While I’m mostly known for my work in digital scrapbooking, I had the honor of teaching an amazing paper workshop this year at Retreat! Instant Album is a riff on Project Life, using a nifty set of pocket-style page protectors by We R Memory Keepers, an assortment of 12X12 and 8.5X11 papers and some really cool cutaparts designed by Jacqueline Carney. The cutaparts are a remix of Wildflowers and they really look great with this kit’s color scheme of green/blue/purple.
|The Retreat project kit includes, papers, cutaparts, & page protectors.|
|Set of 10 Pocket Page Protectors|
Here are a few blank pages as well as some with photos added (big thanks to Julie Heyer for sending me a few photos of her album!):
And in the course of putting together the cutting instructions for this kit, we came across a very cool thing - you can use any CS kit with these cutting instructions to make this style of album! All you need are 13 sheets of 12X12 and 1 sheet of 8.5X11 paper and the cutaparts from a Club Scrap Kit or Collection! How cool is that?
Tip: When cutting up papers from a different kit, make notes on which papers you’re substituting for each paper in the Retreat kit - that will help ensure that you cut the right papers into the right sizes.
Here are some pages made with Take Wing and Lock & Key kits:
These albums are great not only for your own scrapbooking pleasure, but they’d also make great gifts for family and friends who don’t scrap, but would like a album for some special memories. You cut and assemble the pages and they just add photos and a bit of journalling! Easy-peasy!
Don’t forget to pick up some of these kits before they’re all gone - and a few extra sets of page protectors wouldn’t hurt either!
See you next week!