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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sports Mini


Well there are a lot of sports I like to watch but none more than the ones my kids are the stars of. My oldest played T-ball in the Spring and both boys played soccer in the fall. I made this album as a Christmas gift but I was not finished with it so it was opened half done and I had to promise I would get it in the mail ASAP! I hope to make it to the Post Office tomorrow.

I am entering this album in the challenge over at Paper Cutz. Challenge #73 is to make a card, LO, or project using metal.
My Supplies:

DP: We R Memory Keepers MVP 12x12 & 6x6 stacks

Binding: Tim Holtz Grunge Board and Memento Ink pads

A few different black ink pads for distressing

Embellies: Metal buttons and key brads from Spare Parts that I had in my stash, grunge paper, and chipboard and diecuts from the 12x12 stack.

Closure: Something I picked up at HL on clearance. (Don't remember the brand.)
I used my Cricut and the Fabulous Finds cartridge to cut out both my small and large tags.
My black cardstock is from Gina K Designs. Love the heavy weight of it!!! It cuts fabulously in my Cricut!
I also used the We R Memory Keepers MVP stamp sets as well as some flourish stamps that I don't remember where I got.
I didn't put pictures of all my pages on here, but I think I got most of them.

I did my brown paper bags differently by gluing the sides shut so that they would not flap open wide. It did not allow for embellishments on the tags but I liked it much better. To me it gave it a cleaner look.

This album was so fun to make!!! I want to thank so many of you out there in blogland who have shared tutorials on making brown bag minis. I have been inspired. I want to thank especially Laura over at the Paper Trail whose YouTube videos and blog have been thoroughly picked over by me for ideas! There is a link for her blog under inspiration on the right of my blog.