Hello! It’s Cicily with my special Just One Tip for you. Last year I started using pocket pages and I’m loving this style of scrapbooking . I’m still doing some traditional scrapbook pages, but with 3 little ones I want to stay some-what caught up. I’m not doing Project Life so much, more my own take on the pocket pages. However I use various pocket page styles and now my collection is growing. I don’t want to sort through them all to see what I have as I create each page.
The solution? Organize them in a 3 ring binder. I’ll happily admit this was not my idea, my mom’s collection is substantially bigger then mine (yes I just called you out! LOL). It was her idea, so thanks for saving my sanity, Mom!
You will need an empty Binder, white 12×12 cardstock, a Marker, pen & Pencil, & your pocket pages.
I started by creating 3″ grids on my paper, which creates twelve 3″x3″ boxes. I used the sharpie to do this so the boxes stand out.
Now looking at my actual pocket page layouts I created a different layout/style one in each of the boxes. I used the pen and also marked the pocket sizes for easy reference. (and yes I made a couple of mistakes!)
The next step is taking out all the pocket pages from each of their separate packages and putting them in the binder in the same order as they are on the reference page. I added a post-it so I could easily find the different pages. I labeled each square a different letter and those correspond to the divider post-it tabs.
The last step is to count each different layout and note it on the reference sheet. Do this in pencil so you can easily change it as you use or buy your pages. Because the reference sheet is in a plastic page, I didn’t want to have to remove it each time to update the quantities. I added small squares on the outside of the sheet over each 3″x3″ for the quantities.
Now I no longer have to look through each of my packages to determine what I have and I can also easily see what I’m running out of.
I’d love to hear how you have organized your pocket pages.