Friday, August 18, 2017

Baby's First Passport Album with the Beginnings Collection

 Hi everyone; it is Pam  here on the Authentique Blog today sharing my Baby's First Passport Album using the new Beginnings Collection. There is nothing sweeter than seeing babies doing their firsts...seeing their fingers and toes, eating their first bite, seeing their first smile, etc. My Baby's First Passport Mini is a wonderful way to capture photos and journal entries of each "sweet" moment.

Begin by first die cutting Passport Album from chipboard and pattern paper.
Cover the chipboard pieces with the prepared pattern paper from the Beginnings Collection.
Add mats and borders to each page as you go along. (Refer to photos)
Inside Cover and 1st Page
Fussy cut image from pattern paper; add to top of mat pocket with pop dots.
Place tags behind hidden pocket mat.
Page 2 and 3
Page 4 and 5
Fussy cut sentiment from pattern paper; add to front of page with pop dots.
Add stickers to some of the pages.
Page 6 and 7
Fussy cut some of the diamond prints from the pattern paper; adhere to border strip along with scallop borders.
Page 8 and 9
Add mats, pockets and tags to add a few more memories to.
Add small scallop borders to bottom of tags to give added details.
 Place the same size of stickers on both sides of prepared tags works as a pull to remove tag from pocket.
Page 10 and 11

Frame image from the Beginnings pattern paper; fussy cut second image and add to front of prepared frame with pop dots. Add to front of mini album.

 Add flowers to front of mini album.
 Add sticker from Beginnings Sticker Sheet to planner clip; add to front of mini album.
Tie all the prepared pages to inside of Baby's First Passport Album with ribbon; tie in to a pretty bow.

I hope I have inspired you to grab your Authentique Beginnings Collection Kit and create a "first" mini album to use to place some of your precious memories into. Hugs Pam

Supplies Used:
Authentique Beginnings Collection Kit, Sizzix Passport Book Die, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Layered Frame Bella Round, Prima Flowers, MayArts Ribbon, Blue Enamel Dot, Clear Gemstones, 1/4" Corner Punch, Stub Corner Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Chipboard, Planner Paper Clip, Pop Dots, Xyron Creative Station, Xyron Mega Runner

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

'Pastime' Travel Organizer/Passport Wallet

Today I bring a quick project made with Authentique's 'Pastime' collection.  I've made a Travel Organizer which can also be referred to as a Passport Wallet. In my case, I choose the latter since I created this specifically to store my families' passports which in my case is three.  I'm the one who usually does all the work when traveling--meaning I book the flights, carry the paperwork, do the check-in, carry the passports etc.  I wanted something that can store any paperwork, boarding passes & passports in one place so that I'm not scrambling at the last minute trying to find all the documentation I need in order to travel. 

I chose primarily the designer paper from the collection that has Disney themed images since this is what I plan on using to carry our passports & paperwork on our trip to Disney--that is, when we actually go!  It's on our bucket list!

This booklet is simple.  It measures 9" x 5 1/2" inches & is meant to store 8 1/2 x 11 papers which includes hotel reservations/confirmations & boarding passes & up to three passports.  It has a 1/2 " inch spine.  The covers & spine are made from medium weight chipboard.  It opens up only once to reveal a large slanted pocket on the left hand side that will store the paperwork, a clear pocket that will hold one passport booklet & on the right hand side there are two pockets that will hold two passport booklets horizontally. 

Currently both my husband's & my own passport are out being renewed & we just applied to get my little guy's 1st passport--so I do not have all three passports to showcase.  Instead, I'm using one expired passport to show the different pockets that the passports can be stored in.

In this photo, you can see the top right hand passport pocket being used.

This photo shows the lower right hand passport pocket being used.

I kept the embellishments on the front cover very simple & not dimensional at all.  Since I plan on carrying this booklet in either a book bag or purse--I couldn't have too many embellishments on the front cover--else they would get ripped off, crushed or simply fall off.  This book is meant to hold up some rough handling!
For the closure, I've adhered an elastic band with two wide eyelets to the back of the passport wallet.  This elastic band is all I need to keep the booklet closed. 

UPDATE: At the very last minute, I've received our renewed passports in the mail.  I managed to take the above photo with all three passports tucked into place.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you all liked this little Travel Organizer/Passport Wallet project!

Supplies Used: Pastime 12x12 Collection Kit, Pastime Detail Stickers, Other - Black Elastic, Wide Eyelets, Black Glitter Washi Tape
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