Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Playing Around With Project Life Vintage Travel Kit

Project Life Vintage Travel

I’d been hearing tons about “Project Life”  an innovative line of scrapbook products by Becky Higgins. I was thrilled when I had the chance to play with one of the newest kits  now available at Michaels: Vintage Travel.

This collection features deep blues, reds, browns and dark neutrals, and as the name suggests, lots of travel themed icons. This post is part of a paid campaign with American Crafts, but all opinions are my own.

I have been an on and off scrapbooker, and Project Life is a great way to scrapbook if you are just starting out or if you are a veteran.

Included in each kit are enough themed cards to complete an entire album. Included are cards with suggested layouts. You don’t need scissors, glue, or fancy tools. The albums support the card sizes from the kits and you can lay things out how you choose.

Project Life Vintage Travel Inside

Everything coordinates with everything else and all of the cards are double sided. But kind of like how life is what happens when you're busy making other plans, I'm a person who doesn’t like to use stuff for its intended purpose so I decided not to make traditional scrapbook layouts with this cool Vintage Travel kit, but a smaller purse sized album that could then become part of a big 12x12 album or simply stand alone.

Vintage Travel Mini Album

For this album, I selected several of the pre-scored cards from the kit:

Project Life Folded Cards Closeup

Folded these along the score lines and then made an accordion style album by adhering the pages together with double sided tape:

Project Life Accordion

Since everything coordinates, I didn’t really plan out a pattern. You could easily choose from one color family or use all of one pattern or theme or whatever you want.

Project Life Accordion Album Cover

I can’t have paper in my possession without tearing it. Just cannot be done! So I covered two pieces of chipboard with more of the cards from the kit, again, not particularly careful just eyeballed some coordinating colors.
Project Life Vintage Travel Mini Album

I cut/tore a couple more cards and used PVA glue to adhere them to my album cover, going over the whole thing with some distress inks. Finished with an oversized eyelet on the front and back covers tied off with ribbon.
Vintage Travel Project LIfe

Here’s the inside where I can jot down notes or paste in ticket stubs, receipts, little things I want to keep or remember. I didn’t make it so fat that I can’t tuck the whole thing inside a bigger scrapbook if I want to. Haven’t decided yet!

Project Life Mini Album Back

This is the back cover. You can go check out the the Vintage Travel kit along with the Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic core kits at Michaels, which carries one of the largest selections of Project Life. The Dear Lizzy collection features light blues, pinks, yellows and neutrals with birds, trees, houses, and keys.

As you can see from the pictures of the kit, there are a LOT of cards included in this kit so be on the lookout for some future projects, and maybe even an actual scrapbook !

9 comments:

Laura / The Shed by Pet Scribbles said...

I always love how you think outside the proverbial box! This mini-album is a great idea!

Lauras Crafty Life said...

This is so clever! I am the total opposite and have a hard time NOT using things exactly as they are intended. I am very creative, but I have a hard time thinking outside the box. This is a great mini-album. I might have to make one of these. :)

Katie {Sweet Rose Studio} said...

What a clever way to use the PL cards for a non-traditional scrapbook project! Love!

Angelina- JoJo & Eloise said...

What a Fantastic idea.. Love your project :)
xoxo

Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home said...

LOVE how you used the cards!! So cute :)

Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade said...

This is such a great idea, Carol! I might have to make one of these too!

Carolyn said...

Love it Carol!!

malia said...

Great idea Carol! You make the PL cards your own and you did it in a fabulous way! Pinned!

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

So creative and original! Goes to show just how versatile the Project Life kits can be in the hands of an artist! I especially love the way you tore the papers and added the eyelet!

Jenn