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« on: November 26, 2006 10:51:13 AM »

Quick and easy 12x12 pocket page for storing ATCS.
This was the example some of us were looking at: 
http://www.shopatron.com/product/product_id=LAI6524/303.0[/b]
[/quote]  But we didn't want to spend $5 each page!  SO, I came up with this simple version.

Supplies:
-1 sheet 12x12 cardstock paper (or a scrapbook page)
-1 sheet 4.5"x12" cardstock or heavy paper.  If you use regular scrapbook paper, you'll need a 9"x 12" piece
-Taperoller (I used one like this: http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=157628&catid=50456&aid=335972&aparam=scotch_refillable_tape_ro)
-Sewing machine (if you want to finish it like I did)
-Cards/ATCs or a ruler, to get the size right.

I used a 12x12 cardstock page, from an inexpensive scrapbook album.  First, I layed out the cards, to see how I wanted them spaced:  3 rows of 4 cards each is perfect spacing, without overlap.  If you want the layered look (as the example above), feel free to add 2 more 'pockets'.


(ALL of those cards are made by fellow Craftsters!)

Then, I cut my smaller piece of cardstock into 1.5"by12" strips.  These will form my 'pockets'.  If you wanted to use scrapbook paper for this, I would use 3" by 12" strips and fold them in half lengthwise, so they become 1.5"by12", but are still strong.  You will want the fold at the top of the pocket.
Lay them over the cards to see placement.


This will cover up the bottom 1" of the cards.  If you don't want to sew the pages, just use your tape runner to fix the sides and bottom of the pockets to the page.  If you want to SEW the edges, just take the 'pockets' off the page, and sew one seam along the top of the strip.  THEN, put attach them to the page with your tape runner, and sew along the sides and bottom of each pocket for both decoration and stability.
I also sewed along the sides and top of my entire page.  When finished, it looks like this:

And, full of some of my vintage travel cards:


Hopefully my explanation makes sense.  These are pretty quick to make (I did the whole page in less than 30 minutes, but it would go faster once you get the process down!) and they are quite secure, the cards fit snugly, even when turned upside-down.  You can easily decorate the 'pocket's by using stickers, writing, or scrapbook paper, etc.  They do look SO much better in here than buried under plastic in my 9pocket plastic pages!
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2006 11:18:37 AM »



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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2006 11:44:50 AM »

That dancing grandma is hilarious!
Did it make sense how to make them Teeisme?
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2006 11:56:29 AM »

It makes purrrfect sense to me!! I was unsure exactly where to sew but your photo cleared that up.

I've got a glue roller thingy like that and mine doesn't stick worth squat. Very disappointed.

Glad you like my portrait  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2006 12:04:46 PM »

I've got a glue roller thingy like that and mine doesn't stick worth squat. Very disappointed.

It would probably work just fine with a glue stick or doublesided tape.  I just wouldn't use any 'wet' glue (Elmer's, Rubber Cement, etc.) if you were going to sew them; wet glue on a sewing needle would be NO good, and the glue might harden enough to be too stiff for your machine. 
Everyone let us see your variations on this, and we can learn from each other!
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006 03:39:23 PM »

I made a book like that out of fabric.. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2006 03:43:07 PM »

I made a book like that out of fabric.. Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2006 03:45:41 PM »

definately, just have to finish the edges on it. Smiley

I think I'll interface the back so it hangs nicely like a wall hanging
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2006 04:28:30 PM »

Very nice Tut Original- pretty crafty of you. But what else would we expect from the ATC queen!! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2006 04:59:54 PM »

Very nice Tut Original- pretty crafty of you. But what else would we expect from the ATC queen!! Grin

Thanks!  Technically, I think Racky holds the ATC queen crown...but I will accept 'ATC Diva'!  Tongue

P.S.  I did another with just paper (no-sew), and that double-sided tape runner is NOT strong enough to hold the pockets securely....unless someone else has a SUPER strong sticky tape.  RecycleMicol used some the other day to make an envelope; I'll have to find out what she used.
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