Laminated Pockets

Introduction: Laminated Pockets

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This is my instructions on how to make laminated pouches with decorative paper and a regular laminator.

Supplies

Laminator

Laminator Pouches

Scrapbook Paper or Cardstock

Ruler

Paper Trimmer/Scissors/ X-Acto Knife

Fasteners (Velcro or Snaps)

Step 1: Choose and Trim Your Paper

The first thing you want to do is choose what paper or cardstock that you want to use.

You will then cut the paper to the size of the pocket you want to make. You either use a paper trimmer, scissors, or an X-Acto knife.

This pocket was cut to 7 inches in length and 6 inches in height. The small strip was cut to 7 inches in length and 1.5 inches in height.

Step 2: Laminate Your Pocket

Next, you'll want to get your laminator ready.

Take a laminator pouch and insert your paper or cardstock inside the pouch.

Place the 2 big sheets that are cut to the size you want on top of each other the pattern of the paper on the outside. Place the small piece you cut out half an inch above the 2 big pieces.

Run them carefully through the laminator.

Step 3: Making the Cut

Take your X-Acto knife and cut the top corner of where the big sheets were laminated and keep sliding the knife across to the other corner.

Because those 2 sheets were on top of each other the space between them doesn't laminate and forms a pocket.

Step 4: Closure

Lastly, add the type of closures you have chosen. I've used velcro.

Fold the small piece over to figure out where to place the velcro.

Now you have a pretty laminated pocket to use for whatever you want.

Step 5: Make It Magnetic

Another idea is to add magnets to the back so you can put it on a metal service to hold whatever you want like business cards, receipts, or etc.

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