26 Jan

Inspiration: a project life spread

Hi friends, its Jodie here with you today with a Project Life post.

I’m noticing a few 2014 Project Life spreads still being blogged here and there, so I’m in good company in finishing up my Week 40, which takes me to the start of October.

Here’s the left side:

Left Side - project life spread

And the right:

Right Side of Project Life spread.

I’ve used Basic Grey’s J’Adore collection this week, working with the 6×6 paper pad and ephemera pack.

Because I was grieving the sudden loss of our fur baby Daisy, I spent most of the week curled up doing not much at all, which means aside from one photo of Daisy the rest of my spread is about the weekend, which we spent in Sydney on a pre-booked holiday. I still had plenty of photos of Sydney so I had no problems filling up my spread for the week.

Project Life Title Card - 2014, week 40.

I love all the vintage French perfume references in the ephemera pack and some of the patterned papers. For my title card this week I’ve layered two of the ephemera pieces, typewritten the week number and dates in a strip journalling style and stitched them down.

Hidden Project Life Journalling.

I knew that I wanted to include journalling about losing Daisy, but also that I didn’t want it on immediate display, so I created this partial flip pocket so that the reader would need to lift the pocket to read the full story. I trimmed a piece of paper to 3×4″ and cut it in half on the diagonal. I layered an acetate heart from the ephemera pack so that it overlapped the paper, and added a scalloped strip piece and some extra hearts.

Hidden Project Life Journalling, cover flap / flip cover.

When you lift the flip pocket you can see the full story.

Feature photo on Project Life card.

And then on to Sydney. I couldn’t not document the amazing soft shell crab burger from Manly Grill. It’s a bit funky to look at but gosh it was delicious!

Journalling strips on 6x4 Project Life card.

Some more strip journalling detailing the highlights of our weekend away.

Final Project Life card in spread: 2014, week 40.

And a selfie taken in our motel room before going out to dinner one night with the beautiful lights of Darling Harbour in the background. I used the remaining half of the 3×4” paper from my flip pocket to add some interest here, and it created a base for an embellishment cluster at the side of my photo.

Thanks for dropping by the Papercut Labs blog today!

23 Jan

Radio Friday: sales, watercolours and revamps


Radio Friday is a selection of five links taken from our weekly newsletter PAPERCUT WEEKLY. If these links inspire you, intrigue you, or make you want more, think about signing up to the newsletter (link at the bottom of the post).

ONE. Crate Paper are announcing their new (smaller) DT. The introductions for the first half of the team are up on their blog: Marcy Penner, Jennifer Chapin, and Rebecca Luminarias.

TWO. Simon Says Stamp is having a Copic marker sale until next Friday. *whistles as we go off to buy some*

THREE. A Beautiful Mess is probably one of my favourite blogs — and they keep making my life better with tutorials like this Project Restyle: Photo Decoupage.

FOUR. Kristina Werner is inspiring me this week with her watercolour cards. Best part? There’s a video tutorial to make these easy cards for all occasions.

FIVE. In 2015, Carly Robertson (over at Paislee Press) is documenting through “currently” lists. Love it.

Don’t forget: you can sign up to Papercut Weekly at anytime. You’ll automatically start receiving the next one.

16 Jan

Radio Friday: where there’s a book club and a callout

Radio Free Strawberry

Just thirteen minutes ago, we sent the very first issue of Papercut Weekly. This is very exciting! But it doesn’t mean you’re missing out. A selection of links from that newsletter are below…

ONE. Paislee Press is looking for their 2015 creative team. All the details in the link above.

TWO. A Beautiful Mess announced their February Book Club book: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.

THREE. How to Start a Layout (aka The Pretty Pile Method) – by Nina Christensen, @imapapernerd

FOUR. It’s never too late to get those Christmas layouts done. (by Emma Stafrace, digital.)

FIVE. A new challenge blog on the block! KRAFT+ is all about the kraft, obvs.

Don’t forget: you can sign up to Papercut Weekly at anytime. You’ll automatically start receiving the next one.

09 Jan

Radio Friday: a weekly newsletter (001)

Radio Free Strawberry

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Radio Friday — a weekly newsletter that links to all the scrapbooking goodness around the internet.

Each Friday, we’ll post the Friday Five here on the blog, but if you sign up to our newsletter, you’ll get the whole kit-and-caboodle. The newsletter will grow over time as we find more and more online scrapbooking blogs.

The first full newsletter will be sent out next Friday, so sign up now. (Oh, and being a newsletter subscriber gives you access to exclusive classes, sneak peaks and store discounts.)

Friday Five

ONE. Natalie E shares her amazing storage solution for her many many stamps. Brilliant yes? See more of her brilliant-ness in Flashy Cards Fast!

TWO. Desktop Monday is a regular feature at i am doe blog. Always an inspiration picture post.

THREE. Polka Dot Creative talks about her One Little Word: strength.

FOUR. imapapernerd / Nina Christensen has some pretty-in-pink Project Life printables to get your 2015 started.

FIVE. Jot Magazine has posted their January mood board for your scrapping pleasure. It’s a gorgeous party theme.

If you have a blog and want the latest posts to be included in the weekly round up, leave a link to it in the comments below. We check each blog weekly for new posts, and include the new posts in the newsletter.

Image credit: Flickr user Alan Levine.