Sunday, 28 August 2016

Agnus | Project Life - Crate Paper 'Cool Kid' continued

Hi there :) I am back with another project life share using the fun Crate Paper 'Cool Kid' collection from the store.
Even though I normally use a weekly format, I have documented the final two weeks of May one one spread because I was a bit light on photos and didn't want to feel forced to try and make them stretch over two double spreads, but I guess that's the beauty of project life in that you can do it any way that suits you. I tried to keep the format similar to my previous May pages to keep the month looking consistent.


This collection doesn't actually include many journal cards, but that was easily overcome with printed journal strips teamed up with paper layers and chipboard accents to create my own fun journal cards.


The large chipboard pieces were great for adding a focal point to the page, and by adding the tiny text alpha stickers directly over the top I was able to create greater sense of depth on the page.  


  

I used the saying and cute fox from the 12x12" Run & Jump cut-apart sheet to create another simple but effective filler card, and love that it relates to both of the pictures along side it.



I placed some of my other journaling in a chipboard frame and really like how it breaks up some of the busy patterned paper and helps the story to stand out. 



In an effort to make better use of my tools, I have challenged myself to use my fuse tool this month and it was the perfect solution for including some event tickets from a night at the drag-way my boys attended. I filled the pocket with stars and used the fuse to seal in the tickets and stars before attaching the pocket to the page protector. I used one of the star paperclips as an easy way to open the shaker pocket to reveal the photograph beneath and love that it adds a bit of interaction into my album. 

  
The mixed alpha stickers doubled up as a design element and a way of telling the story on my final photo of the month. I often use word or alpha stickers directly over my photos for both the design and story aspects. 


Products from the Sassy store... 
Cool Kid 6x6" Paper Pad 
Cool Kid 12x12" Chipboard 
Cool Kid Run & Jump Paper
Cool Kid Embellishment Pack
Bella Blvd Tiny Text Alpha Stickers 
WRMK Fuse Tool
  
   
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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Agnus | Project Life - Crate Paper 'Cool Kid'

Hi again, I have another project life share using a range of fun new items from the 'Cool Kid' collection from Crate Paper.

I have started documenting May, and as always began the month with a custom title card. I got out my fuse tool to create a small shaker pocket behind one of the chipboard frames from the collection and filled it with some shiny stars from the embellishment pack. I used a mix of alphabet stickers to introduce the month and dressed up the card with a few paper strips and small embellishments. 


I mainly used journal strips for the spread, but some details worked better on a journal card, which was easy to create with just a few layers. 


I always keep movie tickets and other ephemera, and a simple pocket with a few dimensional embellishments was the perfect way to add them to my page.  


The next moves onto the second week of May, although I do plan to add an insert between the pages.


I like the impact of using titles directly on my photos and the alphabet stickers were great for filling in the white space in the pic.



I love the fun chipboard stickers in this collection and really like the way they helped to dress up my photos and cards. If you don't like the bulk of chipboard, then don't worry because there is also a great range of flatter accents in this collection.


I used the 6x6 paper pad to create my cards, but each paper is also available in 12x12" size.


Yep, more chipboard but how could I resist adding a 'Roar' to the lizard pic ;)


Products from the Sassy store... 
Cool Kid 6x6" Paper Pad 
Cool Kid 12x12" Chipboard 
Cool Kid Run & Jump Paper
Cool Kid Embellishment Pack
Bella Blvd Tiny Text Alpha Stickers 
WRMK Fuse Tool
    

 
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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Agnus | Project Life Fancy Pants 'Life is Beautiful' continued

Hello again, I am back to share the remainder of April using the 'Life is Beautiful' Collection from Fancy Pants. 

I have maganed to fit in the last two weeks of April on these pages and when using the same range of products across multiple pages, I often repeat the same patterns, colours and elements across all the pages so that there is a nice transition from one page to the next - check out my previous post to see exactly what I mean ;) 


As always I began with a custom title card to set the tone for the week, and have teamed up the gorgeous gold foiled vellum with some fun corrugated cardstock to give me a variety of textures. 
I toned down the bright coral colour with a little bit of white acrylic paint with a dry brush and once again use a few drips of the Citron Color Shine to add a little colour to the vellum.  

I printed a little bit of journaling onto one of the die cut speech bubbles from the ephemera pack and cut it so that it joined the filler card and photo. The quotation marks from the Polaroid stamp set helped to tell the story of what my little guys asks me every time we pass Pretzel World, and the photo corners from the puffy stickers were great for pointing out what he said.


I used an adhesive flip pocket to add a few extra pics from the Spotlight craft month tour, but you could also stitch or fuse a regular pocket from a spare page protector if you wanted to do the same. 

I carried over the corrugated cardstock and blue patterned paper to the second week, and kept the overall layout similar. 


The puffy stickers were such an easy way to give my photo a 'pop' and I couldn't get enough of the fun puffy dots for adding a little burst of colour.


Another trick for helping your page flow is the cut large elements in half and use them in two different pockets as I have with the large die cut doily in the top right and bottom left pockets.

I made a couple of simple filler cards with some die-cuts, stickers and stamping, and because I have used a little bit of all the colours from both pages they help to tie everything together.
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