A Year in Review
Barcelona paper again – ha. It’s SO hard to cut into this paper, really it is. This is what I used to cover the inside of the portfolio.
I was very excited to use the Large Clear Stamps: Gypsy Year for this project. A perfect use for each month. The Take Note Stamps can also be used throughout the project (on back of paper bags) for that small note to yourself about the month that you are documenting, etc.
Disclaimer stamps can also be stamped on the ‘snippets’ of memories that I will enclose in the paper bags.
*Notes to keep in mind when adding the Paper Bags to the Portfolio: Stagger each paper bag so that they will not bulk up. It also lends itself to a layered look.
I used red embroidery thread to frame the top piece of linen. I then used Therm O Web - Fabric Fuse to fuse the two pieces of linen together. Fabric Fuse works great to fuse fabric to fabric but also fabric to chipboard and paper (and also girl scout badges!)
Victoria Paper Tape to hold the 7gypsies paper bags to the portfolio, using the paper tape as a ‘hinge’ so that I could layer each paper bag on top of each other. Paper Tape works so nicely because you simply tear and stick.
Here are a few photos of the months and how they open up one by one:
I tied the whole Portfolio closed with a Small Book Belt because I anticipate filling up those paper bags with ‘snippets’ of a new year.
Cheers to you in the NEW YEAR!