I’m so excited to FINALLY be releasing this product line! My Jumpstart Storytelling Template products seemed forever in the making… something so easy but the more I designed, the more ideas I had for them and the more products that resulted (44 total!).
I really wanted to release them all together and it has taken me longer than I thought to get them previewed, zipped and stocked in my store. But the wait is over! I finally have everything together and am ready to share it with you!
Jumpstart your Storytelling with Stories 365 Storytelling Templates!
Everyone has heard of Project 365 or Project 52. Some people do great with that type of scrapping but others – like myself – fall off the wagon way too early in the process. The entire project is completely overwhelming in scope and you stop short of your goal to see it through to the end of the year. This is where my Jumpstart idea comes in. It’s similar to those yearly layout projects but with a slight twist…
Instead of scrapping a period of time (and having to KEEP UP with it), you use your photos to tell the story of an event instead. The event can be a passage of time like a month or a year – which is what Project 365 and Project 52 are about – but you aren’t confined to scrapping that way. Think bigger.
The Jumpstart concept will make you think out of the box! The templates are setup specifically with photo storytelling in mind.
- Each layered template includes multiple photo spots and places for quick journaling about the photo along with a spot to add dates and subtitles.
- Simply clip your photos to the photo spots and change the text already setup for you with the paragraph text tool.
- Embellish your layout by adding a background and a bold title with some word bits here and there… and voila! You have completed a Jumpstart Storytelling layout!
Jumpstart makes you rethink the way you organize your photos. Group your photos either by type, event or even chronologically in a timeline format. Then easily assemble a storyboard layout that records moments in your life that might otherwise be forgotten.
Below I’ve shared some awesome layout examples of how to use the Jumpstart Storytelling Templates. Be sure to take a peek!
For a list of ideas to get you started jumping, check out my Jumpstart product pages.
Stories 365: Jumpstart v01
Stories 365: Jumpstart v02
You can click on the layouts below and see the larger version.
I created this layout of Dan’s first year in a SNAP! Gathering my photos was the hardest part of creating the layout. Once I picked out 12 photos I wanted to represent the months of my son’s first year, I simply clipped them to the template photo squares and added a label from my Baby’s 1st Year Wordart Mega Pack. I finished it up by adding an alpha title using my Baby’s 1st Year Alphas along with a background paper and a little journaling. Done!
Stories 365: Jumpstart templates give you multiple photo layouts to choose from (6 layouts per pack) along with text boxes for perfect storytelling! Whether you write a paragraph or just a little blurb, a journaling spot is in every template. And to help you put your layouts together quickly, be sure to pickup a coordinating wordart and alpha pack – Baby’s 1st Year, Sports Season, School Year and 365 In Review! You can grab them in the mega packs shown below or as individual alpha or wordart sets for as little as $1.19 on sale!
In Joyce’s Stories 365: Jumpstart Layout, she picked an 8 photo template and used each photo square to represent a day in her 8 day visit to China. Her title was created using the Essentials 365: Typewriter v2 Alpha along with the Essentials 365: Rim Alpha. Joyce’s layout is strikingly beautiful, don’t you think?
Sue used the Jumpstart templates to tell the story of her family’s journey out west when her children were younger. Each photo shows a special sightseeing interest of their trip. Sue created her title using the Essentials 365: Alpha Mega Pack v1 and embellished her journaling spots using the Essentials 365: In Review Wordart Mega Pack. I love this layout!
In this layout, Joyce used the Stories 365: Jumpstart template to tell the story of her grandson’s first year. Her photos and journaling represent his first car ride, meeting the family, first smiles and getting so big! Joyce also used my Essentials 365: Baby’s 1st Year alphas for her title along with the stamped wordart from Essentials 365: Baby’s 1st Year Wordart.
Becca used theJumpstart templates to tell the story of her daughter’s Nutcracker ballet performance in 2011. She used the 8 photo spots and subtitles to remember the little things about the Nutcracker season such as auditions, practice, friendship and costumes. The title was created using the Essentials 365: Rim Alpha.
I asked Becca to create two other layouts using the same photos to show how versatile these templates can be to add different looks to your storytelling. Her daughter loved them all!
Angie used the Jumpstart templates to display the many photos she takes during her son’s football season. In her layout, each row of photos represents the game of the week. Her title was created using the Essentials 365: Sports Season Alpha Mega Pack and she used the Essentials 365: Sports Season Wordart Mega Pack to add visual interest to her journaling. What an awesome memory!
Sue used the Jumpstart layouts in this layout to tell the story of her grandson’s first year. She easily added photo subtitles using the Essentials 365: Baby’s 1st Year Wordart Mega Pack along with creating her title with the Essentials 365: Baby’s 1st Year Alpha Pack. So cute!
In this layout, Joyce captured the many seasons looking right out her living room window with the Jumpstart Templates. Each photo shows a seasonal view looking out on the lake. She also used the Essentials 365: Rim Alpha in her title.
Jumpstart layouts do not need to be complicated or plain. There is so much beauty in the simplicity of this layout! The emphasis is on the story the photos tell – where it should be!
I hope you enjoyed these layouts as much as I did! Get a Jumpstart on your Storytelling and create your own storyboard layouts!