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Monday, March 7, 2011

Wonderful work by MEL!

Good Morning Scrappers

Today I am so pleased to share Mel Field's first DT work . Mel has used this month sketch to do some great work with the new Kaisercraft  Class'87.

Prep 2010
I often have visions for layouts as I am drifting off to sleep or sometimes I wake in the middle of the night with an idea. Well, this layout was one of those. Since, Brayden started school I knew I wanted to create a 'school days' album for him. I wanted something that could keep certificates, class photos and award ribbons etc without having to create a page about everything. A few years ago I did a class with a beautiful friend of mine Jaine Collins about incorporating zips into layouts. During the class I created a layout using the zip more as a feature/embellishment. This time around I have used the zip for a purpose. I am so excited that I can keep all of the special memorabilia from Brayden's years at school just by adding a zip to my layout. I can't begin to tell you how excited I was to open my pack from know that the products sent would allow me to create the very first double page for Brayden's school album.

Products used: Paper - Kaisercraft - Class of '87 Collection; Cardstock - Bazzill; A2Z Scraplets - "Prep" and School Boy Silhouette; Fiskars Edge Punches; iTop Brad Maker; Cosmo Cricket - Tiny Type Stickers; Kaisercraft - Chipboard Numbers; Zip; Dimensional Magic; White and Black pens

 As Mel has explained she has used a zip in her double Layout and here are her instuctions :

How to add a zip to your layout to create a pocket (Instructions from Jaine Collins)
You can use different length zips to create different pockets......they don't always have to be a large pocket like I have created.
In this layout I used a 25cm zip.
Cut your cardstock/paper where you would like to feature the zip.
Use double sided tape on both sides of the zip and attach cardstock.
Adhere to another piece of paper/cardstock to create the pocket (Remember only use tape on three sides).
  Thanks Mel for sharing your work, I hope you all have been inspired to scrap those school photo's.

Have a scrapping good day!
Jo Caird 


  1. I do too Mel, or even sometimes as I am waking but still half asleep. You've done a marvellous job.

  2. Mel, this is great, love the use of the zip and papers. Love your work.

  3. LOVE the zip Mel! I have just had a clean-out in my craft room and have a whole container of all sorts of zips that I couldn't bear to throw out so I might just give this a go!!!

  4. This is fantastic!! what a brilliant idea to use zippers for a pocket!!!

  5. Thank you ladies for your lovely comments.......don't forget to give it a go!!!


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