Hi all, Sarah here. As I’ve mentioned before, I love all of the premade cards that are out there and ready for journaling and possibly embellishments to be added, but I also love creating my own cards from all the wonderful digital kits available to us. We recently found out that we are going to have to move so I wanted to record this information in my Snap album. These two pages are kind of companion pages. The first one includes my to do list and I talk about how many times we have moved. The second page has no extra journaling, just the word art included in the kit, but it still serves to remind me to calm down and take it slow.
I begin by cropping the papers included in the kit to the size of my pockets and then I add extra layers just as I would embellish a typical journaling card. I love using full kits to help me tell my story in this manner.
For my first layout I chose to use the Home collab by Kaye Winiecki and Studio Basic. It has so many great elements included that I knew would work well for capturing this news about our upcoming move.
Here is the left side page that I created.
For this pocket I loved all the little pieces of newspaper bits that were included in the kit and I knew that I wanted to use them along with the for rent sign. For me this card captures a little bit of the house hunting and packing that is about to happen.
This next card is my OMG not again card. I wanted to record how many times we’ve moved in our married life. The numbers included in the kit were perfect, and to create the number sign I took a doodle that was included in the kit and cut it down. It was the perfect addition.
The last card on the page is a little different, I decided to add a stamp to the card before printing it out. This to do list was perfect to document the things I’m going to need to do over the course of the next month and a half. I love the bright cheery house in the kit, and decided to use it here to remind myself that change can be good.
For my second page I decided to use Seize by Allison Pennington. I love the calm colors and the word strips that are included in the kit serve as further reminders not to panic during this process.
Here is the right side page.
I love this bird just sitting here.. I was originally going to place it on the card like it had been stamped on it before printing, but I decided that I really like the dimension that the layering gives it against all of the birds in flight on the card.
The alphabet in the kit really captured my attention so I knew I wanted to feature it in a prominent way. I love how these letters just pop out against the the wood background.
If you feel inspired to create your own pocket cards from a digital kit make sure to check out the Pocket Scrapping Art Journaling challenge in the Art Journaling forum. The current challenge begins today and runs for two weeks. All participants that post their pages by 11:59 pm EDT on August 2nd will receive a $2 coupon from Amy Wolff. I can’t wait to see your creations.