Hi there! This is what I’ve been working on lately… a mini-book documenting all the concerts I’ve seen so far this summer. It all started with the idea of using dated tabs, so that you’d see the dates sticking up (or out to the side as it turned out).
The base of each page is a 4″ x 6″ tabbed index card that I turned on its side and trimmed to be 4″ tall, so each page is roughly 4″ square plus the tab. I made templates in Photoshop, one to help line up the dates that appear on the photos and another for the text pages. After adding the dates and text, I started pulling patterned papers to go along with them. You’ll notice most are solids, or almost solids. Because the font I’m using for the band names is outlined and the text on the bottom is relatively small, it worked best to find patterns that are very tight or small when printed out.
After setting up all of my pages, I printed them out and glued them to my index cards, lining up the top and right sides to make sure the dates were in place and the text centered on the other side. I did all of the photos first, letting them dry overnight under a stack of books to keep them flat (the index cards are thicker than regular paper they tend to curl). Then I cut carefully around the edges and the tabs, using a hole punch get the hard to reach inside curves of the tabs. After those were done, I went back and glued the text pages to the back side letting them dry overnight and cutting them out a second time.
The covers are made from a pair of drink coasters, covered front and back with pattern paper printed on cardstock. I used a black sharpie to “paint” the white edge of the coaster so that it would match the black XOXO paper. Because there are quite a few more concerts left on my calendar, I’m leaving it unbound for now. After the season is over, I’ll probably spiral bind it. But for now, the ribbon is doing a good job of holding it together and distracting from the blank cover. I couldn’t settle on a title or the perfect embellishment, so I’m letting go without until I’ve settled on just the right thing.
I’m happy to report that our 2013 album is almost done, just a few more photos to print out here and there, plus a few journaling spots to fill in and I’ll be able to join the rest of you in 2014!
Week 33 Notables – Their first swim class and a drawing by Madeline (scanned and printed on a 3×4 white card).
Week 34 – Audrey lost her 1st tooth and a day spent at Disneyland.
Week 35 – Attended a friend’s wedding and an 8.5×11 insert of pics we took at the wedding photobooth.
Week 36 – A quick weekend trip to Las Vegas. This is quite possibly one of my favorite spread…ever. I love the soft tones and the muted look that the two “blur on purpose” photos add to this spread.
Week 37 – The girl’s first football game.
Week 48 – Not much going on in Week 48 so I decided to focus on a sequence of photos. (This is Design P).
The Saturday Tag is from my Today Is Elements set.
All photos from Weeks 39 – 41 were taken with my iPhone 4S and edited using PicTapGo or in Lightroom using Replichrome by Get Totally Rad!
Happy September! It’s definitely starting to feel like summer is winding down around here. The evenings are chillier and I’m find myself gravitating towards warm fallish colors more and more. I’ve got three new products for the September BYOC at The Lilypad and as usual, all BYOC items are 20% OFF thru the weekend!
There’s also a special bundled listing for presslist subscribers – 45% OFF when you purchase the elements, papers and journaling cards together! More details can be found in the latest newsletter that was sent out yesterday afternoon. Not yet a subscriber? Sign up now to start taking advantage of exclusive subscriber savings.
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Hi everyone, Trisha Harrison here and I am sharing week 35 of my Project Life. I am (as always) super excited about another amazing design from Liz! This week I wanted to keep things simple and let the photo’s be focused on … But I also had a lot to say this week so this card kit called “today is” tags and journaling cards were just the right fit!
Here are the tags I printed out at home and punched out with my marvy punch. I love how classic these tags look and well simple, to the point I just love them!
They are so versatile these tags you don’t have to use them in a whole circle, just punch and cut down to add a little to another card, very minimal and totally PERFECT.
You see how much I love working with the tags, now the journaling cards are just as great and loved that Liz designed two options!
Here is an example of the journal cards not yet written on and in this shot I was still arranging the photo’s and cards.
Another in progress shot here and started to tell my story of the week these little cards felt like the words on them were like little prompts to go on for the journaling.
Example here with the card “Perfect” and I honestly felt like that was a great way to get out the words onto paper a little easier.
So this was a real BIG favourite for me and will be using these cards & tags again and again! You can find these cards and tags here, Thanks for reading!
Hello there! Kelly here bringing you the July and August edition of the picks from the press gallery. I don’t know about you but for us it was a whirl-wind summer and I can’t believe it’s already September! But the kids are back in school which means I have time again to peruse the paislee press gallery and instagram looking for new and inspiring projects and layouts. I love what I am seeing and can’t wait to share them with you!
The first layout that I would like to share is Right Now by ChantalK. She used pictures + words no. 15, On My Desk, Make Believe, and Sunny Days Ahead to create this lovely layout. I love the clean design here but what really caught my eye was her fantastic shadowing that makes the whole layout look as though it is a paper layout. I love that!
Up next is a month in review layout by jive_kewl. As usual I love everything about this layout from her. I really like the way she used the pops of yellow papers from the Say Yes To kit against the white background. And I love how it all coordinates with the yellows in the photographs.
Next I would like to share a project life spread that I found on instagram by twopartssilly. She used Woodgrain Journaling Cards, Brightside, and Say Yes To to create her spread. I really love the blues throughout the spread and her photographs are really wonderful!
Here’s another layout that we found on instagram by meandmybutton that was created with From Where I Stand. Seriously, where do I even start with this layout!? I love so many things like the pops of pinks and yellows as well as the clean and modern design. And her photographs are really adorable! Just perfect!
Finally we have a project by pepperandtwine that I am really excited to share. She used elements from Magic hour, Say Yes To, His and Hers, and Sunny Days Ahead along with her cameo to create stickers for her journal and planner. I thought this was a brilliant idea and I really love how they turned out!!
That’s it for this edition and I hope you loved these picks as much as I did! And as always we would love to see what you’ve created with your paislee press products. We encourage you to post your layouts at the paislee press gallery or to on instagram with the hashtag #paisleepress. Thanks for looking and we’ll see you next time!