project what? Understand once and for all what Project Life is

Jan 07, 2020Raquel Cantó Arroyo

I know, I've been giving it to you for days with Project Life and you just have to tell yourself that what the hell is all this that has me so revolutionized.

Perhaps you are reading this because you have been encouraged to start making yours this 2020. You know, roughly, what it is about and you have decided to try without really knowing where you were getting into.

Don't worry, we're going to shed some light. Let us begin!


Project Life is a method of documenting your most everyday memories by capturing them in an album. Usually plastic covers.

In the sleeves we interspersed photos with decorated cards. On the cards we can write, stamp, glue some detail, add an ornament,... This makes our album more "complete". Since we not only paste the photos but we add their story, our story.

It really is a very simple and fast method. It is clear that you can complicate yourself as much as you want but it is designed so that you can document your day to day, week or month. So it must be a method that you can carry out in minutes. Tip 1: Keep it simple. The simpler you make it, the easier it will be for you to keep it up to date and not leave it halfway through the year.


The first thing you're going to need is an album and that's where the only complicated part of Project Life comes in: choosing the format of your album.

12x12 - 10x10 - 9x12 - 8x8 - 6x12 - 6x8

A priori it may seem crazy and the measurements are in inches. But do not despair, it is much simpler than it seems. For starters, don't jump into the pool with a 12x12 album if you're not super constant. The bigger the album, the more boxes to fill and that translates into more photos and more cards,…

Perhaps a 6x8 format to start with is a good idea since it does not require too much effort to bring it up to date. Although it is true that the size with the most variety on the market is 12x12 (30.5x30.5cm) and now 9x12 with our Indigos albums

I leave you the link of the albums and covers section of our Shop but you can also go to your trusted Scrap shop or one of our points of sale .

Once you have the album, don't forget the covers! Our Project life kits will come with cards in 4x6 (10x15cm) and 3x4 (7.5x10cm) formats. Make sure you use covers that fit these measurements.


Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I leave you with a video of Helena in which she talks about her Project Life basics.

By the way, the photos above are linked to several of his videos on Project Life. I recommend that you look at his YouTube channel because he explains it very well, he will guide you step by step and, in addition, he is Cocoloka!

I leave you a pdf with the main formats of sizes, albums and the application that I usually use to print the photos. I hope it is useful to you. You can access it by clicking on the image below.

I hope I have shed some light on this organization system. Soon new post with tips and tricks to keep it up to date!

a big kiss,

All images and links used in this publication belong to Helena Vázquez and are used with her consent. You can follow her on Instagram and Youtube .

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