Do you know someone who loves to read? In this video, I’ll show you how to create a removable bookmark that also doubles as a main design element on a card.
supplies - patterned paper, cardstock, stamps, vellum stickers: Neverland Card Kit; rub-ons: Neverland Scrapbook Kit; tools: Silhouette Cameo, Corner Chomper; ink: Onyx Black VersaFine ink pad, Mister Huey’s Opaque White mist; digital: Neverland Folding Project Life Cards cut design; other: magnets
Hi everybody - it's Anna-Maria here. In my February gallery you had an opportunity to find a special, really tiny mini-album made with Project Life cards. Because I received some lovely comments and a lot of questions about how I made it, I decided to make another for my Neverland gallery and prepare a simple tutorial.
So let's get started. We will need some cards from the 'Neverland' PL kit, some other goodies from this month's kits and add-ons, Studio Calico stickers and die-cuts from the latest collections, a few pictures (the longer edge is 10cm long (approx. 4in); a corner rounded, white cardstock and a needle with a thread.
First step is to choose your photos and PL cards and cut a few rectangles from white cardstock. (8x4cm - or approx 3x1.5in will be enough).
Next we have to decide how to arrange the pages and put them all together. The construction is: first photo (the back side) + piece of white cardstock + the second photo and on the other side (as a second page) a PL card.
Now we have to stick these layers together like I show you on the next picture. You have to leave little space (about 2mm) in the middle - because we will fill our album using embellishments or other things and we will need this 'free' area.
On the back of this PL card we can stick another PL card or the third photo. Nect, we will have to repeat the same steps with the second part of the album. Remember you can also stick two PL cards together and then glue two photos photos. It depends on the look you want. I decided to leave two PL cards for the inner sides of the cover.
Now - the cover. I choose a special, bigger PL card to create the cover. We have to fold it, like I show in the picture.
In the next step we will put the album toghetertogether using a needle with a thread. We just sew the cover with the pages. Start from the cover...
... then in the middle of first part of the mini...
... next to the second part of the album, and back to the cover. You can repeat these sewing steps once again if you are not sure is it enough to keep the cards together.
When you come back to the cover, just tie a little knot. You can leave the rest of thread or you can cut it, or you can cover the sewing using a piece of masking or washi tape.
When all of our pages are together we can start filling all the insert cards using stickers, die-cuts, wood veneers, stamps and other lovely things.
This is my tiny PL album, below you can find a list of all the supplies I used here.
(Supplies: 'Neverland' Project Life kit, stamp set from 'Lost Boys' March add-on, stamp set from 'Hook' March add-on and stamps set from the Main 'Neverland' Scrapbook Kit. I also added: Chevron Wood Veneer, Punctuation Wood Veneer and 12x12 Sticker Sheet from Snippets collection and Sundrifter Die Cut Shapes, Mister Huey's mists)
I hope you find this tutorial as a good idea to use your Project Life cards. You can create a sweet album for your kid, lovely present for a friend (as I did) or you can put this mini into a PL spread if you want. For example if you want to include more photos - I think it can be a good idea for you, PL lovers :)
I’m not much of a cardmaker, but I’ve been getting the Studio Calico Card kits since they were first released. Why? I love patterned paper, and the smaller scale of the patterns in the 6x6in pad that comes with the kit is a great fit for the pockets in my Project Life album. I’ve also found that card friendly embellishments work really well to add interest to journaling cards without bulking them up too much for the pockets in the page protectors. I’m excited to have a chance to share a few tips to help you get the most out of using a Card Kit in your Project Life spreads. Click here to download a PDF tutorial with tips and tricks on using the Neverland Card Kit for Project Life.
1. The Neverland Card kit comes with an exclusive mask and Mini Mister Huey – mist is a GREAT way to add interest to a card without adding extra dimension. I misted over patterned paper, but you can also use plain cardstock. I embellished the misted design with a punched star and some enamel dots from the Neverland Card kit. I used the finished card next to a photo, but this would also be a fun way to make a filler card for an empty pocket or a date/title card for your week
2. The only item that I added to the Neverland Card kit for this spread was the coordinating printable labels from the shop. Labels are one of my Project Life staples & these printables are a great way to get a perfect color match. I find that they’re an inexpensive way to stretch the contents of a kit just a little further. You could also consider adding the coordinating printable journaling cards and accents, or the More Grid Cards available in the shop.
3. To turn the cardstock that comes with the Neverland Card Kit into a custom card, I machine stitched lines to hold my journaling. You could duplicate this look with handstitching, or even by drawing lines with a marker. I also added a vellum border sticker across the top of the card for a bit of color.
4. Here’s a fun way to stretch the patterned paper from your Card Kit a little further – if you use a punched accent, include both the positive and the negative from the design on the page. I punched an arrow to draw attention to a detail on a 4x6in photo, and then used the negative of the punch on my date card for the week.
5. One of my favorite ways to use paper scraps in Project Life is to handcut banners. You can make them from tiny leftover bits of paper, and they add a punch of color and interest with almost no bulk.
6. To maximize the paper from the 6x6in pad, I like to start by trimming it into two pieces – 4x6in and 2x6in. I then use the 4x6in pieces to fill the larger pockets, or trim it down into two 3x4in cards, depending on what photos I have for the week. I use the 2x6in strip for border strips and punched and handcut accents – OR you can stack two of them and create another 4x6in or 3x4 in card. I find that taking the time to trim the paper to these dimensions in advance saves me the mistake of cutting an accent that just a little *too* big and being left with paper that’s too small to fit the pockets in my page protectors.
I hope I’ve inspired you to look at the Studio Calico Card Kits in a new way. Whether you’re a current Project Life subscriber or one of our patient PL waitlisters, the Card Kits are a great way to fill in your Project Life album!