Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Jet Set Mini Album

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge this month had project life card in it and I am determined to do a few things with them other than just pulling them out, shuffling them around and putting them back. So I pulled out the Jet Set project life cards I included with my Summer Festival kit and shuffled them around, set them aside and worked on another layout while they were front and center for me to see.  Then my oldest brought over a bunch of Army gear that needed to be worked on. I help him cut out the new camouflage pattern, we cut it with my Silhouette and we spray painted his helmet in the new pattern and a couple of other pieces of equipment, Yes! I'm avoiding that pile of Project Life cards. I looked at the pile of mending he brought and decided to make a mini album with the project life cards.

I pulled out my template for this one 12x12 sheet mini album and got to work. I matted the card with a black and then off white cardstock. I used this little banner frame for the front. I used 1/2" seam binding to tie the album closed.

I used another frame for the outside back and first fold inside of the mini. 

Here is what the first fold on the inside looks like.

And all of three opened up.

All of the pages opened up. I didn't want to just glue one side of the card to the black mats so I made a clear pocket for each mat.  For the clear pocket I used the plastic wrapper that the Recollection cardstock comes in and cut each one, then glued it to the back of the black and tan mats.  I made sure that I could fit 3-4 pocket cards in each clear pocket as I was making them. 

I know it's really hard to see but there is just a shade darker where the clear pocket is.

Well I have a bunch of them used up in this little mini but I still need to incorporate them into my regular scrapping.
 Thanks for stopping by.

September 2015 Counterfeit Kit -  Summer Festival
3 - Forgeries
5 - 12x12 Layouts
4 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts
1 - mini album
  - Cards

September Counterfeit Kit:
Paper: Recollections - Black cardstock, Unknown tan cardstock;
Project Life Cards - We R Memory Keepers - Jet Set
Misc.: Adhesive,  Stampin' Up - 1/2" Seam binding; Corner Rounder


LCSmithSAVED said...

What a clever way to use these up! I have scads of them languishing. Thanks for the inspo!

Tina Campbell said...

That's definitely commitment to work on them :) You did a fantastic job with the mini :)

Julene Matthews said...

Fantastic idea for P.L. cards.It looks so attractive too.

Susan said...

This is really wonderful! I'm guilty of shuffling around the PL cards too - this is a great idea for using them.

Lisa said...

a very clever way to use up all those cards - super little mini and it looks great!