Welcome to Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 9! Time truly does fly when you are having fun! I can’t believe we are on challenge #9 already! I always say…you gotta know when to fold ’em! And that is the theme for this very fun challenge:
Use some sort of “fun fold” on your project. You can make a fun fold card, a pop-up card, an explosion box, or other type of project that makes use of folded cardstock or paper. You can share some folding techniques that are perfect for scrapbook layouts or mixed media pieces. Create a mini album with a folded binding. Fold some ribbon to make pleats. De-hoard those supplies and show us your folds….paper folds that is!
Before I share my Graphic 45 Good Old Sport Tag Mini Album, I’d like to take a moment to recognize our sponsors for this challenge. Stencil Girls and World Win Papers have provided a prize package that will make a hoarder’s heart go pitty pat:
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A selection of World Win cardstock in both 8 1/2″ x 11″ and 12″ x 12″ sizes, and three stencils from Stencil Girl along with a DVD. Woot! That’s some good swag right there!
Good Old Sport Folded Tag Mini Album
OK…let’s get down to business! For Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge 9, I created a folded tag mini album with WorldWin kraft cardstock and a 6″ Damask Stencil stencil from Stencil Girl. I traced around the tag packaging onto heavy weight kraft cardstock. I measured in 5 1/4″ from the bottom edge (the short side) I made 5 score lines at 1/4″ intervals. These were accordion folded beginning and ending with a mountain fold. This accordion fold became the spine of my mini. I sponged on Vintage Photo Distress ink through the stencil. I embossed the stenciled area on the front cover and embossed with Aged Gold embossing powder.
Holes were evenly punched on the front cover and then I decorated with chipboard and ephemera from Graphic 45’s Good Old Sport collection. The other buttons and goodies were locked away in my stash of bits and bobs, but I decided to take them our to the ballgame! I also used ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Assortment. They were the perfect finishing touch. Here’s a peek at the album from the side.
I used red line tape to attach my pocket pages (also folded and stenciled) to the left hand side of each valley fold. Then I cut tags from kraft paper and tucked them inside the pockets. I’ll let the pictures do the talking from this point on.
Everyone in our family loves a good baseball game. We lived in Atlanta during the Braves’ heyday, and we used to let the kids stay up late to watch the playoffs and World Series games. Popcorn was always part of the equation! Those fun family times created true blue baseball fans, and this little album will probably end up as someone’s birthday gift or in a Christmas stocking. Right now it is sitting on the shelf above my work station….and it makes me happy!
Now, here are the links to the rest of the girls on the team:
- Amber Milone
- Christy Butters
- Debbie Seyers
- Donna Idlet
- Ginny Nemchak
- Glenda Brooks
- Gloria Stengel (Blog Owner and Chief Hoarder in Charge)
- Jan Marie Ennenga
- Karen Zueger
- Pam Bray
- Tammi Bennett
OK…you know the drill by now. Visit each of the design team member’s blogs….leave them some bloggy love and then dig into your own hoard and create a fabulous folded project! Link it up on the Craft Hoarder’s Anonymous Challenge BLOG no later than midnight PT on June 15th. We’ll be stopping in to see what direction your creativity took, and one of you will be selected to win the aforementioned prize! Woot! Be sure to read the challenge RULES so that your project will be eligible to win.
Thanks for stopping by….Folding paper and playing with stencils makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.