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May Scrapzville Swap for Maria & Sir Stampalot Challenge

Hi guys,
This is the mini I have made for Maria for this month's Scrapzville swap.

The theme for the swap was 'How Does Your Garden Grow?', which is a perfect theme for this month, as everything seems to be growing like crazy in my garden!!

I am also entering this project into the Sir Stampalot May challenge, the theme of which is 'Blossoms and Butterflies'.

The paper pack I have used for this mini is DCWV Pocket Full of Posies, and all the embellishments I have made myself, with the exception of a few Prima flowers. I have also started making all my own chipboard embellishments - for example the bookplate and frame you can see above. When I make a mini I like to use one colour of Distress Ink throughout to give a polished look, and for this mini I chose 'Dusty Concord'.

Making this mini was very therapeutic for me - I used bright and happy colours to try and cheer myself up :)

Page 1: large area for an introductory photo

Page 2: Photo mat and two hidden pockets + tags

Page 3: Slide out pocket with large double sided photo mat tag, and a journalling tag. Flower made with Sizzix die, plain white paper and watercolour paints

Page 4: Heart chipboard frame, with hidden pocket behind and photo mat tag

Page 5: Large photo mat with hidden pocket behind, and another photo mat tag.

Page 6: Open out envelope, with space for photos and also a chipboard tag held inside

Page 7: Chipboard flowers made using new TH Tattered Florals die, used as pockets to hold photo mats and tags
Page 8: More pockets and tags

Page 9: Open out petal card with photo mat inside

Page 10: Extra large photo mat and hidden pocket behind with more tags

Back cover:

You can view the whole project on youtube HERE

Katie xoxo

Other challenges:
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: Use Die cuts
The Crafty Pad : Over the edge

EDITED : I have added the photos of the inside for those on dialup who can't view the video!!
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