Pocket Scrapbooking with Project Life

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new product announcements – supporting products

This is the 3rd and final blog post today that announces the all-new Project Life products that will be officially launching at the CHA trade show in a few weeks from now. Be sure to check out the 2 posts before this where we shared sneak peeks of the 2 new Core Editions (yay for 2 more amazing graphic designers that have joined the Project Life family!) – as well as 3 brand-new Mini Kits.

Alright – let’s dig in to the last of our exciting announcements (for today)!

6×8 Albums and Pages

You asked for it! The Project Life 6×8 Faux Leather Album offers the quality and workmanship of the 12×12 traditional Project Life albums in a new, convenient size. Choose from six beautiful colors and preserve your memories in the beloved “Project Life way” – now on a smaller scale with more flexibility! We love, love, love our Mini Albums and we’ll keep carrying those, but this format will allow for the 2-ring option that offers a little more flexibility when you need it.

The coordinating 6×8 Page Protectors are made to last as long as your memories. Made with high-quality, ultra-clear plastic that’s archival safe, just like all of our other Page Protectors and Photo Pocket Pages. There are 4 convenient configurations to fit the new 6 x 8 album.

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Project Life Storage Tote

Yesssss! I KNOW, right?! Finally – a place to store ALL those Project Life cards with your accessories and pictures if you want! I can’t wait to show you more of this. It’s pure organization awesomeness, from the adjustable section dividers, to the portability when you want to take this on-the-go! Just wait until you see more. It’s even cooler than it seems.  : )

StorageTote3×4 and 4×6 Nesting Metal Dies

This is a fantastic solution to getting the perfect 4×6 and 3×4 cut-outs – complete with rounded corners (with the PL corner radius), and designed to work with personal die-cutting machines (ex – Sizzix and Cuddlebug).


Project Life Washi Tape

There’s lot of fun, colorful, decorative washi tape out there. I wanted to be sure we provide more neutral options, particularly for those who are working on heritage Project Life projects, or for those who prefer a more minimal look. You know how some odd-sized photos just don’t fit “perfectly” in the 4×6 pockets? This is a fantastic solution: Simply tape the photo to a 4×6 PL card with our Washi Tape, and there you go! I’ll show examples of this soon (and I also demonstrated this during my creativeLIVE course).

PS – The colors are white, tan, and grey (just like our stickers). The “tan” looks really orange here but I’ve seen it in person and it’s really tan.  ; )


Photo Overlays

Some of you will remember that we sold these on HSN earlier this year. They flew out the door, so we’re happy to bring them back and make them available to lots of retailers – not exclusively for HSN anymore. The designs are clever, fun, classy, and everything in between. Because that’s the awesomeness of graphic designer Kerri Bradford – one of our personal favorites.

If you’re not as familiar with these, they are clear and designed to place over a 4×6 photo, which then slips into a Project Life pocket. It’s like adding a brush in Photoshop, except it’s a tangible product! Very cool.

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4×4 Grid Cards

Exactly what it sounds like. We’ve taken our classic Project Life Grid Cards and made them available in square 4×4 format (and double-sided, of course). The following Photo Pocket Pages have 4×4 pockets: Designs J, K, M, N, O, P, Q, R, as well as the HSN exclusive pages from the Just Add Color Edition.

Side note: That full JAC collection with everything included in the kit, is currently on sale big time – $29.95. That’s kind of insane, considering that’s the price of just a Core Kit alone. Snatch it up before they’re gone!


3×4 and 4×6 Cream Lined Cards

White is the all-time best neutral ever, but the cream color really does lend itself better to certain projects and products. There are some editions of Project Life that really look better with this cream as opposed to white. We’re happy to provide the option.  : )

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Okay – that’s it! I’ll stop there. I do have to say one more thing: I know that many of you know this already because of your loyalty over the years, but many of the products we develop are in direct response to listening to what you want. We love hearing from you! We value your opinions! We can’t do everything that everyone wants of course, but we most definitely combine what you express as your memory-keeping needs, with our own ideas of solution-based products that can help.

I’d say we make a great team – you and me.  ; )

Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing all the new products! As usual, I’ll be sharing more – especially on social media – facebook | twitter | instagram. More pictures, more details, and definitely behind-the-scenes fun as we prepare for and attend CHA, where we will show all of this off in person to retailers. Be sure to encourage your local retailer to carry what you want them to have available in your favorite local shop. We will be having stuff on our shopping cart as well, which will soon be open. More details on that forthcoming.


