I was inspired to try and make my own embossing folder. I have bought several (and really need to use them more) but of course needed a custom Hanson one for all my concert scrapbooking! I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out thin plastic several times. I actually cut out 6 of each piece I needed and then glued them together adding more if I needed it. In the end I think this is 4 of the 6 pieces and a piece of a cereal box to make the folder.
This project actually started out as something different in my head and I’m not sure that I could have planned it to go better than it did. My plan was to create a Hanson symbol out of stencil/thin plastic material and then use my spray inks to make a sort of tie dye / splash red and blue color scheme for the Alive @ Five concert page I was putting together. I decided the spray ink would make too much of a mess inside and was too lazy to bring the supplies outside so instead I used ink. I made the green one first for the Hop Jam (although I’m not sure it actually ended being used for photos from the Hop Jam!) and then the red and blue one for Alive @ Five. Although it came out so cool I almost just wanted to hang it on my wall and not use it as a scrapbook page at all! This actually made me think of a couple of other projects to do related to this stencil so we will see what happens with that – will it work out and become a future blog post?
With Hanson’s Hop Jam becoming an annual event and the logo of it not seeming to change, I decided that instead of getting super annoyed with cutting it out of paper and needing to piece it back together again (I hate puzzles) I would try my hand at making a stencil of it. That way I could cut it once and then use it for every year or even every page if I wanted to! I did have a bit of an issue with it coming up when I was stamping the ink down but for my first stencil attempt.
Tie Dye with Taylor ended up with the most photos. And the biggest mess of all my belongings! Some inking w/ stencils on these pages and stamping as well. And some plan old already tie dyed pages and ribbons.
And finally Zac’s solo show. As you now can see, I used the same type of pages for all 3 – one being a drawn font from the cameo which I colored in like a coloring book and the other being the setlist in some island-y foam letters. You’ll see stickers from this set throughout the pages.