I am absolutely obsessed with the easiest method of scrapbooking: Project Life. As a momma to three active and busy kiddos, I don’t have a whole lot of time to dedicate to preserving our family memories, but I know that it’s absolutely important to record our story to look back on. Project Life has become my go-to method to get it done! I’ve created an easy project life layout to show just how simple it can be.
Supplies needed to make your own Project Life layout:
- Project Life Core Kit: Jade Edition
- Project Life Page Protectors: Design A
- Project Life Album
Step one. Begin by printing your photos. Start simple with horizontal 4×6 photos. There are other options for page protectors that include vertical photos and various sizes, but we’re sticking primarily with horizontal for today. You can use photo editing programs like PicMonkey to add two vertical photos to a single horizontal 4×6. That’s what I did to create the two smaller photos. Simply use scissors to trim the two photos apart.
Step two. Choose the cards from the Jade Core Kit that coordinate with your photos. Because I had a lot of green in my pictures, I wanted to choose cards that went along with that. Each core kit comes with over 600 cards to choose from (enough to fill an entire album!), so you’ll have plenty of options for your Project Life layout.
Step three. Write whatever you’d like on the cards. This part is completely personal, so you can write as little or as much as suits your fancy. I’ve found that you can never really write too much; my kids absolutely love looking back at our albums and reading the stories.
Step four. Slip all of the cards and photos into the pockets of the page protector and just like that, your Project Life layout is done!
While you can most definitely get more intricate and over the top with your Project Life layout spreads, the beauty of this system is that you don’t have to! It was designed to be a simple way to get your family’s stories written down and preserved for the future. And isn’t that kind of genius?
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Katie is the writer and creator at Sweet Rose Studio, a blog dedicated to sharing the best crafts, recipes, DIY/home tutorials, and anything else that promotes a happy home. She is so blessed to be a wife to her high school sweetheart and mother to their three sweet, crazy kids. In her past life she was an elementary school teacher, but now is a stay-at-home-momma by trade and absolutely adores it. Katie has a passion for party planning and styling and can regularly be found with a sippy cup in one hand and a glue gun in the other with her camera hanging around her neck.