Showing posts with label Project Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Project Life. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Better Late Than Never Project Life Notecards Winner!

Yikes and shame on me. I have been so busy with work, The Mumster visiting, celebrating our anniversary, work, and the long weekend that I forgot to announce the winner of the little "Project Life Vintage Travel" notecard giveaway.

And the winner is:  Megan!

Thanks to all who participated. I was at Michaels yesterday and saw the other Project Life kits they carry....DANGEROUS!

Happy September everyone. I can't believe I just typed SEPTEMBER.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cardmaking with Project Life and A Just Because Giveaway

Here's The Story Project Life

You may recall the post I had up last week using the “Vintage Travel” Project Life scrapbooking kit. While it’s designed for easy scrapbooks, I decided to use it to make some cards. The great thing is, since the Project Life kit is  made by American Crafts, it coordinates with American Crafts papers! I love it when a plan I didn’t have comes together.

Vintage Travel Project Life

Here are some of the Project Life scrapbook cards I randomly selected along with a piece of scrapbook paper I had in my stash ( Fifth and Frolic collection).  I had fun using designs in the cards as inspiration. For example, I used a circle punch to punch out the middle of one card and used the punched out portion here:

Project Life Greeting Card

I distressed the cut out circle with some ink, tore another card and adhered it to the “Thousands of Little Moments” 5x7 card and used the scrapbook paper as my background Finished with some coordinating baker’s twine and washi tape.

Project Life Vintage Travel Kit

Here’s the negative from the PL card I punched out. I  trimmed it slightly and layered it over yet another card from the kit. Used more distress ink over the whole thing and used it along with a sentiment from another card to make the card shown at the top of the post.

I was having so much fun I couldn’t stop. So I grabbed even more cards from the kit and decided to make some 4.25 x 5.5  notecards.

Notecards Project Life

Each of these notecards uses pieces from the PL kit, just randomly paired together, cut up, torn up, etc.

Project Life Camera Card

I finished some with glitter tape and others with washi tape and some with both. And guess what? I’m giving them away! Why? Why not.

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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 !