Trying out Project Life By Stampin’ Up – My First Layout

I know by now it is old news that Becky Higgins (creator of Project Life) has partnered with Stampin’ Up to create exclusive lines of Project Life cards, accessories, and even a corner punch.  I had been just starting to get into Project Life when this announcement came out and I was stoked!  Especially because I would now be able to have cards that coordinated both in patterns and colors with stuff I already had in my stash! So, here is the first layout I put together using my new goodies: Everything in this layout is from the Everyday Adventure kit and accessory pack.  Can I just say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the idea of an accessory kit!  Maybe someone else does it out there, but I haven’t seen it with the Becky Higgins kits and We R Memory Keepers card sets.  Why do I love them?  They give me a little bit of lots of awesome bits to embellish up my cards and I don’t have to think about what I have that would match.  See? image

Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack

(Do you notice a theme?  I love kits and don’t like having to think about which things match. Smile  Seriously, I love scrapbooking kits that come with paper, embellishments, and die cuts because I know I have a little bit of everything to put my layouts together!) So anyway, for the most part, I just used the cards from the Everyday Adventure card kit and then I may add on or two little accents to a handful of them.  Like in the close up below, you see that card in the upper right?  It looked exactly like that (minus my journaling of course) and I just added a bit of the blue washi tape along the top as a bit of trim. And then, of course, the green arrow and black letters that spell “maple classroom” are stickers from the accessory pack. Oh and that bit of orange at the bottom of the green card?  That is a little acetate (think window sheet) colored piece from the accessory pack.  The doodling look on that card?  Totally printed on, thank goodness! Smile And as my last trick, I used some of that same blue washi tape again to layer a 3×4 PLxSU card  (I’m just going to use the PLxSU to make it less typing when I’m trying to say Project Life by Stampin’ Up… sound ok?  Ok, cool!)  Anyway, I layered a 3×4 PLxSU card on top of a 4×6” PLxSU card and stuck with Washi Tape for a fun layered look.  And if you can’t read it, the quote says “Everyday is a new Adventure” which I thought was PERFECT for this layout because it was about Nicholas being a in a new class at school.  His new adventure. Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used

And let me say, I’ve been using these cards for MORE than scrapbooking as well.  I made some cards and other fun non-scrapbooking/non-card projects using them for the display boards for convention… so I can’t share them until July, but I’m SO EXCITED to be able to share them then!

–>>  Plus, stop by the Stylin Stampin Inkspiration blog for even more great ideas for the PLxSU kits (there are 5 different ones available!)  See all the great ideas here

I hope this gave you some ideas and you can give it a shot yourself!

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