Saturday, April 10, 2010

Moving Day - Family Photo holder

It was a very busy day and I didn't get a chance to finish up the project I had planned to show you tonight.  This weekend, our neighbors (the ones that lost their house to a fire in February) are moving in to their long-term temporary home - right next door!  It will be so nice for them to be on the same street while their home is rebuilt.  I spent a big part of the day doing what I could to help.  The babies are getting bigger - and  more mobile!

Family and friends are so important - especially at times like this.  I thought I'd show you another part of the project I made with the Linen Closet DCWV stack.

I covered a photo holding folder with a couple of pieces of glittered cardstock.  On the front I added a ribbon and the word "family" cut in dark brown glitter cardstock.

 I use my ATG gun to apply adhesive to ribbon that I want to stick down to a card or other project.  It works neatly and smoothly - liquid glues can be messy and discolor the ribbon as they dry.

The word "family" is from the Home Accents cartridge.  I chose the shadow version to make it a bit more substantial.  Several of the letters are welded together which made it quicker to adhere them to the front.  These letters are meant to be layered on a swirl design but they work fine on their own as well.

I used another coordinating piece of cardstock on the back.

These folders were actually intended for Bridal "save the date" and thank you notes.  You can see the box in the lower left corner below the butterflies (I forgot to take a photo of it alone).  Always check the clearance racks - I got the box with 10 folders, envelopes and stickers for $2 and have lots of them to alter now.

This butterfly with a punched circle of dotted glitter cardstock was on the thank you card I sent with the photo folder.

The butterfly didn't have enough of a "body" so I added some gems.

I found that the shade of blue/green in this pack of jewels from Creative Charms was a great match (here is a LINK to the page on their site where you can see the jewels.

I used lots of foam squares to raise up the layered butterfly embellishment.  the cardstock layers also were inked in pale brown.

I used the same ribbon on the card.  The word "thanks" is from the Cuttlebug Die and Emboss set "With Gratitude" (I use this one a lot).

I had some of the leftover pieces of cardstock and added a strip to the inside of the card (taking my inspiration from my friend Joy who does this with her cards all of the time).

Here is another card I made using the "leftover" piece of dotted cardstock with the hole punched into it.  This time I used pearls for the butterfly body and the sentiment "hello" is from the Cuttlebug Combo " Everyday Greetings."  I cut it twice and offset the two cuts slightly to create a shadow.

I will be making more of these photo holders and I'll  be sure to show you the inside of one soon.  More moving and settling need to be done tomorrow so I will be helping as I can - I will try to get some Cricut time too!

I hope you are having a great weekend.


  1. So elegant! I love the home accents cart. Thank you for being a CDS teacher- I use mine a lot an apppreciate your lessons

  2. Beautiful use of those bride folders. I'll be on the lookout for them from now on. Thank you for info on your neighbors. I bet they cherish your friendship more than you'll ever know.

  3. I love recycling. The end result is great! I appreciate you sharing why you do things. That helps me grow!

  4. Great idea! I'll have to keep an eye out for them. I think they'd be great for giving your photo doubles to people after an event, or for sending pics of the family to other people. So much nicer than just the envelope you get from your developer!

  5. Smart idea, Diane, using the cuttlebug combo!! I have to take out my dies and see what I can use!

    TFS such beautiful cards - love the color combination of those papers!

    Carmen L

  6. Very pretty photo holder. I saw a previous project you did with these same butterflys and went to look for them that day. Lucked out and found 4 packs. Thanks for shareing this idea with them as well. I love the gems added to them.

  7. I love the colors and designs of the Linen Closet papers. I'm making note cards for my mom and think I'll make this folder for storing them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. I thought I'd commented on this before.

    Very very pretty. That would make a
    nice gift set. :)


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