Friday, August 23, 2019

Paradise in August Collaboration

Hello crafty friends, today I'm sharing my part in the Crafty City and ReneaBouquets Design Teams joining forces to bring you some fun beachy summer inspiration.

Crafty City supplied papers from the Mintay Paradise Collection and some wonderful tiny flowers from Prima that were the perfect colors.  ReneaBouquets made up two different Treasure Boxes of goodies for us.  I got Box #1 and will list at the bottom of this post what was included, but trust me it was stuffed with wonderful goodness!

My project measures 8"x10"x2" and I call it a mini but it's not really it has two swing-out flaps front and back, some humongous pockets and a waterfall flip spine, Something different for you to try.  You can see with this view of the front I've used the Teal Pearl & Rhinestone Button sitting atop a rosette of gathered Mint Tulle Lace; the Board Laser Cut Chipboard Small Mermaids Welcome Sign;  Flatback Pearls Cotton Candy and the Silver Pink Shard Glitter from the Treasure Box #1 and a panel cut from that gorgeous Mintay paper.  The fun cargo netting oh that's recycled from a bag of fruit.  I'm sure I read it's a law that crafters never throw away anything right?  

On the inside front and back cover I attached a flip out which houses these huge pockets on both sides of the flaps, front and back.  You can also see my staggered waterfall flips on the spine in this photo.

There are four of these large pockets which were made from fussy cutting the focal point on the collection paper.  I backed each fussy cut piece on Kraft cardstock and then yep, I fussy cut it again and attached it to the teal flip but only on 3 sides forming each pocket.  I've included this extra large mat and a smaller one in this pocket.

The spine has four swing flaps, attached like you would a waterfall.  They increase in width by one inch and they stagger one inch below the one above.  It's a great showcase for photos or odds and ends from a trip.

What's hiding in that pocket you say?  Well I dug out some paper bags I've had for eons that my friend Kathie had gifted me.  I'll share on video how I cut and used them in the project.  The inside of the bag, which is what I'm showing you here, has a separation so you can stick mats, photos, tickets, whatever on both sides of that divider.

Here's a front view of the same flap, the end part of the paper bag is what my mermaid is sitting on and it forms a great pocket to tuck your mat into.  Because I only received six decorative papers I used everything including the header on the paper that said Paradise, how could you toss that?

In my Treasure Box I had two frames, both I colored with different mists I had so they would blend in with the color scheme.  I inserted a piece of acrylic behind the frame and backed it with the teal,  I have a little pull tab on the template for the photo size that pulls out from between.  The laser cut pieces included are fantastic.  This was my first time using any ReneaBouquets pieces and I was impressed.

There are so many places to hold photos, like the printed cardstock frames and the two pockets on this flap.  I think I'll stop here, I really want you to pop over to YouTube and see the complete walk through.  I'll be posting how to videos shortly so stay tuned.  

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy the goodies from both Crafty City and ReneaBouquets with this fun Design Team collab.  I've got a couple of coupons for you to use -

At ReneaBouquets take an additional 10% off your Treasure box by using the code PARADISEPATTI (in order for this code to work you must use ALL CAPS).  Copy and paste the coupon code into the promo code box at checkout to get your additional 10% off your Treasure Box.  Only one coupon per order please.  Please note coupon codes can not be combined.

Over at Crafty City use the coupon code “GoldSand”  to recieve 10% off anything in the store

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