Thursday, February 28, 2013

Birthday Memory File

Happy Thursday to everyone here and over at THE BUGBYTES! It's my turn to be guest designer over there! Today I want to share a memory file that I made for a friend's 16th birthday. I love Heidi Swapp's memory files so I created one to help my friend remember her special day! Here is a picture of the completed file and then I'll go into more detail.

I started with a plain, standard size file folder.

Next, I covered it with paper and stamped the corners with some decorative stamps in my stash.

I then began making some elements and embellishments for the cover and inside. I used several Cricut cartridges, including Fabulous Finds, Graphically Speaking, Art Philosophy and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. I stamped them with stamps I had.

Next, I made a mini book to go inside for putting pictures. I, again, used stamps from my stash to decorate the pages. You will notice that all the edges are inked. I like how that really completes the look. I just used some paper scraps to make page-turning tabs.

Now for the fun part of putting it all together! I forgot to mention that I used Kraft paper to line the inside of the folder. The pockets on the right side are from 7 Gypsies and the tags in those pockets are from My Mind's Eye. 

More close-ups:
I used Liquid Glass from Close To My Heart to accent the letters.

I wrinkled up the tickets before adhering them to add some dimension.

Another look at the finished file:

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope this inspires you to make a Memory File of your own!

Java Jen


Pam said...

What a beautiful mini. Love it. so many details.

Charlotte C said...

How did you ever come up with that? What a great creative mind you have. And such a great gift. I'm sure she's going to love it.

JeanneLee said...

Jen, this really turned out cool. It caught my eye because I saw the name Denae and thats my DDs middle name!