Summer Voices | Jenni Bowlin


We're on summer holiday and we've invited some of our friends to share their voices and projects here over the next 2 weeks. Say hello to Jenni Bowlin:

There’s just something about the summer. . .

that has me yearning for simpler things.  Whether its food straight from my garden, leaving the alarm clock off or going without makeup, I always seem to be searching for a step to skip or an easier way.  I suppose my crafting is no different.

Several girls on our JBS Mercantile  design team have been experimenting with pocket pages and I have grown more than a little curious.  Particularly since I am a “one photo” per page girl, I am always left with piles of un-documented 4 x 6 photos and the idea of just slipping them into pockets is intriguing.

I decided to give it a try and started with a particularly large set of photos from an event (in this case a beach vacation).  I love working on the smaller pocket cards as individual collages – so much so that I created a new product for Mercantile called “Pocket Stuffers”  (thanks to Betsy for the name)!

I took 5 of our most popular Jenni Bowlin Studio paper lines and had them trimmed down to just shy of 3 x 4 so they would slide nicely into the traditional pocket sleeves.  These then work perfectly with our Mini Bingo Cards and Mini Decks for quick and easy inserts.

I love staples so I tend to just staple the bingo or mini deck card straight to the pocket stuffer card.

065 copy

Our “Hear Ye, Hear Ye” Banner Stickers are the perfect size for quick titles.

Add a little stamping for more detail, but either way it’s quick and easy – the two things I like least and most about my summer!

ABOUT JENNI | Jenni Bowlin resides in Nashville, TN with her husband and two young sons. Jenni and her husband, Jared, own and operate Jenni Bowlin Studio, a papercrafting manufacturer with a vintage fresh approach. Everything Jenni creates is inspired from her love of anything old and has a general "re-invention" theme. She is a published designer, having landed on the pages of magazines such as Creating Keepsakes, Autumn Leaves Publications, Family Circle, Mary Engelbreit Home Companion, and Country Living. Jenni is also an accomplished teacher, offering classes at stores and conventions across the country and internationally.

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  1. laura g. says…

    love the Pocket Stuffers!! love that they are square! i think rounding the corners on every photo and journaling card take TOO much time!! BLESS YOU!! great for us 'square girls' and if the 'corner girls' want to trim their cards they can! cute! cute!

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  2. Jacenda G. says…

    I love everything Jenni Bowlin! Great items! I like the way you started out your post "There's just something about summer..."! I think I'll use that as a starting point of some journaling for a layout for Ali's class Hello Story!

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  3. Paula says…

    Beautiful pockets to hold those treasured photos and will be a fun find for those going through your books.

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