Today we're going to talk about using stamps with pocket page scrapping a/k/a Project Life. Stamps are great for making your own Project Life cards or to customize premade cards.
I first started Project Life in the fall of 2011. I had been watching Ali Edwards do this for several months and I was really excited about starting it. I was planning to start in January of 2012 so I ordered the plastics and the grid cards early, just in case they might be sold out at the beginning of the year. When the order showed up in October I just decided to start right then!
Here is part of my first ever Project Life page
I used the Becky Higgins grid cards, kraft cardstock, a printable calendar, and stamps and washi tape to make my cards. I didn't have any Core Kits (yet!) but not soon after I got the Clementine Core kit and started finding ways to use my patterned paper stash and of course my stamps.
The type of stamps I use most for Project Life scrapping are calendar stamps, journaling block stamps, flair type stamps, arrows, and cool word art.
Documenting the dates is an important part of Project Life. On the top left card in the page above I used a small calendar stamp, It's a Date, on a shipping tag to show what week it was.
Lisa made this card with the Year Round calendar stamp and used thickers to document the week.
And then from the same calendar stamp set Lisa took the small circle stamps that would be used to circle the date on the calendar and made patterns with them. She is so creative!
And here is Lisa's card in a pocket.
Journaling block stamps are very useful. On the page above "the details" journaling block from Who What Where is one I reach for a lot.
We sent Monika some stamps and she made this awesome Project Life spread.
Here is how I used the same journaling block stamp.
And word art stamps. Aren't we all font-aholics? That Dear Time stamp was a perfect way to fill in empty space next to the square photo.
And of course the Ali Edwards mix of fonts and her handwriting look great everywhere. I made the card above with a Becky Higgins grid card, some washi tape, and an Ali Edwards sentiment stamp from Super Fantastic.
Lisa made this wonderfully seasonal Project Life card with a sentiment stamp from Important Stuff.
Christina made these adorable Project Life cards with the Happyville Travel stamps I probably would have just used for cardmaking.
My week on the blog is almost up. Tomorrow I'll share more stamped layouts and announce the winners from Monday's giveaway.