Are you overwhelmed with the amount of Project Life cards in your scrapbooking stash? You’ve probably used your favorites, but now you’re not sure what to do with the rest. Maybe you’ve even organized your Project Life cards, but you still aren’t using them all. I’m here to tell you that each kit can be used for more than just pocket scrapbooking! I’ve scoured the internet and found 8 different ways to use Project Life cards that are useful and creative.
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1) Fussy Cut Project Life Cards
Fussy cut the shapes or designs to create layers on any layout. It is great way to use your cards in different ways. I’ve seen this done by some of Becky Higgins creative team members. It can give your layouts, cards, or other creative projects a 3D look, especially if you use pop-dots.
2) Make Tags for Gifts
When you are in a pinch, Project Life cards make great gift tags! Fold 4×6 title cards in half. Tie a 3×4 card to a ribbon. Or just use the card as is and write your message on the back. There are so many options to use these cards with all the different designs and phrases.
QUICK TIP: Look through your kits and if any look like they would be good for gift tags, put them aside. Then you won’t have to go searching for them later. One step better would be to put them with your gift wrap supplies, so they are on hand the next time you need a gift tag at the last minute.
3) Make a Mini Album using Project Life Cards
Project Life Cards are perfect for mini albums. Just punch a hole in the corner and add a ring or ribbon and you’re set! A few years ago, I participated in a mini album challenge called #30Lists and I used a stack of 3×4 cards to make my album. It was simple, easy to put together, and I had enough space to answer all of the prompts when I used the journaling cards.
4) Embellish Handmade Cards
Project Life cards, especially the 3×4 size, are perfect for adding extra layers to handmade cards without adding bulk. The designs and quotes are perfect for a snail mail greeting. I used some for Christmas cards to put together some quick and easy cards for the holidays.
5) Make Calendar Countdowns
A great way to use Project Life cards is for calendar countdowns. Make Summer Bucket Lists, countdowns for vacations or special dates, or even an Advent Calendar. The holiday kits make a perfect size to create your own holiday Advent calendar.
6) Special Occasion Gifts
Project Life cards are also perfect for special occasions like bridal and baby showers. Use the 3×4 journaling cards to make an “advice for the happy couple” 6×8 album. Another great idea is to use the 3×4 journaling cards for guessing the baby’s birth stats game. You can even put those in a 6×8 album with the photos from the baby shower.
7) Photo Banner Decorations
If you want a way to decorate your crafting space with some Instax photos, make a photo banner. You can then easily swap out the backgrounds using Project Life 3×4 or 4×6 cards.
8) Everyday Uses for Project Life Cards
When you just can’t seem to part with your Project Life Cards, but aren’t using them in your scrapbooking, you can use them for everyday uses. Use them for grocery lists, lunch box notes, or reminders. Add a little washi tape and you can tape them up anywhere!
So the next time you are not sure what to do with all of those Project Life cards, try one (or more) of these 8 different ideas. It’ll give you a little creative inspiration project and also allow you to use up your stash!
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Do you have any other paper crafting projects where you used Project Life cards? Let me know in the comments below – I would love to learn more ways to use the extra cards from each kit!