Saturday, August 17, 2019

Book Page Pocket Journal Insert

Hello everyone, hope this finds you all doing well.  I've managed to fall down yet another rabbit hole in my quest to find my missing muse and this time I've made a book page pocket journal insert to link up with the August #fiveonadimechallenge, which this month is being hosted by Martyna, aka tynkiella on YouTube.  If you are not familiar with this challenge, several YouTube creators (thefireflystudio67, Angela Kerr, Nikki Adegun and tynkiella) pose a challenge each month to create a project that must include five 'ingredients' of their choosing.  Martyna is the host this month and challenged us to use: book pages, washi tape, fabric, paper scraps and at least one mixed media product.  I decided to make a little book page pocket similar to the one Gina (thefireflystudio67) made.

The first ingredient, book pages, formed my pocket.  I layered two pages together, folded another page over to form the pocket and sewed them together after giving them a slap dash coat of white gesso (ingredient number 2).

I made a journaling tag to insert into the pocket from some paper scraps (ingredient number 3), embellishing both the tag and the pocket with Wildflower Stems die cut from fabric (ingredient number 4) and some Tim Holtz Design Tape (aka washi tape, ingredient number 5).

The back of the tag was stamped with Tim Holtz's Lined background stamp for journaling.

 I had this butterfly stamped onto collage paper in my paper scrap stash so adhered it onto the book page pocket with Distress Matte Collage Medium, stenciled a bit with Tim's mini Floral stencil and added the die cut fabric Wildflower Stem and Butterfly Design Tape.

The front of the pocket was collaged with bits and bobs from my paper scrap stash, think most of these images came from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.

Another of Ephemera's Vintage Garden images was adhered onto a scrap of manila file folder to make the tag and more die cut fabric Wildflower Stems were adhered to the front along with a Metallic Quotations Sticker and Butterfly Design Tape.

Love the texture from the fabric die cuts, I backed the fabric with Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Adhesive Sheets before die cutting it which made it very easy to adhere them to the tag and pocket.

The layered washi tape was used along the bottom edge to cover up the ends of the fabric die cuts and prevent any fraying as the tag was pulled in and out of the pocket.

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my little book page pocket and make sure to check out the projects that the #fiveonadimechallenge team created this month, gorgeous creations one and all.  Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy creating!

Deb xo


  1. I really love these, Deb - so happy you fell down this particular rabbit hole! The book pages, the colour combinations, the delicious stitching detail... it all just makes my heart sing!
    Alison x

  2. Deb, this book page pocket journal looks fabulous! It’s packed with great details and textures. I love the fabric pieces. I’ve die cut fabric too and love it. I also love bits of Washi Tape blended into a design. Well done Deb!


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