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Five Ideas How to Use Project Life Cards by Wendy Antenucci

Five Ideas how to use Project life cards by Wendy Antenucci @ shimelle.com

I have shied away from Project Life for years, I tried in 2008 for about a week and that was it. I just wasn’t cut out for documenting my everyday, but the products kept getting prettier and prettier and I really had to have some of them. So, here are some ideas on how to use those gorgeous cards even if you don’t have a life!

Five Ideas how to use project life cards by Wendy Antenucci @ shimelle.com

Journaling on your Scrap Pages
The PL cards that are out there might be made for pocket scrapbooking, but they are wonderful to use to journal on your pages. In this layout, Happiness starts here, I used the Simple Stories cards as both a journaling spot and as my title. I even cut the cloud out of one of the 4 × 6 PL cards.

Five Ideas how to use project life cards by Wendy Antenucci @ shimelle.com

Papers on a Scrap Page
Why would I cut up a perfectly good piece of 12×12 paper when instead I can layer these adorable PL cards and create a quick and easy page that fits my Simple yet layered style? I am hooked! In my layout, Our Story, I layered multiple PL cards from Simple Stories, I fussy cut some stars from the cards, added in a few stickers and used a scrap of 12 × 12 paper to finish out my project.

Five Ideas how to use project life cards by Wendy Antenucci @ shimelle.com

Mini Album
Cute little cards, cute little boy, and together they create a cute little mini album that I can send to his Great Grandparents. In my Rocco mini I used the cards as my base for the album, added a few stickers, and stamps to create a complete album within a short period of time.

Five ideas how to use project life cards by Wendy Antenucci @ shimelle.com

Cards
I love using the 4×6 PL cards to make cards because again, I don’t have to use up my 12 × 12 sheets of paper. (I am beginning to think I might be a hoarder!) I used a 4 × 6 PL card as my base, then I added a vellum envelope and a smaller PL card some chipboard and twine to finish up the card. Again a quick an easy card!

Five ideas how to use project life cards by Wendy Antenucci @ shimelle.com

Traditional Project Life
I finally decided that I would break down and buy some of the PL sets, I figured I could use them in a variety of ways and just maybe I would begin to document our everyday life! I started documenting our lives when our little boy was born August 2013 and so far, I am enjoying it. I only use one page and I’m not very specific about the dates so that some weeks might really be 2 weeks in one. Here is my page for week 5 using the same Simple Stories products as in the previous examples.

To me I needed to know that purchasing the Project Life items would be cost efficient and not just a purchase sitting in my closet waiting for my next box of donations to go out. Needless to say, I am hooked! Thanks so much Shimelle for having me, it has been an honor! Stop on by my blog for even more examples of how I have used the Project Life cards, once I got going I couldn’t stop!





Wendy Antenucci is from FL and married to her wonderful hubby of almost 14 years. They have 6 kids, ranging from 11-2 months. she started scrapbooking shortly after her first child was born in 2002. Wendy is a AHM and homeschooler so tends to scrap during her kids rest time. Her style is simple, but loves to layer and look for the perfect way to embellish her pages that connect with the memory she is telling. Wendy designs for Pebbles, Bella Blvd, and is the DT coordinator for Memorable Seasons an online store. She has been published in Creating Keepsakes, Cards, Create, Scrapbook Trends, Scrap365, and various online publications.

04 October 2013



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16 Comments for Five Ideas How to Use Project Life Cards by Wendy Antenucci

  1. kirsty A Says:

    Thanks for these ideas. I don’t do PL year round, just when we are on holiday or a particularly busy period, so it’s good to use up the products in other ways. I’d buy far more of the PL stuff if it came in smaller packs

  2. Becky Says:

    These are all such great ideas. I have PL cards, but don’t PL either! I just couldn’t resist buying some. Now I know what to do with them! Thanks for this great post :)

  3. Sandra Says:

    Awesome ideas! Especially LOVE the mini album!! So cute!!

  4. Marie ohanlon Says:

    Just love how you do your scrapping Wendy. This is so inspirational.

  5. SuzannaL Says:

    What awesome ideas! Will come in handy for the millions of cards collected recently!

  6. Lynn Darda Says:

    I am so happy to see this post as I just ordered that SS line. I love the way you layered the cards behind the photos. Neat way to use some of the cards that I may not need the sentiments for. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Alissa Says:

    Lovely inspiration here, Wendy! I can’t believe how close I am to buying that kit so I can lift your ideas! I thought I didn’t want that paper :p Beautiful work!

  8. Kelly Says:

    Thanks for the great ideas Wendy.

  9. Laura C - Michigan Says:

    I came to look at Shimelle and lo and behold, here’s my buddy Wendy! HI WENDY! Love that Simple Stories line and I know you like to use the PL stuff in your layouts. You rocked this!

  10. SandraA Says:

    Love these ideas! I too have some PL stuff, but I don’t have a life either, so now I can actually use it up. Thanks!

  11. glee Says:

    thanks Wendy; great post. Cute boys and wonderful pages. tfs

  12. Ms Scrapmess Says:

    I don’t see PL as a must to scrap everyday of the year – maybe I don’t have a life too :) But rather as a way to handle many photos in a quick and easy way – such as vacations were I tend to go mad with the camera. Or occational days/events that are our daily life, but I don’t have time to scrap 12×12 – since I’m a really slow scrapper and overthinker =D Thank you for your ways to show how to bring the two together!!!

  13. Patricia Says:

    These are some great ideas and gorgeous projects, Wendy!

  14. Colette Bate Says:

    I’ve been collecting PL journal cards for the past couple of years thinking they’d be useful somehow … but I just haven’t figured out how to incorporate them into a ‘non-PL’ project. Omgsh, Wendy, you are such an inspiration! These are GREAT ideas for ways to start using them! I love the boldness of the ‘Story’ layout! The layers, the popped up stars .. the side strips .. ohhh, FABULOUS! And yet you contrast it with the clean lines of the ‘new baby boy’ layout. Bravo, girl! Everything you’ve done is excellent!

  15. Teal Says:

    Does anyone use project life for their children’s scrapbooks instead of traditional scrapbooking? I have four kids & need a good way to realistically pull together scrapbooks for each of them.

  16. kerri smith Says:

    Thanks for the inspiration. It isn’t my thing either but I love using the cards too :)

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