Feature Friday:: Day in the Life cards
I have just started getting into the Project Life style of scrapbooking and thought it would be fun to share my thoughts on it. To some- including me- initially I was seeing pages and the growing interest in this type of memory keeping, but the thought of day-to-day or weekly documentation seemed a bit daunting. I loved the idea, and let’s be honest, the cute cards, designs and the idea of filling albums with basically pictures and journaling, really appealed to me. But something held me back. One of those ‘things’ was the fact that I always have so many leftovers of my kits and I have so much stash on hand, that I didn’t really *need* any more stuff. Anybody with me on that?! =)
However, I couldn’t help myself when Cocoa Daisy introduced The Day in the Life kits. After missing out on the first kit I knew I wanted in on the next one, but I still wasn’t sure how I was going to use all the pieces of the kit because I don’t have a home printer and getting current photos for a 365-style of scrapping stilled seemed a bit of a stretch for me. I decided that I could just go for it and scrap in a more traditional way- meaning whatever I would normally scrap a page about I would do so using page protectors and journaling cards and embellishments. Once I gave myself that freedom to scrap whatever I wanted to, the pages have come together so easily!
Here are a couple of recent examples of how I am scrapping with the DITL kits, but in my own way.
That other issue of ‘having too many leftovers’ is what I want to pass along to you on this Feature Friday. I love the designs and cool and trendy papers that Christine builds the monthly kits around here at Cocoa Daisy. They are so perfect for this type of scrapbooking. If you don’t do PL, this is still a fun way to make up extra journaling cards for your traditional pages and they also are fun for layering or card making too. Easy as pie, you simply take your extra papers from your kit and cut them down to the 3×4 journaling card size. I like the look of rounded corners, so I use a simply corner punch on mine when I cut them out too.
These cards are the perfect type of thing to play around with your monthly stamps, or experiment with different techniques or paints, and they are a great way to use up extra trims and stickers and all the adorable bits and pieces that round out the kits too. Here is a page I made using my own handmade journaling cards, and as you can see, I have some extras made up and ready to go on my next page spreads too. So this is not only a great way to use your kits up, but it also sets you up to create simple pages as life happens and memories get documented in future pages too!
I am so excited to be filling albums and getting the Day in the Life kit and stamps has been so worth it to me. I hope I have inspired you in your own scrapping today- whether you do this type of scrapping or not. If you’re not on board yet, maybe by making your own cards and just sticking your photos down on a 12×12 page will give you a taste of this type of scrapping and you will see just how fun and easy it can be! Happy scrapping, everyone!