Hi everyone! Jennie here to share my first finished Day in the Life project! I tried it a few times before but never finished it, mainly because I wasn’t sure what size to use. For this Day in the Life I decided to just add it to my 2022 6x8 album. I call it my Project Life album but it’s not in a weekly or monthly format, I just add stories of the year in a somewhat chronological order.
I really loved the album art on the inside of the 4x6 album so I decided to use the digital file to make a full spread (sized to the outside of the page protector) with this art and use that as a base for my project. Before printing I added the ‘stories from today’ word art from one of the digital die cut pieces. I used my silhouette machine and the foil quill to foil the sentiments of the digital phrase sticker sheet in gold onto vellum, and stitched the pieces onto the pages with my sewing machine.
I didn’t want to split this colorful sunshine with page protectors so I used Pam Baldwin’s technique of adding the page protector to the side of the page as a flip-out so when you open both flip-outs you can still see the whole album art.
Like Ali I decided to use the –ing words as lenses for my stories of this day. I had the words in the back of my mind during the day but I also just took pictures and if the photo somewhat connected to the word it got added into that category! With two page protectors with 4 pockets you only have room for 8 3x4 photos and 8 journaling cards and I definitely had more photos I wanted to use so I decided to add little flip-outs to the outside of the page protector. For each –ing word I selected 3 photos that I attached to each other using double sided tape and washi tape and I enlarged the digital chipboard piece as a very big tab. I really like how it turned out but it isn’t very practical! If I go through my album the flip-outs will fall open and it is a bit difficult to turn the pages. I tried to solve it using a transparent page in between but on Instagram Shu-Wen suggested to use little paper clips to hold them together and I think that is an awesome idea!
For my journaling I’ve used the 3x4 ‘a story’ cards. I had 2-3 stories for each –ing word so I didn’t want to stamp the time in the right corner. Before printing I removed the AM/PM and left the space blank. Because my journaling is on the other side of the page as the photos I decided to add a little title to each card and the color of the card is matching the color of the chipboard piece on the front. I printed the icon die cuts onto fabric paper and stitched those in the right corner of the cards.
To really separate my Day in the Life project from the other pages in my album I decided to turn it into a file folder of sorts with a front (again with that awesome album art) and a flap (?) to close it together.
I used some Velcro (because that’s what I had on hand) to keep it closed.
You can find a process-reel of this project on my Instagram: @thereypie.
If you would like to see more of my process in Photoshop or get some inspiration using digital kits you can check out my Hybrid All Year Round class!
Thank you so much for taking a look at my 2022 Day in the Life project!