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Posted 5/8/2013 by Junepoppies in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 5/8/2013 5:43:39 PM
With the Project Life kits...when you have done yours in the past...do you use all the cards in one album?

Or:
If there are leftover cards, is it enough for another full album? Half an album? Or other?


Thanks for answering. I am new to this and trying to figure out how far a kit will go.

ca angel
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Posted: 5/8/2013 6:58:37 PM
How are you using PL? Are you doing project 365/a photo a day? Project 52/weekly documentation? A school album? Something else? You can use PL for anything so the flexibility of the cards and the kit will depend on how/what you are scrapping.
That being said, Becky Higgins designed the full kits with P365 in mind. You have enough cards for a full cover page and ending page, plus 7 4x6 photos per 2page LO for 52 weeks.
You can check out her blog for more details and photos of what each kit contains.
Ca angel

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Posted: 5/8/2013 7:23:59 PM
I agree that it really depends on how you intend to use the kits. Personally, I use my kits/divided protectors to scrap regularly more simply (if that makes any sense?) so 1 kit will last me a LONG time.


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Posted: 5/8/2013 7:58:53 PM
One kit will do 1 year, with some cards left over.

A traditional PL album with 7 pics per week is going to yield an extra journaling spot, if you journal in the small spaces. Think page A.

For the most part, I used a picture from that week that didn't need journaling. Had I used a card for that space, I would have had considerably less cards left over.

But, as I used it, I had enough 'extra' cards that I didn't have to use any of a design I didn't like.

There weren't enough weekly cards to eliminate one of the designs, I was able to limit it though. I don't remember how many were left over--maybe 7 or 8 of those.

This is a good reason to pre-assemble your album with the weekly & journaling cards. You can always rearrange later.

When I'm not doing a picture a day type project, I use the 'foldable' cards. But, I cut them so nothing needs taken out of the pockets. It was nice to have a cohesive 'card' that visually spanned two journaling pockets. Using them in this way, also leaves you with extra cards.

Extra cards may get you 8 weeks, if you are lucky.





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Posted: 5/8/2013 10:20:04 PM
This helps.

I am not doing a 365 album. More like a weekly/biweekly one, with more focus on holidays & special events/activities.

I am planning on some holidays doing a two page layout, some a one page one, and then for the rest of the album doing one page per every one to two weeks.

Oh, and I imagine that with my using the A pages (which I am planning on) I will probably do 4-6 photos per page, and the rest of the spots using cards from the kit....so about 2-4 PL cards/page

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Posted: 5/9/2013 12:12:40 AM
Wonder if you will end up with 2 years in one book, then.

I completed P365 in 2009 and PL in 2010. Each year took the majority of cards (explained above) and 1 album. There were extra pages in my 2010 album, too.

I had ended up getting ill very early in 2011. So that year & 2012, still need done. Only started getting the pics printed this week. Thinking that 2011 & 2012 will be one album.

2013 is up in the air, too. As this year has been less than wonderful, too.




Oh, and I imagine that with my using the A pages (which I am planning on) I will probably do 4-6 photos per page, and the rest of the spots using cards from the kit....so about 2-4 PL cards/page


Those 4x6 canvasses are perfect for trying new techniques. Small canvas, little time investment=easy to pitch if it doesn't work out. If you like the technique, you have a unique element and can move on to a larger size layout.




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Posted: 5/9/2013 6:18:28 AM
I have so many 3x4 cards leftover. I wish there were more 4x6 horizontal cards in the kits.


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Posted: 5/9/2013 7:46:15 AM
I used the Amber kit in 2011and was left with a TON of 3x4 cards. I admit that I was tired of the color scheme at the end and gave ALL the cards to my friend who loved them. Fast forward one year, my friend gave me the cards back -- she is tired of seeing them, but I am overjoyed. What old is new again, I guess.

So, to answer your question, yes you would probably have a lot left over --and if it's not enough, add other elements to round out your next album.

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Posted: 5/9/2013 1:46:41 PM
Thanks!
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