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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Taa Daa! The Photo File is Ready!!

Well, here it is...my latest brainstorm.
 I bought this box from IKEA thinking I was going to store things in it.  I turned it into what I am calling a "Photo File".  It is just an average storage type box.
 I lined the inside with this AWESOME paper from DCWV, called The Snapshot Stack.  I LOVE THIS PAPER!!!  I am also currently (or should I say continually) addicted to the whole instant photo thing.  I  had missed being able to see and touch your picture as soon as you took it.  It is just not the same with digital pictures.  I have wanted an Instax camera since the first moment I saw one, and I love it.  Yes, the picture quality isn't super terrific, but the ability to have pictures instantly is sooooooo cooooooollll!!
 I lined the inside of the box with the blue paper with a ton of instant cameras all over it.  The handles are ribbons that I attached with eyelets.  Then I created an inside pullout piece.  This came to mind because I am also currently very enamored with Rolodex type files.  I am sure there are more things to come from this obsession!  I had visited my LSS and they were having a clearance on the Tim Holtz binder rings.  Can you believe it!?!  I bought all of them.  HAHA!!
 That's what I used for the base of my photo file.  I wanted something that the pages could attach to, but could be added to.  I also wanted to give some wiggle room for embellishments.  I spaced the rings about 1" apart.
 I decorated the inside covers of the pullout.  The following pages are what I have created so far.
 I, of course, had to put a picture of my camera!  I took it with my digital, printed it, and put it on a polaroid frame that came in the paper pack. The page with the large heart is a pocket where three pictures and a journaling tag live.
 A few flowers and buttons, some bling, and fussy cuts from the paper pack.
 More pages.  I got a lot of flowers in the last couple of days.
 The page with my house is a flap that opens for hidden journaling.
 My dogs and my man's "Man Cave".
 I have many more pages to fill.  I think this turned out to be a cool idea.
This is the inside of the back cover.

So, what do you think???

Stay Crafty, My Friends!

2 comments:

Just a Few Designs said...

wow! This is a great project, you know I oughta be ashamed of my photo file! lol its this great big pink box! nothing cute about it!
TFS!!
xoxo
Elsa

Karen Aicken said...

What a fabulous project. I love how you put it all together.
Cheers, Karen