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February 27, 2013

Birthday Memory File


Happy Thursday everyone! This is Java Jen from JAVA JEN CREATIONS and it's my turn to be a guest designer! Thanks, Pam, for the opportunity!  Today I want to share a memory file that I made for a friend's 16th birthday. I love Heidi Swapp's memory files so I created one to help my friend remember her special day! Here is a picture of the completed file and then I'll go into more detail.


I started with a plain, standard size file folder.



Next, I covered it with paper and stamped the corners with some decorative stamps in my stash.


I then began making some elements and embellishments for the cover and inside. I used several Cricut cartridges, including Fabulous Finds, Graphically Speaking, Art Philosophy and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. I stamped them with stamps I had.

Next, I made a mini book to go inside for putting pictures. I, again, used stamps from my stash to decorate the pages. You will notice that all the edges are inked. I like how that really completes the look. I just used some paper scraps to make page-turning tabs.

Now for the fun part of putting it all together! I forgot to mention that I used Kraft paper to line the inside of the folder. The pockets on the right side are from 7 Gypsies and the tags in those pockets are from My Mind's Eye. 




More close-ups:
I used Liquid Glass from Close To My Heart to accent the letters.

I wrinkled up the tickets before adhering them to add some dimension.



Another look at the finished file:


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope this inspires you to make a Memory File of your own!


Java Jen





















7 comments :

Pam said...

What a beautiful mini. Love it. so many details.

Michelle said...

Wow Jen I've never seen one of these before - what a great idea. It's beautiful I'm sure your friend will love it.

Audrey Frelx said...

Jen, I love it!!! Turned out so beautiful!!!

TheTulipCollector said...

Fabulous!! Doesn't look like a manila folder now!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Very inspiring, Jen! Great job!

Karon said...

WOW Jen - this is fabulous - love all the details. TFS

Lisa said...

Great job. I love making files folders. I've made several and everyone loves them. Love the pockets and the mini photo album. Really nice.

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