Hello associates, Krystal right here! With the launch of the Week within the Life 2023 assortment this week, I’m excited to deliver you a 3 day mini-series the place I shall be sharing sneaks and concepts for the best way to use the brand new assortment to doc your tales this yr.
This mini-series consists of a day by day Reside video on the Craft the Story Fb Group. The subsequent reside will happen on Wednesday, March fifteenth at 12:00PM ET. And immediately’s reside shall be posted right here tomorrow.
In the present day, we’re taking a deep dive into the primary package elements and discussing how they, together with among the store merchandise, can work within the 6×8 album. In the event you missed the reside video, you’ll be able to examine that out under.
Let’s take a better have a look at the concepts we talk about within the Reside video:
1. 10×8 Transparencies
These textual content primarily based transparencies are SO enjoyable! Whereas they’re designed to suit exterior the web page protector in a 10×8 album, they can be lower down and utilized in any of the album sizes supplied this yr! Listed here are just a few concepts of the best way to use these in your venture:
Trim the transparency down to suit your album – 6×8, WITL Pocket book, Vacationers Pocket book, and extra. Add a tab to the highest to make discovering every day of the week fast & simple.
Open every day of your weekly documenting with the transparency and a kraft pocket adhered on high. The distinction of the kraft and daring black in white is so placing!
Trim the transparencies down even additional to create filler 3×4 or 6×4 playing cards. This offers you a enjoyable peek-a-boo impact in your album AND can function a house for some enjoyable elaborations.
Fussy lower titles from the transparencies to create your individual plastic phrase titles. The transparencies embody SO many sentiments that can be utilized as story prompts. Some examples embody: Dwelling, Tales, Individuals + Locations + Issues, Stuff of Life, Grateful, And many others.
2. Highlights 10×8 Paper
I completely love a paper that provides us area for direct storytelling. The 10×8 Highlights paper can be the proper method to begin or end a WITL album. In the event you’re working in a dimension smaller than 10×8, you’ll be able to nonetheless use this paper by trimming it down or making a folded flipout. Then, fill the columns with phrases, photographs, or each!
3. 6×4 Journaling Playing cards
The primary package comes full with a set of seven days of the week 6×4 playing cards. These function sections to fill out your at present -ing actions: considering, feeling, watching, listening, laughing. Except for sticking these straight right into a 6×4 pocket, listed here are some further methods to make use of these playing cards:
Trim off the highest header portion of every 6×4 card and re-adhere the day by day titles to the highest of a 6×8 web page of journaling.
Trim every 6×4 card in half so the title and prompts develop into a 3×4 card. Use the second half to stamp a distinct title/immediate OR merely add journaling into the clean part.
4. 4×4 Journaling Playing cards
With slightly little bit of trimming, these sq. color-blocked 4×4 journaling playing cards can completely work in a 6×8 album. The combo of colours additionally provides a pleasant colourful contact to the day by day documenting. Listed here are some concepts for incorporating these playing cards into the 6×8 album format:
Add the complete sq. on to a full web page picture or to patterned paper. Adhere on three of the 4 sides to make the sq. right into a pocket.
Use the squares as houses for phrases or photographs.
Trim all the way down to 3×4 journaling playing cards – both by night eradicating .5” from both sides (making the rectangles even), or 1” from a single facet (making the sq. sizes offset).
Trim the colour squares into 2”x2” sections and add right into a 2×2 web page protector, or onto plain white cardstock – intermixing photographs all through.
Utilizing the layered stickers and circle chipboard, create journaling immediate titles to assist information writing. With 4 sections, there’s plenty of alternative to inform 4 particulars of a single story.
5. Kraft Pockets
These kraft pockets add such a enjoyable textured aspect to the gathering this yr. The distinction of the kraft with plain cardstock is beautiful. Listed here are some concepts for these pockets:
Add on high of a full web page picture (one that’s only a background-type picture) or on high of a transparency (backed with further journaling/picture).
Add attacher strips to the again of the left facet, add into the album as a small insert OR put onto rings and create a small mini WITL album.
Use the pockets to retailer further photographs, ephemera, journaling, and so on.
6. Gildings – Layered Stickers & Chipboard Circles
The chipboard and layered stickers are SO FUN! I can’t wait to see how these are utilized by the neighborhood within the WITL venture this yr. Listed here are some concepts to consider for methods to make use of the layered stickers and chipboard circles from the primary package:
Take away the froth tape from the layered stickers to create a flatter embellishment – good for preserving the majority down or utilizing in a flatter venture altogether.
Use the layered stickers at titles/journaling prompts on 3×4, 6×4, and 6×8 journaling playing cards/pages. For a pop of distinction, think about inserting a black tiny phrase sticker or strip of washi in-between the title and the journaling textual content.
Add a circle chipboard to the center of the color-blocked 4×4 card. Use the sentiment to assist information your journaling and inform 4 issues associated to the immediate.
Use all seven circle chipboards as journaling prompts for a 6×8 bulleted checklist.
Create a mind-map utilizing the circle chipboard. Embrace “immediately’s story” within the center, then department out to the opposite six prompts, and department from there to journaling/photographs/stamps/and so on.
7. Gildings – Vellum Tags & Plastic Circles
The ultimate two elaborations included in the primary package add two extra textures into the combo: vellum and plastic. Listed here are just a few concepts for these items:
Add one vellum tag to every day, inserting on high of a photograph, transparency, patterned paper, and so on. Use the area as a house for a photograph, some journaling (slickwriter pen beneficial), or an embellishment.
Layer the chipboard tags and vellum tags (or vellum tag and label chipboard) for a formulaic method to designate the day in your format.
Create a patterned tag collage web page utilizing the complete set. Add photographs, journaling, or elaborations into the varied spots.
Use the plastic circles as a repeat aspect all through your album.
Use an older circle nested chipboard as a body across the plastic circle, giving the web page extra texture & dimension.
Reduce the circles in half and use them as a journaling card title header.
Create a circle patterned web page utilizing the complete assortment.
8. Add On’s – Cardstock Quantity Web page Inserts 10×4 Journaling Playing cards
Final, however not least, we’ve two enjoyable store merchandise to think about this yr. These are two of my high favourite elements of the WITL assortment for the entire launch! Between the cardstock cutout quantity inserts and the 10×4 journaling playing cards, the colours are so enjoyable and make me need to bounce proper into documenting. Let’s discuss concepts for the best way to use them in your 6×8 album:
Create smaller dividers utilizing the cardstock quantity inserts. Adhere a tab to the highest of the body so you’ll be able to simply discover your house for every day within the album.
Make the window portion right into a shaker pocket, utilizing all of the colourful sequins to match the gathering.
Add a 3×8 picture or web page of journaling subsequent to the cardstock quantity inserts and sew the items collectively to type a full 6×8 format.
Fold the 10×4 journaling playing cards to create a flip out element. Connect into the album with an attacher strip. Embrace journaling/photographs on the within and again of folded card.
And with that – we’ve the primary set of concepts for utilizing the WITL 2023 assortment to doc your life this April! I hope you loved speaking via a bunch of concepts and seeing these sketches come to life. Thanks a lot for stopping by immediately and please let me know when you have any questions. When you have extra concepts for methods to make use of the provides mentioned immediately, tell us within the feedback under. Don’t overlook to tune in on Tuesday, March 14th at 12PM ET to see concepts for the 10×8 album AND further concepts from the mini package and store merchandise. Till subsequent time, let’s inform tales collectively!