Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It's Hydrangeas Blog Hop time!

Welcome to the Hydrangeas hop! You're in for a real treat today; we have eighteen talented bloggers sharing their projects made with the May 2014 collection.


Last weekend was my son's Junior Prom. He took his friend Samantha; they both looked so nice all dressed up for the occasion. My friend Aimee took a LOT of photos of Hunter, Samantha and a few of their friends. I wanted a special way for Hunter to give a set of prints to Samantha, so I made this accordion-style mini book based on a Retreat project from 2012, the Passport to Fun.

Five envelopes are attached to each other by the flaps and accordion-folded to create a booklet. Exposed sections of each envelope are matted with cardstock. Each envelope pocket holds a 5x7" matte for photos. I added two 10x7" papers, each folded in half and pamphlet-stitched inside to hold additional pictures. I used Cutaparts, rubber stamps and pearl stickers to embellish the booklet. I also added some die cut flowers made from Hydrangeas cardstock using my Sizzix Big Shot.

The flap on the fifth envie forms the front cover; inside flap with stamped sentiment.
Accordion extended to show interior.
Inside pockets and pamphlet-stitched inside pages hold photos.
Close-up of pamphlet-stitched pages.
Close-up of envelope pocket with photo double matted on 5x7" cardstock.
Photos provided by Aimee Johnson.

Do you think she'll like it?

Are you ready to see what the rest of our bloggers have in store? Your next stop is Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper. If you get lost along the way, here's a full list of our talented bloggers:

Hetty at Craft Chaos
Cathy at the Artful Gamut
Lisa at Carpe Memoria
Donna at the Crafty Colonel

Thanks for hopping along with us!

***EDITED 5/1/14***
Want to make a similar book yourself? Click HERE for downloadable instructions and video tutorial!


Creatively yours,
Karen

26 comments:

  1. Absolutely, she will love it! What a great idea! I have all my sons' pictures still in the paper envelopes and in folders on my computer. This is a fabulous way to share them with everybody...his date, moms, grandmas...Thanks for this!

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  2. These magic moments are a wonderful project and great pictures. i am sure she will love it.

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  3. Beautiful mini album Karen! Your guy looks so handsome ~ what fun memories! I'm sure she'll love it!!

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  4. She will absolutely adore this! I have yet to give this book a try and you have inspired me to get the project out and create one. LOVE IT with the Hydrangeas papers. Gorgeous.

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  5. Karen! Prom was like, last weekend? And this is done? Samantha is going to LOVE it!!!

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  6. I know I was like, does that say 2014??

    So cute, man I haven't even looked through my paper packs yet, this will be a fun hop ;)

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  7. I love this project. I have dreams of making loads of these. They come in so handy for gifts. Great job, Karen - she'll love it.

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  8. Karen, this is beautiful! I love that project from Retreat and it looks great in the Hydrangeas colorway! The photos are wonderful and go so well with this kit - and this will be such a wonderful keepsake. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. That is beautiful!! you really took that in a new direction and it is perfect!

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  10. Who wouldn't love that little treasure?!

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  11. Karen, this is gorgeous! I am sure Samatha's parents will cherish it. Got to go check GHM to see if that project is still available.

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  12. She's gonna love it, lucky girl to receive such a thoughtful gift! The combination of the prom pics and Hydrangeas kit is perfect!

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  13. What a great keepsake!! She will love it!!

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  14. A lovely keepsake. I love how she will have all the photos in one beautiful spot.

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  15. So precious. A special memory.

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  16. Wonderful job! What a perfect gift.

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  17. Just lovely, Karen. And something I can do! Thanks!

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  18. This is wonderful and beautiful. What a great quick keepsake.

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  19. What a nice present for the prom photos. Cute idea wuth the envelopes.

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  20. How could she not like it - great idea and a wonderful present

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  21. Nice job! and just in time for prom and graduation;) thank you for the great idea. -con

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  22. What a great keepsake. She will love it!

    Bossann

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  23. Soooo pretty, and you've inspired me to make my **2** project kits from that retreat. :)

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  24. Karen,

    That is so sweet. The albums are gorgeous!

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