A Brag Book….with a twist!!

I have had this idea for a little while now but didn't have a chance to give it a try until now.  I wasn't sure how it would work out so I gave it a "test run".  During Christmas I cut out a few extra Gift Card Holders (from My Creative Time)  for those "just in case of an emergency" situations.  So on my craft desk I had some of these green gift card holders already cut out and I started to work.  I knew I wanted to try to make a brag book of sorts. 

Here's the front of the book.  As you can see I also used My Creative Time's Anyday Bingo & Crossword stamp set.

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The next picture is the inside of the first holder.  In this picture I had framed the picture of my nephew…..which was not a smart idea.

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On the next gift card holder I also framed the picture of my neice… which again was not a good idea.  

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With the one above I did attach another gift card holder to the back of this one just to see how it would look.  You can see this in the picture below.

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And here is the inside of that one.

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If you take a close look at the picture above you will see that the picture is not framed.  That's when I had my "light bulb" moment and realized that I shouldn't have done it other the other two pictures.

So I removed the framing from both of the other pictures as shown in this one below.  Did you see why I took the framing off?

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It's because the holder will close without the framing.  When I kept the framing in I wasn't able to close the holder and that's when I got out the ribbon to hold the project closed.  But when I added the next page it all came clear but I still left the ribbon on.

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Can you see how the tab closes now??

Well I have to say I am pretty happy how this turned out.  You never know what will happen when you just have a thought and follow it through.  Sometimes it will work and sometimes it won't.  This time it did!  I am going to have to try to make more of these with some pattern paper and embellishments…..the possibilities are endless!!!  If you make one, send me a link so I can see how you created yours!

Until next time….have fun creating!!

Karey

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