This blog post is a looong time coming! I actually recorded a video about the basics of Project Life, an intro into the differences between Project Life by Stampin’ Up (#plxsu), and about putting together your own project life layout.
Then the video sat on my computer unedited for a long time. Oops! 🙂 So, today I thought I would get it off of my computer and share them with you.
About Project Life and How Project Life by Stampin’ Up is Different
When Project Life by Stampin’ Up came out, I had customers, downline, and demonstrator friends who had all heard of Project Life or pocket page scrapbooking but didn’t really understand what it was all about. So I found myself sharing all about it because I had become a fan not too long before it was announced Stampin’ Up was partnering with Becky Higgins to create exclusive Project Life card kits and accessories. I thought it might be useful to share with others as well, so I did a little video about it as well sharing what PL is all about and how Stampin’ Up card kits are different than what you have gotten before. (if you are reading this in email the video below won’t show up, so click here to view the blog post w/ videos)
In a nutshell:
- The Stampin’ Up cards (by Becky Higgins) have square corners instead of round
- You get 1 card of each design instead of a bajillion multiples
- The core kits give you 4×6, 3×4, AND 4×4 cards
- The accessory packs are a combination of specialty cards, embellishments, stickers, and washi tape!
Putting Together a Project Life Scrapbook Page
The thing I really like about Project Life and all the pocket page albums, is that it makes scrapbooking really fast. So, I like the idea that I’ll actually get some of my pictures off of the computer and into an album where I will ACTUALLY LOOK at them. Plus maybe even have notes about the events. 🙂 I have way too many photos printed waiting to be scrapped and even more sitting on my computer. My goal is to get the photos in albums and then I can take my time to make bigger, fancier layouts of the special moments and photos.
See, I don’t know about you, but I tend to take a ton of pictures at any given event or time and then when I look at them, I have like 20 photos I want to keep and enjoy. Unfortunately, that gets really hard to put in a scrapbook page nicely unless you have the time to edit them all to be much smaller pictures. I figure this way I can print and save them and enjoy them.
Here is the first layout I created using the Everyday Adventure Project Life card kit and accessory pack:
I walk through actually putting it together in the following video:
Wanna See ALL the Everyday Adventure Cards?
The one problem I have with many of the Project Life kits, no matter who the manufacturer is that it is hard to tell what you are going to get in the card kits. You see a few samples and so you can get the general color scheme, but you take a leap of faith you will like the different designs. So I thought I would take a picture and share ALL of the designs for the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Kit so you could see for yourself. 🙂 Just click any picture to see the zoomed in image of the cards.
Everyday Adventures 4×6 Cards (front side)
Everyday Adventures 4×4 Cards (front side)
Everyday Adventures 4×4 Cards (back side)
Everyday Adventures 3×4 Cards (front side) – group 1
Everyday Adventures 3×4 Cards (back side) – group 1
Everyday Adventures 3×4 Cards (front side) – group 2
Everyday Adventures 3×4 Cards (back side) – group 2
Everyday Adventures Accessory Pack
Whew! That was a lot of cards!
If you are interested in picking up your own packs, you can find them here:
If you have any questions or would like to see more videos on creating with Project Life, let me know! I’d be happy to share. 🙂
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