Wednesday 10 February 2021

Around the World on Wednesday Inspiration Hop


Hello from New Zealand! I'm delighted to be joining in with the team at Around the World on Wednesday. This team of wonderful crafters hop on the second Wednesday of each month with a whole lot of inspiration for you on a theme. This month, the theme is "You've Got Mail: It's All About the Inside."

Before I get to that, a little more about the Around The World on Wednesday team. The team is selected so that there's someone from every timezone in the world where Stampin' Up! operates - so it really is Around the World! In fact, the world is so big that when I post this blog, it will almost be Thursday for me. I'll be setting it to publish at 11pm Wednesday night.

Anyway,  here we all are. At the end of the blog, there's a list so that you can jump directly to a particular crafter or get back on track if you're lost. 

So... you've got mail. Isn't is lovely to open the letterbox and find some handcrafted goodness, instead of the rates bill or some junk mail? Of course, the anticipation only begins with the envelope. For me, it's what's inside that gets me curious.

The project I'm sharing with you looks like almost any Congratulations card at the start, with maybe some extra anticipation in having to undo a bow to get to the inside.

But on the inside, it's oh so much more. It's a concertina album card and was made for my daughter's graduation day. I chose to use the Floral Art Gallery suite, since one of the sheets of DSP seemed to be channelling her dress. The pink floral matched in with the hood for a Bachelor of Arts too, so it was a perfect set to use.

Once you've untied the ribbon, the album concertinas out, revealing picture after picture. Each photo has been matted onto coordinating card stock, and extra bits of journalling has been added to some using the postage-edge die from the Art Gallery dies. Some pages are stamped onto Whisper White card stock and some are DSP.

And, of course, the photos continue on the reverse side of each panel as well. So it really is a case of 'It's All About the Inside."

For more inspiration, please keep hopping.

If you're lost on the hop, here's a list of the participants.

Jan Clothier - NZ - you are here

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Satomi Wellard

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US

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  1. Oh Jan, what a fabulous collection of special memories! It's like the Tardis, so much bigger on the inside! ;-) xxx

  2. What a Beautiful memento of such a special day

  3. Welcome Jan!! Love your album and yes, it totally matches your lovely daughter's dress! Such a nice keepsake.

  4. What a beautiful way to capture wonderful memories and a fabulous achievement. Beautiful work xx

  5. Beautiful! Love the pictures and what a great way to remember a special day. Welcome to the hop!

  6. Jan this is just fabulous and such a lovely keepsake for Kirsten too! Love all of the inside details and that paper co-ordinates with her outfit perfectly. Gorgeous!

  7. Hi Jan, thanks for your comment over at my blog earlier. You mentioned the De Vinci stamp and I thought you might like to know more. It is an old stamp, like most of my collection it is more than 10 years old more like 15 - 20years old. It came from Rubbadubbadoo Stick 'N Stamp range. These were rubber mounted on magnetic sheets for use with their magnet mounts. At that time there were many different unmounted techniques were being tried most of which fell by the wayside as these did. x

    1. Thanks for that information. I recognised it as a ds Vinci drawing when I saw it and as I have an interest in art history, did wonder about it appearing as a stamp.

  8. What a gorgeous project and keepsake!

  9. Oh wonderful mini! It's just perfect!

  10. Love how you created the special album

  11. What a work of art!...and a work of heart!

  12. This is so pretty and a wonderful keepsake. Gave me an idea for my daughter's Year 12 graduation this year. Lovely to hop with you Jan x

  13. Such a beautiful concertina fold for your daughter to always treasure her graduation! Thanks for joining us on this worldwide hug of creative inspiration, Jan! x