Monday, September 22, 2014

The Teddy Bears Are Having A Picnic!

My mom loved teddy bears!  I think at one time she collected over 1000 just for fun.  She made them, stuffed them, dressed them and posed them all over the house (no husband or kids around to interfere in her fun).

This new mini folio style album is made in honor of the wonderful memory of my mom's collection. I found a new collection of paper by KaiserCraft called the Teddy Bear's Picnic and of course the tutorial is from Paper Phenonemon.

I cut the signature page down so that one page fit most of the cover and the key element fit on my curved pocket.  The pocket has room for lots of tags.

When you open the folio you see two sides, each held in place by large flaps covered with the great designer paper.

Open the flaps to reveal more goodness!
Left Side Open Flap

1st flap with tags

2nd flap with tags

Final inside layout under three layers of flaps
The right side holds a secret layer that you can't see unless you sift the paper slightly and then you wonder what's underneath.

Right side open

Lift the top flap to reveal a generous sized pocket.

Open the page to the left and inside are two more nice pockets.

But hidden underneath it all is another great layout.
I also made and decorated a variety of tags for this project.  We often include tags for more pictures and jounalling so that we don't have to cover up the super cute paper.

Well, that is my mini folio album for today.  The album dimensions are 7 x 9 and the spine is made with Kraft-Tex.

Until next time - Have a great day!!!


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This has certainly got the wow factor Nancy, and great that it's in memory of your Mom. I love it.

Sue xx

Sophie said...

Very beautiful creations!!!Nice to meet you!!Sophie from Greece!!!

coldwaters2 said...

OMG it gets better and better (if that's possible, lol) Nancy this is magnificent, stupendous, awesome, what a wonderful tribute to your mum's collection of bears, the papers are stunning, the whole design is just jaw dropping, pure craft magic.
lorraine x

Glenda Atkins said...

I am madly in love with this, and I'm sure your Mother would have been too!