102 Responses

  1. Sarah Jermyn says:

    Love the new products Becky, looks like I’m going to be broke again next year too!!

  2. Lindsay N says:

    OMG! OMG! OMG! my heart is beating fast! I love all of them & I will need another scraproom to store all these!

  3. Emily S says:

    is a 3×4 punch on the horizon yet?

  4. Allie says:

    so excited for all the new products ESPECIALLY the dies! Also glad i waited until now to get the just add color edition! i used a 20% off coupon and got it for just $24! A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!!!

  5. Kelly Eschenfelder says:

    Becky — all three posts are so exciting! Can’t even express how grateful we are for all of your innovativeness (if that’s a word) and how great you are about listening to your customers. Product development must keep you so busy, I can’t even imagine. Thanks for the “sneak peek” — can’t wait to see more details. Hope you, your family and your staff have a wonderful and blessed holiday season.

  6. Christine says:

    Oh my gosh, love it!!!

  7. April says:

    The project life totes look a lot like the cropper hopper ones that I have from many years ago. Can’t wait to see how the inside functions. Meanwhile can’t wait to get the Cream cards. Already makes me want to return all my unused white cards if I could!! :-)

  8. pamela says:

    I love the dies and the overlays!! Hope to see them in Michaels soon :)

  9. Florence Webb says:

    Can’t wait for the cream cards, the nesting dies and the washi tape!

  10. Sandy says:

    I love everything!!!!

  11. Lauren Paige Head says:

    White washi tape…it’s like you read my mind!!

  12. Amanda S says:

    YES!!!!!!!! I am *SOOOOOO**** excited about this storage box. Yes, so excited, it’s even worthy of atrocious grammar! Bring it! I WILL be buying this as soon as I can!

  13. I’m looking forward to all the new editions to the line. I came across PL 12/5/13 and thanks to some timely sales, coupons, and Amazon I have acquired 7 core kits and 3 theme card kits in that time span. Probably don’t need all that but I like the variety and plus I plan to get some friends hooked by sharing. I call it my Super Getting Started with Project Life kit. I was also able to watch the Creative Live broadcast that looped this past weekend and again that was so timely and helpful for me. Thanks for the great products you and your team produce. It has helped me get back into scrapbooking and documenting Family life.

  14. So many new and wonderful items to get excited about. Kudos! :-)

  15. Robin Gibson says:

    WoWzers! Soooo totally cool! Lots of awesomeness today! You guys & glas Rock!

  16. Cheryl :) says:

    Great additions to the PL Family!!! Can’t wait to see more about the PL Storage Tote…

  17. Karen L says:

    Looking forward to all of the new products!

  18. Kristina says:

    How exciting! LOVE them ALL! :)

  19. Tracy says:

    Ohhhhhh man! Finally a 6×8 album!!! I’m doing PL in that size next year, so this is fantastic news!

  20. Nicole says:

    Can’t wait for the overlays…already have my core kit for 2014 but will have an eye out for the new Amy Tangerine mini kit

  21. Karen Brooks says:

    Awesome additions to the line!!!!

  22. Merrianne says:

    Love the 4×4 pocket stuff!! Will the Just Add Color Edition come out in retails stores or is that an HSN only? And perhaps I’ve missed seeing this somewhere before, but are plastics already available in 4×4 and 2×2 sizes? I tried to find somewhere that showed all the different configurations of plastics in pictures online but haven’t been able to?
    Love project life and all the new products :)

    • Nicole says:

      there’s a download on the freebies page that you can print out a PDF of all of the page designs it’s the Photo Pocket Pages/Digital Templates link

  23. Lacey W. says:

    So excited! I bet I buy more than 1 of those boxes ;) that I’m reeeealllly excited about!! Can’t wait to see the inside and options!

  24. Marjorie Nienhius says:

    LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. All the new products!! So thrilled at all the awesomeness!!!!!

  25. Katie says:

    I wish I lived in the States. just add color for $30. curse living in London, being international sucks!

  26. Lisa Y. says:

    Thanks for the hint about the JAC on HSN! I’ve had my eye on that, but at that price there was no reason to wait any longer! Love the new products! The storage tote looks great!

