Tuesday, June 04, 2013

My Graphic 45 French Country Barn and Mini

 I had so much fun creating this project using the G45 French Country collection! Yet, when it first came out, I wondered what I would do with all the roosters!  I'm so glad that I was finally inspired to look beyond the roosters.  I'll admit that the fact that there were a lot of French words all over were part of what attracted me to use the collection.  I hope you will enjoy looking at what I've created!

This was a raw wood bird cage purchased for $6 at JoAnn's.

I wasn't sure how I would use the French Country paper! Love how it turned out!

I always knew I wanted to put a mini inside. So glad that I was finally able to pry the back open!

I made the mini from scratch using chipboard. That way I could be sure that it would fit perfectly!

Love the inside. Looks like it has an area rug, LOL!

Another look at the back and the mini.

I left the sides pretty plain, But yes, I did fussy cut the paper to have that diamond effect!

A look at the left front corner.

The big flower is from BoBunny and the little 1 inch birdcage is, I believe, Tim Holtz. I made those tiny flowers! Given the 1 inch metal birdcage, you can see just how tiny the flowers are!

I used a Creative Memories punch to create all the butterflies on the barn! A little bling simulates flying!

The binding of the mini, serves as the window background.

The mini is 5.5 x 3

The mini just pulled out of the barn!

Mini inside front cover and page 1. Note the small envelope and tag on the cover.

Page 1 unfolded.

Pages 2 & 3. The image on Page 3 is held by the flower and 2 clear photo corners.

Pages 4 & 5 and the tag that slides into the side pocket in page 4.

Pages 6 & 7 and the tag that slides into the top pocket in page 6.

Pages 8 & 9 and the tags that slide into the side and image pockets in and on page 8.

Pages 10 & 11 and the tags that slide into the top and image pockets in page 10.

Pages 12 & 13 and the tags that slide into the side pocket of page 12. I left the page pocket empty for now.

Pages 14 & 15 and the tags that slide into the top pocket of page 12. The page pocket holds a couple of images from the 8x8 paper.

Pages 16 & 17. Page 16 has a tag that slides into a side pocket and page 17 has a picture that is held by clear photo corners.

Page 18 & the back inside cover. Another pocket holding some images from the collection.

The last page unfolded.

Thanks for looking at all my pictures! Hope you enjoyed!

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