I like making scrapbook pages . . . but I only spend a few days a year doing it. And I take photos pretty much every day. Soooooo it doesn’t take a math genius to realize that I will never “catch up” on my scrapbooking.
Ever since Stampin’ Up! announced its Project Life line, I’ve wondered if this might be a good solution for me. So this weekend, I put it to the test. I grabbed a stack of adorable photos from fall 2007 (I mentioned that I’m behind, right?) and Stampin’ Up!’s Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack and Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection. I sat down and started playing . . . and in about half an hour I had an adorable layout that I am super proud of!
Here’s how it works
Will I do this again? Absolutely! And I’ll be even faster next time. Now I could complete three or four layouts an hour.
I left my work station ready for this weekend. I left the lid off of my card pack and just put my stack of photos inside. Everything is safe and ready for me to come back to. And now that I know the system, I may even finish up my 2007 album this way.
One thing I am excited about is that these pages can go right in to my existing album, mixed in with my traditional scrapbook pages. They all fit in the same 12" x 12" binder.
Who else is a Project Life newbie? What tips do you have for me?
Happy memory keeping!
Curriculum Developer & Trainer Supply List: Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack (item # 135832) Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection (item # 135830)
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Project Life December Wonder Stamp Set (item # 136562)
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad (item # 133642)
Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Pad (item # 133644)
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad (item # 131180)
Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad (item #131181)
Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad (item # 101731)
I love these, Jen! Such a great colour combo :)
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Christmas is the perfect time to create some pretty packages! I decided to go with a Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Gold color combo. Yes—that’s right! Mix your whites and creams! You can achieve a layered look with your projects simply by using those two colors together.
The Takeout Boxes are darling! They are the perfect size for a small gift or box of yummy treats. I used the White Filter Paper to create a belly band around the box. I scrunched it up and sewed it down the middle to keep it gathered. I added some interest to my star die cut by using the Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack to outline a few stars within the shape. This is an easy way to add detail.
I used the Gift Card Enclosure Pack to create a little box. This technique was demonstrated to us at convention. Simply brilliant!! You score at 1/2" from the original score line along three sides. Secure the flaps using Sticky Strip and add a belly band to help contain your goodies. I used the Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls for my belly band. I LOVE these paper rolls! The quality is excellent—much thicker than I thought they would be.
My last pretty package was created using the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Die. This die creates the perfect little enclosure for a gift card. I used the Kraft Cardstock for my base and then I began creating a pretty belly band using the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper to keep it closed. The belly band simply slides on and off.
I love using the Kraft color as a base for my projects—especially for pretty packages!
2014–2015 Artisan Design Team
Takeout Boxes (item # 135827)
White Filter Paper (item # 129393)
Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack (item # 133778)
Gift Card Enclosure Pack (item # 136662)
Sticky Strip (item # 104294)
Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls (item # 135828)
Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies (item # 135854)
Kraft Cardstock (item # 133674)
Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (item # 133704)
Very pretty Sarah, love the colours !
Love these projects!