Day in the Life : April 2015

Day in the Life : April 2015 | Nicole Reaves

After seeing these Paislee Press trading card templates a couple weeks ago, I knew I needed to get them. I was really inspired by what Azzari did with these templates (check out her blog post here) - what a great excuse to create a photo heavy layout. It's been awhile since I've documented a Day in the Life, so I thought it'd be fun to do it on my 37th birthday.

Day in the Life : April 2015 | Nicole Reaves

The left side is the front. Right side is the back. These cards are trading card size (a bit smaller than the 3x4 Project Life size), so I used this page protector to hold them. Rather than use just one of the template designs, I chose a mix and arranged them randomly, and I kind of like how the white borders are different in each pocket. The text boxes were part of the template and really easy to edit for your photos. I changed the top text box to the time the photo was taken and I used the bottom text box for a short description.

For the center pocket on the front side, I used the template with no photo to add matching text to a piece of gray woodgrain patterned paper and ran it through my printer. I grabbed some small black number stickers to add the "#37" above my text and then punched a small notch to the top of the card with a circle punch. Behind the gray card, I slipped in a list of the birthday gifts I received. I plan on adding this spread into my Project Life album as an insert so I also added a tab to the bottom right side as well.

Photo heavy and light on words. This was such a fun way to document my day!