Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mother Goose Series - Mini 3

Mother Goose Series - Project 3 Not a Scrap Left

I'm calling this 3rd mini in the series, Triple Flip, because there are '3' sections each with '3' sections which flip out when opened.  I designed this mini with the Cut-apart page that's in most Graphic  45 paper collection.   On these pages you get six cut aparts each 4" x 6" and I wanted some way to utilitze those images in a book and create an area for 4" x 6" photos.

On each of the 3 sections there is a section for an image mat like the one above.  If you're like me you find it hard to cut into these and ruin the image.  My pocket is actually cut into the image allowing for a mat to slip behind the image into cut area.  I love using this technique.

The middle section houses a plain mat which is large enough for a 4" x 6" photo.  On this particular one I added a pocket as well so you not only can mat a photo to the background but also stick extra photos in the pocket. (in this mini I've used two Spellbinders Embossing folders on each of the large, solid colored mats, to give them a little zing, the Quiltworks and Awesome Blossoms). 


In the photo above you can see how each section unfolds, with the image pocket on the left, the plain photo mat in the middle and a journaling card on the right.

The reverse side houses the image pocket, the journaling mat and a pocket to tuck in photos or memorabilia. 

This was a great way to use just 2 of the papers from the collection along with the solid primary colored cardstock.  I hope you'll join me on the video as I walk you through each page.  And keep a watch out for a tutorial coming to show you the construction of the book.  Now remember I'm using up what I have in the Mother Goose line so I don't have duplicates of these pages to recreate another book for you exactly like this one.  Better still I'm doing a follow up video to the tutorial which will show you how to use the Cut-aparts from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea Collection to recreate the style of this book.  In my mind this is even better because you'll end up with two examples to spur your own creative side into making one of your own with your favorite Graphic 45 collection or any other that you have that you're wanting to cut in to. 



Marie-Louise said...

What a fantastic keepsake Patti - brilliant.

Unknown said...

This whole series is great Patti, thanks for sharing!