This is my husband's favorite!
First I started with a piece of cardstock I picked up in a little store in Fredericksburg , TX. The feel I wanted for this was the age of the kids, so as I was throwing away some trash, I was breaking down a cardboard box and thought - hey this would work! I cut a piece of the cardboard out and used it to back the picture. Then I took a piece of blue cardstock and pasted it onto the cardboard and ripped the bottom off. I love tearing paper - it adds such a neat effect and it is so simple! The glue, pencil, crayon and scissors I cut using my cricut with the locker talk cartridge. Tore a piece of green scrap paper and stuck it behind cardboard with a rub on saying.
The next thing was the library card. I wanted all the kids names on this so Eli would have it when he grew up (funny thing is I don't know half of these kids so I had to ask my 2 year old son what their names were!) So I took a library card and wrote each kid's name on it in different ink and different hand writing so it would look like they each wrote their own name as if they checked out the same book!
After that it came time to put it all together. I ran a blue piece of cardstock through my cuttlebug using an embossing folder and threw on some stickers that are by jolees.
I still felt like it needed something else to reflect the age. So when I started throwing things together I grabbed a piece of felt and folded it like the corner of a blanket and tucked it behind the picture. It finished off the page for me!
BTW that is my sweet boy on the far left in the red shirt - isn't he the CUTEST!!
Supplies: stickers by jolees, cardboard, library card, vellum, felt, cuttlebug and embossing folder, patterned and solid cardstock Thank you for looking and please leave comments!! Have a wonderful Day! Melissa
Supplies: stickers by jolees, cardboard, library card, vellum, felt, cuttlebug and embossing folder, patterned and solid cardstock
Thank you for looking and please leave comments!! Have a wonderful Day!