Pack Up Project Life for the Road!

Do you ever feel like taking some of your Project Life supplies with you on a day trip or while you’re on vacation? As I was packing for a recent trip, I realized that I really wanted to work on Project Life while I was away, but I didn’t want to pack ALL of my supplies. After thinking about it for a while, I came up with a great way to pack and store just enough stuff to comfortably work on my Project Life Album.

I was able to pack everything I needed into a Project Life Core Kit Tray and a plastic mesh envelope. Below are the contents of my Project Life tray. It fit all the Project Life cards, my photographs, some alphabet stickers, and a few smaller stamp sets. I put adhesive, 6×12 sticker sheets, 4×6 stamp sets, and some black ink in the mesh envelope.

Everything was tucked away in its own place and stayed put throughout my trip. The Project Life cards are separated into three different stacks (which is how I keep them stored at home as well).

  1. Older Cards (separated by color): There are cards from older kits or embellishment packages that I haven’t gotten around to using yet. I store them by color because they work really well as the last few cards in a Project Life spread, and its easy to match the current color pallet if the cards are already sorted by color.
  2. Core kit cards: These are my go-to base cards. Neutral cards that match pretty much everything, its easy to run through this pile when I’m looking for a mostly blank journaling card or a filler card to take up a spot.
  3. Brand New Cards: The brand new cards get their own stack. These are the ones I’m usually most excited about using; and its great to spread this pile out on the table as I’m working and create a color scheme based on new cards that I’ve gotten from Studio Calico, Kelly Purkey, or whatever other Project Life cards I’ve picked up recently.
If you are scrapping previous weeks, make sure to bring along some photos (I’m still in love with the Persnickety Prints Polaroid pictures).  If you are taking your travel kit to document what’s happening right now, then leave some space for photos in your project life album.  Since you are probably using page protectors, you’ll know exactly what size photo to have printed when you get back.  You can even put a little placeholder note with a description of the photo you want to insert later.
This kit worked perfectly for traveling with Project Life. I added two strips of washi tape to close the box and just threw it in my tote bag. It was super easy to carry around this kit. I’ll definitely be using this method again this summer!
July 20, 2013
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