Monday, September 6, 2010

Sweet Sixteen Memory Folder

Hi all
This is a folder I made for my younger son to take to a sweet sixteen birthday party for a girl from his marching band.  She had all the kids come wearing pink or zebra stripes - he actually wore a pink tie!!  I really couldn't wrap my head around the idea of making something with zebra print so I went with pink instead.  I was touched that John assumed I would make the card for his gift - my kids know my gig!  The idea of this folder is that she can put a sweet sixteen photo on the front (the flowers are mounted in a way that will allow her to tuck the edges of a picture underneath).

Inside she can add another photo/s on the left side and tuck momentos into the pocket on the right side.  I added the little envelope to the right side so we had a place to hold the cash gift.

On the left side there is another pocket with a slider that can be pulled out.  Additional pictures or journaling
can be added to the front and back of the cardstock.
I had to make an envelope to hold the folder - I used a 12 x 12 piece of plain pink DSP to make it.  After I took the picture, I decided to make the envelope reusable (to store the folder) so I added two rose red circles of cardstock (each had a pink heart layered on it) with a brad through each center with a thin piece of  ribbon tied to one brad.  One of the circles was added to the flap and the other was added to the envelop body so she can wrap the ribbon from one circle to the other to close it.  Sure hope she liked it..apparently she didn't open it at the party so John didn't either.


1 comment:

pattic said...

really creative Peggy!! I'm sure that John's female friends appreciate homemade gifts more than store bought. That truly was a special gift!!