Saturday, November 11, 2017

Cool Alternative Idea For Using Project Life Cards and Free Ones

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

I've got a bit of scrapbooking inspiration for you, today.  I also want to show you what you a bit from yesterdays blog, because it's mega awesome and I thought of a nifty idea with what you can do with our free Project Life cards from yesterday.  I'm providing you with a free template, just incase you can use it.  This project can be done totally traditionally and or hybrid style.  You choose!  Ya gotta love choices.

How about these fabulous colours?!  I just love it on my youthful page with my youngest son.  The templates are new and from Made By Keuntje. JJ went to the zoo with his dad a few weeks ago and was in 7th heaven.  He went twice with his school, but never got to go where he wanted to go and they never stayed very long.  So he missed a lot.  This time my hubs let him be in charge and they were there for over 5 hours.

 Briar Rose Templates
Briar Rose template from MBK and Thankful from Throwing Some Scraps Around

 MBK templates

 Thankful kit

These were the templates we put in the shop yesterday.  They are super for the paper lovers!  Look at all of those fabulous layers.  Your pages are going to look fantastic!

 Got Your Back

I scrapped this page up in under 15 minutes with the new templates and my free mini.  Give it a try!

 Got Your Back Templates
Got Your Back templates and Choose Joy freebie

My gal Laureen went scrappy crazy with my templates and I could not be happier with her pages.  They are SO beautiful.

Shelly is new on the team and gave our templates a sweet boyish touch.  I love the boy pages.

 Hey Mister, Pretty In Green

Jodi also scrapped a fun page with her rocking hair and cutie pie.

Winter is here kit from TSSA

I'm giving away a fabulous, free mini scrapbooking kit around my social spots.  I'm so thrilled about the lovely reaction it's gotten so far.  Thanks to all of your for your beautiful comments.  It certainly is encouraging.  Grab the free cards from yesterday, the papers from our Facebook Group and the ellies from the newsletter.  I'll be sure to put the links back in next week's newsletter incase you sign up late.

THESE ARE NO LONGER FREE, but you can purchase them here.

 Choose Joy Journal cards

Now, for my idea on an alternative use for these or any Project Life cards you have in your scrappy stash whether it be digital or traditional.

I've designed this template in both straight edge and cornered in case you need it.  Click on the image or below it to get the free png template.  I've put it in png so you can use it digitally, with your cutting machines or traditionally.

 free template

Here's the start of my project.  You'll get the idea and you can go from there.  I'll finish up the project and get it in our Traditional Tuesday spot.

I went through my card stock stash, looking for coordinating papers to go with my new, free Project Life cards.  I was pretty impressed with my find.  Hehehe.. I thought I'd show you what I got together. I matched as closely as I could, the colours from the cards.

There are three different ways you can go about with the basis of this project.

1)  use your cutting machine with our pngs and your paper choice

2)  trace around our templates, once you've downloaded them and printed them out

3)  keep your lines straight, use your paper cutter and use a corner punch for a perfect cut

Tah, dah!  There is the base of your page.  I've inked around my card and my background paper.  I like the black contrast.  I used my slimmest double sided tape for around THREE edges of my card to create a pocket.

I plan on inserting pictures into the pockets and using ribbon to pull and push the photos in and out of the pocket.  You see where this is going...Decide on how you want to bind them or other ways you can use them.

If you followed our tutorial on how to make your own journal or agenda, these will totally fit in there. I would adhere your new pocket page onto another larger paper, repeat your inking process, leaving enough room for your holes, to make an insert in your journal/agenda.  I've got how to do this in the original tutorial, too.

I'll make a cover to fit over these new pocket pages and more than likely bind them in the corner with a hole punch and a ring, like I did the journal you see here.

Here are a couple of items that you can purchase on line that will help you with this and many other craft projects you have in mind.   I love this mixed set of metal rings.  I use these more than any other fastener.  Click on the image to get to CreateforLess where you can find tons of craft goodies at Cherry price.


This is exactly the kind of book I used for my project and several others.  By clicking on the image, you'll hop over to where they have an awesome selection of craft supplies.

What a nifty blog for today.  I'm so glad you stopped by.

Consider our fun, free coordinating mini and showing off what you make with it.

Happy scrapping!