Monday, July 18, 2011

The Kraft Journal Challenge #28

Warning!  Photo Heavy  :-)

     This week at The Kraft Journal we are spotlighting the Lunch Bag Kraft CD Sleeve envelopes that Babette carries in the Kraft Outlet store for our "My Favorite things" challenge.  You guys know I like to make mini albums and these sleeves make perfect pocket pages.  This album is absolutely chock full of KO products so rather than try to connect links throughout my description of the pages, I've just created a master link list at the end.  See something you like?  Just click on the link and it will take you straight to the item in the KO store.  Everthing in bold italicized print is in the store.
     My theme is "Collect" and this album is about my love of glass objects.  Glass has fascinated me since I was a kid, especially smaller older pieces.  I'll explain each collection as we go through the pages.
     My bestie bloggie buddy Jan sent me some beautiful 7 Gypsies papers about a month ago and I decided they would be the perfect background papers for my album.  They're all distressed on the edges and inked with distress inks.
     The cover has some distressed Vintage Dictionary pages, distressed and inked Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock, Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers, and 7 Gypsies Mini Gypsy Ephemera Labels.  I also wrapped it with some Earthy Hemp Cord and added a charm from my stash.
          I printed out a word definition onto some Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock for most of the pages.  The first one is "collect" and the page includes more of the Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock (there's some on each page with some Vintage Photo Stickles smeared on), some twill tape, a Jenni Bowlin Studio chipboard milk cap and Vintage Black Journaling card, and a Tim Holtz Salvage sticker (bottle cap) from the Lost and Found sticker collection that I stuck on a small circle of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and attached with a Tim Holtz Memo Pin into the Twill tape.
     Page two contains a pic of my small bottle collection.  Our home is on land that's been in the family forever and all of these bottles were found around the property.  There's another Tim Holtz Salvage sticker for Tincture Iodine.  I thought that fit pretty well since most of these are medicine bottles.  I used a Tim Holtz Hinge Clip to attach a Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim Tag that I added a 7 Gypsies Steampunk Time Rub-on to.
     Page three is a pic of my glass chicken/rooster collection, well part of it.  LOL  There's some more of the Earthy Hemp Cord wrapped around this page and a button from my stash with the hemp cord tied on Audrey style and some Stickles.  You can also see that I ran some of the hemp cord and twill tape through the center of the album.  It's tied in a simple knot on the outside.
     Page four has a pic of my glass giraffe collection.  The small blown glass animals are my favorites, but they're tough to find.  I'm kind of picky about my critters.  They have to be made a certain way.  I don't like the faceted stuff and the older the better.  There's a Prima flower and some metal brads also on this page.
     Page five is a small grouping of some of my favorite glass animal miniatures.  Some of these like the bird and rooster came from my grandmother.  That's where my love of these little treasures started.  From what I understand these little animals were included as premiums or little surprises/collectibles in things like flour or sugar.  I added some more Twill tape to this page and like the others splattered a little Vintage Photo Distress Crackle paint aoround.  I smashed a bottle cap flat. added another one of the Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers in the middle, and covered it with Glossy Accents.
     The last page includes another Jenni Bowlin Vintage Black Journaling tag and an Tim Holtz Adage Ticket held on with one of his paperclips.  In the bottom corner I added another one of the Steampunk rub-ons to some Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and cut it out.  I popped a metal label holder over the top of it.
     Each of the four CD sleeves contains a pull out tag. I used a circle punch to make cut outs for the tag pulls.  For the tags in each pocket, I cut the tag from Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and added a pull tab punched from Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock.  I inked the edges and added some more of that beautiful 7 Gypsies paper to one side.  I can add some more photos as my collection grows.  The other side was stamped in the center with the Large Journaling Block clear rubber stamp. I will use these journaling spots to records where my treasures have come from. That was masked off and I stamped around the edges with some stamps from my stash.
     I know this was a long post, but as you can see, there is a ton of stuff in this album.
     You can get your entry for this week's "Favorite Things" challenge linked up by 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday for a chance at Top Three, Feature Me Friday, and our monthly $15.00 Kraft Outlet store voucher drawing.  Everybody has favorite things so let's see yours.
Happy Monday!


Kraft Outlet Supplies

Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock
Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock
Lunch Bag Kraft CD Sleeve Envelopes
Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim Tags
Vintage Dictionary Pages
Jenny Bowlin Studio Vintage Black Journaling Cards
7 Gypsies Mini Gypsy Ephemera Labels
Earthy Hemp Cord
7 Gypsies Steampunk Time Rubbings
Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers Lost and Found
Twill Tape

Supplies from my stash that are also available in the Kraft Outlet store
Tim Holtz Memo Pins
Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain Distress inks
Jenny Bowlin Studio Chipboard Buttons--milk caps
Tim Holtz Adage Tickets
Large Journaling Block Clear Rubber Stamp
Silver Bottle Caps

Other Supplies

Papers:  7 Gypsies
Stamps:  Inkadinkado "Unknown name" and Stampabilities "Ornate Textured Background"
Ink:  Black Soot Distress ink
Paint+:  Vintage Photo Distress Crackle paint, Vintage Photo Stickles, Glossy Accents
Tools:  EK Success 1 1/2" circle punch, Stampin Up Extra Large Round Tab punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz Hinge Clips and Mini Paperclips, button from my stash, Prima flower, The Paper Studio brads, Making Memories metal label holder

8 comments:

  1. It's a fabulous mini Tracy! Perfect place to document your special collection! I actually have a list of minis to make focusing on my "collections" as well! I really like the CD sleeves for this! Thank you for yet another inspiring post! :o)

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  2. OMG Tracy,this is gorgeous,love everthing about this beautiful creation!
    Hugs Heidy

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  3. What an Uh-Mazing album, Tracy! My gosh girl, your detailing on this is absolutely breathtaking. I love all the vintage Tim you used and love, love, love your glass collection. This little mini is the perfect way to document your fun collection. SO love this!

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  4. very cool! love the vintage vibe!

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  5. What an amazing way to catalog your collections! Now your daughter will not only have your treasures some day but a little mini book documenting why they are important to you and how you collected to pass down through the generations! I love it!!
    Hugs~
    Dana

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  6. Goodness Tracy! Do you get to sleep at all? Your vintage album is sooooo gorgeous! Love all the elements you put into this one, fab colour and yes, you know I really really LOVE vintage! TFS, another beauty!! Hugs,Ira

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  7. I love your mini album, Tracy! What a great use of the cd sleeve and a wonderful way to document your collections!

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  8. Wonderful.. Everything about this my friend. is wonderful.. You have
    Used the most perfect papers and embellishment to make this. I just love it..

    Hugs, Linda

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