Sharing Thanksgiving Memories with the Happiness Is Project Life Kit

Yesterday was National Scrapbooking Day and while I normally like to celebrate by actually trying to catch up on some scrapbooking pages, this year I opted for some family time as my husband and I had both returned from business trips on Friday.  The kids had been with Grandma and so it was our turn to hang out and have fun with them. Smile

But I did have the honor of getting to create a couple layouts using the Happiness Is kit for Stampin’ Up’s National Scrapbooking Day blog post and they were posted for you to see this weekend!  I’ll admit I got a little school girl excited when I saw my name in print on their blog.  Though, I discovered that the photos they shared were TINY!  So, since one of the coolest things about Project Life is how easy it is to add a little pizzazz to your quick and easy pages, I thought I’d share some up close photos of the details of my layout with you today.

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Bear with me, I’m still trying to figure out the best way to photograph my layouts.  But the thing I love about Project Life is how easy it can be to put together layouts.  I grab a card kit & the matching accessory kit (seriously, this is the BEST THING EVER!) and lay them out on my table and just go.

Happiness is accessory pack

  1. Pick a few photos you love
  2. Print them out wherever is most convenient for you
  3. Slide them into pocket pages (look! almost done!)
  4. Pick a Project Life card kit & matching Accessory pack

  5. Grab some matching cards and write what is happening in the pictures – add embellishments if desired
  6. Put in your album and you are done!

Here are a few of my favorite things about this layout:

  • Layer 3×4 cards onto 4×6 cards with Washi Tape (it’s included in your accessory pack!) for a quick title card.  I just had to add the year numbers (also in the accessory pack) and write in the dates!Happiness is project life embellished layout title card close up
  • Don’t feel like every card has to have writing on it! Sometimes just a couple embellishments or even just the way it is printed is perfect.
  • Bust out your “fancy” techniques like layering vellum over a 3×4 card and heat embossing the sentiment (in this case the “love” from the So You stamp set)Happiness is project life embellished layout right close up
  • Don’t forget you can stamp on your photos too!  It was hard to photograph, but I stamped the sun image on the bottom photo with the Metallic Gold ink and it was the perfect touch!Happiness is project life stamping on photos
  • The Happiness Is kit also comes with these little wood accents that are laser etched with images and words.

Happiness is accessory pack wood embellishments

A fun little bonus for your layout… especially with that adorable face, am I right?
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  • I also liked taking multiple stamps and putting them on my clear block at the same time – like these hearts (also from the So You stamp set).   They are two separate stamps but I wanted to use them together. Position on your card, press onto the block, and then ink and stamp!
     So You stamps with Project Life on a journaling card So You stamps with Project Life

So this layout had a lot of little touches and accents, but it took me way less time than a traditional scrapbook layout and still has all the personal & handmade touches.

If you have photos on your computer, in your phone, printed out and sitting in those photo envelopes from the printer – why not give this a try?  Get those photos out where everyone can enjoy them and you don’t need a craft room of supplies to do it!  It’s fun, it’s easy, and your family will love it!

Get a Great Deal with 50% off Retiring Project Life Kits

Through June 2nd (or while supplies last) many of Stampin’ Up’s Project Life kits and accessory packs are on sale for 50% off as the patterns are being discontinued!  You have great sets for kits, baby, and everyday Including this cute Happiness Is card kit and accessory pack that I used.


So snag them while you can in the online store!

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