This guest design month has
certainly flown by for me. I want to thank Kim and Bonnie for having me in to share a few projects with you. It's been a real treat, and I hope you'll come visit me at my blog sometime soon.
Today I have a mini album
made from file folders and featuring Tim Holtz beautiful Wallflower papers. There are a huge amount of photos, so I'll try to keep my explanation simple and short.
I started with three full size
file folders, not the minis that are out there.
Cut to 6 1/2" wide.
Trim off the tab making it 17 1/2". Cut three of these pieces.
Fold in each side to
form a W. The left side that had the tab will be about 1/4" longer.
Add 1/4" Scor Tape to
three sides as shown above. Remove backing and adhere to section to the left. This will form a pocket. Your W is now glued together in the center. The shorter flap will be your cover... the longer flap will now be adhered to your next W....
like this. Apply the Scor
Tape to form a side pocket when adhering the sections together.
When you have all three sections
put together, it will look like this. You should have three top pockets and two side pockets.
I inked all the edges with
Walnut Stain Distress Ink then gave it a vintage look by flicking on some water drops. I inked a piece of Idea-ology white seam binding with the Walnut Stain, Bundled Sage, Vintage Photo DI... and glued it around the book in the center to form my closure.
I did some machine stitching
to my front cover sheet and adhered it to the book.
For the spine I used a
piece of Canvas Corp natural canvas and some lace from my stash.
I added Tim's papers to
the pages along with some stenciling (Burlap Layering Stencil)... both Distress ink to some and gesso to others...
as well as the tags I made
from the file folder scraps and Alterations File Tabs die for the five pockets. These I topped with Idea-ology Chit Chat stickers.
For the first page I made a
pocket using a scrap from the 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk collection. The wood icons are Prima's Time Traveler. I cut a tag from more of the FF scraps. I folded it at about 1 1/2" and tucked it under the patterned paper. The fly chipboard piece is from Prima's Cartographer.
The birds were cut with
Alterations Birds in Flight Decorative Strip, the foliage with their Spring Greenery. The gems are Prima Say It In Crystals.
Die cuts from Tim's Expedition Ephemera.
Stamping with Tim's Nature Walk.
The butterflies were cut with Alteration's Mini Butterflies.
Idea-ology Pen Nib.
I embellished the cover
with a Prima TT wood icon, some flowers from my stash, more Spring Greenery foliage, and a bit of green Spanish Moss tucked in for more texture.
The back cover is just kraft
cardstock with stamping covered in a coat of gel medium for protection.
I know I tried to squeeze in a
lot of info here, so if you have any questions, please ask away.
Thanks so much again,
ladies, for the opportunity to share some projects with you. It's been a delight.
Thanks for stopping by!