Thursday, February 21, 2013

Studio J Mini Album

This is the COOLEST project!
THANK YOU to dear friend and fellow consultant, Christine Adams, for sharing her project with us today.  I am so very excited to try this out!


Want some more Studio J inspiration? For convention last year, Christine wanted to incorporate some Studio J into my displays. So I chose to do a mini album. Currently, Studio J only provides 12" x 12" page layouts. You can certainly create layouts - order just the jpeg files and print them in any size you choose! However, I didn't want to be concerned about being able to read journaling when it was reproduced in a smaller size, so I decided to find 12" x 12" layouts that would divide evenly into 6" x 6" squares. Here is what I did.

Christine used one of the CTMH 6 x 6 Memory Showcase - accordian style display album. At only $3.95 it's a bargain for this personalized gift item!
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In Studio J, she chose the Avonlea Kit - the the Primadonna pattern layout (search for it under the 10 photo layouts). She rotated the left and right pages then loaded my photos. She turned off the toggle accents under the Embellishments tab. She removed the title and journal boxes then added my own where she wanted them.


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On the left page she added stickease titles "Family" and "ties". Then she added a few of the floral images for an accent. This page was framed as a gift or could be used as an album cover page.

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On the right page Christine turned the middle 4x6 photo well into a text box and added the script B and T paper. She added some chocolate back stitching and journal boxes. She flipped the 3 photos on the bottom left side so that when She cut the page in squares they would be oriented the way she wanted them.

Here is how it looks cut and added to the front of the mini album:

Simple - huh? Now for the other side of the 6" x 6" mini album.

For the second layout Christine chose the Avonlea Kit and the Timeline pattern layout (search for it under 6 photo layouts). This one required minimal changes. She removed the buttons and thread on the left side by the title. Then she changed the title box to a photo well. She loaded my photos - using a single photo on the bottom that would cut down the middle without chopping off anyone's head! Then she added titles, stickease, and names on each of the photos of the kids. (LOVE this feature in Studio J!)
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The right page was used as a baby layout that could be framed or used as a cover page in an album!

Here is the layout cut and added to the back side of the mini album:
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After cutting the pages and putting the mini album together she added journaling pockets with a story about how the couple met - one told from his perspective and one told from her perspective! 
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The finishing touch was a metal key from the Brocade Assortment.
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