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.