Hey guys, Sabrina here! I’m going to show you all how to create a cute pocket folder for your planner. So let’s just jump right into this project shall we?
- (3) Design Paper 8.5 x 5.5
- Adhesive tape
- Hold Punch
- Scissors or a Paper cutter
Best thing about pocket folders is that you can design the pockets any way you want it doesn’t have to just be straight across or with a 45-degree slant. I decided I wanted to do a crisscross design with a small front pocket in the front. This option is going to give me 3 spaces for storage. All the items I am using in this tutorial are from the July Harbor Dreams Planner Kit from PopFizzPaper. You know that thicker cardstock that comes in the box with the description of what comes in the kit that is going to be my main part of my dashboard. What’s great about the cardstock is that it already has a printed design on one side so all you have to do is grab a piece of design paper the same size as the card stock and glue it to the side with the wording. With the card being 8.5 x 5.5 it’s a perfect size that is not going to take a huge part of your page so it’s basically a perfect sized dashboard with pockets!
Next is the pocket(s)… decide how you want your pockets to be whether to have them crisscross, straight, have only one pocket or three pockets. I cut two sheets of design paper 5.5 x 5.5 then cut that diagonally and these are going to be my two pockets. Grab one of those sheet and use adhesive tape to line as close as you can to the edge of the paper- make sure this is a thin line because you want to have enough room in your pocket to hold your item. Do not add tape to the top of the paper you just want to line the left, right and bottom parts of the page; if you get tape on the top part you’re going to seal that and you won’t have a pocket. You then are going to do the same process with your second sheet of paper but before you do so place it down where you want it to go and make sure the diagonal cut is exactly how you want it to be. I wanted to make sure I’m showing enough of the print that is in the middle. The middle sheet in my folder is pretty much just a triangle peeking behind my main pocket.
Voila! Your pockets are done. Now the fun part… DECORATING! I wanted a small pocket on the front so I cut a 3 x 2 piece of design paper and just taped it down the same way we did our larger pockets. I added a quote sticker to the top of the page, double stacked some printed washi at the bottom, then added a few stickers around my small front pocket.
Last thing to do it hole punch the left side, add whatever you’d like into your pockets and stick that right into your planner. That’s it… awesome right? If you need more pockets flip over to the back side and follow the same steps as above.
I hope you all enjoyed this and if you decide to make a pocket folder we’d LOVE to see it so make sure you tag @popfizzpaper in your photo on Instagram!