Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cards made from Picture My Life Inserts!

I thought it would be fun to make cards with the Picture My Life card inserts.

Ever heard of Picture My Life? (It's like Project Life.) It's a kit with 10 page protectors, one 12x12 pre-printed B&T paper and bunches of pre-printed cards! (44 4"x6" cards and 78 3"x4" cards, to be exact). The entire kit is just $24.95. You can see them on pages 68-69 in the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book/Catalog. Here's some of the Skylark insert cards:

What's cool about the Picture My Life kits is that it comes with all those cards and page protectors that have corresponding 4"x6" and 3"x4" sized slots in them. You can just slip the cards and your pictures into the slots. No adhesive needed! and you can journal or not journal, as you like! There's lots of pretty paper packs to choose from:

Laughing Lola
Later Sk8r
Surf's Up
Balloon Ride

And because the cards are matchy-matchy with our other papers, you can mix them in with your existing 12"x12" pages. COOL!

I made a few cards using the super cute Skylark Picture My Life kit, because I could. The toughest part was deciding which card insert to use.

I stamped "Thinking of You" in Saddle in the blank square. I also stamped (in Saddle) balloons from Give A Lift (D1581, $17.95) on the Saddle card stock as a background. 

The flowers are from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, I creased each petal, so it would look more natural, and used a Sponge Dauber and Lagoon ink for the flower.

This is the larger sized card. I had to trim a tiny bit off the top and bottom to make it fit my standard card base (4"x 5 1/2"). Honestly, if I didn't use the flower, it would be the easiest card in the world. Just stick it on a card base.

This one is similar to the first one, but I tied the metal "feathers" from the "Dreamer" Base & Bling Charms (Z1955, $3.95) with Natural Hemp. 

Hope this inspired you to make a card (or scrapbook) today!