A scrapbook tutorial by Stephanie Bryan @
Finish off your layout with your paper layers and embellishments. Since I wanted to use this pink Dear Lizzy ruffled paper as my background, I decided to layer my confetti pocket onto a piece of white card stock framed with some patterned paper to help it pop off the page. I added two small photos layered onto a die cut tag, as well as a simple banner to complete my layout.

If you do not want to make such a large pocket, you can create a smaller pocket to use as an accent on your page or in your Project Life album

Stephanie lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. She loves all things creative and has a slight obsession with paper and photography. She started out with memory keeping through Project Life in 2011 and has not looked back yet. Her style is simple, but classic with occasional fun pops of color. As of January this year, she has found a love of recording memories through traditional scrapbooking. Stephanie currently serves on the Design Teams for Glitz Design, Chic Tags, Color Combos Galore and Little Black Dress Kit club. She shares her adventures in scrapbooking and Project Life on her blog at stephanie makes and through Instagram

28 May 2013

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10 Comments for Confetti Pockets:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Stephanie Bryan

  1. Jen Hart Says:

    Oh wow, that is gorgeous. I love confetti pockets and have tried them with vellum but I will have to try this now. Thanks Stephanie and Shimelle.

  2. Jeannine H Says:

    This layout is beautiful, however, I’d like to know what adhesive the designer used to get all the confettti to stick to the background, if possible.

  3. Christine Zinn Says:

    I want to give this a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Jinny Newlin Says:

    Super fun page, Stephanie! Really love all the fabulous textures and soft colors! So sweet! TFS!

  5. Kristin A. Says:

    What a cute idea! Definitely going to try this!

  6. Crystal Says:

    Very cute idea, I’ve been looking at layouts using that Dear Lizzy paper and trying to get some ideas, this is really a lovely use.

  7. shire Says:

    This is so nice! Great colours and a wonderful layout!

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  10. Mary Schmaltz Says:

    How do you keep the confetti from just dropping to the bottom in one big bunch?

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