The papers I used for Page 5 were a bit more vintagy looking so it has quite a different look to the earlier pages. Page 5 covers December 21st to 24th which is only 4 days there was plenty to fill them finishing on Christmas Eve with my darling Granddaughter sprinkling her reindeer food on the lawn! Looking at it now I may have to go back and change that second card along the bottom because the colour is glaringly out of place, not sure how I missed that! I still have to get photos printed for Christmas Day but luckily Digitalmax has a 9 c print deal until Jan 28th.
9 Cute mini layouts and 3 journaling cards for December 16th to 20th – lots of writing for this page on lovely decorated journal cards.
3 Clever Tips:
- Take a screen shot of a text conversation, especially if you don’t have a photo for that moment
- Stamp a label or two to stick out behind a photo to write your journaling on
- Didn’t get a photo of you baking? Then add a photo of your cup of tea and treats when you are ready to eat them!
Here we are with Days 11-15! I used those cute little trees from Watercolor Christmas down the bottom too. These little mini layouts (pocket Page cards) are a great way to use up those scraps that often get thrown away.
A few ways I have used them:
- punched circles and other shapes
- fussy cutting ( the church in the top right corner)
Here is Dec 6-10. Had to protect the innocent on this and the next few pages hence the blob circles on the photos. most of the supplies are Stampin’ Up! but I also used some printables etc I picked up off the internet.
I fussy cut a few pieces from Designer paper on this layout so I could use them to flash up some corners. I again used my Merry Mice Stamp Set which gives some continuity to the whole project. Also punched circles make a great accent.
Well I succeeded at creating a card for each day in December but I still have to do the 25th. I did about 5 days to each 12 X 12 pocket page and that worked quite well.
Days 1 through 5 a title card 2 journaling cards and 5 mini spreads.
OK this is the year! I have watched a heap of Youtube videos on December Daily and similar Christmas/December documenting projects over the last while and so this year I’m going to give it a go.
I decided to do it as a section in my usual scrapbook using pocket pages rather than a separate album as most fold seem to do. I’m trying to keep it simple and achievable. I’ve made up some “foundation pages” which I can add photos and stories straight to. The first page has a 4X6 intro card as well. Here the pages I have set up so check back over the next few weeks and see how I’m getting on with this challenge.
I have used a Designer Series Paper pack from the Seasonal Catalogue called Merry Little Christmas plus lots of leftover bits from retired Christmas packs. The two stamp sets I have used so far are Merry Mice from the Annual Catalogue and Watercolour Christmas from the Seasonal catalogue
Heres a quicky folks. This page was done in minutes. It took longer to get the pieces in the pockets than it did to plan. Best bit is it only uses 1 1/2 cards.
Come on people, admit it, way in the back of those cupboards are some old letter stencils! I had forgotten all about mine until last night when I was puzzling over what letter dies I was going to use on a layout when I had a thought. Admittedly I was getting pretty tired .. read lazy.. so I couldnt be bothered getting out my Big Shot and cutting numbers and letters so this seemed like an easy solution. In my own defence I had just made my own DSP to use! Another great budget tip – its easy and your colours always match when you stamp your own!
Here is the Project Life card I made using an old stencil and my Project Life No.5 Jornaling Pen. I love these pens and they come in two thicknesses, the No. 1 is really fine for writing and the No. 5 is chunkier but still good for journaling.
And to see the whole page. I used two stamp sets for my DIY paper, Flower Patch and Love Sparkles.
Flower Patch # 134207 Love Sparkles – W #143114 CM #143183 Photopolymer $54 Wood $61 Clear Mount $44
Hi folks Wow product is selling out fast so if you havent checked out the Retiring List for this year it might be a good idea to take a look soon. It is updated Tuesday – Friday as products sell out. You can find the Retiring List HERE
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Recently I went to a big Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Event held in Auckland called OnStage. It was a lot of fun catching up with my team and other demonstrators from around New Zealand plus we got to see the **NEW** 2016-2017 catalogue and got to take home some of the new products too! Another benefit of these events is the swapping, you make multiples of a project and then swap them for other peoples projects and come home with heaps of different ideas! My swap was a set of Project Life Pocket Style cards.
This is what they look like in a page protector. Sadly the Word Window Punch has retired AND Sold Out but every thing else I used is still available.
Timeless Textures Stamp Set
Crazy About You Stamp Set
Petite Petals Stamp Set and Punch
Hello You Thinlits Dies
The colours are Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush and Tempting Turquoise.
And here is THE BEST BIT! I have two sets of these cards to give away. Simply leave a comment below and I will draw two winners next Friday!
Welcome to my first Project Life Pocket Pages. I found it was a bit of a side step in my brain to work with in this style but the second page was much easier. I’m definitely going to be adding more of these style of pages to my album. I love that you can get so many photos on a page and still add little touches. The photos aren’t great, I’m not sure how you are supposed to get decent photos of layouts when they are encased in plastic! If anyone knows then please do leave me a comment, I must have taken 50 photos to get these half way decent ones LOL
The papers are from a retired pack which I have heaps of so you will be seeing a lot of it in the next few pages I share. Here are some close ups of the pages
Washi tape is really useful for these pages. I used it to write info on and to keep photos in place. It looks really effective.
I enjoyed decorating the cards, each one is like a small canvas and they all go together into the bigger picture… MAGIC and fun too