My Project Life: Her Third Birthday

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Hi everyone!  Karen here and I am so excited to show you guys my latest pages.  In this post I share with you how I used the clean, minimalist designs of the Love Day Seed products to compliment a collection of embellishments I haven been wanting to bust out of my stash (BasicGrey – RSVP).   I also share a few ideas on how you can add more content to your pages by using flip pockets and QR codes.  Let’s dive in!

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This day was so jammed packed full of excitement that I couldn’t contain it to my usual 2-page 12×12 spread.  In order to include more photos and journaling I used a handy product from Simple Stories called Photo Flip Pockets.  These little beauties attach to your page protector and add additional 3×4 or 4×6 pockets.  Page one of my spread got two of the 4×6 pockets.Of course I had to use the big giant “3” from the Calendar Numbers pack – it was just too perfect.  The 4×6 “story” journaling card (Journal Titles pack) tells the tale of our early morning and the extreme excitement that beamed from our little girl.  When you flip the added pocket over you will find a QR code that I printed directly on the “priceless” design from the Single Word theme pack.  For those of you who may not be familiar with QR codes, they are simply a link in barcode form that can be scanned with a smart phone app (click here to see how you can create your own code).  This particular QR code when scanned will take you to a video on YouTube showing just how excited our little one was! (You can check out the video here).  Another flip pocket was used on the second row of pictures.  This one reveals Dad hard at work building her new train set – the “details” card from the Simple Journal pack tells the story.
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I filled up the “capturing life” card (Simple Journal pack) with journaling and used the “this is epic” card (Sentiments theme pack) to highlight the amazing train track my hubby and daughter built (the train went right through the doll house – that is pretty epic if you ask me!).
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LDS-KK-03-right-flowerPage two starts off with this stunning blocked pattern design (Black and White Pattern pack) which is perfect from showcasing this huge chipboard embellishment that I have been hoarding.  The story of the day continues with journaling cards from the Simple Journal pack (one of my fave packs!).  And of course I couldn’t do a birthday layout without using the cute little balloon card from the Sentiments pack embellished with a little “3” sticker.

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And you think I would be done there, but there is more!  I added in a 6×8 page right in the middle.  One side is a bit of a title page and I using the lovely script “fabulous” (Single Word theme pack) combined with a the bold stripes from the Black and White Pattern pack.  The flip side holds images of her little birthday cake as well as one of my favourite images from this layout showing my little girl at age 1, 2 and 3!
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It was truly a pleasure to document my darling’s birthday with these beautiful designs.  I hope I have inspired you dig into your stash and pair up some of your favourite embellishments with some Love Day Seed designs.  And don’t forget you can add in your extra tidbits with flip pockets and QR codes.  Until next time, happy crafting!

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