Friday, November 8, 2019

Fallbulous Blog Hop

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FallBulous BLOG HOP

This is a blog hop featuring all things full of Fall Splendor! Don't you just love Fall? The colors, the smells, the foods, the holidays, the love!!

 You should have arrived from EK. If you are just catching us, Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

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I made a envelope mini album of my son's recent "greatest achievement".  He ran 50K on 10.27.19. I am so very proud of him, it is going to be hard to save this until Xmas.

 I love putting together these envelope mini's. I am not going into the details to create the base of the mini, but you can find a really quick tutorial HERE. I have a huge box of 5x7 envelopes~leftovers from a store...not sure how all cards get separated from the envelopes but it is to my benefit!  I recently picked up a Creative Memories Bountiful 8x8 paper pack from a thrift store and completed this album with left overs!  You can't beat the price of this project.

I cut the title with my Cricut Maker from the same paper collection.  I fussy cut one of the pieces with the leaves, inked them and adhered them on top of the original print for extra pop!  The large orange brad is part of the closure.

And now for the inside...this set of pages has a half page pocket on the right, I punched a couple of tags, added twine and placed them in the pocket.  I had a photo of the marathon route.  It has some very strenuous elevation changes...lined with stone steps hence the name.

Page two/three has a pocket but more on that in a minute.  I created a half page fold on page four.  I am holding it shut with a brad and photo frame lock.

The last couple of pages have a couple of stickers and layered die cut papers.  I added washi tape for interest.  I also added washi tape on the spine for strength and it is method by which I added my half page to page 3.

Finally, the back of the album.  I secured the twine to hold the album closed with a brad on the back.

Now my inserts, on one of the pages (envelopes) I cut a tiny sliver off the closed end creating a full size pocket behind the half page pocket.  I added pull tabs made with scraps.  I adhered a pic to each page and left the back for my son to journal about his experience.

When sorting the pics I took, my son chose the one below.  My guess it is reminds him of the discomfort that resulted from almost 6 and half hours of running!!! His official time was 6:23:4.  His first ultra marathon!  

I am sure he can find things to write about his experience.  It was a phenomenal accomplishment especially considering he has never even ran a full marathon.  He didn't win by 2 full hours but not many would even attempt this feat much less not train.

Creative Memories Bountiful 8x8 papers and stickers
old envelopes and old journal boxes
Cricut Maker and Forte font
Creative Memories tag punch
Penny Black Antique Frame die
Frantic Stamper Stitched Corner-cut Tags die
Our Daily Bread Designs Double Stitched Circles die
twine, washi tape and brads
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink

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  1. Awesome mini album for your son! It will be a special keepsake!

  2. That is super cool. He is going to love it.

  3. I really like your project. I may have to try and make one for christmas gift. btw congratulations to your son.

  4. What a great idea and memory for your son! Congratulations!

  5. Wonderful album of this Great accomplishment. I have been saving extra envelopes to create one of these albums.

  6. Lovely album! I like the colours you used for this project.

  7. Awesome album. I have never made a mini album. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. I love making mini albums! You knocked it out of the park!

  9. Such an awesome and thoughtful gift. Just beautiful.

  10. Hi Alicia! WOW this is AWESOME!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  11. Wow, both are absolutely impressive. Your son’s Accomplishment and your gorgeous mini. Great job, he will love it too. Tfs

  12. This is a great mini album. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Wow. This mini album is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

  14. VERY creative and fabulous!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  15. Wonderful album with great papers. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  16. Beautiful project. I love all the photos of the process. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

  17. I love the colours you have used to create this album, the design is seamless though out adorned with all those captured moments.
    Thank you for sharing over at Mini Album Makers.
    Creative wishes Tracey