Collect App How To!

collect app tutorialIf you have been following me then you know that the collect app is one of my favorite apps for many different reasons. This is the app that I use to keep track of the photos that I feel are scrap worthy through my phone. I don’t know about you but I tend to take tons of photos and the collect app gives me the ability to save the photo along with the story behind the photo by completing my journaling when I add the photo to Collect.

I created a short video to share my reasons with you. The video will show you the features of the collect app along with my tips on how I have the app setup on my phone. I hope you enjoy the video and if you have any questions please feel free to comment away!


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Easy 3×4 Project Life Cards

A while ago I purchased the We R Memory Keepers 3×4 Punch from Blitsy. If you have never heard about Blitsy then I highly suggest that you go and check them out. Blitsy is an online craft store where you can get amazing deals on your crafting supplies. I have ordered from them a few times now and every single time I have been extremely happy with my purchases.

Anyways lets get back to the 3×4 punch I really wanted this punch since I have really decided to give Project Life a try this year. I actually have two Project Life albums that I am working on this year. I have the baby’s album which I am currently doing digitally and I have the family album that I am doing using the Kraft core kit. 

I was very excited when my 3×4 punch arrived but with having a new baby and 2 other kids in the house it was a while before I really got a chance to play with the punch. I have to admit that I love the punch! I also have to admit that you can get quite a bit of a workout using the punch. With this punch you have to put some serious pressure on it to get it to punch through your cardstock.

My goal was to go through my scrap paper box (I have a 12×12 iris box full of scrap paper) and create Project Life cards that I could use in my albums. Does anybody else have an issue with getting rid of their scrap paper? I never realized how stuffed this box was and how meaningless some of the paper that I had been saving was.

I digress though the punch made the job of creating 3×4 project life cards very easy except for Bazzill Cardstock. This was the only cardstock that I had a really hard time with and really had to put some muscle into the punch in order to get it to punch through the paper. Bazzill cardstock is my heaviest cardstock at the moment and the punch had a bit of a time going through it.

When it comes to turning a printed 4×6 photo into a 3×4 photo the We R Memory Keepers punch worked wonderfully and I have tons of photos that are already printed that I have decided that i am going to pocket scrap.

I am thinking that I am also going to invest in a die for my big shot and see if i have an easier time creating my 3×4 cards. I found this one over at Technique tuesday that i am thinking about purchasinng.

Lastly my cricut expression can also get the job done for making 3×4 cards but I find that i have a hard time using the Cricut for my scrap paper. I have used the Cricut though for making my 3×4 cards and I did this by watching a tutorial which i have posted below for you.

Now if you dont have any of these tools you can always use your trusty trimmer and a corner rounder. All you have to do is trim your paper down to the right size and round the corners. This is exactly what I did to create some 4×6 blank project life cards while I was going through my scrap paper. I do suggest using the Becky Higgins corner rounder because then your corners will match any core kit that you choose to use.

My eco-crafty friend GeeZee did this great post on how to upcycle and create project life cards and you can check that post out here.

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