Thursday, 15 November 2012

DT Project #2 showcasing Christmas Cottage Collection by Theresa Collins Posted by Astrid

Hello everyone and welcome to another project showcasing this wonderful Christmas collection. If this is your first time here, make sure to scroll down to see all the great projects posted already. You could even be in with a chance to win the collection, all you need to do is leave a comment on the first project here

For my second project I decided to make a folder to hold favourite Christmas photos
I started with a piece of A 4 Kraft card and cut it at 6". I then scored 5 1/2" from each side which left me with a spine that ensured space for some embellishments and pockets to hold photo mats on the inside:

I lined both the front and the back first with a square of vanilla card stock then with one of the papers and then embellished it with a strip of lace, a strip of the paper, edged with a Martha Stewart punch, a die cut cut from Kraft card and some elements from the paper collection and a piece of ribbon from my stash, as shown on the photo.

I lined the inside again with vanilla card stock and then made pockets as shown from the papers. The Tim Holtz  Tattered Doily on the left pocket was cut from one of the papers, as was the strip on the right side. Most of the other bits are elements from the collection.
Here are a couple of close up photos:

Next I cut some double photo mats from vanilla card stock to fit inside the pockets. I lined just the front of them with further pieces of the papers for photo mats and left the inside blank, either for further photos or journalling. Here you can see the photo mats inside the pockets.

I added some Vintage Photo Distress ink  around the edges to give it some definition and that was it. Quick , easy and a fun way to keep some favourite Christmas photos in a handy place together.

Well, that's it from me for this time, but don't forget to come back on Monday when Hels will start to share her projects for the final week of showcasing these beautiful papers and stamps.


craftimamma said...

Another gorgeous project Astrid and useful too. I am not a scrapbooker and have loads of photos of my grandchildren just pushed in envelopes. What a lovely way this would be to store them ...... and show them off to other people. Wonderful use of all the elements of this month's DT pack.

Lesley Xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful and useful - what a great way to post Christmas photos to family who are far away xx

Minxy said...

Another gorgeous project, love the layout of the front with the lace and that die cut shape {what one is that} it's niiiiiice.

Gillian .... said...

Another beautifully created project Astrid, what a perfect gift to send someone. x

Dorthe said...

A very beautiful map, to keep treasured photoes from christmas,inside.I love how you used the die cut from T.H. it looks so lovely, Astrid, as does the whole project.

Sandie Edwards said...

Beautiful Astrid, a wonderful creation and something that most would find useful. Wouldn't it make a fantastic gift...

cat lacigale said...

lovely !

butterfly said...

Scrumptious papers, brilliantly used... this folder looks stunning!
Alison x