Sharing my June Project life pages today! I was feeling a little physically/creatively burnt out when I put these spreads together, but the nice thing about pocket page scrapbooking is that it can be as simple or complex as you want to make it. Over time I’ve found a few different techniques for embellishing/making journal cards that work for me when I’m not feeling particularly inspired, and I relied on them pretty heavily for this month’s pages!
I love starting off with this monthly title pages, and having a basic formula for them makes it easier! I chose a pink and blue colour scheme based off the colours in the photos – and how cute are those little faces all lined up in row?!
This spread was all about the first family lunch we’ve been able to have in a few months, and it was such a joyful time! I picked out the centre grey cards first, and then got a bit stuck with what else to do with the spread… That is, until I came across the house and tree die-cuts in my stash! I picked up on those copper foil accents with a couple of copper foil chipboard hearts and used two matching 3×4 cards to bring some cohesion to the whole spread. I’m happy with how it turned out!
Here’s an example of exactly how simple pocket page scrapbooking can get – a page of nothing but photos and journal cards! I like going back to the very basics every now and then.
This page is similar, but I added just a few embellishments in the form of number stickers and a chipboard circle. Still super basic, but with a little something extra.
One of my favourite ways to add a bit of flair to otherwise plain cards is to add some washi tape. I wasn’t feeling particular creative or adventurous, so I just went with some simple stripes of patterned tape and phrase stickers as titles. Easy!
The card on the right is actually a flip-up, with some hidden journalling underneath. I used washi tape to make the flip card, and then decided to add some to the left journal card for a bit of symmetry, and I like how it adds a pop of colour to the page!
We cooked a lot of new recipes this month, and I thought it would be fun to document them! All of the journal and filler cards came from the same Becky Higgins mini kit, and I added just a few embellishments using the ‘Eat’ story stamp from Ali Edwards and some chipboard words from an old Studio Calico kit. Using cards from the same kit is probably the easiest way to make a page look cohesive, since the designs are all made to look good together – it’s what I tend to default to when I’m stuck on what colour scheme to use!
My last page for the month features pictures we took on our walks together throughout June. I picked out the centre card first and wasn’t sure what to do on either side… and then I found this 4×6 card from a Studio Calico paper pad and decided it was perfect to convey our increasingly windy, chilly afternoon walks!
That’s it for June! I hope you enjoyed this look into my 2020 Project Life album. Stay tuned next month for my July pages!