Saturday, May 31, 2014

Time Traveler Memories accordion tag album

Hi everyone, Patti here with my addition to the Time Traveler series for Scrapadabadoo’s Ustream launch.
I created an accordion fold tag album for the time capsule created by Jen.  You can see her gorgeous Time Capsule here
This entire album is made using the Time Traveler collection by Prima Marketing.  I will add the products used at the end of this post.  This is a photo heavy post so grab a fresh cup of your favorite beverage of choice, relax and come travel in time with me.
 I started with 5 black tags that Carol & Barrie from Scrapadabadoo sent us that measure 6 1/4 x 3 1/8th.  I just covered the tags with my favorite papers of the collection, added some of the crystals and a button and the wood veneer. I also put one of my favorite diecuts flourishes by Cheery Lynn.
You can see here how the entire mini album stands on it’s own for easy display.
Since this is going in a time capsule, I wanted to not only create a piece to put photos that can be viewed by future generations, I also wanted to create a piece that exhibited some of the trendy scrapbooking styles of today.  On the tag to the left with the wood veneer finger, I created a file folder using the W R Memory Keepers envelope punch board that is so trending now in the scrapbooking industry.  I started with a square piece of patterned paper from the collection cut at 6" x 5 1/4", then I scored down the middle.  I then punched the file tab on the left side of the paper of the 5 1/4 " side which left my tab at the top once folded.  I then used one of the Tim Holtz mini clips to keep it closed. You can see in the photo below that the file folder opens to reveal a pocket for some small photos and/or journaling or any memorabilia. I added 3 more tags cut to the following sizes, 4 3/4 x 2 3/8, 3 3/4 x 2 3/8 and the smallest tag is 3 1/4 x 1 5/8.
The tag on the right I created a pocket using one of the ATC cards as the front of the pocket. This is  to portray the pocketed style scrapbooking that is so popular right now.
The tag on the left of this photo was inspired by the May tag done by Tim Holtz that can be seen here  When is Tim never not trendy right?
The tag on the right of this photo I recreated the same type of pocket only this time I added a bit of lace to honor the vintage style which is has been very popular with a lot of crafters for several years.

 I think it will be really fun to pull this mini album out of the time capsule in 10, 20 or more years from now and compare how the scrapbooking styles have changed.  Don't you?
Below is a photo of the back of this album.  I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do so I sent some photos to Barrie Matthews of Scrapadabadoo for some advice and she immediately knew what it needed.  She suggested I put some diagonal pockets and some photo mats. It’s amazing what a fresh set of eyes can see.  Thank you Barrie. 
The next couple of photos show the tags and photo mats for photos and or journaling.
The tags measure as follows: 4 3/4 x 2 3/8 and 3 1/4 x 1 5/8.  The photo mats are the ATC cards that come with the collection and make perfect mats for 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 photos.

I had the best time creating this album with this beautiful collection.
Thank you for staying with me while I traveled in time with Scrapadabadoo as they premiered their debut on Ustream.
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  1. I love this mini. I am definitely going to make this one. I love the paper choice.

  2. What Amanda said. This is so cool. Ty Patti

  3. I love your style and how you have added to the beautiful Prima line. Thank you

  4. Absolutely fabulous Patti! Just gorgeous!