Tuesday, June 10, 2014

GreenHearts - Balloon Ride - Blog Hop


Welcome to the GreenHearts’ BlogHop! If you've arrived from Pam's Blog then you are on the right track!  This month we are featuring the CTMH - Balloon Ride papers and embellishments, in my case the Project My Life (PML) Balloon Ride cards.
I've always been one the think outside the box.  I've been dreaming of ways to use these fabulous cards in a completely different application.  (Yes, a scrapbook in my dreams).

Explosion Mini Album using Balloon Ride PML.
The size of these cards are perfect for mini albums, what a great gift idea!

CTMH Balloon Ride mini album
The base is 6-1/4 x 6-1/4 x 1/2
The flaps are 6-1/4 x 4-1/4 (4)
Here you see the first two flaps, opened, the next photo shows the top and bottom flaps opened.
The inside piece is 6-1/8 x 6-1/8 x 1/4
The flaps are 6-1/8 x 4-1/4 (2), you need to trim the PML card to size.
Once you open the two side flaps, the center piece is a great little pocket.  You can add tags for more photos and journaling.


Materials used are all CTMH (expect for the front brads those are BoBunny)
  • 4 Cashmere CS sheets
  • 5 Saddle CS sheets
  • 2 Colonial White CS sheets
  • Durables Artisan Studs
  • Trinkets Wooden Shapes
  • Natural Hem
  • Project My Life Balloon Ride cards

The larger PML cards where used to adorn the flaps and the smaller ones where used as a photo mat and tags inside the pocket.

Cricut pieces are from the Artbooking cartridge, all shapes were cut at 6".  I love how everything came together. The photo mat sizes are perfect for this size mini album. 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 and 3 x 4.

Wallet Mini Album
This is another quick mini album from prep time to completion 1 hour.
 

Using a 12 x 12 Colonial White CS cut one piece 12 x 4-1/4
Score at 3-1/4 + 3-3/8, 6-5/8 + 6-3/4 and 10-1/8 + 10-1/4
Cut three (3) 3-1/4 x 8-1/2 each
Score each piece at 4-1/4
Photo mat size 2-1/2 x 3-1/2
Stamped image from the WOTG kit using Desert Sand
The hardest part of this project is selecting from the 78 cards in the PML kit.

Thank you so much for following along on our Blog Hop today! I hope you are enjoying the all lovely artwork. Now it’s time to head on over to Famida's Blog.

Happy hopping!

5 comments:

Lynette Stow said...

Super cute albums! Might be next on my project list. TFS.

Candra Holmes said...

Wow! Both projects are wonderful and have definitely inspired me to give this type of project a try. Thanks!

Pam Klassen said...

OMGEE these are devine Julie

Tania said...

I must ask Candra if she will teach us how to do these!

fun2cre8 said...

Great use of PML cards. I keep coming back to this page for project inspiration !