Happy Monday morning to you! Lexi here to get this week of highlighting October Afternoon's journaling cards started with a challenge: use them in an unexpected way. Sure, they are the perfect little spot for adding journaling to a layout, but how else can they be used? Becky and I have a few ideas. We both used Woodland Park journaling cards and products for our projects.
First, Becky created this gorgeous layout. She stacked the journaling cards on top of one another in this layout, right up the middle, and embellished them along the way. Genius! I would have never thought to do that.
We've had lots of outside time this summer so I thought a mini using Woodland Park would be the perfect place to highlight some of our outdoor summer fun.
Another little tip is if you are going to sew directly on your pages you kinda need to plan out what gets sewn and where so you aren't sewing a label on one side which is sewing through the middle of the picture on the other side. Or avoid it like I do: truly sew something down on one side of a page and then sew on the photo PRIOR to gluing it down on the backside. Sneaky ;)
My minis are always a bit random. The theme is there with the photos and coordinating product, but often the journaling is a mix of typewriter and handwritten, photos don't always face the same way..it's all okay :) Don't make it too complicated. That takes the fun out of it!
I find mini albums are a great way to add in bits and pieces of embellishments that we all seem to have hanging around the desk or in little bowls. It helps to gather a small pile before you start so it can go faster and not overwhelm.
So how about you? Have you ever created a mini with journaling cards or used them in a unexpected way? Show us! Link us in the comments or flickr group. We would love to see :)
Enjoy your Monday!