Tutorial | Using Scrapbook Embellishments in a Project Life® Album with Geralyn Sy

As I concentrate on finishing my Project Life® 2014 album, I always look for fun and new products to use on my spreads. What I love about the Studio Calico scrapbook kits is that they are great for both layouts and Project Life®! The embellishments are not too big or bulky, making them easy to use on 3x4 and 4x6 cards. With this tutorial today, I’ll walk you through my process of using scrapbook products on a Project Life® spread.

When I work on Project Life®, I always start by choosing my photos. After printing my photos (normally on 4x6 photo paper), I trimmed them as needed.

I laid out my photos on a design A page protector to get a feel for the color scheme of my spread. I rearranged my photos until I was happy that the spread looked balanced.

I pulled out a bunch of patterned papers from the Lisse Street and Carolina Moon scrapbook kits. For Project Life®, I prefer using the B-sides because the smaller, subtle patterns tend to work better with my spreads.

I chose some patterned paper and cut them down to fit my pockets. I stuck with some neutral ledger paper and a few bolder prints.

Next, I looked through all the cool embellishments in the scrapbook kits! I love using die-cuts in Project Life® because they add fun details without unnecessary bulk. I chose a little die-cut from the Lisse Street Scrapbook Kit matchbook (an exclusive gift for subscribers) and stapled it to my 4x6 card.

I really liked the copper foil alphas from the Carolina Moon Scrapbook Kit and used them to spell out a little title on this card as well. The size of the alphas was perfect.

I picked out some more die-cuts, chipboard pieces and embellishments from the scrapbook kits to decorate my spread. I chose some simple pieces with gold and copper foil details to match the copper alphas I used on the 4x6 card.

My last step was to add some stamping, the dates on a few cards, and my journaling.

I love that I got to dig through my stash of scrapbook kits and use them to help finish some incomplete Project Life® spreads. The embellishments in the scrapbook kits really work well with any kind of project! Thanks for joining me today and hope you enjoyed seeing my Project Life® process.

Supplies: Carolina Moon Scrapbook Kit – patterned paper, alphas, chipboard heart; Lisse Street Scrapbook Kit – patterned paper, label sticker, die-cuts; Frank – patterned paper, die-cuts; Katharine – stamp; ink – Versafine; pen - Muji

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  1. jeannine says…

    The embellishments are the best part of the kit. Thanks for showing the project life page.

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  2. cariilup says…

    I love your PL!

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  3. pinksoup says…

    Love your process! You make it seem so easy!

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  4. HelloTodayCreate says…

    Looks awesome thanks for sharing your process. I too mix up both scrapbooking and project life kits, they can cross over a lot I think. :)

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  5. MISSKIMCAO says…

    Thank you for sharing your process. I just recently set myself up with several Scrapbook Kits to use for PL. I hope to find more articles that'll help with how to apply those 12x12 sheets into PL like you did. :)

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