Scrapbooking and other creative projects I'd like to share with my friends and family as well as bits and pieces of what goes on in our everyday lives.
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.
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