Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Pocket Pages with Agnus | Simple Stories | Say Cheese III

Hi :) I'm back with another share from my project life album using some fun goodies from the 'Say Cheese III' collection from Simple Stories.


Although this collection is themed around Disney Land, it has a lot of great elements that are well suited for documenting everyday life and the colour palette is perfect for a variety of photos and I wanted to share some tips for how I approach my project life process. 


I like to begin each new month with a custom title card and even if you aren't documenting your stories in a weekly of monthly format, title cards are a great way to introduce new topics or events into your albums. I have added a couple of gold foiled elements to this range and began my monthly title card with a section of the gorgeous gold foiled vellum over some grey cardstock - I originally backed the vellum with white cardstock but swapped it out for the grey base because it seemed to be a better fit with the tones in this range, although I did use a small portion of white behind the title to make it pop. I also added some fun chipboard frames from and earlier 'Say Cheese' range along with a variety of stickers from the 8 pack sticker sheets

 
The gold foiled acetate words are an easy way to add a bold statement to the page, and work well over filler cards and photos. 


Not all cards in every range are going to work with your stories or photos and instead of simply setting them aside I often try to think of ways that they can be altered and ultimately used in your albums - this card originally had a printed saying on the right hand side and while it was very cute on it's own, it didn't really go with the photos along side it and so I decided to cover up the saying with some printed journaling inside one of the small chipboard frames. I could have left it there and it would have looked fine, but adding the alpha stickers and a few enamel dots really helps to dress up the card. 


And there are other times when a simple filler card with a great quote or saying is the perfect addition to your page!  


 I always like to repeat the same patterns across both pages and varying the placement helps the pages from looking overly repetitive while still maintaining a nice flow. 


Using the chipboard frames over smaller photos helps to draw the eye to the photo and placing one of the larger acetate words vertically is an easy way to add more visual interest to the page. 


Mixing various stickers with printed journaling helps to set the tone for your stories and placing it all in a cluster instantly draws the eye into the photo.  


Of course some stories need more room than journal strips can provide, and this is where the journal cards come into play. This collection already has a good mix of journal cards ready to be filled but if you are making your own cards look for small neutral patterns where your story won't get lost in the background. 



 Last but not least, don't forget the memorabilia!! The things you find or collect help to add a more personal touch to your albums and are great for documenting things in a way that photos and journaling alone don't always portray.
Products from the Sassy store...
Simple Stories Say Cheese III 3x4 Journal Card Elements Paper
Simple Stories Say Cheese III 4x6  Horizontal Journalling Card Elements Paper
Simple Stories Say Cheese III Dream Big 12x12 Paper 
Simple Stories Say Cheese III Happy Place 12x12 Paper 
Simple Stories Say Cheese III Smile, Click, Gotcha 12x12 Paper
Simple Stories Say Cheese III So Much Fun 12x12 Paper
Simple Stories Say Cheese III Enamel Dots Embellishments
Simple Stories Say Cheese III Rotary Stamp
Simple Stories Say Cheese III 4x6 Stickers 8 Pkg
Simple Stories Say Cheese II Chipboard Frames
Crate Paper Hello Love Gold Foil Heart Vellum 
Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane Gold Foil Acetate Words
Kaisercraft Weave Cardstock - Elephant Ears

  
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by xx

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