Happy Monday, y'all! Today I wanted to share a fun experiment I conducted with my friend Kelly Waterman. We are swapping supplies and creating out choice of paper project inspired by what the other person chose. Fun, huh? Today we are both sharing what we made with Kelly's kit. We decided the theme for this round was 'love'.
I meant to take a picture of the 'before' pile, but, ummmm......I forgot. No worries, because this kind of project can work well with whatever paper you have-in fact, this would be a great way to use up paper scraps! Her kit included Cocoa Daisy papers, twine, buttons, Studio Calico sequins. I added to it: Emoji stickers I bought at Paper Source (warning: you will be seeing these stickers on a LOT of future project. I'm obsessed.)
I decided to make a set of Valentine's mini books for my nephews Connor and Carson. They are officially the best 5 year old boys around, and I thought they might to see of few of my favorite pictures of them. They are at such a fun age now, it wasn't hard to find funny pictures to use. Also, my sister in law is a rock star at sharing pictures on FB, so I was able to snag a few there.
To make the base I cut two strips of paper (4" x 12") then sewed them together to make an 'L' shape. I wanted it to look like one of those old wallet inserts than fold up accordion style, remember those? Then I printed out wallet sized photos and got to work! A few panels I left blank to keep them from becoming too thick. After I was done adding all the goodies I folded it up and tied them with a little bow/button/tag action.
Enjoy a few of my favorite close ups, please let me know in the comments if you have any questions!
So, there you go...now go over to Kelly's blog!!>> http://kellywaterman.com/ and see what she made!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. We are FINALLY supposed to get a snow around here, we are pretty excited about it = )