The first documenting day for this year was held back on March 5th, but you can do this project anytime that works for your schedule! For this first day of storytelling I used -ing as the jumping off point for my stories. The second documenting day will be later this year - most likely in the fall - and I'll use this album to hold those stories as well. We've got a few kits + album bundles left in the shop if you want to grab one to support your Day In The Life™ stories this year.
Check out my full process video at the bottom of this post for how-to details.
Here's a look at what's inside:
As I often do with projects like this one, I created a design formula that I followed for all my content from this documenting day.
On top of each of the plastic dividers (these come with the album) I added a tag from the Shipping Tag Set.
I decided to print my photos to 6 inch x 8 inches and use that photo as the base for my story. I used a bone folder to fold my photo (the fold is about 2.5 inches wide) and adhered a strip of pattern paper to the flap. On top of the pattern paper I added one of the Adhesive Fabric Icons.
On top of each of the folded photos I added one of the 1/2 circles from the 1/2 circle pad in the kit.
On the back side of the photo I adhered two things. First I cut up the extra transparencies from the album bundle (I didn't use all of them - if you did just add pattern paper on top of the holes) and used a strip to cover the holes. Second I adhered the 3x8 journal card (adhere this first so you can cover up the extra part of the transparency). Use a 6-hole punch for the album holes.
And repeat - starting all over again with the transparent divider and a shipping tag!
I learned that it's better to use the bone folder on the outside of the photo (you can see this in the video as well).
Floral pattern paper is from Jen Hadfield. I used three pattern papers and repeated them each twice.
The Tim Holtz Mini Clips work great for keeping the folded part folded.
Repeating the pattern papers.
Here's a look at how this all came together at my table:
Thanks so much for joining me for this day of documenting!
If you like this kind of memory keeping check out the new Week In The Life™ collection which will be available on March 24th.
- Day In The Life™ 2020 Kit
- Day In The Life™ Album Bundle
- Day In The Life™ Shipping Tag Set
- Day In The Life™ Adhesive Fabric Icons
- Precision Pen
- Jen Hadfield Hey Hello Happy Day Pattern Paper (floral)
- Vicki Boutin Let's Wander Day Tripping Pattern Paper (color rays)
- Amy Tangerine Picnic Park All The Colors Pattern Paper (rainbows)
- Rolling Date Stamp
- StazOn Ink
- 6 Hole Punch
- Tim Holtz Clips
- Bone Folder