Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

April 19, 2013

What We’ve Learned From You | 4×6 Layered Template Set

You might remember a couple months ago I had a post that listed things we’ve learned from Simon. If you missed that post you can check it out here.

I knew from the beginning that I wanted to do something tangible with those words. This is something that I hold dear about memory keeping: it’s an opportunity to visibly express love in a concrete way via words and photos.

I’m excited to let you know that I designed a 4×6 layered template package to go along with those words so Simon will be able to have a little book for himself.

The 4×6 layered template package includes a title card, right journaling card, left journaling card, and six sentiment cards. They are all layered PSD files so you can completely adjust the colors, add in the correct names, and add your own journaling.

The fonts used are Sanchez and Garamond. The script is my handwriting.

You can re-color these to anything you want or remove the background and have the text on top of a photo like I did here:

Loved playing with that one.

Right now I printed out all the 4×6 pages + photos and placed them inside some divided page protectors. I’m on the hunt for a small album that holds 4×6 photos that he can keep in his bedroom.

Here’s a look at all my pages (click to view larger):

Here’s a look at these cards placed inside 12×12, 4×6 divided page protectors:

I’m excited to see how people end up using these templates – whether within Project Life or in smaller mini-books. It’s an awesome opportunity to show someone in your life how much they are loved and valued via words and photos.

Enjoy! Pick up the layered template set here.

NEW TO DIGITAL LAYERED TEMPLATES? If you are new to working with digital layered templates in Photoshop Elements or Photoshop check out my free series on getting started (along with other tutorials for working with layered templates).


  • 1.
    Cathy said…

    Off the charts cool.

  • 2.
    Carolyn HP said…

    Great accomplishments all around too, thinking of doing this for my niece & nephew! Thanks for the inspiration as always! Love seeing the creative process of how you used all that great content from the previous post to make up this precious and important keepsake!

  • 3.
    Kris N said…

    This is great, Ali! Love it!

  • 4.
    Pedroza said…

    Beautiful, love it!

  • 5.
    Monica Brown said…

    Awesome! I can’t wait to download these and get started on them for my sons. I recently found a kraft 4×6 album at Michael’s (Recollections line) that I think will work really well for this. Maybe check there? I look forward to seeing which album you do choose. Thanks for sharing!

  • 6.
    Lisa W. said…

    So beautiful!!!!!

  • 7.
    Susan said…

    This is amazing (as usual). Always so inspiring! I see another mini-album in my future.

  • 8.
    Kelli W said…

    I just LOVE this idea! My younger daughter has confidence issues, partially from comparing herself to her older sister. I think doing something like this would mean the world to her.

  • 9.
    Pidgen said…

    I cried!! I scrapbooking and when I try to convey that and I just come up short. This is why I love documenting life.

  • 10.
    jeni said…

    I’ve been meaning to do a layout like this about my nephew and what he’s taught me.

  • 11.
    shannon j said…

    Even though Anna is young, it’d be interesting to see what she has learned from her older brother, too! :)

  • 12.
    Kylie D said…

    OMG love this! More than anything i’ve seen you do I think this is diff a fav!

  • 13.
    Megan Anderson said…

    This is amazing!

  • 14.
    Marie said…


  • 15.
    lindsey said…

    this is incredible. i love how you capture just how loved simon is, everyone needs a book of reminders like this!

  • 16.
    Nicky from Okotoks said…

    so amazing

  • 17.
    S Hurst said…

    If every child in the world knew how much they were loved as Simon does…the world would be a better place.

  • 18.
    dawn said…


  • 19.
    MichelleB said…

    Seriously awesome!

  • 20.
    laura g. said…

    Go, Ali, go!! these are great!!

  • 21.
    Annette said…

    love this Ali!! Love using the divided page protectors for themes/topics. Awesome awesome pages.

  • 22.
    alida said…

    These are wonderful.

  • 23.
    Paula said…

    Love this! You always hit the mark and the heart. Just beautiful, from one momma who has “the kid who loves to wear googles” to another.

  • 24.
    E bieman said…

    So great and totally awesome….

  • 25.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    This album is amazing! It will make an awesomely meaningful mini album for Simon! Has he seen it yet? I’d love to know what he thinks about it!!

  • 26.
    shelly k said…

    U r Amazing! and Awesome! and Inspiring!!

  • 27.
    Jolynn K said…

    Love the clean look of the layout, but how much love it represents.

  • 28.
    Vera said…

    I missed this post because I’ve been hospitalized. Thank you for mentioning it in your creative lift. This is so timely for me. Being in the hospital gave me another appreciation of the people around me and I thought of making a mini book about it. This is another possibilit. Thanks!

  • 29.
    Melissa said…


  • 30.
    Karen Freeman said…

    This rocks. Thank you so much for sharing.

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