Scrapbooking as much as possible, but sometimes getting distracted by birthdays and life!

Project Life-style!

Hi! I’m so glad you’re visiting today! I’ve been struggling to make a layout work with the pictures I wanted to use and the die cuts that would help make it even more fun. Honestly, this page has been rattling around in my brain for the past 2 months and I finally had an “a-ha” moment on Saturday morning (when I first wake up is when I tend to solve “design problems” I might be having.) I figured out that in order to accommodate all my pictures in the sizes I wanted as well as the cuts I wanted to use I could use a grid format, similar to how Project Life pages are laid out but as a traditional page.

With how my grid ended up, I had two perfect spots to put my die cuts. With a rectangular piece of patterned paper behind, they read like a Project Life style card, only with dimension and some added embellishments!

This project is my design team example for The Creative Cutting Challenge – Anything Goes! I used the Beach Set from The Creative Pointe! Gotta love these fun shapes!Beach Set PV

First I’ll show you how I embellished the die cuts. I was creating a monochromatic layout (for the challenges at Stuck on U Sketches and Scrap Our Stash – Stash Challenge #15 – Monocromatic LO) so I needed to find ways to make the die cuts pop since there was no real change in color. I used the Clear Star Jelly Roll pen (which has a gold sheen to it) to edge my title words – I think it worked perfectly for the sun!


and the Smooch Illuminate Pearlized Top Coat on the white stripes in the sun rays and to edge the beach scene cuts and shadow layers.


After using dimensional adhesive to attach the die cuts to the Project Life style cards I’d cut, I used some Doodlebug sequins and a phrase sticker to add some more interest to them!


ThisIsTheLife Card


I love how these turned out and since I like to try and get more dimension and texture into my layouts, by making my own cards that was easy and fun to do!

My full layout turned out like this:


I love how my grid flows from the start to the end of the story, how the yellow is such a beautiful contrast to the blues and lavenders in the photos and how I was able to get so many pictures in and all at a size that made it easy to enjoy these images from our vacation.

I hope you’ll play along if you’re able to cut from electronic files on a digital die cut machine (projects with only Cricut cartridge cuts are not qualified to participate.) Maybe you’ll even try to make your own Project Life style cards for your projects!

Thanks so much for visiting! Remember, to put a smile on my face, simply leave a comment below! I hope you have a great day!!!


Challenges I’m entering:

Scrap Our Stash Stash Challenge #15 – Monocromatic LO – Yellow with sequins, a phrase sticker, wood veneer pieces, Doodlebug Sprinkles and twine

Stuck on U Sketches Project Life challenge: YELLOW

Sketch N Scrap Birthday Bash Challenge hosted by My Creative Endeavors – Card Challenge : I used one Project Life style card (cut in half) for the journaling and created 2 more cards from scratch! Thanks for the inspiration!

Scrappin n Chatting Yahoo! Group 52 week challenge (week #22 makeup) and June challenge to use a geotag

Products I used (not already mentioned): Patterned Paper, phrase sticker – Simple Stories; Digital Die Cut machine – Silhouette Cameo; Wood veneer – Studio Calico; Enamel Dots – Doodlebug; Twine – The Twinery; Pens – American Crafts and Sakura; Ink – Close to My Heart; Adhesive – Beacon, Glue Dots, Kuretake, Scotch, ScraPerfect.

Comments on: "Project Life-style!" (16)

  1. This is an awesome layout. I love all the different yellow patterns, they do really go well with the blues in the pictures. Your embellishments and die cuts are perfect.

  2. Awesome! Love how you used the embellishments and how you “jazzed” them up. Great idea for getting in a lot of photos.

  3. Sweet LO!! I am not much of a LO kind of Gal…but lately I have been thinking more and more about doing some!! Yours turned out fabby! Love how you used Cindy’s Die cuts…and the colors do go well with your photos…and OMG…you did get a lot of nice size photos on there!! Cool beans!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  4. Love your ‘fun in the sun’ sentiment, sequins and block design!!! 🙂

  5. Great layout and awesome job with the Monochromatic Challenge at Scrap Our Stash! Love your sun embellie! Thank you for linking up!

  6. Great idea to cut the card in half for your journaling! Very creative! Thanks for joining my birthday bash challenge for Sketch N Scrap at My creative Endeavors!

  7. Awesome layout! great job on the challenge and love the yellow! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  8. Very cool! I love the composition and the arrangement of the blocks and photos. The techniques are fantastic too! Thanks for sharing and playing along with Scrap Our Stash!

  9. love this layout, what a great idea to use project life as inspiration when you want to fit more than one or two photos. I love how the photos flow across the page. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash. ClaireR, June SOS GD.

  10. great summer fun PL page!!!!! Thanks for joining us over at SOUS. 🙂

  11. Great page. Love all the details. Thanks for playing at SOUS.

  12. Love the details and work you put into this!

  13. Awesome page! Love all the yellow! Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

  14. I absolutely LOVE the way you laid out this page Ruth….using yellow was PERFECT and your die cuts ROCK!! Thanks for joining us at Stuck on U Sketches.

  15. Awesome take on the monochromatic challenge. Love the sun! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

  16. Lots of details, I love this! Thanks for playing along with SOS!

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