Monday, March 28, 2011

The Kraft Journal Challenge #12

     Our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal is "Flowers'" and this post is actually kind of a tease because this mini album is a work in progress.  My hubby and I are planning a trip to Yellowstone this summer for our anniversary and this album will hold the pics.  The cover is complete unless I decide to add a few more trinkets to the Tim Holtz swivel clasp hanging from the binding.  I probably would not have started the album yet, but I hang out some over at Your Paper Pantry and there is a contest going on for projects made with Tim Coffey papers.  This album uses his Blossomwood collection and it's just gorgeous AND jam packed with FLOWERS!  For the cover I created three Tim Holtz grunge style roses with some of the papers.
     The album covers were made from two sheets of Kraft Outlet Precut Chipboard Full Sheet pieces that I glued together and then covered with Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock.  More paper layers and tons of the embellishments that go with the paper collection were then added.  I printed the title tag on my computer and then gave it a single layer of UTEE(Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) which gave it the wet look.

     The inside of the album is composed of three different envelopes found at the Kraft Outlet store.
     This large pocket was made from a Catalog Lunch Bag Kraft envelope.  This envie measures 6"' x 9" so yes this is a pretty good sized mini (10" x 6 1/2").  There are four of each of these envelopes in the album and three of the other two kinds.  To hold the pocket closed I punched three circles from some more of the chipboard that I used to make the cover plus a circle of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock.  All these were glued together and covered with a coating of Triple Thick.  I used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the middle and added an eyelet.  The "buttons" were glued to the front of the envie with a piece of hemp twine attached to the back of the top one.  The twine just wraps around the bottom and top buttons to keep the envelope closed.  Inside each of these pockets is a huge photo mat.  All the papers and envelopes were inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink and machine stitched.
 The next envelope I used is a Lunch Bag Kraft #10 Standard Envelope.  The photos on these pages will be fairly small so I didn't want to take up any space with journaling.  To create room I made a pocket in half of the top layer of designer paper.  I just cut a small slit and used a circle punch to create a little tag pocket.  The tags I used are the Large Kraft Shipping Tags with a little bit of Twill Tape added for easy pull out.  There are photo mats on both sides of the envelope and two long photo mat tags for each envelope that slip into the end of the envelope that has been trimmed and also punched with a circle punch for easy pull out.

     The last type of "page" I added to the album is created with Lunch Bag Kraft CD Sleeve envelopes.  There are only a few embellishments on the inside of the album.  I have tons left to use but want to coordinate them with the actual photos so I'm holding off on finishing the album.  This page also has a photo mat tag in the pocket and I have added a Small Kraft Shipping Tag with Twill behind the embellishment on the front.
     I'll share the completed album after the trip!  By the way, if any of you have visited Yellowstone or the Redwoods in Northern California I'd appreciate any tips you might have.
     So "Flowers" is the order of the day for our challenge this week.  Get those projects linked up by 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday for your shot at this months $15.00 Kraft Outlet store voucher and/or a Top Three spot or Feature Me Friday.
     Have a blessed day!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Precut Chipboard Full Sheets
Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock
Catalog Lunch Bag Kraft Envelopes
Lunch Bag Kraft CD sleeve Envelopes
Lunch Bag Kraft #10 Standard Envelopes
Large Kraft Shipping Tags
Small Kraft Shipping Tags
Twill Tape

Other Supplies

K & Company Tim Coffey's Blossomwood Designer papers and embellishments
Recollections cardstock


Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous mini album, Tracy!! I LOVE your cover and LOVE all the different envelopes you used for the pages. You've got so many fabulous details incorporated on here already, I can't wait to see the finished album! :)

Nancy said...

It's incredible Tracy! The cover is absolutely GORGEOUS! I bet you had a lot of fun putting this one together! It just looks that way to me! Thank you! :o)

Jóna said...

WOW !!! This is so gorgeous Tracy !!!! LOVE IT !
Hugs :O)

Unknown said...

Oh My Goodness.. This is Absolutely Gorgeaous.. I am telling you I am in love with this Mini. What a wonderful Album.. I think my favorite part Besides all the little pockets is The wonderful colors you used. I am going to go take another look..

Kristina said...

Beautiful already Tracy! I love all of the papers and those butterflies and flowers are fantastic!!

Unknown said...

Good heavens girl, this is going to be a precious album once it holds your pictures! It's amazingly beautiful, don't know where to begin, every single detail is pure eye candy! STUNNING!! And what a lovely idea to go to Yellowstone, you will both have a great time there, I'm sure!

♥Jan♥ said...

I gotta say, Tim Coffey paper is so lovely, and you are brilliant to use it in these challenges and with a mini ! Your grunge flowers are perfect. I have that same paper and have thought about what to do with it .... So loads more good ideas for moi !! Thank goodness I have you to steal from .... (I bet people think I am kidding)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is an amazing project, Tracy!! These papers are amazing and I wish I had a tiny bit of your talent for mini albums! Love it!!

Regan said...

This album is gorgeous! I just love the cover. Funny, I voted your album at YPP and didn't even realize it was yours! LOL Great work!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful, it keeps my eyes so busy, so many lovely and pretty things to look at, great job Tracy!

Suzanne C said...

Love your journals they always have so many beautiful papers and details!