Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Photo Wallets

I really enjoy making photo wallets. They are very easy and make great gifts. The above two photo wallets were mementos I made for two of my friends after we spent a couple of days together in Orlando.

The measurements are as follows:

12 x 4 1/2 (I like to use doubled-sided cardstock so the inside and outside are different colors)
score at 3 1/4 & 6 5/8, turn paper around and score at 1 5/8 & 1 7/8

For the photo flaps you will need 3 pieces cut 8 x 3
score these at 4 (I like to round the corners)

Additionally, you will need cardstock for matting & journaling, embellishments, stamps, photos, etc. And, decorative paper & ribbon for finishing the front.

Have fun making your photo wallets!


p.s. I'm sorry, but I don't remember who to credit for originally get this idea from.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Aloha Notecard Holder

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

As you may or may not know, this year's Princess House travel trip is for Maui! So, I am making these note card holders as incentives for my team.

I originally got this idea from Dannie. You can see her video here:

I wanted my note cards to be larger, so I resized everything as follows:

Cardstock for note card holder 10 x 11 1/2, scored at 3 & 3 1/4, and 5 1/2 & 6

The colored cardstock for the note cards is 6 1/4 x 4 1/4. The white card stock is 6 x 4. The colored strips across the top are 1 1/8 x 4.

The envelopes I used are 4 1/2 x 6 1/2.

Please leave a comment if you like my take on this or if you have any suggestions.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope to see you again next week.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Graduation Card

Hello Everyone,

Last week was very hectic--sorry I didn't get to post.

This is a card I made for my brother's graduation. His school colors are navy & gold. The base of the card is brushed gold cardstock. I embossed the graduation cap in gold, cut it out, and attached it with pop dots. The 'lapels' are held down with gold brads. I used 'Word' to print the 'Congratulations Kevin!' sentiment. I must say, I had to print it a few times before I got the ink color to match the cardstock. Yes, I could have used the 'Congratulations' stamp, but I wanted it to be personalized. I thought the finished card was very elegant, yet still masculine. By the way, I cased it from a sample in a retired SU catalog. Hope you like the finished product!

Thanks for stopping by...see you next week.