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Project | Travel Album: Project Life Modern Core Kit

The Frankfurt Creativeworld travel album is moving along! This final layout of the Creativeworld 2014 show is using the Project Life Modern Core Kit, a feminine kit with lots of bold colors.

The Project Life Modern Core Kit goes to Frankfurt in this installment of my Creativeworld 2014 album.

Supplies:

The Project Life Modern Core Kit is a flowery kit doesn’t exactly scream “travel”. But not everything we do when we travel is suitable for a heavy travel theme. Sometimes we need to think outside the box (or core kit?) to find something that works for a specific activity. The Modern core kit worked nicely for my photos of trends at the Creativeworld and Christmasworld shows.

Creativeworld Project Life Modern Core Kit left

The photos on the left page are very brightly colored and busy. Because of this I kept the colors and designs of the cards muted to avoid it being too busy. Shades of pale pink and peach draw from the photos without competing with them.

Project Life Modern Core Kit travel album

For my page title, I pulled out my trusty Dymo Organizer Express to create a custom piece of text to add to the card. And then I added rub-ons to the card to show the days that I was at the show.

I loved the journaling card with the black & white roses pattern but wanted to add another dimension to it. I settled on highlighting part of the design with the frame, and giving it a caption with a rub-on. This added another layer without overwhelming the softness of the card’s pattern that I loved. It also gave the eye a focal point on a very busy card.

Project Life Modern Core Kit travel album

The journaling card about Christmasworld was a relatively plain pink card with a “thoughts” caption. A gold holly rub-on added a touch of Christmas theming without seeming out of place alongside all of the pink and floral elements on the page.

Project Life Modern Core Kit travel album right

Some of my favorite elements in the Project Life Modern core kit are the bold graphic and floral elements. They need to be used sparingly however, to avoid drowning out the photos. On this layout I was able to get two of them in on the right page. Plus there was a small one of the bright flowers on the left page. It was important to spread these bright spots out to create balance in the layout.

Project Life Modern Core Kit travel album

I can’t get enough of use these small text stickers on my Project Life layouts! Several companies make them and they always seem to find their way into my layouts. They are just right for adding a little extra something to my cards, like I did here on the floral card. The white sticker really pops off of the black background!

Project Life Modern Core Kit travel album

These clear Heidi Swapp butterflies have been in my stash for several years and every so often one of them is just what I need to add a little something to a project. I like adding dimension to my Project Life, but this side of the layout was totally flat. Adding the butterfly balanced out the dimension of the frame on the left side.

Don’t forget to look beyond your “travel” supplies when creating travel projects! You may be surprised what you can create!

Check out the rest of the album so far:

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3 Responses to Project | Travel Album: Project Life Modern Core Kit

  1. Rhonda H December 27, 2016 at 9:25 am #

    I love seeing your album updates! You did a great job on this one. I am going to reconsider “pocket pages” after seeing your layout and reading a new article by Jennifer Wilson of Simple Scrapper about how to successfully combine regular layouts and pocket pages in one album. I’m kind of (!) a collector, and although I tried Project Life, and I still have some of the supplies, I never really stuck with it as a full time album method. I often see these leftover supplies, and think, “I should really try to use them.” You’ve encouraged me to give them another try. Have a Happy New Year and keep those posts coming!

    Rhonda H. in AR

  2. Cindy deRosier December 27, 2016 at 10:50 am #

    Great spread! I would have such a hard time with a strict no-photo rule. Smart to journal that as a way of explaining the lack of photos.

  3. Gabrielle McCann December 27, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

    Great pages Nancy!! I love seeing how this album is coming together!

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