Alrighty…get ready for Day 5 of Papertrey Ink’s July Release countdown. Today, the design team has another group post prepared featuring Fabulous Frames, a stamp and die collection. The creative potential you can build with these products is endless. Just you wait and see! I designed a card with a coordinating envelope as well as a mini album to share with each of you. Here goes…
For this card, I layered a few die cuts as a focal point. I started with an aqua mist polka dotted panel, then layered a couple of pennant die cut shapes. Next, I adhered a die cut label over summer sunrise striped paper with foam adhesive. To add a sentiment (Framed Out #6), I stamped it on a “sun” die for Back Pocket Basics.
This card was easy to create, fun, and full of color. So, I bet you may be wondering about the polka dotted piece in the background, right?!
Well, I decided to stamp a coordinating envelope. Although it is not a perfect match – it coordinates. I stamped the polka dotted pattern and added the “to” and “from” sections using stamps.
Thanks for taking a peek!
For today’s mini album, I used photos of my childhood friends and their children.
The album is constructed of bags and cardstock – that’s it! I layered the red diagonal striped bag first, then some cardstock and more glassine bags. I folded everything down the center,t hen ran it through my sewing machine. I really like the way the book comes together wo quickly.
On the cover, I used the polaroid-inspired die cut frame and the modern upper alpha dies to show the negative “US.” I layered some floral patterned paper underneath and added the “just” tag.
The small shipping tags actually serve a purpose. Since the book is full of photos and stuff, it does not want to stay closed, so I tied the strings together to the back of the album!
Here are all of the pages. Lots of them after you fold those layers together.
This image shows detail shots of some of the pages.