Hi All! The Kraft-y Hearts have decided to do something new this month! We are inaugurating a new blog share called Friday Focus that will highlight a different Close To My Heart paper collection each month. The Friday Focus will take place on the first Friday of each month beginning today!
Our focus for this month is on the Zoe Collection:
To showcase this fun collection, I used it to create an album for my daughter to take to camp with her this year. However, in creating the cover, I used a couple of stamp sets that aren't available to the public until September 1st. So I'm afraid you will have to wait to see the full cover until then (I'll show it when I showcase my son's album, which also incorporates new stamps that you're sure to love.) So with that, let's take a look at the album!
For the album itself, I used Close To My Heart's Hip Pics Album. This mini album sports a craft cover with white spiral-bound pages, and is ready for you to alter with your own papers and media. I chose to decorate the cover in layers of Glacier cardstock and Zoe polka-dot paper. Now while I can't show you the whole front cover, I did want to give you a look at a cluster I created in the bottom left corner using elements from Zoe assortment and complements, along with thin washi tape from the Carnival (yellow) and Boardwalk (green) packs. I used a little dimensional adhesive for layering as well.
Now let's take a look at the inside. The pages of the Hip Pics Albums mimic the old Polaroid picture frames. They are open at the top so that you can slide a 4x6 photo into the frame. I decided to use Smoothie and Glacier cardstocks instead of pictures to slide into the frames and then matted the opening with Zoe paper. I then added a piece of Kraft cardstock to the bottom of the page along with embellishments. Below is the first page, where I added a scripture verse I printed on my inkjet printer, and embellished the page with stickers from the Zoe complements pack:
The albums I make for the kids each year are designed for camp photos, but they also house notes from me and their dad along with "coupons" that they can redeem throughout the year for things like extra screen time, getting out of a chore or laundry duty, choosing a family outing, and that sort of thing. So the rest of the pages have little treat bags serving as pockets and folders that I created using my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. Each folder is made from Kraft cardstock and is matted on the front with Zoe paper. The pockets are embellished with Gold Polka-Dot washi tape along with more thin washi tapes from the Carnival and Boardwalk packs. I also added stickers from the Zoe complements pack and a little Coral Shimmer Trim for bling.
And here is a look at the folders (which hold notes and coupons inside). I added the date to each folder in Smoothie ink using my Dear Lizzie Date Stamp by American Crafts:
And that's it! My daughter is gone for 14 days, so there are 14 pockets total. The book has 8 pages so I used the back page to attach a little bit of paper so that she could write down contact information for her friends. (Campers cannot bring electronics to camp with them including cell phones, so she has to write it down! Kinda love that!)
I hope you enjoyed this look at Zoe. It's a fun and fabulous collection! Now, head on over to Lynn's blog, From My Bungalow, and see what inspiration goodness she has for you today!