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Vintage Rx Pocket Page – Tags and Hearts

by | July 21st, 2016 | 1

Hello, Crafty Peeps! This week we are sharing fun ways to use pocket page protectors. My neurologist loves all things vintage. Each year, I give her one of my handcrafted gifts.  This Vintage Rx pocket page is my second gift to her this year.  The contents reflect our “growing memories!”

Vintage Pocket Ltr CompleteHero_CMHarris

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Vintage RX Pocket Letter

Use your Clearsnap Rollagraph to create the script text page. Use the Alabaster pad from ColorBox® Paintbox® Mercantile to antique your paper.

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Cut your selected designer papers and your script page to fit your pockets.

Vintage Pocket Letter Teresa Collins Vintage Papers_CMHarris copy

Distress the edges of your insert sheets. Distressing the edges of designer papers adds both depth and interest to a project. In this instance, I used Colorbox® Color Pop Archival Dye Ink “Mystery by Susan K. Weckesser and “Candied Yam” from the ColorBox®Paintbox Chalk – Mercantile.

Vintage Pocket Distressing copy

 Tip #1  I wanted  Dr. G. to have easy access to the pocket content so I cut thumb holes in each pocket.  I make a lot of gift card holders and my circle punch is marked for three sizes.

Vintage Rx Pocket Letter Thumb HoleCMHarris copy

Tip #2  When I work with inks and sprays, I use a regular manilla tag as a blotter/blender mat.  They are very useful for creating fun and interesting embellishments.  In this project, I used the blotter mat to die cut letters.Vintage Rx Word Die Composite_CMHarris

The best part of pocket swaps and pocket pages is finding or creating content for your pockets.  The huge Rx on my project is a dead giveaway!  Shots, anyone?

Vintage Rx Syringe_CMHarris copy

Use materials that are familiar or have some significance to the recipient.  I worked in pediatrics so this tag represents nursing notes.  My neurologist uses safety pins during checkups and the entire tag is wrapped in a piece of a poly-lined drape.

Vintage Rx NurseNotes_CMHarris

Create or include practical content that the recipient can use for creative projects.  This tag would be perfect attached to a gift!

Vintage Rx Love Tag_CMHarris

Pocket swaps an pocket pages are an exciting and innovative way to communicate with family and friends.  Give it a try!   Hugz!

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One Response to Vintage Rx Pocket Page – Tags and Hearts

  1. Erin S. says:

    What a great gift idea, I love how it all turned out!

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