Monday, June 10, 2013

Project Life Goes Disney!

When I began organizing my pictures for this month's Project Life pages, I discovered that I had four pictures in my June 2012 folder.  Wha???  Then I remembered that we went to Disney World that month.  My Disney 2012 folder has 483 pictures in it.  So, guess what?  Project Life went Disney.  Rather than include these layouts in my regular Project Life album, I started a new album just for my Disney pics.  Here are the cover and first three pages of the album.  You can click on the photos to see them larger.

Disney 2012 Cover Page

The colors of the new Simple Stories 24 / 7 line were perfect for my Disney cover page.  I needed black, yellow, and red to match the Mickey Mouse paper and chipboard that I bought right after our trip.  Lucky me!

The title card was so super simple.  I rounded the corners and added the word Disney using the Simple Stories Snap alphabet sticker sheet.  Then I added some strips to a piece of 6" x 4" Mickey Mouse paper and put my date on top.  

Finally, I made another 6" x 4" card from the yellow chevron paper.  A punched heart and a notched paper strip was enough to embellish it.  The chevron flair and Mickey Mouse button are attached to the outside of the sheet protector.  Since both of those embellishments are pretty thick, this keeps my sheet protector from puckering up.

Project Disney: China

For this layout, I used Lily Bee's Sweet Shoppe patterned paper along with some cards and embellishments that I made.  For the little panda card, I used my punches and a variety of tutorials that I found online.  If you do a search for paper punch art, you can find so many amazing creatures made with just punches and paper.  I didn't have some of the punches in the tutorial that I found so I improvised.  I like how he turned out.   

For the three Chinese symbols on the page, I simply copied and pasted them from the internet and printed them onto white cardstock.  It was easy to cut them into the 3" x 4" size of the pockets and move on.

The title card on this page might just be my most favorite title card ever.  After searching around online for the Chinese symbols, I kept running across the Chinese flag.  At first I was planning to print it out, but then I found the yellow Mickey head button and decided to recreate the flag.  It was so much easier than trying to create the Mickey Head Flags that I saw in Epcot.  

Project Disney: Norway

Our lunch with the princesses at Akershaus was a perfect fit for Carta Bella's Cool Summer kit.  LOVE the chevron paper, especially!  As for the pictures, did you notice that I cut the 5x7 photo of the boys with Belle into three photos so that it would fit in the divided page protector?  I was really hesitant about doing it, but in the end I like it.  The Once Upon a Time card below was created from the envelope that the picture came in.  

For this filler card, I wanted to highlight a pink Mickey head button that came in a pack of buttons from my local craft store.  To keep my photo pocket from puckering up, I actually placed the button on the outside.  You can't even tell and it is staying in place just fine.

Project Disney: Mexico

For my Mexico page, I used a variety of cards from the Project Life Add-On Kit.  The reds and oranges really went well the look and feel of the pictures.  One of the filler cards is a Mexican symbol that I found on the Internet.  I saved the picture, added it to a Word document, printed it onto white cardstock, and then cut it down to 3x4".  Oh, and here's another trick.  I didn't have quite enough pictures for this layout, so I found a couple online.  I simply saved them with the rest of my pictures and uploaded them to print.  I will definitely be doing that more often for my Disney album.  

My title card was really simple, and I felt like it needed a little something.  This small orange Mickey head button was a perfect addition to the "o" in my title.  Like my own little hidden Mickey.

Thanks for popping in today.  I hope you are inspired to think outside the box with your scrapbooking supplies and use them for whatever photos that you have!  See you soon with the rest of my June Project Life pages.


  1. Thinking this might be the way to go for my next Disney album loveall these fun ideas.

  2. Love your panda... but I think I gotta agree - the china flag made with the Mickey button is completely awesome!!! And I'm partial to the little hidden Mickey, too. :)