Thursday, February 12, 2015

Using Your Kit to Create Pocket Page Layouts by Jodi Wilton

Jodi Wilton is up today to walk us through how she designed her Project Life style spread using our February Creative Kit!


Hi everyone!  Jodi here today to share with a tutorial on how to use your Creative Kit (or any kit) and turn it into a Project Life Spread.  This is my third year attempting to complete a year of Project Life, and yes I have failed each time!  I have promised that this year will be different!  I have decided to not commit to week by week, but instead a monthly agenda.  That month may have a double page spread, or maybe more, if there was a lot going on! This month, I have completed one double page spread, and for this tutorial I thought I would provide some input on how to use your kit and create pocket page layouts!

To start off with I thought I would share the final product, so you can refer back to it:

I started off by cutting up two pieces of my paper in the kit that had 3 X 4 and 4 X 6 cards:

Next up I printed all the photos that I thought I would like to use.  I printed some in 4 X 6, 3 X 4, as well as smaller photos to fit on cards.  I placed the photos that would take a whole spot in the spot I thought I would like and then filled the rest with the cards that I cut, as well as the Studio Calico Journal Cards that were found in the Kit. I had one spot that didn't fit a card, so I cut a 4 X 3 blue patterned card to fit that spot:

Next up, I wanted to make sure I enough room to journal, I picked two cards to do my journalling.

I thought it was important to add the word title January, so I picked one card on the first page and added some stickers to create the title card:

I then added the smaller photos that I printed, along with the embellishments from the kit to finish off the rest of the cards:

Finally I added little embellishment stickers and washi tape to the photos for some extra flair:

The final product (left side):

Right Side:

Finally once the pages were done (and my design team layout done too!) I cut up all my scrap pieces of paper into 3 X 4 cards and 4 X 6 cards. I am going to keep my sticker sheets and embellishments all together, so if I want to create another page for the month, I have ample of cards to choose from!

I hope you enjoyed my tips and techniques for creating a pocket page this month! 


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Mickey said...

Thank you for going through your process step by step. It is really helpful to be able to see it done in a practical thoughtful process. Thank you again!

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Excellent work on this.. Love it