Saturday, September 17, 2011

Birthday Card Photo Album Using Patterned Party

Happy Saturday!

So I am just heading out to get lots of things off my list before heading to Italy, for those who don't know I am taking part in a once and a life time trip see here. My BF and I will be traveling with designer, educator and author Ali Edwards on a tour of the scenic lands of Tuscany. Eight days plus an extending trip to Rome, food, wine, photography and design oh my! I know! I am so excited too that I will be blogging the whole trip while I am gone so make sure you subscribe and join me on my adventure of rediscovery.

Birthday Card Photo Album
I love cards that actually do two things, one they help celebrate something and the other becomes a keep sake.

I remember as a kid my Mom would have boxes and boxes of cards that she had kept over the years, just store bought not handmade. She loves to always read them even today when we get a card she loves to read ours. I am not sure if it is the message that she reads or what is written that makes her do this but it is a tradition. This tradition came to her from my grandmother who kept letters and cards that my grandfather sent to her during the second world war which I have today and cherish.

I love a card that not only helps celebrate the occasion but it becomes something too. When Tammy Richard showed me this on one of her lovely visits I was total lov'n it. Hers was a little different, square, different paper etc but still the same concept. This was one of the 3D swaps that she was given at convention, just one of the fantastic things about convention, swapping!

So here is my version of  Birthday Card Photo Album.

I love the fact that this has a cute
little handle and sits so nicely on its side.

For this project I used the following:

  1. Patterned Party Stamp Set,
  2. Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon,
  3. Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper,
  4. Baja Breeze card stock,
  5. Poppy Parade,
  6. So Saffron,
  7. Whisper White,
  8. Petite Pennants Builder Punch
  9. Scallop Edge Border Punch
  10. Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
  11. Whisper White Bakers Twine
  12. Rounded Tab Punch
  13. 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
  14. 2 1/2 Circle Punch
  15. 1 3/4" Circle Punch

Another view showing it standing tall.

Open view, the inside allows for a message,
notes and photos, two pockets allow
for more images and notes.

Close-up of the front, showing
a message so sweet!
Other side of card showing the banner and
pocket cards which slip into envelopes.

1 comment:

Margaret said...

This is such a fabulous idea, would love to make it. Do the pull-outs slide into an actual envelope pocket, or just a pocket you made out of cardstock or patterned paper? I'd love to make one, but can't quite figure that part out--I need to be more of an architect, I guess!