Storyline | Off the Page

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

It’s time to take Storyline off the page and into a tag album.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

With a mini tag album.

One of my favorite whimsical ways to take photos from an event or photo shoot is to add them to smallish pages and group them all together on a book ring all embellished and pretty.

But I am getting ahead of myself.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

This project I am about to share with you is a combination of a couple of kits from the Heidi Swapp Storyline Collection

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This mini tag album is a collection of photos from my middlest daughter’s homecoming this fall. Wanting to keep a very thematic and feminine look, I chose to stay with a few key colors.

Based on those colors this book is a combination of the Motivational and Baby Deck of Days Kits. Also included is the Botanical and Peony Journaling Sticker kit. Four pieces from the Storyline collection is plenty of stickers, cards, florals and words to create, what I thought, was a great collection of memory and story from that special night.

Today my goal is to share with you 5 different techniques to use Storyline in a mini album..

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

First way Storyline can be used is, as stated before, by mixing Deck of Days cards. I was particular about which cards I chose from the Motivational and Baby kit. Having already decided upon the color theme, it was then pretty easy to make my Deck of Days card choices.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Second technique, mix the Journaling Kit Sticker Kits. Again, for me this was based on color as well as the journal spots included in these kits. For this mini album I limited myself to the Peony and the Botanical sticker kits. These are going to be great choices for the mood of this book.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Third technique: as I was thinking through this mini tag book, and knowing I needed to have a ‘tag’ for each page, the idea of Stationery came to me. I used two envelopes from the Stationery Collection as ‘tags’. Along with the envelopes, (which would also hold my journaling about this event and thoughts about my daughter), I also used sheets of the notepad included in the Pink Stationery Embellishment Kit. Yes! This book is totally coming together now.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Fourth technique I utilized for this tag album is cutting up the Deck of Days Cards. By trimming down certain of the cards found in these kits, I was able to create embellishments and notched tags. This technique even helped me to avoid colors in a card that may not have been working with my theme, even though I wanted the sentiment.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Last technique I will share with you today is how I customized journaling spots from the Journaling kits by die cutting them down in size, so they would fit my page.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

I liked having just the grid part of a journal spot and so die cutting out a circle was a perfect way to use just a part of that sticker.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

So here is how it all came together. The first page is a trimmed out Stationery notepad sheet layered with Deck of Days heart and a card cut up to create sentiment strips. Glitter alphabet from the Stationery Embellishment Kit gives this album a title.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Second page is layered on a piece of clear craft plastic. Clear floral stickers from the Botanical kit adds a very soft touch. I kept the DREAM card from the Baby kit intact. The glitter heart is from a Stationery Kit. And as you will see, all the photos are embellished with a photo corner from the Deck of Days range.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

The “I’m Sassy” card is trimmed out and notched, as is the pink pattern. The photo and those pieces were layered over journaling stickers, and a date was added, so that I wouldn’t forget.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Here the gold foil hearts on the pink strip is trimmed out from the Botanical kit. The photo and embellishments are layered on another of the Stationery Embellishment Kit notepad papers. I notched the edge myself.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Another Deck of Days card trimmed out and layered over a die cut journal spot. The ‘tag’ is a from the Stationery notepad.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Layering is my thing, and I loved being able to layer all these pieces yet still make use of the great Deck of Days sentiments.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Ah…how awesome is that polka dot on blue navy envelope to back up this page. I loved how that all came together.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

‘Friends for Life’ is a clear sticker that I backed on a piece of white cardstock. That way it too could be layered over that heart die cut. Washi Tape from the Heidi Swapp Washi collection was another way to embellish this mini album. And this page on a Stationery envelope finishes out this tag album.

Heidi Swapp Storyline Tag Album by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Curious to take Storyline off the page? Grab a couple of Deck of Days kits. Don’t be afraid to cut them up. Layer photos and and journal spots on stationery. And create a very special book of your very special people. And tell their story.

Supplies | Heidi Swapp: Storyline Collection; Stationery Collection; Washi Tape

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