Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Prima 12 Days of Christmas Cards and Scrap Therapy

this is my try of Maiko's beautiful card.
Prima Flowers Holiday Red #553401
Prima Note Cards Almanac #554910
Prima Flowers Tea-Thyme Silentium #56252
Say It in Crystals #551241
How about a bit of hidden journaling? I've used the Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Range
I know I'm not much of a journal-er (is there such a word :roll: ), but thought I'd have a bit of a go at hidden journaling ,and this project somewhat grew from that thought!

Hannah and her Grandma

And if you lift the photo flap..... (dont mind my finger :lol: :roll: ) Paper making up the flap is Christmas Cottage 'Music' and Christmas Cottage 'Tiny Flowers' reverse side.

Underneath on the background paper paper (Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Red Damask reverse side) you will find all the journaling. You could even add photos on the other side of the flap, but I'm yet to find the one I want out of my still packed boxes since the move to stick there (it'll turn up :roll: )


But thats not all..... :biggrin: :P .
If you lift the other full length flap (Christmas Cottage 'Red Snowflakes' Paper)......

........there's more room for photos/momentos etc

Now see that largeTeresa Collins Decorative Button in the image below? That holds it all together. And if you look at the image above..... there's a sticker covering the button stitching on the reverse side.

Here's how I did it...

Cut the corners out of 12x12 paper background paper and colour in the edges with black watercolour pencil (sorry about some of the paper colour differences in the photos - the earlier steps where taken late at night)

With water and a paintbrush, add to the black pencil edging so it 'watercolours', and cut a piece of contrasting(Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Red Snowflakes) paper to fit longways as in the image below

Put some fabulous Tim Holtz Tissue Tapedown both side of the long strip of contrasting paper and adhere to the background paper .This will form the 'file' part of the LO.

Double mount the photo onto the music and stripey paper and also 'hinge' the side down with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape

The rest is just adding embellishments both with the flaps open and closed


Christmas Cottage:
Chipboard Elements #1
Stickers #2
DieCut Accessory Sheet
Stickers #2
Christmas Cottage Trims

All is Bright Decorative Brads

If you find any of the products have sold out due to being popular, send Lee-Anne a message and find out if it can be made available soon!



Lizzy Hill said...

These are fabulous, Mandy - I am sooo proud of you...all that journaling!!!!:):):)!!!! And a girl after my own heart - look at those fab flaps!!! REally neat tut....thank you:):):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeee these!!! Your card is GORGEOUS!! And love love love how you added the journaling and the extra photo on your lo!! FABULOUS!!!

S said...

Your card and page are so festive - I especially love that ball trim on the bottom. And I am super-impressed that you have not one, but two photo flaps. Awesome.

sandi said...

Fabulous creations! I really love how you did the lo....neat!