Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial: Count Your Blessings Journal Pocket by Aphra

Hiya Doodlebug friends!  It’s Aphra here with you today to show you how to create a journal pocket for a Count Your Blessings layout, just perfect for your upcoming Thanksgiving memories.  (Scroll down to find out about today's giveway.)

Here’s the final layout.



Ok, so what you’ll need to create your pocket is a Brown Square Grid card from the Create-A-Card system, a paper trimmer, strong adhesive, four tags, die cuts, brads, and twine.  Ready?  Here’s the steps.

Step One:  Trim the card down by about one inch, so that it isn’t too deep to hold your journal tags.
Step Two:  Run a line of strong adhesive along the right and bottom sides of the open card and then close.
Step Three:  Embellish the outside of your pocket and adhere to your layout.  I used the Doodlebug Expressions Blessings rub-ons to my pocket, but you could just as easily use some alphabet stickers.


Step Four:  Create journal tags and slip them into the pocket.  I used Kraft tags embellished with Welcome Home Die Cuts and Boutique Brads and Doodle Twine.



And that’s it!  Easy, right?  And I just love how much journaling I was able to add to this layout.

GIVEAWAY
Would you like to win some yummy Doodlebug product you would be thankful for? Then go over and follow Aphra's blog and come back and let us know...even leave her some love for her project today on the blog. We'll announce a winner after the holiday weekend!

28 comments:

  1. Aphra, darling pocket and tags!

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  2. I'm already a follower of Aphra and I L-O-V-E her work. This page came out so yummy! I especially love the bright orange background. =)

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  3. What a great way to hide journaling!
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  4. Aprah, this is an amazing layout!!! I just started following your blog, and can't wait to catch up on some of your previous projects! This is awesome!!! :)

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  5. Darling layout and I love that pocket - so sweet!

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  6. cute, cute, cute! Love the twine bows around the brads.

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  7. Hey! Great stuff today. Headed over and left Aphra some love. Her two page on her blog is fabulous today too!

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  8. Checked out Aphra's blog! So cute and inspiring!

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  9. Love the color choices and the tags! This is adorable!! Loved her project on her blog as well!

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  10. i already follow aphra's blog. her work is always so fun! thanks for a chance to win, too!

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  11. I already follow Aphra's blog - such a talented scrapper, and I love her use of color...and her project on today's post shows why! Love the pocket idea to document our family memories.

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  12. Oooh, I love new blogs to follow and have added Aphra's to my Reader. I really love the pocket on today's LO, so cute!

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  13. Love Aphra's work! I follow her blog as well! I love the journaling tags!

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  14. What a fabulous LO--love that little folder tutorial! FAB design:)

    Just went to Aphra's blog! Left some love!! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  15. I went to Aphra's blog and left her some love. Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  17. This is an amazing way to use doodlebug products!!!

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  18. This is the first time I'm viewing Aphra's blog, but it is now marked in my favorites! I love the way her projects are bursting with color! Fits my personality well!

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  19. Love pockets, love kraft, love Aphra's layout!

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  20. As always, love Aphras layouts! Adorable!

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  21. Left Aphra some love on her blog! Thanks for the inspiration today!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Already an Aphra follower. Another terrific layout!

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  23. Love Aphra's blog. Love her layouts. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  24. Enjoyed Aphra's blog and I love her DB projects!

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