Supplies you will need for these two projects:
The most utilitarian pocket you can make in your journal is simply gluing a note card envelope onto a page. See the heart envelope above as an example -- the envelope is glued to the right side of the altered book spread and I glued the girl's image to the left side of the spread. The top of the envelope folds out to the right so you can access the items (or love letter!) you've stored inside. You can place these pockets anywhere in your journal or book. Think of a whole book filled with these lovely recycled envelopes!
This is a pocket that you create at the very back of the book or journal. I like making these because it allows you to use the pocket as a hold-all for items you may be using later on down the road. Also the book will stay closed easier if you do accumulate a lot of items and they are in the back of the book (instead of the center).
1. Lay your book or journal on a flat working surface and open to the last three pages. Glue these three pages together with the glue stick.
2. Then glue the previous three pages together.
3. Cut along the right edge of the first set of pages from the bottom right (at least 2-3" up from bottom of page) to the top of the page. This cut section will be the front of your pocket.