The pocket cards have received a fresh new look in 2021. There are a few card themes and styles that now repeat each month, while still provding fun, fresh designs that emphasize the spirit of each collection. Let’s see what our Memory Keeping Team created using the pocket cards!
Odessa is taking advantage of the repeating designs each month to create a monthly overview for her pocket pages.
“Hi everyone! I’ve been really into the 4×6 monthly cards that are now in the Modern Memory Keeping Kit. It’s a really fun way to sum up the month and use even more stickers!
I’m doing one for each month in my weekly project life album for this year as a cute view of the month. I love how the cards match the kits so it’s easy to put together something that coordinates. I’m a big fan of stickers so I use a lot of stickers from the Memory Keeping Sticker Kit (especially the sheet with numbers and phrases) and the Daisy Add-On Sticker Kit. I just started working on March’s with the Treetop Canopy Collection.
I usually start by looking through my camera roll and making notes of anything exciting. Then I start adding in stickers and embellishments to note those things and filling in the empty spaces with more stickers and dates and stuff like that. It’s a fun addition to my album and I’m excited to have a full year of them in my album.” If you would like to see more, I have a video on my YouTube Channel.”
What a fun way to use these cards! By having a few repeating designs among the pocket cards each month, you can create a cohesive design with them in your memory keeping.
“I loved the “carpe diem” card, and I decided to use it to make a “pause” page in my project life album that focused on how much Tim and I treasure our weekends together. I’m placing this page at the beginning of my February section, but as my journaling emphasizes it’s really about both February and March.
Besides loving that 4×6 card, I’m a little obsessed with the pretty blue, chartreuse, and deep orange color palette in the spring kits, and here I’m mainly working with the Poppy Fields Modern Memory Keeping Kit. I knew I wanted a photo of myself, Tim, and Hazel, and the photos and the “carpe diem” card were my starting point. I always enjoy embellishing pocket cards. I sewed the sticker-kit alphas spelling out “so you” opposite the photo of Tim and combined it with a chipboard arrow and a couple of other elements to form a cluster. I cut up a card I had journaled on and included it here on this gorgeous blue 3×4 card.
I got a bit fancy on the orange striped card to the right of this one, placing one of the patterned rectangles from the sticker kit on it beneath a hand-cut heart negative space. I sewed on top of the card in a messy fashion, including straight and zigzag stitches. In the bottom 4×6 pocket, I included both a photo of my corgi and a 3×4 card repeating the orange color, the heart motif, and the stitching.
The “weekend” card is where I wrote most of my journaling, used some of the washi tape from the Poppy Field Classified: Memory Kit (which I adore, again because of that amazing color combo), some chipboard, and phrase stickers. I finished off the spread as a whole with some stamping at the top and glitter enamel dots sprinkled throughout. I always have so much fun with the pocket cards in the Cocoa Daisy kits–I’m sure you will, too!” Something we love about this spread is that Jil’s beautiful mixed media style comes alive on this pocket page spread. As Jil mentions, pocket card can be used to inspire a spread and jump start creativity, while also becoming the foundation to personalized embellishments.
We hope you are loving the pocket cards as much as we are and putting them in all your creative procjects including your journal, planner, memory planner, layouts and traveler’s notebooks. Share your pocket card pages by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page.