Hi there and welcome back to my Share on Sunday! Last Sunday I released a giveaway in order to win a Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Card Collection of your choice. For this you had to vote on your favourite card collection, share this giveaway and also leave me a comment.
I had many more votes on the card collections, than I did comments and shares, so the total number of entries in the comments was 28. The Random Number Generator gave me the result of number 14, so I’ve taken the 14th person to have commented on last weeks post.
I’m delighted to announce that the winner is Rosemary Wainwright! Many congratulations to you Rosemary, please can you let me know which Card Collection you would like?
THANK YOU FOR PLAYING ALONG
Thank you to everyone who played along, we had entries from all over the world and it was a lot of fun finding out which card collections most appeal to you.
Layouts, Pocket Pages and your photographs
So today really does kick off my first official Share on Sunday post, this is the first of many Sundays where I’ll be bringing you a post based on and around Project Life® by Stampin’ Up!®. I’ll be sharing my own completed layouts, my top tips on everything from organising your photos to which adhesives to use, Project Life videos where you can watch me complete a layout, Project Life products information and how to get your photos off your tablets and phones and into your albums. I’ll be sharing my love of Project Life with you all and hope to see your layouts too!
The most voted for card collection in the giveaway over the past week was the wonderful Let’s Getaway suite. This is very interesting because this was the first collection that I ever purchased to document our travels to Brussels in 2014. I’m not surprised that this was the favourite collection because it’s so bright and colourful, and we all travel in some way whether it’s a holiday abroad or a day trip to the city or beach.
SEE THE COMPLETE LET’S GETAWAY COLLECTION IN A VIDEO
Stampin’ Up! have a great video showing you the complete contents of the Let’s Getaway Card Collection and also the coordinating Accessories pack.
So what do you get in a card collection and why are the cards different sizes?
A card collection is a mixture of 100 cards. These are always double sided cards, with a variety of patterns, pictures and journalling spaces. You receive a combination of sizes, 6″ x 4″, 4″ x 4″ and 3″ x 4″. If you’re a complete beginner to Project Life, it’s important to know that when we talk measurements in Project Life, we are always talking in inches.
You may be familiar with traditional scrapbooking, where the scrapbooking page size is 12″ x 12″. The whole idea of Project Life breaks down that large 12″ x 12″ space, into smaller manageable spaces, giving us the individual cards in the sizes I’ve just mentioned above. These spaces are known as pockets, they are individual slots, each one with a slit at the top which is your opening.
Your Photograph Sizes and Layouts
There are many ways to get our photographs nowadays and I will touch on that in a Share on Sunday another week. But assuming you have physical photographs in your hands, the traditional size for those photos is 6″ x 4″. So it’s no coincidence that the most used pocket size is 6″ x 4″. Here is an example of one of Stampin’ Up!’s pocket pages, I’ve added the measurements for each space so you can see what would fit where.
It’s important to add here that your photos do not always have to go into a 6″ x 4″ pocket. When you have your photos ready to print you can add two photos onto one 6″ x 4″ photo, giving you two lots of 3″ x 4″ sized photos. Simply cut the images in half and you have a photo perfect for the 3″ x 4″ pocket space. You can see my example of this below on the left, which combinations will you create?
That really completes my Share on Sunday for today, I hope this information was useful to you, it’s important to understand the system of Project Life before jumping straight in. I’ll be back next week with another Project Life Share on Sunday. Thanks for reading, I’d love to hear your thoughts, what would YOU like to know about Stampin’ Up!, what can I show you?
Thank you for popping by today, while you’re here why not leave a comment or check out April’s Prize Draw? One lucky person will win an Ink Pad Caddy and 5 ink pads of their choice, that person could be you! Find out how to enter here.