Hey friends! Today, I’m sharing some hybrid pages for my album using the beautiful new kits from Paper Person Shop. Paper Person Shop is the brainchild of Kelly Purkey and friends, with fresh new paper products for all styles of memory keeping (think pocket pages, traveler’s notebooks, traditional 12×12 layouts, etc)! There is a monthly subscription option (which sold out VERY quickly in October), and a collection of really cool add-ons that include stamps, stickers, and digital supplies, which are added to the shop on the 15th of every month. I have been a longtime fan of Kelly’s style and designs! They’re just so perfectly on-trend, and nostalgic, and very very cool 🙂 So I’m thrilled to be able to share an affiliate link, if you’d care to check out the supplies I’m using this month.
Here’s what I’ve done (so far!) with the October release:
We are in that weird, in-between season of scrapbooking, where it’s both fall and Christmas at the same time, lol. I decided that I REALLY need to get some more “fall” in my album. On Thanksgiving day (in Canada, which was October 12th), my family and I went to a farm to enjoy some fun, traditional fall entertainment; hayrides, cornmazes, and checking out the colourful leaves. I came home with a ton of pictures. My approach to managing all this in my album – get the journaling down on a longer journaling card insert, then add as many photos as I want in a variety of sizes and have fun with the embellishments 🙂
Here’s how that turned out:
I have to tell you, sometimes I struggle with decisions about whether or not to add embellishments. I LOVE the look of layers, but I also really love clean + simple. I considered adding some stamping or labels or leaves or SOMETHING to those pics. They’re bright and colourful, and I kind of love them just as they are, so I decided to leave them alone and let them shine on their own.
I’m a hybrid scrapbooker through and through. So to make this pocket, I used the digital version of the October TN papers. (I’ve got a step by step “how-to” using Photoshop Elements in the process video below. This is totally doable for any newbie to hybrid scrapbooking and using digital elements! Please feel free to leave comments/ask questions below if you need a little encouragement :)) I added an INSTAX family pic from the day and stitched up the pocket, punched some holes, and tucked in my journaling, which I typed up in Photoshop Elements and printed on a patterned paper from the TN kit. Oh, and I tried heat embossing! That stamp set was included in the TN kit.
On the back of the pocket, I added a very fun leaf patterned paper from the TN kit, and tucked a bit of ephemera behind a gold paperclip, along with a stamped tag. That “great outdoors” stamp is from the Outdoors stamp set, still available in the shop (and one of my favourites! I’ve used it quite a bit in these pages).
A few more favourite pics from the day on the left, and then something really fun on the right! That leafy velum die-cut insert, I made that with the digital TN papers! I’ve got a pretty detailed explanation of how to do that in the process video below. And you do NOT need to have super strong digi-skills to do this! I used these adhesive page strips by Citrus Twist Kits to give it some stability and add it to my album.
I used it as a background for an instax photo, and layered on some of the diecut leaves from the TN kit. And my favourite stamp set this month made another appearance too 🙂
The back is just as clean and lovely as the front! So I added another instax pic.
And I was so happy with how that little custom tag turned out!! I used the Outdoors stamp set again, on some patterned papers from the TN kit, added a bit of stitching, punched a hole, and discovered that my favourite string for these custom tags right now is a thin elastic cord that I found at Michaels, back when I was working on my Universal Studios notebook. It’s got just the right amount of stiffness to maintain a bit of shape. When I’ve used bakers twine or embroidery floss, they tend to fall flat and limp. I really like how this stuff holds it’s shape!
The right side of this spread is one of my favourite photos from the entire day. Favourite photos almost always end up as full page photos 😉 I kept things simple here. That adorable acorn is cut from a 3×4 card that was part of the October kit subscription. (The October kit is sold out, but there is a printable version of the cards available here!) I added a stamp from the TN kit and some gold embossing powder (which is difficult to see here, but it adds a lovely bit of sparkle in person.
I was also really pleased with how this little tag turned out! If you haven’t caught on already, I’m SUCH a fan of tags. This was a label sticker from the TN kit. I stuck it down on some cardstock and cut around the shape so it wouldn’t stick to the acorn, punched a whole in the top and added Brett and Emily’s initials. I used that thin elastic cord again to tie it to the acorn’s stem, and stuck the whole thing down with dimensional foam adhesive to give it some lift off the page.
The forest was showing off for us that day. The trees were stunning, and I included a photo that stretched across both pages to capture just a bit of that memory. Sandwiched in between is an Instax page protector from Citrus Twist kits. I’ve always loved the contrast of big and little photos mixed together 🙂 I turned the empty pocket into a shaker pocket with a few leaf stickers from the October kit subscription, stuck back to back, just for fun.
Another leaf pic, stuck right in the middle of my scenery for the full leafy effect 🙂 There’s that stamp set I was talking about! Love that I’ll be able to use that one all year.
Wrapping up the day with an enlarged digital card from the October kit subscription (“how-to” in the process video below!), one last instax pic, a bit of journaling on that hidden tag, and a few more pics of our morning (launching apples, riding horses and trains, and of course pumpkin pics!).
And here’s that process video I was talking about (it’s a lengthy one, but covers pretty much eeeeeverything 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below 🙂