Once we got over our screech-fest, I decided to make a mini album, with a few choice photos that speak volumes, not only about a by-gone era when looking like a circus clown was considered haute-couture but of a time when life was perfectly uncomplicated.
For this project, I sought inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches #163 (twist: Welcome Fall. I'm using fall colours and event), Colour Throwdown #209, Robin's Fetish #124: More Than One Fold, My Time to Craft #188: More Than One Fold, Top Tip Tuesday#85: Recycle It! (I'm using a button from my MIL's old cardigan - I'll ask for permission later!), Perfect Sentiment #49: Fall & Baker's Twine, Paper Play Challenge #37: Fancy Fold, Creative Belli #152: Fall/Autumn and Pile It On #37: Patterned Papers.
Here's my project.... and if you're looking for those pix, you'll be sorely disappointed. We're not ready to step out of that closet... not just yet!
|My pumpkins are resting on foam tape. There are several folds here and they open up ....|
|On the first flip: space for photos. I especially like the lyrics ... "What goes bump in the night "|
|Flip open one more fold - again space for photos and journalling.|
|Open up the last fold - and there's all the matts on this mini-album. I've added some ribbon to tuck in tags etc. I haven't decided yet. I like these papers. Rich fall colours, great for grown-up halloween projects.|
|Another view from the top.|
|The sentiment was in the way of my ribbon, so I cut a couple of slits and threaded the ribbon through. Used some baker's twine on the button.|
|Here it is all folded up. Because of the quarter inch "spine" all layers fold down neatly.|
Patterned Paper: Memory Box "Nightfall" 6x6
Die: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Jack-o-Lanterns S4-281
Stamp: WMS Hocus Pocus
Inks: Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate; Tim Holtz Distress Inks Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Black Soot.
And here's the "toot" for the base card:
|Start with a piece of CS measuring 4-1/2" x 12", score and fold at 3-1/4" ; 6-5/8" ; 10" and 10-1/4".|
|Cut another piece of CS in same colour: 2-1/2" x 4-1/2".|
|I punched the bottom edge of the full-sized flap. This will be the first fold on the inside. With the punched border it will be a hair shorter and makes for a neater fold.|
|I also punched the bottom edge of the smaller piece of CS ...|
|... and applied tape on the top edge.|
|Next, fold up the card base and adhere this piece to the front flap, which is the short flap on the base card, making sure to line up the punched edge to the fold.|
|This will give you a card front that is the same size as the base, when all folded up.|
|Here's what it looks like all unfolded: two punched borders and a quarter inch spine on the top fold. I inked the edges and went ahead with layering and decorating.|
Thanks for dropping in. I hope you have fun with this project. It doesn't hold a ton of photos but you can easily squeeze in 5 with some room for journalling.
See you at my next post!
P.S. And swing by Make It Monday #107 for more stunning projects.
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