Inspiration Week Wrap Up…

We hope you enjoyed all of the amazingly creative projects created with Vintage Street Market and Basically Bare products. I know we all have been enjoying working with them!

We have one last project to show today from Cheryl McAdam:

Hi all, Cheryl here

I just want to start out by saying how much I loved making this album.  I have had these photos for eons, waiting for the perfect products to make an album with.  The Vintage Street Market Family Fun paper kit was just what I was waiting for.  It has a cool 50’s era feel which is perfect for the time period I was working with (1952 to 1970) but not so much that you can’t use it for other things.  I  don’t have enough photos and memorabilia from this time to create a 12×12 album, but a little too much for a 6×8 or 8×8 album so this book from Basically Bare was just perfect for what I wanted to do.  It has so many cool elements to it: Corrugated cardboard, chipboard, canvas, Kraft envelopes and acrylic tags!  You could truly go crazy with this album! You can remove and rearrange the pages too if need be.  I wanted to make the album  in “old School” style so I used the tinted tape to attach some of the photos to the pages.  I had some old cancelled checks that were my parents to I used those to get the information I put on the envelopes and then stored the checks in the envelopes.  I love that!  I am a memorabilia freak, so the fact that this book had envelopes in it was really a bonus.  I had so much fun playing with the paper dolls from the kit, I couldn’t stop!  I used to love playing with paper dolls when I was a kid.  Yes, that’s me on the sister pages, I think from 1968 to 1970.  The family on the front of the album is the paper dolls and I dressed them all up for the cover, lol. I used the Tinted tape around the edges of each page to give the album a slightly distressed appearance.  On the canvas page I stitched a piece of lace to the bottom to create a pocket for more memorabilia.  There are just a ton of things you can do with this line of cardstock and embellishments and the album.   I hope you have as much fun with these great products as I did.



Products used:  Family Fun Paper Kit from Vintage Street Market

Tabbed album from Basically Bare

Ribbons and trims


Thank you Cheryl-what a wonderful album!!!

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to check out Basically Bare’s blog at the end of August for more creative ideas from their team!






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2 Responses to Inspiration Week Wrap Up…

  1. Anabelle says:

    This album is AWESOME!!! Your photos are so perfect for the Family Fun line. LOVE it. 🙂

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