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Customize ScrapRack pocket pages

While we try to cover all the bases in terms of necessary pocket sizes for your storage pages, there always seem to be a few odd sizes that pop up.  Last week I received dozens of stencils from Scrapbook.com.  All of them are 6x8 - this is a pocket-size we don't currently offer.  That reminded me of my WeR Fuse tool and how easy it is to modify ScrapRack pages to get exactly what you need!

Watch the video to see how it's done, or if you prefer to read - the step by step instructions are below.

The video and these instructions, specifically address 6x8 stencils, but you can use this method to create pockets in any dimension you choose.

What you need:

  • A small self-healing cutting mat
  • Our Magnetic Design Tool
  • A metal edged ruler
  • A WeR Memory Keepers heat tool or other brand of heat tool
  • The ScrapRack page you wish to modify
  • A marker that will write on plastic
  • A PenBlade or other Exacto type knife
  • Un-du & a paper towel
How to customize ScrapRack pocket pages, what you need

To create pockets for these stencils, I followed these steps:

Choose the ScrapRack page that was closest to what I needed.  In this case, the ScrapRack 2 pocket Daily Double page was ideal.

I created a template to match the pocket size I wanted. 6.5”x 9.25”

ScrapRack 2 pocket storage page, Daily Double, Totally-Tiffany P83
Custom pockets, ScrapRack Pages, Totally-Tiffany Organizes

Using my Magnetic Design Tool, I put the template under the ScrapRack page and held everything in place with the magnetic ruler and magnets.

I traced the lines for the top of the pocket and the pocket flap onto ScrapRack page using a permanent marker.

Customize your scraprack pocket pages, Totally-Tiffany

Using a small self-healing mat inserted into the large pocket and a Pen Blade, I cut along the flap line.

Design your own ScrapRack pages, Totally-Tiffany

Heat up your tool, I used my WeR Crafter’s Essentials heat tool with the “fusing ” tip.

After cutting the flap, place the ScrapRack page on a cutting mat or other surface suitable for use with a heat tool.  I have a large old mat that I use just for this type of project.  I like the cutting mat because it has lines printed on it which helps with keeping things straight.

Place the metal edge of a ruler along the line where you want to “seal” the pocket.

Use your preheated tool to follow the line and create the seal.

Use WeR Fuse tool to create a seam

Use the Un-du and paper towel to erase the marker lines from your page.

Use Un-Du to remove permanent marker - Totally-Tiffany

Voila! You've just made a custom page design.

Customized ScrapRack Pocket Page, Totally-Tiffany

Tips:

Practice with your heat tool FIRST – this will help you with using the correct speed and pressure to seal without burning or melting the page.

Layout the items you want to store on a 12x12 sheet of paper to get an idea of the pocket configuration you need.  Consider current ScrapRack page designs and existing flap locations to select which page will be best.  Print this ScrapRack page guide and keep it for reference.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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