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Project Life - my album. Part eight and we're up to date!

Every Monday we play games with my best friend of nearly 30 years, Laura, and her fiance Matt. I wanted to make a spread dedicated to our love of board games, especially as we're playing a brilliant one at the moment, Pandemic Legacy. 

To make this card I stuck a 3x4 filler card over a plain 6x4 card and added circles made using my large punch. I liked the effect so much I used it all over the page, sometimes with plain or glittery card and sometimes using the filler cards. 

Circles from a 3x4 filler card:

More glittery thickers, of course!

More circles, and a chipboard sticker - I love how this one came out. The paper was from my Fine & Dandy pack - if you look above you'll see I also punched a circle from it to use on the right hand page in order to bring the design together coherently. 

Luke's phone can make photobooth style images, so we were playing about with it one evening. The embellishment is punched from a 3x4 card - it fit perfectly in the middle there. 

This page isn't finished yet, but I thought I'd post a picture to give you an idea of how it's going - plus it seemed a shame to stop these posts before they were all up to date! I need to add the journaling, but I'm really pleased with how it's coming along. I have another 6x4 photo to add in the bottom right corner as well. 

Oh look! There's a watercolour tag I made using the how-to I linked to last week. 


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