I have been so inspired by the #storykitcrush initiative started by Tazhiana Gordon, Krystal Idunate, and Amanda Wilder that I totally had to join in! The goal of this initiative is to use up the Story Kits from Ali Edwards that we all have been hoarding or just have been neglected in our stash to tell more stories and use as much of the kit as we possibly can on a series of projects.
Back in January I decided that I would join in and try to crush my Celebrate Story Kit, which was still on my desk. I also decided to tackle the January 2020 Stories by the Month kit while I was at it because it went so well with some of the Celebrate kit. Here are photos of the projects I made and the video walkthrough follows:
9″x12″ January 2020 Project Life® | I loved the “What you celebrate expands” card from the Celebrate Story Kit and built this whole pair of pages around that card. I trimmed it down to 3″x3″ and it worked perfectly to summarize things that we were celebrating in the month of January. On the opposite page, I added one of the story prompt cards that reads “Celebrate New Beginnings” and paired it with one of the acetate stars from kit to embellish this hybrid page.
6″x8″ Story Album Page | This page was inspired by one of Ali’s projects in the Celebrate Story Kit Classroom. First, I used the star stamp that came in the Celebrate Story Stamp set to add a gold embossed star pattern to a piece of vellum. Then, I used the story prompt cards on the front of a piece of vellum and attached it to the back of my photo with gold striped washi tape. I cut down the “Celebrate today” card into a tag and added a piece of chipboard from the kit as embellishment on my photo. On the backside of the vellum, I added strips of paper sized to match the story prompt cards to hold my journaling. To finish this off, I added a strip of green cardstock to the edge of the photo and clear embossed the stars on there as well and punched holes in this strip to put the page directly into my album.
3″x8″ Disney® Travel Album Title Page | I used the “Celebrate This Story” wood veneer and slid it right into the 3″x6″ pocket of a 3″x8″ page protector to act as the title and opening page for my album about a recent trip to Disney World. I paired that awesome wood veneer with a small 2″x3″ photo of the park entrance and used a rolling date stamp to add the dates of our trip.
12″x12″ December 2019 Project Life® Spread | I am still working on my 2019 weekly Project Life® album and the Celebrate Story Kit was perfect for this last week in December! I used only that kit, some alpha stamps, and number stickers from my stash to complete this two-page 12″x12″ spread.
6″x8″ Story Album Page | On the back of the 6″x8″ page shared above, I added a 6×8 photo and a cardstock strip featuring the “Oh Yay” stamp from the Celebrate Story Stamp. I added two of the story prompt cards that supported my story and a chipboard sticker from the Celebrate Story Kit. I also added two small white word phrase stickers from a previous Week in the Life kit from my stash. I wrote my story for this photo on a page from the “Make It Happen” paper pad that was part of the Habit Story Kit from 2019 in a 3″x8″ page protector.
6″x8″ Story Album Page | This simple pocket page was inspired by the “Celebrating Me” and “Celebrating You” story prompt cards. I did my journaling on the gold-foiled “Currently Celebrating” card from the Celebrate kit and added a stamped sentiment from the Celebrate Story Stamp set.
12″x12″ December 2019 Project Life® Spread | Another pocket page spread for the next to last week in December using the Celebrate Story Kit and the January 2020 Stories by the Month kit, which worked so well together.
12″x12″ 2019 Project Life® Closing Page | To close out my 2019 Project Life® album, I used pieces from the Celebrate story kit that were my favorites. The quote card was perfect for summarizing our year! I did a little reflective journaling on one of the 4″x6″ cards from the kit and added two more of the story prompt cards. I did a little stamping and gold embossing with the star stamp on two of the 4″x6″ cards to tie it all together. Really love this page!