Our family had an amazing time yesterday visiting Frog Hollow Farm to pick some fabulous fresh peaches, listen to music and have a picnic. Normally the farm is not open to the public, but since we take part of their CSA program, we were able to attend this event. Sofia loved the music, spending time with Daddy, and meandering around the orchard. We can’t wait to visit again.
Hi everyone! Today I’m going to show you a super easy way to make your own Project Life cards. Best of all, it’s so simple you can make several cards in just a few minutes. You really just need a few basic materials: card stock, White Signo pen, cirle or other shape stamp, paper trimmer, and some ink.
I was originally inspired to try this after seeing a super adorable heart card in the new Moments Like These Stampin’ Up! – Project Life card collection with the word “lovely” on it. Then I saw some awesome cards with a similar concept, designed by Big City Quiet Designs and featured in a Project Life layout by Turquoise Avenue and I knew I definitely had to try this.
I used a circle stamp (from the Stampin’ Up! “What’s Your Type” set.) You really can use any sort of solid shape for this idea. I think this would also be very cute with a solid heart!
I also cut my own white Project Life cards from Whisper White card stock. Note that when you are making your own Project Life cards, you might want to cut them to 2 and 7/8 inches by 4 inches, as many Project Life page protector pockets aren’t actually a full 3×4 size.
After I cut my card stock to get plain white cards, I simply stamped the circle onto the card using the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors. After letting it dry for a minute or two, I then took my white Signo pen and hand wrote the sentiment over the stamp. These Signo pens seem to dry fairly quickly – I think a few minutes is fine but it has been fairly warm where I am (100 degrees F on the day I tried this at first!) so make sure to check for yourself how long it takes to dry where you are.
And that’s how easy it is!
I’m so excited to share this month’s blog hop with you, because I am absolutely in love with this card collection we are going to share with you! The brand new Moments Like These cards from Stampin’ Up! – Project Life are incredibly beautiful. I think I’ll be using these cards over and over again this year!
One of my favorite things about them is the color theme. They feature some of the new Stampin’ Up! 2015-2017 In Colors, like Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. Additionally, there are some awesome black and white cards in this collection as well!
My favorite is the Mint Macaron. It’s a gorgeous soft green color and I adore it! I used it to scrapbook some lovely photos that one of my favorite photographers took of my daughter when she was 9 months old.
These cards can also be used for traditional 12 x 12 layouts as well. Here I just quickly grabbed a few cards and placed them with a photo I took of Sofia at the kitchen table. She always looks so happy when it’s time for a snack! This layout was inspired by a beautiful scrapbook page by the oh-so-creative Alex Hunter Designs.
I love the little peek of Watermelon Wonder color, especially when paired with black. Normally bright colors aren’t my favorite, but I just adore this one!
Sometimes a black and white card theme is fun too, and these cards are perfect for that as well. Another fabulous brand new product is the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper. Since those designer papers are black and white patterned, they are super easy to quickly trim down to the size of Project Life cards and slip into the page protectors. Then I just mix and matched them with the black and white cards in the Moments Like These card collection.
Often when I’m journaling on a Project Life card, I will print directly onto the card from my home computer. (For how I do that, see my super easy tutorial here.) My current favorite font (inspired by Caillou) is Futura.
I love the pop of the red berries against the black and white cards.
Finally, here is another 12 x 12 layouts with a few stamps and washi tape, using my new favorite color- Mint Macaron.
Thanks for checking out this blog post! Now hop on over to the rest of the Design Team’s posts about this wonderful new card collection.
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