Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fast & Easy

We recently had lunch with our 3 granddaughters and snapped a few pictures.  I wanted to play with some more dies I got awhile ago so decided to put the pics in a little frame made with the Tim Holtz "Vintage Cabinet" and "Mini Vintage Cabinet".  I simply cut 2 Vintage Cabinets out of chipboard and 2 Minis out of
Brilliant Blue cardstock (Stampin Up).   I ran the cardstock through an embossing folder - glued my photos to the chipboard and added the Minis.  I had some trouble with the hinges so decided to make them a feature instead of fighting with it & added some big blue brads.  I added a few embelllishments from my stash and it's done.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Vintage Valise Travel Journal

I just got a bunch of new dies so had to give them a try.  My granddaughter is going on a big trip later this summer so thought it would be fun to make her this travel journal to keep track of her adventures. 

I used the Tim Holtz Vintage Valise Die.  I cut the front, back and binding edge out of book board that I covered with paper before cutting.  The paper has a leather look and I found it at Hobby Lobby but don't know the brand.  For the handles, corners and straps I used a heavy duty paper that I inked and embossed.  The ring binders are from Tim of course.  I added the little buckles with some Velcro to keep it closed.  The pages are cut from a stack of notebook paper that measure 3.25" X 5".  The cover page is simply a piece of folder paper and stamped with two of Tim's stamps. The very last thing added is a chain and Journey Key.