Tag You’re It : 04.15.14

Today’s Tag Your It shows a bit of how I go about planning out my Project Life pages.

I start by pulling a bunch of bits and pieces together that I think will coordinate and compliment the photos.IMG_9043 I then lay the photos on top of the actual PL protector to get an idea of how I want the design to lay out.IMG_9051Next comes all those fun bits and pieces (I don’t glue anything down just yet.) IMG_9053I then work one “pocket” at a time. (This is also where my tag is going to come into play this month.) IMG_9096I’m going to use layers of the tags from the April Tag Kit and the Digital Cuts to create a pocket for my tag to slip into. This is the perfect way to add a bit more journaling where you may have ran out of room otherwise. IMG_9098Simple machine stitching along the two sides creates the “pocket”.  IMG_9099I leave the top and bottom unattached because the tag I am using is longer than the striped pocket piece. IMG_9103Now the fun layering begins! Just make sure the bottom portion of your layers stay unattached so you can freely move your journaling tag in and out.IMG_9105 IMG_9106The Fun Fact piece was a bit to big but I really wanted it on here. So, I cut it in two and attached part on the top layer and part on the bottom layer. It’s still readable yet functional! IMG_9109 IMG_9112 Once my tag is slipped into place I wrote “pull” so that hopefully as my family is going through the book many years from now they know that there is more to explore!IMG_9116Again, I work one pocket at a time and then take a look at the completed page to see where I need to add a few embellishments or more journaling. IMG_9126 IMG_9130 IMG_9131 IMG_9132 IMG_9134 IMG_9137I hope this inspires you to create a hidden journaling pocket on your next layout or Project Life page!

Happy Creating! ~Megan

Comments

  1. Kim says

    I start a PL page with exactly the same process. I gravitate towards using Elle’s Studio products in my PL Layouts, she just makes it so easy!!! I spread mounds of product all over my desk to pull for the layout! The only time I don’t do it is when I have a particular theme in mind like Winter!!! By the way I am loving the cool spring in Texas!

  2. Kim says

    Ahhhh….I so forgot to tell you how much I love the hidden journaling technique!!!

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