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Finish It Friday Series Week #2 – Belly Band Mini Album

18 Sep
Belly Band Mini Album

                 Belly Band Mini Album

This week I was able to complete one project, again at the last minute.  Actually the video is still uploading as I type at 11:55 p.m. CDT!!!  But it is finished!  I am so thrilled that many others have joined in on the fun.  I finished one of the mini albums and will probably gift it to my mom.  Thanks for stopping by!

My First Folio and Matching Box

2 Feb

I finally got around to making my first folio and a matching box.  I used a Paper Phenomenon/Kathy Orta tutorial called Gift Card Box Folio.  It was fairly easy to make.  Measuring and cutting the mats took the most time. I used cream cardstock for the base and a few photo mats.  There is no chipboard in this at all. It is all paper.

And speaking of paper, I used the Painted Posies paper stack by Craftwell and did more mixing of patterns than I normally do, but I like the way it turned out.

Warning…I have photo overload and have added captions to all the photos so you can tell what I am showing.  At the end is my YouTube video.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Folio Box Front

Folio Box Front

Back of folio box

Back of folio box

Side view of folio box

Side view of folio box

Folio box opened without folio in it

Folio box opened without folio in it

Box opened with folio inside

Box opened with folio inside

Front cover of folio

Front cover of folio

First flap opened

First flap opened

Full view of the first section of folio opened

Full view of the first section of folio opened

Here is the first flap of the second section

Here is the first flap of the second section

Two swing out photo mat flaps

Two swing out photo mat flaps

Folio right flap opened

Folio right flap opened

Next page of the right side opened

Next page of the right side opened

Folio pages

Folio pages

Here is a close up of the left page of the final section

Here is a close up of the left page of the final section

Here is the final section which is the center of the folio when all the flaps have opened out

Here is the final section which is the center of the folio when all the flaps have opened out

View looking down on opened folio.  There are many flips and flaps

View looking down on opened folio. There are many flips and flaps

Back of Folio

Back of Folio

Here is the front of the folio without the cards in the inside pockets.  It has a cleaner look and is an option

Here is the front of the folio without the cards in the inside pockets. It has a cleaner look and is an option

And finally here is the video…

Dress Shaped Mini Album – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

3 Sep
Dress Shaped Mini Album

Dress Shaped Mini Album

This week marks the new term for The Cutting Cafe Design Team.  Welcome to our new team members!  In honor of the new team, we could choose any file we wanted to work with from The Cutting Cafe for this week’s project.  I chose the Dress Shaped Card Template Cutting File and Invite Set.

I love the way my project turned out.  It is for a little 7-year-old girl in my life who was in a pageant recently.  She won the formal category, along with a couple other categories, and placed in the top 30 out of a lot of other contestants (148 others I think).  Her dress was royal blue and silver and it had organza ruffles from the waist to the floor.  The top was sleeveless and has silver sequins and beading.

She asked if I could “make her one of those things to put the pictures in.”  She meant a photo album but she couldn’t think of what it was called at the time she asked.  So, I made her one just for her to put her favorite pictures from the event in.  I can’t wait to see her face when she sees it!  She is going to love it!

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  First Two Pages Opened

Dress Shaped Mini Album – First Two Pages Opened

I enlarged the dress shape 165% making it around 11.9″ x 6.5″ so it is a nice size.  I actually cut out old gift boxes as the page bases and covered them with paper.  I just added embellishments and a few fold outs so that she could get more than one picture on several of the pages.  Below are the individual pages and the video.  Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog on Wednesday afternoon for Inspiration Wednesday to see all the design team projects!  Leave a comment and you just might be selected to win three free files next week!

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  Page 1

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Page 1

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  Page 2

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Page 2

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  Page 2 Opened

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Page 2 Opened

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  Page 3 - The bottom flap opens to hold pictures

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Page 3 – The bottom flap opens to hold pictures

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  Page 4

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Page 4

Dress Shaped Mini Album -  Page 5 - the flap is a three way folder for pictures

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Page 5 – the flap is a three way folder for pictures

Dress Shaped Mini Album - Back Page

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Back Page

Dress Shaped Mini Album - Back

Dress Shaped Mini Album – Back

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