I have so much paper and decided I needed to 'use the stash'. It's so easy to just buy as each new collection comes out, we all love that paper don't we (and bling and flowers and embellies and... and... and...) I found it's much easier when I have a whole collection to work with. Paper, stickers, chipboard, stamps, flowers, bling. It's so much harder to hunt and peck and find what looks good together. But it's a nice feeling when you're done knowing that you didn't hit the local scrapbook store or Michaels once during the process!
Most papers are Basic Grey, the Out of Print 6x6 Paper Pad
I added others to fill in from just what I had in supply.
You'll see Prima on the front and lots of K & Co Die Cuts,
For some reason last year, or perhaps the year before, I really went
crazy buying these, not sure why but decided now was the time to
put them to good use. That's what started the mini, wanting to use
up these cardstock and acetate die cuts.
Next was finding paper that would work will with these colors.
I used Laura from Following the Paper Trail's
Bead Binding to attach the pages with pony beads as
spacers, these are multi colored and pick up whatever
colors are nearby.
The larger tag on the right is strips of leftovers, glued to a backing
paper and then cut to fit the mat. I like the striped look don't you?
Large mats go into each end pocket, three have double backed
Martha Stewart flowers and the other three have pull tabs.
The sunflower on the left is a large cardstock die cut which
I added Martha Stewart glitter glue to the center, looks so
nice when you're up close. It actually has magnets behind that lift
and reveal a larger mat behind
The bird on the left is a fold out revealing 3 spots
for photos (I took an old Starbucks gift card holder for the basic pattern)
I love the look of the pocket on the left. I fussy cut the paper
and then cut more of the flowers weaving them into themselves