Hey there, Juliette here! By now I’m sure that you’ve heard of Becky Higgins’s Project Life® App – if you’ve not heard of it you might just have downloaded all your favourite core kits in App too. But, did you know that you can also use your favourite pocket cards from your stash in the App to mix things up?
Lets get things started – all my screen shots are from my Mac (using OS X Yosemite) and my iPhone (using iOS 8), but there’s no reason why this can’t be done on a windows PC.
Step 1 Pick your cards:
First up, you need to decide which cards you want to use in the App, and locate them in Finder (or in Explorer on a Windows PC). I’ve chosen a selection of cards from November 2014 Storyteller by Just Jaimee.
**NOTE: If you don’t have enough room on your iphone you can always add your cards to your dropbox account for free! This is accessible from the app and is also a great backup for your digital cards!**
Once you’ve done that, you need to create an easy to locate folder somewhere. Then you need to copy and paste the cards you want in App into the new folder. My folder is called PROJECT LIFE APP, and I have folders by collection inside that like in my screen shot below.
Step 2 SYNC:
Once you’ve copied your choice of cards over, then you’ll need to plug your iPhone or your iPad into your Mac or Windows PC, and open iTunes. Once connected, you should be able to find your device and go to the Photo sync settings and make sure you have your new folder full of cards selected. Then you need to click apply, then click sync.
Step 3 Open the app and get to it!:
After you’ve hit sync, you should find that when you go into Camera Roll on your device you’ll have a new folder full of the cards that you’ve synced using iTunes, like below.
Then, we can get creative! Open up the Project Life® App, chose your page template, and choose a spot. Instead of choosing to add a journal card, you need to choose a photograph – as circled below.
Then, scroll through your available photo albums and select the album full of journal cards, like in the circles spot in the first imagine below. In the second image you can see where the journal cards are available to you to choose from in the folder.
Have a play around, switch things in and switch them out. You’ll end up with a speedy, and original layout made right on your mobile device.
Don’t forget you can always export what you create so you can share it all round digiland – we’d love to see what you create!
At this time there IS a setback to doing this. Because the cards you import are treated as images, you can’t write on them. I hope the app will free up the ability to write on the photos in the future but at this time, you may have to work it in another app like you would when writing on your photos.
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