Friday, May 20, 2011

Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to my Blog, and the Summer Themed Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting My Fantabulous Life, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at Crafty Card Gallery. This blog hop is intended to help you in the mood for summer... I know that weather hasn't been all that helpful to many of us, so maybe crafts can help us get in the summer spirit! So sit back, and enjoy the hop! 

For my projects, I decided to create a tag album using Close to My Heart's True Fit Folios. These are White Daisy cardstock file folders that measure 12" x 12".  You will need some type of scoring tool -- I used the Scor-Pal.  There's a great tutorial on MyCTMH website that will show you how to make it -it's called the TrueFit™ Folio Mini Album
The "Summer" theme for this first project is Graduation.  There are so many different graduations that start off the summer - this would be a perfect gift for a grad of any age!  The tags come out of each pocket and you can put either a picture OR a gift card.  For the front of each pocket, I made a matte that was edged with a coordinating color from the paper packet.  I've made others where I put pictures on the front of each pocket.  I left these loose so that we would have the option of using them for photos or doing some journaling or maybe to not use them at all!

I have made another mini album using different paper.  This was for a friend's mother for her birthday.  I just love how vibrant the colors are!

This is the inside of the album opened up.

This is the back side of the album opened up.

Here's a closeup of some of the inside pockets.

This shows the album folded up.

This is the first two inside pockets.

This shows the two last inside pockets.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed these projects.  Your next step is Nadia's blog.  Click on this link:

Here's the lineup of all the blogs participating:

  1. Jennifer


  1. great project it...summer time is here...


  2. Love these accordian albums! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  3. OHH WOW. THey are both amazing. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  4. This is adorable!!! TFS!

    Cherie Pemberton

  5. Cute projects and yes that second one is vibrant

  6. Love the pocket minis. Thanks for sharing.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  7. Your tag albums are so adorable! I love the papers you used! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  8. adorable!! Thank-you for sharing
    Deborah Foti ~

  9. Love the tags. Great job.

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  10. Your tag albums are wonderful! I'm gonna have to take a closer look and make a few too!
    TFS - Kim
    tandkparker at comcast dot net

  11. Awesome tag album/journal

    Smiles Sher

  12. Cool! Love how both albums are so different bu hothead are great!
    Thanks for being in the hop!
    Craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

  13. Very cute... I just love mini albums.
    Your bright colors are fantastic.

  14. Very cool project, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  15. I love your project. I am a follower. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. Dee:)

  16. What a great idea love how they each turned out TFS. Will have to check out the tutorial. Just became a new follower>
    Big Blog Hugs

  17. These are so cute! I just love making things like this. Can't wait to give it a try! TFS!

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  18. Love your tag frame.This would be perfect for a new graduate! Thaks so much for sharing, I really like it. You picked great colors


  19. So cute! Love this idea :) TFS!It was fun hopping along with you, hope we can do this again soon :) Hugs.


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