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Ali Edwards Design Inc. | Weblog: Week In The Life™ 2023


Hello mates, Krystal right here! With the launch of the Week within the Life 2023 assortment this week, I’m excited to convey you a 3 day mini-series the place I will probably be sharing sneaks and concepts for the 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 ultimate dwell will happen on Wednesday, March fifteenth at 12:00PM ET.

In the present day, we’re taking a deep dive into the mini package elements and discussing how they, together with among the store merchandise, can work inside the 10×8 album. When you missed the dwell video, you may examine that out beneath.

Let’s take a better take a look at the concepts we talk about within the Reside video: 

1. 7×8.25 Vellum Quote Web page (Mini Package)

This quote gave me goosebumps as I learn it. I can’t wait to discover a approach to embrace this piece in my album this yr. On the lookout for some methods to make it work in your album? Listed below are a couple of concepts of the way to the vellum web page in your venture:

Connect the vellum web page to the highest of a full web page picture with washi tape. This permits the quote to face out towards the picture… but additionally permits you to flip the vellum web page up and offers you the complete view of the picture beneath.
Trim down the quote web page to a 6×4 filler card. You may slip this right into a pocket web page as a clear aspect, or add on prime of a photograph/journaling card.
Fussy lower the quote from the web page, or trim right into a smaller rectangle, leaving solely the quote with a really small border. Then, use the piece as an embellishment.

2. Chipboard Titles (Mini Package)

These titles are SO enjoyable and offer you a ton of nice journaling leaping off factors on your Week within the Life album. One in every of my favourite issues about them is you get the opposites for every phrase: i.e. Morning/Night, AM/PM, And so on. Listed below are some enjoyable concepts for including these to your album:

Layer the title piece on prime of a full web page picture. (For instance, add the Dawn title on prime of a dawn picture.)
Add a title to the aspect fringe of a smaller picture/web page protector. The phrase can act as each a title and a tab, of kinds. This may work nice for a 6×8 web page or 3×8 web page.
Create a grid web page utilizing pictures/journaling to signify the title. I.e. add “Morning” into the middle of a 10×8 web page. Then, place 5 pictures above and beneath the phrase, with small bits of journaling for context.
Add a title right into a web page protector pocket. Flip right into a shaker pocket by including sequins and sealing the pocket shut with washi tape or a fuse instrument.
Create a versus web page: morning vs. night, AM vs. PM, Day vs. Night time, and many others.

3. Massive Plastic Elaborations (Mini Package)

The big solar and moon plastic gildings are an excellent enjoyable product with a number of methods to probably use them. The big graphic nature of the gildings will make any format with them look daring and enjoyable. Listed below are some enjoyable methods to make use of these items:

Add the massive plastic solar/moon to a full web page background picture as an opener or nearer to a day.
Create a thoughts map with the plastic title on the heart. I.e. add the solar into the center of your web page with branches off to pictures out of your morning and journaling for context (or time stamping).
Create a sample of suns to doc a day. Pull out (or create) any solar gildings you could have already got in your stash. Layers these onto a full web page for a enjoyable designed look. Then, add pictures/phrases to the facilities of the suns.
Similar as #3, however with the Moon title and stars. Add pictures, journaling, and many others into star shapes to offer your web page the “evening sky” look.

4. Gold Foil Plastic Titles + Puffy Stickers (Mini Package)

These gold foil titles give us one other medium for telling tales this season. The plastic materials makes them good for including to a flatter venture as nicely. Listed below are some concepts for the way to use the gold foil titles in your album:

Pair with a chipboard label and pre-typed/printed journaling on a full web page picture. These might be actually fairly locations in the dead of night sky area of a photograph from the morning or night.
Add titles to journaling playing cards (reducing them aside to suit onto smaller playing cards, if desired), and use the titles as story prompts.
Pair with puffy stickers to create a grid web page/bullet pointed journaling web page.
Create a sample utilizing the puffy star stickers.

5. Vellum Phrase Strips (Mini Package)

Whereas there will not be any tiny phrase stickers within the assortment this yr, the vellum phrase strips are an incredible various! Merely add these to any area you’d usually add a tiny phrase sticker. OR, listed below are another concepts:

Add phrase strip to the highest of a journaling card/web page and use it as a immediate for storytelling.
Make right into a rainbow sample and add to a clean journaling card as a design facet.

6. Die Reduce Pack (Mini Package)

Within the die lower pack, there are a complete host of various formed items. From whimsical speech bubbles, to wonky banners, to formed gildings and graphic starbursts – this pack is jammed! Listed below are some enjoyable methods you would possibly need to incorporate these into your layouts:

Use the speech bubbles to doc a dialog.
Trim the icons out of the die cuts to make use of as simply the picture (alarm clock, newspaper, and many others.)
Create a pocket/filler card utilizing the starburst to make a sample.
Layer the items to create embellishment clusters (i.e. clouds and solar).
Use as headers on journaling playing cards + as journaling prompts.

7. Plastic Circle Pack + Alpha Stickers (Store Gadgets)

These are one other favourite product for me this yr. I’m OBSESSED with the pie designs on lots of the circle items and might’t wait to see these in motion. Listed below are some concepts for utilizing the plastic circles to think about:

Add a quantity or alpha sticker to the highest half of the divided circles. Then, use the clean backside half so as to add a small picture.
Create a swivel characteristic by putting the plastic circle on prime of a circle picture/journaling spot. Connect with a brad so the plastic can transfer and the beneath may be totally seen.
Create a format to doc “items of your day” utilizing the pie designed circles.
Add to the 2×2 web page protector and intersperse with pictures/journaling.
Make a sample web page by utilizing many/the entire circles. A full web page with all of these pie shapes could be SO enjoyable!

8. Merchandise by Day

Per the request of some in our neighborhood, I additionally put collectively photographs that characteristic the entire merchandise by day. These are the entire objects from the complete assortment (most important package, mini package, store objects) which have the day of the week printed/displayed on the merchandise indirectly. This picture will help you see how every day consists of a plethora of colours and offers you all kinds of colours to work with and extra flexibility in selecting which merchandise to make use of in your album as a complete.

This concludes our second set of concepts for utilizing the WITL 2023 assortment to doc your life this April! I hope you loved speaking by way of a bunch of concepts and seeing these sketches come to life. Thanks a lot for stopping by immediately and please let me know you probably have any questions. You probably have extra concepts for methods to make use of the provides mentioned immediately, tell us within the feedback beneath. Don’t overlook to tune in on Wednesday, March fifteenth at 12PM ET to see concepts for the WITL Pocket book. Till subsequent time, let’s inform tales collectively!


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