Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Mini Challenge

 I was chatting away with some scrappy friends one morning and catching up on watching some of my favorite YouTubers when i stumbled across an older Kathy Orta video I had not seen before. After sharing with my friends they decided it would be fun to challenge me to do something with it.  The original was a cupcake theme mini and the inside was constructed of paper bags.  I decided to modify slightly to use envelopes instead.  So here is what I came up with:

 Each of the insert fronts has been decorated slightly different using a combination of Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies and and my Noel Cricut Cartridge.  All the berries throughout were made using my 1/4" hole punch and glossy accents.

 I cut off the ends of my envelopes to make them perfectly square and then glued the cut off end to the fronts to for a pocket for tags of all shapes and sizes.

 In each of the envelope pages I inserted a card so that half was inside and half out.  This created the effect of having a flap on the front of each page that could be pulled out to see the photos attached on all sides. I had so much fun creating this little mini and feel so blessed to have those like Kathy Orta to inspire me.

At the bottom of the mini i created a Trifold with smaller envelopes. The two outer ones have flaps attached to the fronts of them for more photos or journaling.
This project was a great jumping off point to the start of my christmas crafting. Hope to post some more projects in the next coming days.
Thanks for stopping by :O)


esther ward said...

that is so neat ! I love it

Shabbylishious said...

Hi Glynis!
Nis to see a new follower and from mas. :)
I have drooled side up and side down on you blog now. You are so creative. Love every bit of it.
Good idea with glossy accents to make berrys, i love glossy accsents.Have don so much fun with it.
Hugs. Lineca

Melinda said...

Wow, you should keep up with your inspriational videos, this is a great jumping off point to what I assume are many projects for the season.

Anne said...

Sweet album. Now you need some pictures to go with it. Hint