One of my favorite memorykeeping projects each year (and the one that I’ve been the best at completing every year) is Day in the Life.
This year, I chose to document my day (March 10) in a 4×6 album and used the new cardboard packaging from my Ali Edwards’ Story Kits and digitals from this year’s DITL kit to create the album covers. You can watch my complete process for creating the album covers over on Instagram.
Here’s a look at my completed album:
I added a fabric circle with the year and a chipboard sentiment to the inside of the front cover and opened my album with one of the cards from the Day in the Life main kit. As I mentioned in the video, I only purchased the digital version of the kit so I used embellishments from my stash and printable elements throughout my album.
For my storytelling lens, I went with the -ING words included in the Half-Circle Phrase Stamp Set: Loving, Feeling, Reading, Working, Struggling, Eating, Listening, Enjoying, and Watching. For each -ING word, I created one 3×4 journaling card in a unique color from the kit and added a few photos for each that went along with my journaling.
Since I was working with limited space, I created a ton of flip outs so I could include more photos. As you can see in the video, the easiest way for me was to cut down some of the 12×12 pocket page protectors I had in my stash. I used the Design N page protector configuration and cut the row of four 3×4 cards on the top and bottom. To make it flip, I used my bone folder to fold my page protector in half, leaving me with room for six 3×4 cards/photos.
I chose to use a formula for each of the photos I added into my album as well. I printed them in a polaroid style so there was plenty of white space on the bottom. I used an old Feed Your Craft alpha stamp (the Inline Bold set) to add the time I took each photo and used my tiny attacher to adhere a word phrase sticker to each.
For my Reading lens, I used the Front Pages app on my phone to save the front page of The New York Times to my camera roll. If you’re looking for a way to add more current events into your albums, I definitely recommend the Front Pages app. You can access the front page of hundreds of newspapers across the country from the New York Times to your local/regional paper. The one and only downside to the app is that it doesn’t keep a log, so you have to remember to go in and save the front page for the day onto your phone. One hundred percent worth it! (For projects like Day in the Life or Week in the Life, I like to add a reminder into my phone so I remember to save my Front Page each day!)
I also used my Feed Your Craft Inline Number stamps to create my own repeated pattern for the last pocket in my documenting day. I popped up some tags from the Day in the Life main kit and called my first documenting day completed!