Paper Issues Challenge: A Pocket Full Of Sunshine featuring My Pocket Is Full of Sunshine with Echo Park Hello Summer

The Challenge

This Challenge comes from the Paper Issues blog.  The suggestions on how to tackle this challenge from the blog were as follow:

  • Show us your pocket pages/Project Life pages and/or projects with pocket page-style cards on them.
  • Think about using an office envelope or vellum pocket.
  • Add a sun or sunburst as a design element.
  • Share what you keep in your pockets or purse.
  • Upcycle a pocket from an old pair of jeans or pants.
  • Use the word “sunshine” on your project.
  • Put the focus on flair embellishments.

I decided to try my hand at this challenge… Something I am really going to work with myself on doing more of.  After all, who can pass up a chance to win some new goodies.


The Product

I dug out some old Echo Park to tackle this project.  Everything in this selection of products came from the Hello Summer line.  I also purchased some little vellum bags at Michels to use as my “pocket”.



The Layout


The Details

I started  this layout by trimming the striped paper down and mounting it to a white sheet of cardstock.  I inked the edges with black ink and splattered a little bit of white Dylusions’ Spray Ink on to the stripes.  I cut several pieces of paper and created a layering for my photograph to sit on.


This picture was taken on Averie’s tenth birthday.  I just love the expression on the boys’ faces.



I cut out the “Sunshine Makes me Happy Strip” and placed that over one of the stripes on the paper.  This was the perfect place to hang some banners.  These banner shapes were part of the large sticker sheet from Hello Summer, so it was real easy to sand, ink and place them under the strip with pop dots.


An old friend made an appearance on this page after a long break, Stickles.  I lightly applied some stickles to the banners to give them some bling…  besides sunshine is SHINY!!!!



I used the vellum pockets to place my title using the stickers that came with Hello Sunshine.


…and what’s a pocket of sunshine without actual sunshine in the pocket….  I used these stickers to poke an umbrella and sun sticker from echo park out of the vellum pockets.  I added a little stickle to these too!

3 thoughts on “Paper Issues Challenge: A Pocket Full Of Sunshine featuring My Pocket Is Full of Sunshine with Echo Park Hello Summer

  1. Super fun page and such a great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Paper Issues! 🙂

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