  27. Natalie Brotherston says:

    Love the Nesting Cutting Dies! Can’t wait to be able to get them in Australia!

  28. Wendy says:

    Holy cow. I’m in love! Becky, thanks for being you and for not only GETTING it, but PROVIDING it!

  29. Deiga says:

    Can’t wait for all of these! Especially happy about the 6×8 option.

  30. Diane Roney says:

    Can’t wait for organizer…the overlays and those pocket pages.

  31. Love love love LOVE all of this (and all the products on the other posts)!!! It’s so fun seeing these products because I’ve seen how people have suggested these exact items. Thanks for listening to your customers and designing “with” us ;) Super excited about the 6×8 albums + protectors! Ahh, can’t wait to get some of this stuff!

  32. Cyndee says:

    Love the new products!! Can’t wait to snag many of them when they release!

    Any chance you all will be tweaking the 8 1/2 x 11 plastic sleeves? I’m having to trim off everything I try to put in them?

    Merry Christmas,

  33. Vernetta says:

    OOOOOOO!!! EEEEEKKK!! So exciting! Especially the storage and the dies and overlays! Love it all! Can’t wait!!

  34. Thelma says:

    WOOOHOOO…I’m super excited about the storage tote and 6×8 album, can’t wait to get my hands on them!!!!

  35. Rachel says:

    Love the new products.
    Are you going to be bringing out the page lifter. That would be extra cool.

  36. Nolwenn says:

    oh my ! I think this is what gets me the most excited in the three news released today !! I hope the 6×8 albums will eventually come in all the other colors as well but it is a good beginning :)

  37. Ebony says:

    Thank u so much becky and the rest of the team! Can’t wait to see more of the tote and I love the 6×8 album option

  38. THERESA F Miami , Fl. says:


  39. Cheryl says:

    Ok you’re KILLING me here. OMG! Forget Christmas! I just want to PL, now, everyday. I don’t want to clean, bake, cook, shop, wrap, decorate. I just want to keep looking at these awesome products. Hold on a minute while I pick my jaw up off of the floor. Ok, better. You had me a ‘neutral’ washi tape. Neutral! LOVE LOVE LOVE Cream grid cards? Yes, please and thank you! I didn’t know about the overlays (somehow missed that one) but can’t wait to play with those. The storage case? Why you just made this organizational OCD little heart of mine go pitter patter. As for the square grid cards…I haven’t ventured into Instagram much (only because I have thousands of printed and digital photos I’m dealing with and my kids are grown so I’m working backwards). But! I have tons of my folks’ old black and white square photos and old square poloroids and those square pockets/grid cards are the answer to my dilemma of what to do with those odd shaped photos. Well, looks like another broke 2014. LOL Thank you for all these awesome photos. I didn’t even mention the 6×8 albums…I have to think on that one. I’m really digging the mini albums right now and I’ve started a few 12×12 which, I’ve long thought were just too big to fit comfortably on most standard shelves (unless you get the Expidit or have custom made shelves cuz by gosh do I hate when the albums hang off the shelves!!!). So I totally get the 6×8…just not sure I want 3 sizes on my shelves…there goes that OCD again. But seriously, THANKS for bringing out more stuff people asked for! Happy Ho Ho Ho!

  40. cari says:

    OMG! Looks like i need to make more space in my craft room! Looking most forward to the tote, dies and overlays! Can’t wait!

  41. Crystal Boynton says:

    Awesome!! Can’t wait for the storage container, dies, washi tape and overlays!!

  42. Diane Barnett says:

    When will all these goodies be available??

  43. Cheri C. says:

    Wow! Can’t even begin to decide what my favorite new thing is! If I had to I’d go with the storage, no the overlays, no the 4×4 grid cards, okay all of it! Thank you!

  44. Sarah M says:

    All of this is just so great! I had been hoping for smaller-scale albums for PL and here it is!

  45. Nicole says:

    LOVE all of the new products!! I would love to see an 8×12 page protector since I print pictures at Costco so often. You have always been such an amazing inspiration and you just continue to shine even brighter as each year goes by!

  46. Hooray! A 6×8 album!! I’ve been hoping and asking for this, so I’m very glad to see that it will soon be available! Thanks, Becky.

  47. Melonie colon says:

    Omg I need it all lol

  48. geezee says:

    I have been waiting for this die set. Thank you for listening.

