Hello! I've been cleaning up my desk and using up the scraps that have accumulated/multiplied - and which were beginning to take over. It seemed that the best thing to do (mainly so I would not have to spend time filing scraps of paper) was to make gift tags. But then they had to be stored somewhere until needed. Using more scraps to make pockets was my first thought. Then I realized a little book to keep the pockets corralled would be the easiest (and cutest) way to use up more of the excess paper. The pockets can certainly be used alone on traditional scrapbook layouts for hidden journaling or interactive elements. Or they would look cute on a card. Possibly with a gift card or cash tucked inside.
|Accordion Binding Mini-Book|
The measurements are listed below.
Pocket 1 - One Valley Pocket: 8" x 5 1/4" scored and folded in half at 4 inches. The sides are two pieces of one inch paper scored lengthwise at 1/2" and cut to just under 4 inches long.
Pocket 2 - Two Valley Pocket is 8" x 5 1/8" scored at 3 3/4" to create a little bigger back section of the pocket. The two side pieces are 3" wide and scored every 1/2". These are cut to just under3 3/4" long.
Pocket 3 - Optional File Folder Pocket is 10" x 5 1/2". It is scored at 4 3/4". The side pieces are 6" wide and scored every 3/4". Even though the video said the paper was cut at 5 1/2" long, it really only needs to be about the size of the shortest side of the pocket. So just under 4 3/4" is a good size if you don't want it to protrude beyond the top edge of the front of the pocket. If dividers are desired, tuck a piece of cardstock cut at approximately 5 3/8" wide by however tall you want them. I like dividers to stick up a bit over the top of the shortest side of the pocket, so mine are cut about 5".
|The pockets inside the book are different heights and depths.|