Hello everyone! This is Shelly back this month with another installment of Project Life inspiration. Last month, I brought you a quick and easy way to document your Christmas memories. Today, I am sharing one of my Project Life layouts using those fabulous “Journal” papers from the Collectable Collection.
I document our family’s everyday life by taking a picture a day and documenting it on a two page spread. Of course, you can choose to document however you heart desires.
To make things simple, I pulled out each of the four “Journal” papers and started to cut them into 3x4 cards. I also grabbed a few other sticker sheets from the Collectable Collection that would also work great for my layout.
For the first half of the week, I used a couple of the Journal cards and pattern paper from the 6x6 Designer Paper Pads.The smaller scale of those 6x6 sheets is just perfect for the small canvases.
I love to mix my own handwriting and computer journaling on my cards. I think it is important to include my own handwriting, but sometimes it is really nice to type my journaling to fit more on the card.
I have been asked several times how I print on my journaling cards. I know there are several different tutorials out there explaining how to do it, but here is a quick explanation of how I choose to do it.
I open up my Word Document and insert a text box. The example here is a blank 3x4 card. I make the text box 4” high and 2.75” wide to accommodate some extra breathing room. After typing what I wanted to say up, I saw that I had room to add a stamped image.
After shuffling through my stamps to see what would fit on the card, I found the perfect little “Lovely” banner. I measured it out. Then, inserted another text box the same size as the stamp and slid the “banner box” into place so that I could adjust my journaling.
I print it off on to a sheet of paper to see how it looks over the card. I use temporary adhesive on the card and place it in line with the outline of the card. Hint: make sure you remember to turn the lines of your journaling card in your Word Document to clear so those lines don’t print on your journaling card. Trust me; I’ve done it many times.
Now all you have to do is set your paper down so that it runs through your printer the same way, and you have a typed journaling card ready for stamping and embellishing.
I do have to say my favorite card I used was the “You are the best” card. There really isn’t anything better than Sunday afternoon enjoying an impromptu lunch with awesome friends after church.
I hope I have inspired you to create with the new Collectable Collection “Journal” papers and maybe even try your hand at typing up your journaling too.
Thank you for stopping by!
Supplies: Collectable-Unforgettable:'Story' Journal patterned paper,decorative stickers,6x6 pad;Collectable-Memorable:'Perfect' stickers,6x6 pad;Collectable-Remarkable:'Beautiful' stamps;Misc:Becky Higgins Project Life Seafoam Edition and Pocket Page Protectors, American Crafts Date Stamp, Hero Arts Shadow Ink.