Incorporating PL Into Traditional Scrapbooking

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Posted 10/18/2013 by tfsinga in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 563,258
August 2012
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Posted: 10/18/2013 11:59:32 AM
I bought a PL kit a few years ago when it was sold as one kit versus separate components. I was all gung-ho to do the PL 365; however, it was overwhelming and not enjoyable so I stopped and it's just been sitting there making me feel guilty. Now I am planning on incorporating those items into traditional scrapbooking. Just curious as to how many of you buy PL products to use for tradtional scrapbooking? Would love to see some layouts for ideas!

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PeaNut 579,055
January 2013
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Posted: 10/18/2013 12:10:55 PM
I've had to find ways to incorporate the cards on my 12x12 layouts since I only do PL monthly. I use them not only as journaling spots, but also as embellishments. Here are a couple of examples, and I have more in my gallery.

What's In a Name

Afternoon Stroll

Go Tarheels!

PeaNut 90,289
June 2003
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Posted: 10/18/2013 12:39:58 PM
My pages usually include extensive journaling, so I've incorporated journaling spots/cards on 12x12 layouts for years. BH PL is just the popular brand at the moment. Use the cards as a title or to add journaling or layer elements. HTH.


PeaNut 574,604
December 2012
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Posted: 10/18/2013 1:19:00 PM
I use a LOT of the cards for the Project Life style scrapping (by whatever companies) in my traditional scrapping. They make nice journal tags or embellishments or titles.

The 4 million different versions saying "Hello!" or "Best Day Ever!" get put in my "Give to the local school" bag.


PeaNut 198,096
March 2005
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Posted: 10/18/2013 1:45:51 PM
I'm going to start mixing up my 12x12 layouts with PL for events where I have lots of pics, want to use them all, but don't necessarily want to make an huge amount of layouts or a dedicated album for that one event. I plan on treating them like an old school (LOL) photo album page in between a few 12x12s.


PeaNut 265,261
June 2006
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Loc: Indiana

Posted: 10/18/2013 1:53:24 PM
I use them for scrapbooking traditional layouts too I'll use the journaling cards as, well, a spot to journal and the title cards/sentiments just as I would any other title element.

Sometimes I cut out the images and use them as embellishments. Like I had one that had an arrow on it that said something inside the arrow. I cut the arrow out
and used it like that. Amy Tan does this a lot... check out her project life videos here. She's using it for PL, but she'll cut out a banner from a card and use it to embellish a photo, etc.

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PeaNut 265,261
June 2006
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Loc: Indiana

Posted: 10/18/2013 1:55:19 PM
Lilgik, I love your examples!!!

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ca angel

PeaNut 400,602
November 2008
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Loc: So Cal

Posted: 10/18/2013 5:44:27 PM
Not sure if by traditional you mean 12x12 or just not p365. I use PL to do a month in review. I use as many pages as I want and my pages are usually of events with the random photos thrown together on a page or two totally disregarding the date (except that they are from the same month). As I make 12x12 pages I just slide them behind my month in review pages.
Ca angel


PeaNut 572,333
November 2012
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Posted: 10/18/2013 9:49:44 PM
Check the 2Peas blog. They actually have some lovely examples of this today!

my blog: Artful Scrapbooking and other fun stuff.

k d girl

PeaNut 68,628
February 2003
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Loc: southern california

Posted: 10/19/2013 11:28:24 AM
I have an the original 365 kit too and 4 of the new PL kits and I use it all on my regular 12x12 pages. They are great for layers, cutting apart, matting photos. I'm sorry i don't have any layouts loaded right now to share.
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