Going Retro! Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper Project
With the new catalog on the horizon (June 3rd - can't wait!), I started going through some of my old designer series paper to make room for some of the new paper debuting in the new annual catalog. I came across the Perfectly Artistic designer series paper from the 2016 Sale-a-bration promotion and was inspired to create a small, simple photo keeper with a couple of journaling spots. Seriously old school post today but I couldn't resist making a project from the paper :-)
I used some of the Crumb Cake and Mint Macaron paper from the series and coordinated it with some Crumb Cake designer series paper (also retired).
I used the following cuts of cardstock:
Crumb Cake Perfectly Artistic DS paper: cut at 12" x 6", score at 3" and 9"
Mint Macaron DS paper: cut at 12" x 6" then again 6" x 6" for total of 4 pieces, score each at ½"
Mint Macaron: 2¾" x 4¼", 2 pieces
Crumb Cake 6" x 6" DS paper: cut to 5⅞" x 5⅞"
Cut the 12" x 12" Crumb Cake Perfectly Artistic DS paper in half, at 6" then score at 3" and 9" to make it a gate fold style
Cut the 12" x 12" Mint Macaron Perfectly Artistic DS paper in half, then half again and score all 4 pieces at ½" to create a small flap
Trim the very edges of the corners just a sliver
Apply snail adhesive along the ½" flap for each of the 4 squares and adhere to the out edge of the 6" square
Adhere the 5⅞" x 5⅞" Crumb Cake DS paper in the center between all 4 Mint Macaron pieces, this should cover/hide the small flaps that you used to adhere the Mint Macaron pieces
Glue a magnet on the right side fold inside towards the edge of the fold, about ⅜" in from the edge, centered
Glue the Mint Macaron 2¾" x 4¼" pieces on the inside left and right flap created by the scored 3" and 9" Crumb Cake Perfectly Artistic DS paper
Punch out a few 1½" circles, glue two circles together with a magnet in between them toward one edge
Close the gatefold and allow the circle with the magnet in it to attach itself to the magnet on the right inside fold
Glue the other half of the circle to the outside left half so the magnet will hold it closed
I used a retired stamp set (Touches of Texture) to add some extra detail with flowers, dragonflies and a bee in the center of the punched circle.
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