Sunday, May 25, 2008

Kindred Wallet of Memories

Okay, remember this wallet? Here's a way to add to that wallet (or construct a similar one different style/dimensions) and make a really cool accordion photo insert, what you'd expect to find in the bill fold of a "proud Papa".


First I started at the right hand corner of my CS, and used my Nestabilitie rectangle like a mask putting it into the corner and stamping a Kindred Dad into it, then sliding it to the left, lining up with the previous image, and stamping the next dad. I was able to fit all 4 of these new Dad images (check out the others here!) across the 11 inch side of the CS (with a little extra, which you will need for your insert). (This project would work great with the Kindred Spirits women as well in a wallet like this!) :) Don't worry about the Nestabilitie, you can clean any ink you got on it later with Ultra Clean, but not yet cause you're not done using it!)

Then I went back and used my rectangle like a stencil, sponging ink for the sky and ground around the edges, so then when I took it away, each photo was framed up with the white picture border you see around wallet pics. I went back later and made everything darker, this was just to show me where the borders of each would be for my scoring.
Then I placed my CS on my Scor-pal and put a score in between each image and one at the left end to give it the same little 1/8" border all the rest had. As you can see not all the score lines were available exactly where I needed them, that was okay, though, I just moved the paper, I wasn't measuring here, just getting my score in the middle of each white space between the sponged ink...

Now fold your scores.
Slide and adhere the folded end piece into a pocket you've created in your "wallet". Here you can see the added coloring, done with SU! markers and watercolor crayons.
Finally, I added captions to each of my "photos" using the Kindred Greetings for him set. I love how this turned out. Really very simple to make and a fun way to showcase all these image "memories". TIP: What would be really cool?: if you could find photos of these events(or similar and adhere them to back side of each!I will be making a different kind of wallet to put this in, I'll be back to post it when it's complete, but couldn't wait to share this with you in the meantime! :)

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

14 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh Melanie!! THAT is just soooooooooo cute!!! And I LOVE the way you used the nestie as a frame for sponging........I just love your creative genius!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous! Just love the neat 'pictures'. TFS!

Nicole said...

WAY clever!! :D love it!

Stampmouse said...

great idea very clever indeed

Joan said...

Thanks for showing us how to do this. I love to make accordian books and this would work perfectly.

Love your blog.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just too clever!! I gave you an award on my blog, go check it out when you have time!!

Deb said...

Wow, totally adorable and fabulous coloring!

Tamara said...

This is a very cute and creative use of these stamps. good job!! thanks for the inspiration :)

Bee said...

Very cute! :-) I am using this little wallets for gift cards for teachers this year, yours were just too cute!... :-D

Debbie Olson said...

Very clever--just darling!

Hannah said...

I was sort of thinking of something like this when I saw the stamps, but you actually made it WORK. It looks great!

Casmiles said...

What a great idea! I'll be making some of these SOON. THANKS for the great tutorial...

Barefootstamper said...

So precious and clever! You got a shout out over at Card of the Week.com -- you can check it out at http://www.cardoftheweek.com/2008/05/tutorial-tues-3.html

Donna said...

this is so fabulous! what a treasure esp with the matching photos~you & your 'wallets' awesome