Friday, July 11, 2014

Project Life- Storage and Tips

At first, I was VERY skeptical about Project Life and the whole pocket page movement.  Boy was I wrong!  

I decided to give it a try, when Stampin' Up! recently joined with Becky Higgins and we added Project Life Kits, Accessories and supplies in our catalog....and I am HOOKED!  

Making a Project Life pocket page layout can be so fast and easy; or you can make your layouts as embellished and detailed as you wish.  

This is a GREAT option for me and anyone who has a busy lifestyle.  

Today I wanted to share with you, how I store my Project Life supplies:

I purchased one of these Iris Photo Storage cases from Michael's. 

It comes with the 4x6 photo storage boxes....and since the largest piece for the Project Life pocket pages is 4x6...this was a no-brainer for me. 

I have 4x6 cardstock, 4x6 Project Life cards, and each case holds tons of the 3x4 cards as well.  All contained in a suitcase that is easy to store!

Also, I wanted to share some tips and tricks I found online for Project Life:

-Use labels, tabs or clips and extend them outside of the pocked to add texture, dimension and interest. 

-Put alphabet titles on the ouside of the pockets

- Apply a coat of acryllic paint around photo edges to add texture and draw more attention to the photos

-If an element is too small for your pocket, layer it on a photo or a card.

-Add ticket stubs, receipts and memorabilia to your pocket pages

-Use strong adhesive when attaching embellishments to the outside of your pocket pages

-Die cut shapes, then embellish them, layer them and add to your pages for interest. 

-Try stamping on your photos.

-Faux stitching ( or real stitching) adds great interest to a pocket page

-Use magazine clippings, paint chip samples, advertisements, newspaper or download and print ephemera from the internet

- Mix up page sizes.  Pocket pages range in sizes from 4x4 to 12x12....mix them up in the same album. 

- Add washi tape

-Fill a pocket with sequins or buttons for a bright spot of interest.

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