Office Supplies Mini Albums

Papers In Feburary Kit

Papers In February Kit

The papers for the February 11, 2011 Crop and Scrap Kit will be one each from the Presto Patterns, First Edition, and Springtime Vintage Designers Series Papers.

The papers will be cut in 4″ widths.  For the back of the pocket area the lengths will be 6″.  The pocket fronts are 4″ x 4-1/2″.

Each of the papers in the kit will be different from the next kit because there are only two of each sheet of paper, except for the First Edition papers which has four of each print.  These three sheets of paper are more than enough to create this one mini album.  Even if you want to cover the front and back of the time cards which are 3-1/2 x 8-3/4″.  Add your own papers into the mix if you choose to.

Time Cards Left Bare

Time Cards Left Bare

If you choose to leave the Time Cards bare there will be a lot of paper left over and you might think about adding a strip or two to hide the total look of the Time Card.  The coin envelopes will also cover quite a bit of the Time Cards too, saving paper to use on the tags.

Since I don’t have a clue what type of pictures you wish to put in the mini I am leaving the embellishing up to you.  If you are looking for a project to do for your newborn baby or grand baby then the pieces I’ve used won’t work for that.

Time Cards Covered With Papers

Time Cards Covered With Papers

If you choose to cover the Time Card with paper you can work around the photos you wish to use from the scraps left over in covering the pocket areas.

Once you have the directions for folding the legal sized file folders into the shape necessary for this mini you can think about using the papers and things you already have on hand.

With Sale-A-Bration going on now and through March 31, 2011 you can take advantage of the FREE stuff when you order the Butterfly Prints, Notably Ornate, or Vintage Vogue stamp sets along with any other items you wish to get in your $50 order.  You can even purchase your very own pack of Presto Patterns Paper and experiment with it.

Watch this video to see what each type of mini album looks like, either fairly plain or totally embellished.

Filled With Love Stamp Set

Charlotte, my neighbor across the street, has been very busy on my behalf.  GULP!

She attends a local church that has “Ladies Night” on Fridays.  The women get together and play games, have a pot luck dinner, and have fun.  Charlotte mentioned the cards she and Hugh made last week and the fun she had when she attended Wednesday nights prayer meeting.  Last Saturday she invited me to attend the upcoming Ladies Night and it sounded like fun.

Charlotte called me yesterday morning to let me know the ladies are all excited to make Valentine cards for the Nursing Home.  WHAT!?  Well I had to get in gear and get something going.

Love card

Love card

Heart card

Heart card

These are the cards I have designed for the ladies to make.  Can you believe it?  The “Love card” has GLITTER!  The cards measure 4″ x 5″ (4″ x 10″).

Filled With Love stamp set

Filled With Love stamp set

Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

The Filled With Love stamp set  is sold in a bundle until January 24, 2011.  Wood mount or clear mount sets are available.

Texture is added with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  From the Occasions Mini catalog the patterned paper used is Springtime Vintage, there is 100% cotton fabric that matches this paper, also.  The card bases are made from Ridinghood Red 12 x 12 card stock and Basic Black 12 x 12 card stock.  Scallop Edge Border punch is used on the “Love” card, and the 3/16″ Corner Rounder punch is used on the “Heart” card.  The inks I’ve used are Basic Black and Real Red Classic inks.  Ribbons used are 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta and 1/4″ Basic Black Grosgrain.  A touch of sparkle on the “Love” card comes from Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  The heart brad is from my stash.

I am looking forward to this evening with the ladies.  I’ll finally get to try out my teaching skills to someone else besides myself 🙂

On a much sadder note, my Upline – Gayle – has been spending her days since Christmas Eve in the ICU where her husband is being looked after and treated for a brain hemorrhage.  I will spend a couple hours with her this afternoon before she goes back to her post beside her husband.  My prayers are with the both of them.