Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 9

Craft Hoarders Challenge 9 02Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 9: Graphic 45 Good Old Sport Tag Mini Album

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:

WorldWin Papers offers extraordinary paper, card stock and envelopes for all paper crafting applications. We have teamed up with leading paper suppliers from around the world to bring some of the most colorful, elegant and sophisticated paper lines available to the craft market. All of our papers provide exceptional quality and design – perfect for scrapbooking, card making, rubber stamping and paper crafting.  Visit our website, worldwinpapers.comfor more information.
StencilGirl stencils are designed by artists for artists to use in mixed-media, encaustic, fiber arts, paper crafts, and so much more! The 7 mil mylar stencils are thick enough to be durable and long lasting, yet they are thin enough to provide a seamless look in your art. Made in the USA.

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.

Craft Hoarders Challenge 9 01Holes 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.

Craft Hoarders Challenge 9 04I 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.

Craft Hoarders Challenge 9 05 Craft Hoarders Challenge 9 06 Craft Hoarders Challenge 9 07 Craft Hoarders Challenge 9 08 Craft Hoarders Challenge 9 09 Craft Hoarders Challenge 9 10 Craft Hoarders Challenge 9 11Everyone 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:

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.







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13 thoughts on “Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 9

  1. butterfly

    What an absolutely stunning mini – fantastic showcasing of those glorious papers, and they look so cool alongside the krafty accents. And I just love all the pockets and tags and ribbons. Fantastic folding inspiration, thank you.
    Alison x

  2. Robin Ludwig

    Kathy – My daughter is such a baseball fan, just like her dad and all I could do as I viewed your album was think of her! She has celebrated so many birthdays with the Royals and in the last couple of years also attended the All Star events at the stadium. She would love an album like this – I’m sure I’ll be using it for inspiration to create something similar. I agree with Marcie – the cover is so stunning with the recessed baseball image that it just begs you to open the album and your pages and tags are the icing on the cake! What a work of art! LOVE

  3. Marcie Rhys

    Amazing project Kathy.Your book looks to be maybe four pages long, but you have so much great detail, that I assumed it was a very large book at first glance. (I really scrutinized how you made the binding. It’s a simple book form, but yours looks way more sophisticated than the others I’ve seen.) You really do have an amazing stash with baseball do-dads on it.

    My favorite item in the whole book has to be the cover. I love the way you framed the recessed ball image, and the tag of the pitcher, with the bat and ball on the other side to balance him, just beg you to open the cover and look further. A real work of art. Thanks again for your inspiration.

  4. smithgfb

    You know me, I’m a huge fan anyway! But this is awesome! I love everything about it and think you did both sponsors proud!

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