Today I was working on some pocket pages for the girl’s Junior Ranger worksheets. They are too big and bulky to make regular pages for them, plus it will be nice for them to be able to pull them out and look at them when they get older.
So pocket pages are perfect.
As the name implies, it is a page with a pocket on it so you can tuck things in (good for greeting cards for birthdays, etc. or multiple brochures that you don’t want to have to do lots of pages for.)
They need to be pretty sturdy, and the paper I wanted to use wasn’t, so I started by backing the 12 x 12 paper with a heavy cardstock. Then I cut another, co-ordinating paper in half to use for the pockets.
Regular adhesive is not adequate for securing the smaller paper, so I used a heavy duty double-sided tape around 3 sides, then adhered it to the big page.
Well, you can’t see it, but the tape is there, I promise!
Then I decorated the pocket with a photo, some die-cut trees, and a photo copy of the badges they earned. Slip the workbook in and they’re complete! Easy peasy. Start to finish I think I only have half an hour in these!
I have to brag on both the girls a little. Hannah was at the top age for the easier workbook, and not really quite old enough for the next one up, but the ranger said she could choose which one she wanted to do, and she chose the harder one. She did a good job! Bea was barely old enough to participate, but she wanted to give it a try, and did a good job, too!