Saturday, 4 February 2017

Stitched Pocket Pages Journalling Cards Tutorial {Forgeries On The Fourth}

Each month, over on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, the Master Forgers share their counterfeiting tutorials and resources in a collection of Forgeries On The Fourth and this month, I included a couple of counterfeits in my Counterfeit Kit for February 'Spring Garden'. (The first was a camera acetate, made using the same method as my Stamped Planner Dashboard Tutorial.)

The second, are these little Pocket Style Journalling Cards. I had admired the selection of Little Things In Life Journalling Cards from ScrapDelight, but I didn't have any in my stash that I felt would work well with the rest of my kit. So, I sifted through my scrap box and found some in colours that would complement the kit and then made some of my own cards using those little scraps, my trusty sewing machine and some little leftover stickers from Elle's Studio.

You'll Need:

1. Some white cardstock cut down to 3x4 inches.
2. Scraps of cardstock in co-ordinating colours.
3. Gluestick
4. Trimmer, craft knife and/or scissors.
5. Sewing machine. (Optional.)
6. Stickers, stones and little embellishments. (Optional.)

1. Start by cutting some of the cardstock scraps into 3x3 or 2x2 squares, then cut each of the squares into halves to form two triangles.

2. Add the shapes onto the 3x4 cards, but don't stick them at this stage. (The example below shows two overlapping triangles, each half of a 3x3 square.)

3. Play around with several layouts until happy with the outcomes. (The example below shows two stacked triangles, one half of a 3x3 square and one half of a 2x2 square.)

4. Once happy with the overall layouts, stick the scraps into position on the 3x4 cardstock. Leave to dry before stitching, or the sewing machine will become a sticky mess! (The example below one half of a 3x3 square and one half of a 2x2 square, side by side.)

5. Use a variety of stitches to add detail to the cards. (The added bonus of adding stitching is that the scraps are more secure!) Trim all of the thread ends to neaten the cards.

NB: The cards using blocks, rather than triangles are, of course, even easier to create. Simply find a scrap with a straight section, stick, then trim before sewing.

6. Add some detail to the cards with some small stickers, sentiments, stamps or embellishments. Then sit back and feel accomplished!

If this little tutorial has whetted the appetite for combining scrapbooking with sewing, then you may be interested in checking out my Stitching On Paper Series. And, of course, I'd recommend visiting the Counterfeit Kit Challenge for more Forgeries On The Fourth.


  1. These are inspired Clair. Might have to try this idea.

  2. Very nice indeed. I was just thinking that without the stitching, they've make nice pockets for holding a tag or photo or similar too. Thank-you!

  3. I like how you piece triangles in a quilting sort of way. Quilt techniques are my new "go to' when designing layouts.

  4. So sweet, so stylish and yet so simple. The stitching makes all the difference!

  5. These are so cute! What a great way to use up pretty scraps.


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