It's that time of the month again...time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. I loved the challenge this month - using office supplies!! In early June, I went to a workshop at my LSS given by the fabulous Margie Romney-Aslett. In that class, she showed us how to take an ordinary file folder and turn it into a mini album. I have been addicted to doing this ever since! This is the third of these little albums I have made, including the one I made at the workshop.
This is a good shot of the hybrid part...the patterned paper I used for the Balloons is from the July Color Couture Download. How have I not used these downloads before?? Love the patterns and for $5 I have an endless supply as long as I have some good white cardstock on hand!!!
Love the Crepe Paper!! I didn't have the right color, so I just took some white and sprayed it with my glimmer mist...pretty good match if you ask me!
Yep, this is one file folder...folded a few times. This one is still a work in progress. I basically have only finished the front cover and the bones of it. It's still waiting to be filled with photos, notes, embellies, and other fun stuff. This is what the bare bones of the inside looks like. I used pattern paper on the bottom fold portion, then just solid cardstock on the upper portion. Also, I should note that I only used enough of the cardstock to go behind where the bottom portion is folded up. This way you're not using paper that no one will see anyway. You can see where my pattern paper wasn't quite the right size, but I didn't want to use another sheet...so I just cut a scrap piece, added some stamping, and I've got the perfect little embellishment on that last page. Oh, and this is also my first Hybrid project (Color Couture Download).
This is what the back of the book looks like. It's not going to have too much more added (no one will really look back there), but I may add a few more flat items. Again, the ticket strip was added because my patterned paper was a little short. Just needed to be a little creative a few time...nothing new for us paper crafters is it??
Here's a better shot of the ticket strip! Love that I could use Just the Ticket and It's Official on this strip!! I left the lines blank figured I can add a date when I actually put things in the little mini album.
And finally back of the mini book with the spiral note die, library card die, and stamps from It's Official. Added my name as well.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the Blog Hop tonight! If you're headed to CHA, have a safe journey!!
Supplies: (all Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Office Supply: File Folder
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores
Pattern Paper: Library Ledger, Color Couture July Volume 6 Download
Stamps: It's Official, Just the Ticket, Up Up & Away, Mini Scrapbook Series: Tabs, Take Note, Fillable Frames #5