Friday, April 15, 2011

Accordion Photo Stand

Hi everyone -- TGIF!! Wow, what a week it's been and finally the weekend is here. One word ------ aaaaaaaaaaaah! ** Big sigh of relief. ** LOL!

I'm here today with a fun, FUN project for Stampers Dream. A week or so ago I picked up the new Donna Salazar Creative Book Pages Grand Dies over at Stampers Dream. And oh my!! I've been dying to create something with these dies. My Dad's birthday is coming up on Sunday and we're getting together to take him out to a nice dinner. Instead of a birthday card, I thought I'd create him an accordion photo stand of his 3 grandsons! The creative book pages dies were PERFECT! I used the larger (ticket shaped) die to cut out thin chipboard & design paper. Then I used the smaller page die to create a matting for the boys' pictures, which I fussy cut. The papers are from the Prima Reflections paper collection available at Stampers Dream. The embellishments are random metal & wood findings from my stash by Tim Holtz, Making Memories and Maya Road (notice how I used the Maya Road Bingo chips to call out each son's age?) I used the banner die cut from the Regal Crest Alterations Die to adhere alpha stickers to spell out each of my sons' names. I then used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes on the pages and affix large eyelets. The pages are joined together using Tim Holtz Ideology bead & chain.

Hope my Dad enjoys this for years to come!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT weekend!

hugs ♡


kellyjp29 said...

Arlene this is gorgeous what a great gift, beautiful. Kelly (walkelmol on yt)

602redroses said...

Your father will love this. Such handsome boys :)

RuthAnn W said...

This is awesome Arlene! What a creative and thoughtful gift for your Dad..he is going to treasure it! Your boys are so darn cute! or should I say handsome for he older 2 lol..TFS and Have a Great Weekkend...RuthAnn

Mindy said...

I love this. And I have a Logan too! He's 24 now though. :)

TheLastOfNine said...

This is such a cute gift!!

Friday said...

Arlene, Awesome Accordian display of you beautiful children. I need to get this set. TFS... hugs, Friday