We all know how difficult it can be to come up with a gift or card for the men in our lives, so I’m here to share an idea using my dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials. I love my ECD Planner but wanted to show you another way to use the great elements from this collection.
This fun photo holder can act as a card by folding it up to mail, or as a photo frame to display all of Dad’s favorite photos. It is perfect for his desk because it’s double-sided. I’ve added some small tags to each section so a personal message or information could be added.
This is a fun project –– so let’s get started making it.
I knew that I wanted 5 panels so the first thing to do is cut 10 large tags, 10 small tags and 10 Photo Frames. I have linked all the products below so you can easily find the sets I used. Also needed is 10 black strips of black cardstock to go on the frames behind the word “photo”. 1″ is the perfect height.
The Manly Man Paper Collection from ModaScrap was used for this project.
Assembly of the tags is pretty fast and easy. The black strip was added to the back and then the larger tag was added directly above that. The sizing on these are perfect.
With that completed, the small tags were stamped and decorated using the dies and stamps in the collection. For the final touch I edged all the tags with some brown ink. I then set everything aside to work on the stand.
To make the stand, two sheets of 120# black cardstock were used. The tags are about 3″ wide so the panels measure 3.25″ X 5.5″. I simply scored and folded the cardstock every 3.25″ and left a connecting tab on one end of the first section. When the two panels were connected a tag was positioned on the panel and a pencil line was added where a cut line should be. A few quick snips with the scissors and its ready to go.
Double-sided foam tape was added to each panel so it would stand out from the base. After adding the small tags with a black brad, I laid the panels out for placement.
A couple little trinkets were added from the Tim Holtz collection: the key, the stars and the charm (where 2019 was added).
All that is left now is to add my personal messages, information and photos. I’ll use the same photo frame from the die set to cut the photos so they will fit perfectly.
Thanks for joining me today and I hope this has sparked a few ideas.
Happy first week of Summer to my Northern Hemisphere crafty friends! Summer is easily my favorite season and it always seems that the time flies by. This year I decided to create a little mini album to capture some of the happy summer memories. The album is the first album I have created and it was so much fun…I know I will make more! Perhaps some of my family and friends will see a mini album in their future. (big smile!)
The mini album was not designed by me (I found the instructions on Pinterest) so I will provide a link to the album instruction at the end of this post. However, I can share photos of my take on the album…and I have many to share…so let’s start!
The front of the album with Suzanne Cannon’s lovely Summer die and bright and cheerful Graphic 45 papers:
The back of the album has Celebrate (because I think every summer day is a celebration of season):
The mini album is accordion style…so neat!
The album contains panels for photos or journaling.
Following the cheerful theme I used the “happy” die on the front inside panel:
“Remember” definitely had to be used on this wee album…
…as did “Memories” (so pretty!!)
The heart is elegant and happy (had to be added!)…
…and “Dream” (one of my favorite dies!) will be used with a photo of my sweet puppy sleeping…
Here are the outside panels…
…and the inside panels…
Oh – I so look forward to adding all my photos, journaling and embellishments to this cheerful album! (Can you tell I enjoyed making it?)
Hello! It’s Suzanne here today to share a simple layered card. This patterned paper has been beckoning me for weeks. Once again it called softly as I caught a glimpse of it. Finally, I said, it’s your turn! It leapt out of the packaging and practically assembled itself.
If I can make a card with an unspoken or simple message then I’m usually pretty happy. The balloon breaking free could represent any number of life changes…. It could be significant for someone leaving someplace or someone, or starting a new phase of life. What about a graduation? You don’t want them to forget you! What does it represent to you?
Hello Crafty Friends! Kathy Jo here and I am so excited to share one of the lovely new A Way With Words dies, Remember. My first project using the die is an 8×8 scrapbook page that is very dear to my heart. The page has my favorite photo of our sweet kitty, Daisy, and seeing the photo of her makes me smile. Even though she is no longer with us, the wonderful memories of her remain. I will always remember our darling Daisy!