I don't know about you, but I seem to accumulate plenty of leftovers. And every now and then I pull them out to have a little play. Quite often I notice a running theme with colour choices but at this point, even though the yellow patterned papers are dominant, it still looks like a hodge podge mess!
After I gather my supplies, I like to narrow down my leftover selection pieces to three main colour themes. Today I am taking advantage of the large amount of yellow in my collection and teaming it up with black and turquoise! I have removed all signs of pink, orange, green and any other deviation from my main choices to avoid visual confusion. My goal is to create a cohesive trio of PL2015 cards to use in my weekly spreads.
Once I have the main colour theme, I like to build little clusters or piles of "potential" PL cards. Not everything will be used in the piles but I like to include texture and various patterns for interest.
"Happy Birthday" | Filler Card
To create this first filler card, I started to layer trimmed pieces of paper. I always start with my base card cut to size - 3x4 or 4x6 to fit the pockets. It is much easier than having to trim a card to size after you've created it!
Once I have layers, then next step is to add texture. Here I used a die cut to cut the word "happy" from gold glittered cardstock. The excess from the die cut over the edges of the 3x4 card were trimmed with a pair of scissors to allow it to fit into its plastic pocket.
The blank space above the die cut and on the ledger patterned paper was finished with a sticker strip trimmed and cut into a banner.
"Remember Today" | Filler Card
The second filler card has a secret journaling section. This was easily created using a stapler and pre-made PL cards.
Simply staple a cardstock label (Elle's Studio, Pretty Little Studio etc.) directly to the PL 4x6 card base. Make sure the staple is close to the edge of both pieces.
Slip the smaller PL card into position. Do not adhere in place. The plastic pocket of your PL spread will keep it secure. Hidden journaling can be added to the reverse side of the smaller card.
Finish embellishing the card by adhering stickers and alphas to the cardstock label. Be careful not to adhere to the smaller PL card.
To keep the cardstock label in place add a Jillibean Soup cupcake topper to weigh down the stickers and label. The extra weight will also help keep the journaling card secure.
"Cutie" | Filler Card
Sequins can be a project lifer's best friend! I love to add them for a little extra something to help catch the eye. And PL filler cards can be created with as little as a base card, cardstock label and these gorgeous, strategically placed sequins!
For this card, I have trimmed the Amy Tangerine patterned paper to have the focus fall on the yellow heart. The heart paper was deliberately trimmed so the yellow pattern would be off centre.
The Crate Paper yellow label is layered directly on top of the yellow heart. The turquoise butterfly was added to create cohesion with the first two PL cards and layered with small gold glitter circle stickers - leftovers from tag stickers. To finish this card, I added a star sequin in a deeper shade of turquoise.
And after a quick 30 minutes of sorting paper, embellishments and then playing, I have created three new cards to add to my up coming Project Life weekly spreads.
Thanks for joining me here today. I hope I have helped inspire you to create with your leftovers or at least, try to create texture and interest to build on the base PL cards you already have..x
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