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Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Petite Album

Enchanted Forest Petite Album for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to another great challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Cec is our hostess this round, and the theme is “It’s a Small, Small World.”  In keeping with that, I’ve prepared an Enchanted Forest Petite Album.  But before we look at it, let’s see what Cec had in mind when she imagined this wonderful challenge.

Create or alter something small in a shabby chic or vintage style.  Your finished project can be anything from the size of an inchie, matchbook or domino to the size of a playing card or note card, which means anything from 1 inch to 4 inches and it does not have to be flat.  Be creative and let us know in your post just how small your project is.

And here’s my Enchanted Forest Petite Album….because it’s mini-er than a mini album!

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 3

I found a pattern for a really neat folded mini album that uses just one sheet of 12×12 paper.  (You can find it HERE.)  I had to cut the size down to make it work for this particular challenge, and after some trial and error, found that a 10×10 square worked perfectly.

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 25If you do try to make one of these albums, I recommend that you use very thin paper…like the brown paper that The Funkie Junkie wraps all orders in.  Or, a brown paper grocery bag would work well…and newsprint, too.  Otherwise, with all the creasing that goes on, the album becomes too bulky.

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 4The covers are slightly larger than an ATC; they measure 2.5″ x 3.5″ .  It’s got quite a lot of room for goodies inside, despite it’s small size.  There are two inside slash pockets that I stuffed to the gills (you know me) and there are two hidden pockets between the front and back cover that I loaded up with a couple of fun pull out cards.

A Look Inside the Enchanted Forest Petite Album

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 6

Here’s a quick look at the inside spread.  The pockets are formed in the folding, which is fun.  I fussy cut these gorgeous images from the 8×8 pad and created some fun inserts.

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 12The back of the pockets is lined with black cardstock.  I have loads more photos for you to peruse in the short YouTube Video below.

If you click on the little symbol in the lower right corner, you can view full screen.  And, if you want to stop and study a page, just click on the pause button.  I figured this was easier than overloading you with elebenty hunnerd detail photos.

Now it’s YOUR turn!

Are you inspired by this Enchanted Forest Petite Album?  I’d love it if you joined the fun over at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

The guidelines for entering are simple: create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum please use keyword F&F. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs.

Hop on over to the F&F Blog for even more inspiration!  The projects are tiny, but the creativity is ENORMOUS!

Thanks for stopping by.  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Let’s Chat! Frilly & Funkie All Lined Up

Frilly & Funkie All Lined Up Challenge: Let’s Chat with Graphic 45 Communique

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another fabulous challenge at Frilly and Funkie!  This go round, the ever amazing Jenny is our hostess.  All Lined Up is the theme:

For this challenge you need to think in straight lines! Be it rows or columns, stripes or even grids make sure those vertical and/or horizontal lines are a clearly visible part of your vintage or shabby chic projects (the edges don’t count!)

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1I went vintage for this All Lined Up Challenge and turned to one of my all time favorite Graphic 45 collections: Communique.  The telephone line on this chipboard is what got the ball rolling. This 7″ x 5″ side fold card is all lined up thusly:

  • glittered, geometric grid chipboard
  • Lined patterened paper
  • flim strip ribbon
  • film strip chipboard
  • lined up buttons
  • lined up icons in border
  • lined paper used as leaves on my Petaloo flower

All Lined up on the inside, too!

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2I used even more lines on the inside.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4The right hand side of my card has lined papers, lined up buttons on both paper and border and columns in the newspaper.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5The flap opens to reveal two photo mount areas with more of those in line photo icons.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6The left hand side has a little stripey header.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6 jpgHere’s a loot at the whole shebang.

Now it’s YOUR turn!  Create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the All Lined Up theme and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie BLOG before midnight EST on Tuesday, July 26th.

The team will choose 4 winners from the entries. The favorite project will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

You’ll find all the details on this challenge along with wonderful inspiration from the Frilly side of the team HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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Children’s Hour Birthday Planner

Frilly & Funkie Challenge: Children’s Hour Birthday Planner

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another wonderful challenge at the Frilly & Funkie Blog. This time, Suzz is our hostess, and the challenge theme is It’s Not Easy Being Green.  Here are the details:

In honor of Earth Day, which is April 22nd, create an UPCYCLED project.  Re-purpose an existing item, Recycle an element that would usually be thrown away, or use your paper scraps in a creative way. 

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!  You can find all the details and guidelines HERE.

I love a good upcycling challenge, so I had a great time with this project.  Here’s a peek at my Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Birthday Planner.  It has a “sweet” faux leather cover and is filled to the brim with pockets, tags and ephemera cards.

Children's Hour Birthday Planner 02If you guessed that I used a 1# Domino Confectioner’s Sugar Box to make my album base, then you are correct!  It’s amazing what can be done with alcohol inks, texture fades, embossing powder and a little imagination, isn’t it?

I prepared a SnapGuide tutorial for you so you can follow the process step by step and make your very own faux leather album cover.
Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Faux Leather Birthday Planner by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

This Children’s Hour Birthday Planner would make a great gift for Mother’s Day.  I created it to have 12 pockets (one for each month of the year.) Each pocket contains two tags: a large one that could serve as a birthday card/gift, and a smaller one that would be stunning as a gift tag on your birthday package.

Children's Hour Birthday Planner 06The interior is lined with papers from the collection.  The pages are a chipboard base covered with designer papers.

Children's Hour Birthday Planner 08Each pocket is brimming with gorgeous images from the Children’s Hour collection.

Children's Hour Birthday Planner 10I chose the ephemera cards that have journaling space on the back.  The edges were inked, cards were folded in half and inserted into the pockets.

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Children's Hour Birthday Planner 05The ribbon closure  and crocheted lace add old fashioned vintage charm while the Petaloo flowers represent all the colors inside the album.  I’m so glad I “rescued” that Domino Sugar box from the garbage bin!

The rest of the Frilly team have created amazing upcycled projects that will inspire you, so be sure to pop over to the F&F BLOG for even more inspiration.  I hope you’ll turn your own trash into treasure and play along with us in this fun “It’s Not Easy Being Green” challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy