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project life interactive pockets!

 i am so excited to share with you these NEW ‘Create to Remember‘ tips and tricks using some of my interactive pieces from my Becky Higgins Project Life collection. sometimes, i want to add more photos to my pocket page but the pocket openings are in the wrong direction or there just isn’t enough room to add the few extra photos i want to… here are a few ways I solve this from this week’s episode…

1. Mini Books give extra room for photos and journaling

depending on which way you face your mini book or which pocket page you are using, it might be hard to access my Project Life mini book while in the pocket. just grab a craft knife and slice along the back of the protector (as shown in the video below).

then slide in the back of the book into your pocket! now you can see all the pages when looking at your page in your album!

2. Decorate the back of a plain envelope and slide it into your 4×6 pocket for tickets and receipts!

3. Use a #HSProjectLife Mini File Folder to hold even more photos!

place something in your pocket to help you cut the page protector from behind (as shown in the video below)

then pierce a hole through the photos, front of the protector, and file folder so that you can use a brad to hold the photos inside the file folder. i created tabs on the outside of my photos so that they would be easy to grab!

have you heard?! my #HSProject products have been restocked at Michael’s Stores?!! grab your Project Life supplies and watch below how much fun it can be to have a few more interactive elements to your pocket pages! for even more interactive ideas, you can read my FREE Project Life e*idea book right here!

my craft channel: interactive cards!

hello!!! i can’t wait to share this tip and trick with you because every time i show someone this Interactive Camera on a project it gets the WOW factor! my #HSProjectLife Interactive Cards come in a package with two – a camera and a spinning wheel. i decided to use the spinning wheel ‘idea’ with the camera on a scrapbook page so that i could add more photos inside the lens!


I also added some other items from my other #HSProjectLife Becky Higgins Project Life products like this clear overlay gold foil quote that comes with the Foil Photo Pocket Pages

other items i used were the chipboard embellishments from the Clear Overlay Value Kit, ‘Smile’ wood veneer from the Color Magic Value Kit, paper from the Favorite Things 12×12 Paper Pad, and September Skies Word Strips!

now just turn the wheel to watch all the pictures go around in the lens! it is so much fun! it really is so easy! watch the full video tutorial right here to see how i did it!

now that you see how much fun this page can be, go and get yourself an Interactive Card camera and ‘make pretty stuff’ and WOW your family and friends!

create to remember: fantastic wood veneer!

hello Wednesday and another episode of ‘Create to Remember’ on My Craft Channel! today i wanted to share with you how to have fun customizing my ‘September Skies’ wood veneer! REALLY – anything goes when using these! you can spray paint them, mist them with Color Shine, paint them using Magic Medium, or even emboss them! you name it, it can be done!

with this ‘hello’ word, i show in the video how easy it is creating an ombre look by misting it first with White Color Shine. spraying it white makes everything blend beautifully.

for this mint ‘adventure’ word on the bottom right, i show you how to mix Magic Medium with Color Shine and paint it on half the word. when it dries the Magic Medium creates a resist! watch what happens after i spray it again with the Color Shine!

lastly, today i also share my favorite ways to adhere these fun pieces! it is easier than you think! you can find ‘September Skies’ at your favorite independent and online scrapbook store!

it’s color magic!

happy Wednesday!!! today i have a new episode of ‘Create to Remember‘ where I show you my newest ‘September Skies’ Color Magic Ephemera and how to customize these diecuts! this Color Magic paper has been specially designed to soak in my Color Shine beautifully. they are printed with a clear transparent resist so that when you add mist, ink, chalk, or even watercolor it reveals the printed pattern! it really is like magic!

watch today’s video below to see how using a makeup sponge will give you more control over applying the Color Shine! i guarantee, it is so fun and easy that you won’t be able to do just one!

create to remember: spiral additions

today is another episode of ‘Create to Remember‘ where i show you one of my all time FAVORITE tips!!! have you ever bought a spiral bound book or journal and wanted to add more pages or photos? if you have a MEMORY PLANNER you know what i mean! i get people telling me all the time that they wish they could add an invitation or maybe another photo to their planner… well there is a way and it takes no time at all!

all you need is either a binding machine, like The Cinch by We R Memory Keepers or a hole punch and scissors! that’s it! (i am using one of my 4×6 Becky Higgins Project Life Clear Value Kit cards here.)  punch your holes, snip the holes with scissors, and slide into your album! it is that easy!!!

now just think of the things you could add to your planner or already bound albums! i have added an envelope to store more memorabilia…

the stamp on this envelope is from my Project Life My Heart Stamp and Stencil Set

i also added an invitation too!

watch today’s episode to see how easy it really is! then, get out your spiral bound books and ‘make pretty stuff’!!!

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