  49. Laura says:

    Oh my, everything I have been wanting. I feel like you were reading my mind! Can’t wait until they are available. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Michelle Mauk says:

    Thank you for the 6×8 ringed binders!!! Love the cream cards as well. And the storage tote! Gah! Oh and the dies!!!!! Awesomeness.

  51. Anika says:

    I’m so thankful for all your new products! They’re amazing! The first product I will buy next year will be storage box, because my containers are open and I can’t take them away for a crop. Your’s is stylish and seems to solve my problem exactly. I would like to use the cream cards from today on too! They matching perfectly the “winter” themed card-package, right? Maybe I can wait for them to Journal my Christmas bakery a.s.o. (just putting down some notes somewhere else)?
    Hugs & greetings from Germany,
    Anika with little Kyra

  52. Joy McPhail says:

    Ooh yes!! Love these!!! Bring on January CHA :o)

  53. Sue says:

    Seriously fabulous; I am just so excited that you are adding so many awesome products :) Have a wonderful Christmas/Holidays to you all!

  54. Dolores Holloman says:

    Storage! I luv anything that has a good closing on it and doesn’ t spill everything. Luv it I tried to log on to Hero Arts to order the new dies and free catalog but it would never go through. Can u help me out here. TY

  55. Dolores Holloman says:

    Sorry it was stamps instead of dies I was trying to get

  56. Rufina Soelistyo says:

    OMG!! Awesomeness. Is it possible to order early January pleeeeeease?! My friend is in US and willing to bring in some Project Life stuffs for me. I want thiiiiiissss and the new core kits. (fingers crossed)

  57. Donna says:

    OMGosh Becky, you and your team have out done yourselves, thinking I am going to have to get another shelving unit and figure out where to put it for all these new goodies, I just cant keep up with you any more. I am afraid that my PL has turned in to collecting the products instead of getting my albums done but never fear it will all be put to good use as gifts and such, I have been turning a lot of my family and friends on to this method of scrapbooking and they are loving it. I have to laugh when I think of you planning on just one new kit a year that sure morphed into something else didn’t it. Thank you for all the new items you have been producing especially the organizational case that is right up my ally. Donna

  58. Serena Arroyo says:

    Love all the new products! Will the metal dies work with the original Sizzix machine?

  59. Laurie Ferguson says:

    Great additions to the line!!!! I better get my checkbook out!!!

  60. Megan says:

    Loving the 6×8 Albums .. I see some smaller projects in my future. And can’t wait for the storage box!! And the overlays … Ahhhh great new products.

  61. Jennifer E says:

    I cannot WAIT to get that storage box! I tend to do most of my scrapbooking with a group of girls I get together with once a month, and that is going to make it so much easier for me to do my Project Life stuff. Now I will just have to try to be patient and wait for it to be released!!!

  62. Wens Vagner says:

    OMGoodness – I have been waiting for something to organise my Core kits for sooooo long – this looks perfect – I just cant wait to see more about it :)

  63. Susan says:

    Love how these products were made in response to customer request. How awesome and rare is that!! Can’t wait for the 6×8 album, the dies, and the washi tape. The teacher in me can’t help correcting-it’s Cuttlebug, not Cuddlebug. :)

  64. Susan Todd says:

    The storage bag. I die. I need to now! LOL. Awesome products, as always!!!!!!

  65. Monica L. says:

    Omg! New products that will contribute to my already giant collection of scrapbook supplies (for not saying my hoarding addiction) :D love the mini albums!!!!

  66. Alicia says:

    I’m sooooo excited about those overlays!!!!

  67. Jackie Baker says:

    Is the storage tote hinged? I’m hoping not. I like that it closes so I can take it to crops, but I’d like the top to come off for ease of use after I get there.

  68. Jenny B. says:

    Oooh, I am so excited about the 6×8 albums! I am seriously considering using that size for 2014. I’ve done all digital for the past two years (printing 8×8 or 10×10 photobooks), but I’m ready for a change. I think I might actually go hybrid occasionally if I decide to try the 6×8 size. I’m wondering if the holes in the page protectors will line up with the rings in the Simple Stories Snap albums. They would also make neat inserts in a 12×12 album, but I’m guessing the holes would not line up for that. Anyway… exciting stuff! :)

  69. Jennifer B says:

    Becky… you are AMAZING! PL has actually gotten me back to scrapping and preserving memories over the last year… and I am so grateful for that and excited to see the new products… especially the tote (I’ve been DYING for something with a LID to store my extra cards in!) and the photo overlays! If you ever open a store down in the East Valley I’d SO work there! Just love everything you do and your Creative Live was so helpful… one of my goals this year is organizing and BACKING UP my photos!

