Last month, my sister turned 21 and I wanted a way to document the celebrations within my Project Life album. I knew that I had too many photos to include in my normal weekly spread, so I opted for an insert to hold the extra photos. Here's a step-by-step guide to how I put it together...
I chose some printable cards by Life Love Paper and Hello Forever that were released with the August Studio Calico papercrafting kits and resized them to 2.5x3.5in in Photoshop Elements so that they would slot inside the pockets of a baseball card protector.
Next, I opened up two of the circle printables by In a Creative Bubble and used the colour picker to select the colour from the 'sweet' circle and the paint bucket tool to recolour the 'do what you love' circle as I knew it would fit the colour scheme of my insert better.
Then I printed and cut all my printables, ready for putting the insert together.
I gathered together all the supplies I wanted to use, including some wood veneer banners and a stamp set from the Studio Calico August Project Life kit (which is still available to purchase here).
To start putting the insert together, I laid out all my photos on top of the baseball card protector to see which pockets I had spare to include my other items.
From another pocket page protector, I cut some of the plastic down to 2.5x3.5in to fit inside one of the pockets on the baseball card protector for my circle printables as I knew I wanted it to look like they were floating inside the pocket.
I glued one of the circle printables to one side of the plastic and then glued the second circle printable on the other side, covering the back of the first one.
In a similar way to the circle printables, I glued the other banner on the other side of the page protector, making sure to line it up with the banner on the front side. I then typed and stamped an arrow on to one of the journaling cards and voila...
I love including inserts in my Project Life album to house the extra photos from special occasions, particularly birthdays!