DIY Mixed Media Planner Pocket Pages

Posted by Kim Dellow

Ready to customise your planner? Then check out this tutorial for making your own mixed media pocket pages.

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Planners are all over the place at the moment, aren’t they? What a great way to collect together those odd moments that get lost from our life whilst also organising it and keeping us on track. I love them and I love the way that everyone is making them their own. Perfect place for a little bit of mixed media, don’t you think?

How about using journaling cards to make a little paper-pocket page that you can slip into your planner to store tickets, or lists, or whatever you need to store? This tutorial gives you some inspiration for just that – it uses the spare papers you can get to slip into the Me & My BIG Ideas Create 365 planner but you can adapt it for whatever planner you have.

Are you ready to get painty with your planner?

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Here Is What You Will Need:

Me & My BIG Ideas Create 365 Note & Graph Paper

American Crafts Project Life 4x6 Kraft Cards

American Crafts Project Life 6x8 Planner Theme Cards Weekly

My Favorite Things LJD Circle Scribble Flowers

Derwent Graphik Line Painter #03

C&C Dual Duty XP All Purpose thread Charcoal

Liquitex Artist Acrylic Heavy Body


Plastic sheet

Sewing machine


Let’s Make A Pocket Page!

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Press the tip of one of the Derwent Graphik Line painters on a spare piece of paper so that there is an excess of paint on the tip, then flick it across the Me & My BIG Ideas paper. Don't forget to cover your workspace beforehand; this can get messy!

Let the paint dry then repeat for two more colours.

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Use the brayer to spread some white acrylic paint on a piece of plastic then dab a Circle Scribble Stamp in the paint several times to cover it before stamping out on the Kraft journaling card. Continue with the different sizes of flower stamps until the card is covered.

Make sure you wash your stamps well immediately after using with the paint.

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Use quick-drying glue along three edges of the Kraft journaling card and stick it to the paint-splattered page. Then stitch along the three sides to make the pocket.

Cut out a heart from one of the Planner Theme Cards Weekly cards and stick it to a ‘Hello’ card from the same set, then stitch around the border of the heart. Stick this card to the page and add a bit more paint splatter to finish.

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Now you have a little mixed-media pocket to keep all those bits and bobs together in your planner. If you don’t like the stitching on the back, then think about covering it up with a journaling card stuck to the back, or you can stick the whole page to another page already in your planner.

Hope you are feeling ready to get all painty with your planner now!