Just Add.......Project Life JAI #326

Do you ever need to make cards in a hurry but want them to look like they've taken ages to make? Using some of the Stampin' Up! Project Life card collections might just be your answer. These are not just for memory keeping/scrapbooking. Each set works beautifully for cards and tags as well. Of course they are all colour coordinated so all you have to do is look in the catalogue to find out the colours used in the collection, grab your cardstock and ink and you are good to go. I go through the cards in the card collection like I am dealing blackjack to choose which ones to use!

I needed to make 3 sympathy cards and also wanted to join one challenge this week so when I saw the challenge at Just Add Ink ..... Just Add....Project Life I knew I was set. I have used the Hello Lovely collection and Thoughtful Branches and Rose Garden bundles to create 4 different sympathy cards without needing to get out too many supplies. (Sometimes I get too bogged down with too many ideas and run out of time to actually make the cards!) I know I said I needed 3 but as you get 2 cards bases from each A4 I decided to make 4! Such is life that you always need sympathy cards unfortunately.

I love that the card collections have 3 different size cards in them so you can layer them for a quick yet effective layouts.

And yes.....I am still addicted to my stapler. My friend commented to me recently how disparaging I was of her love of her stapler. But I completely take it back.......you absolutely NEED one! No taping ribbons and trim. Just staple away.

The inside of each card uses offcuts from the front mats.

This one just may be my favourite of the 4. I admit it is simple but sometimes.... less is more!

And while the stapler is out why not add some of this beautiful burlap ribbon? This card started out one way and ended up another...hence the cut up bits at the bottom. Let's just say that the flower and I had creative differences....it didn't fit where or how I wanted it to!

Don't have the Thoughtful Branches bundle yet? Well you only have a few days left to purchase this limited edition set. Order by August 31st to make sure you get this beautiful, versatile set.

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  1. Love what you have done with those Project Life cards Lou! Now that's another thing to add to the wish list!!

  2. You've used the PL cards beautifully, Lou. Love your work! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  3. Absolutely beautiful Lou! I love them all, your designs really make the PL cards shine. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  4. What a stunning line up, Lou. PL cards are a fabulous idea for Sympathy cards, which are often needed in a hurry and can be difficult to make. I get a bit bogged down with too many ideas myself. Thank you for sharing with us at Just Add Ink again this week. x

  5. Oh it is sad that you needed so many sympathy cards but it sounds like you came up with a fab idea to get them done quickly! They are all really beautiful. What a fab entry into our challenge this week.

    JAI Design Team

  6. I love this idea to get cards made quickly - and I can't believe I didn't think of it before. All your cards are lovely and great examples of ways to use the Project Life products. Chantell JAI

  7. What a wonderful collection of lovely cards Lou! I was rather delighted to discover how quickly and easily you can make cards with PL and I think you have shown beautifully how you can combine them with stamps and other dies too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.


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