  70. Dannielle says:

    Love the new products!! Can’t wait to get me some of these!!

  71. Stephanie says:

    I am so excited about the overlays and the storage box. Can’t wait!!

  72. LB says:

    So much fun. Loving the overlays and the die!!!! Yeah to have perfect cut each time.

  73. Shaela says:

    Love that you have a smaller size album, but was really hoping you’d go for an 8×9 size, like your mini albums, not another 6×8 album like Simple Stories.

  74. Dolly says:

    SO UBER COOL! NEed that case can’t wait to see the inside!

  75. Kimberly C. says:

    I just opened my Just Add Color kit (LOVE IT!) and even though I have three boxes of photo pocket pages, I don’t have the size I need for this kit. What design am I looking for and where can I find it? Thanks!

    • Christine says:

      I would love the 6×8 and went to my Michael’s today and they had the albums and planner stuff but NO page protectors and when I asked they said they have no idea if and when they would get them. Please let the 6×8 be available online too!!

  76. Christie says:

    I am so excited about my new endeavor to start scrapbooking project life….I just organized my project life cards and I’m ready to get started.

  77. LF Jackson says:

    Where and when will these products be available? I am very anxious to purchase these and get started on my newest endeavor of PL! Thanks

  78. Steph says:

    When and how can we get the Just Add Color edition in Australia? Even if we have to buy it from the US, but we can’t even access the HSN site!

  79. Sharon Kofmehl says:

    Your site (that I could find) does not offer the Just Add Color, which I would very much like to order. I am just stArting the Project Life way of scrapbooking and this would be a great option as a “newbie”. Please tell me how to order. Thank you.

    • Brandi Nielsen says:

      Welcome! Our Just Add Color kit is an exclusive to HSN. At this time, they are sold out and have not reordered just yet. If you would love to see this kit make another appearance, please contact HSN directly with that request.

  80. connie says:

    I wish you would make a desk top holder for Project Life cards.

  81. Dee says:

    I just purchased my first PL album and page protectors on sale at joannes this week..

    Carrie Bryant inspired me of doing this.
    i Know I can do it..i can do it…..
    Gonna re-do my disney albums and pictures…
    Thanks becky
    and thanks so much Carrie

  82. Melissa says:

    Do you think you would ever make albums specifically sized for the Design J pocket pages? I use those almost exclusively now with instagram prints and would LOVE to see an album that is just for those (and the Design I.) Love the faux leather of the 6×8 albums.

  83. Marla says:

    Where can you purchase the project life storage tote?
    Thank you

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  85. Ann Rathbone says:

    I am so looking forward to getting the storage tote!! I belong to a group of women who get together once a month to do Project Life. The tote will make it so much easier to bring all my PL kits. When do you anticipate it being available?

  86. Lorina Robles says:

    I have been a scrapbooker for many many years!!! I am new to Project Life and am already ADDICTED!!! But my need for organizing is making me nuts! When is the Project Life Storage tote available for purchase? Need some :)

  87. barbara wiley says:

    I discoverered a use for the clear box that the 3×4 solid cardstock comes in. I use mine to put my small embellshments in

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  88. Ashley Burnett says:

    Any update on the storage tote? I have been holding out and considering buying something from another brand but I would rather not.

  89. Laura S. says:

    Is there any update on the availability of the Organization Tote? I’ve been checking the site since December in hopes of purchasing one. I’m super excited but can’t seem to find where or how to purchase. Any update would be great. Thanks!

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  91. Mindy says:

    Add me to the list wanting to know when the organizational tote will be available. I’d LOVE to get it but cannot find it on the site to purchase. The catalog said “available in May”. Fingers are crossed that it is available now & I’m just not looking in the right place!

  92. Christine says:

    Also wondering when the Project Life Storage Tote is going to be available…

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  94. Julia says:

    Did the storage totes ever get released??? I can’t find any mention of them past this post Please let us know. Thanks!

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