By Debbie Crouse
7gypsies - wearer of many hats
Don’t you love the portfolios? We do too and thought you would be interested in how this product came to be. I was having a girls retreat at my house. As a thank you gift one of my friends brought me this fabulous portfolio with snippets of goodness, glassine envelopes filled with treasures and some really fun and unusual ephemera. All were tucked, clipped and tied to this very cute portfolio. We all loved this cute little folder, it was different and had so many possibilities. We found out she had gotten it at an office supply store of all places. Of course we all wanted one (or a dozen) so while they were there that became our mission, along with our other fun shopping. We scoured the valley looking for them. In our search we discovered that they were no longer available and of course we bought all we could find in our area. I sent one to Donna, the gypsy who started it all, she also loved it and so it was the inspiration for a new 7gypsies product.
Here are a couple of projects we made with them:
The original portfolio I received as a gift.
The original inside....As you can see on the above photo this was made in 2005. I took these pictures today, everything still intact from the day I received it. It's too dang cute to use!
This one I made for Home Companion magazine. (My favorite magazine of all time....don’t get me started, I’ll tear up.) It was an invitation/journal for another girls retreat.
This project shows the large size portfolio. The other projects we have shown use the medium size that comes in red, black, and naked. The small size (4.5 x 6") is fun for photos or cards. We would love to see what ideas you come up with! Post to the gallery or email us images of your project....we love good inspiration!