Monday, December 8, 2014

The Move File

Hello everyone!! I hope you had a good weekend! This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog was a suggestion of mine, namely transportation. You could use transportation stamps or embellishments, Santa's sleigh, do a travelling project, or anything else you can think of.

With our upcoming move happening this week, I made a move folio to collect papers, ephemera and photos in. As a base, I used Tim Holtz large Collection Folio, giving me lots of space. The folio was covered with patterned paper from Destinations and French Industrial paper pads, using papers that worked well with my theme. You can even see our destination on the vintage map on the cover, and I used a stamp with our point of departure. The globe was die cut from a cardboard box, with the continents being die cut a second time from patterned papers.

I stamped the background with various transportation and text stamps, using Jet Black and Potting Soil Archival inks.

The title was made with Alpha Chips and Label Letters and I rubbed paint into the compass. I die cut arrows from a cork sheet.

I also used a bunch of Prima wooden embellishments, inking them with Distress inks and adding rub-on words to them.

I aimed for texture and lots of details, but without adding too much bulk since I want the folio to be useful.

All the inside flaps were covered with patterned paper, using Ranger's Matte Multi Medium to attach the paper.

The flaps for the pages were stamped with various stamps.

When dry, I sanded and inked all the edges to roughen up the folio, since moving is pretty rough business.

All the papers were stamped, to make them fit better with the project, and because it is real fun to sit down and stamp randomly on patterned papers.

The back of the folio looks like this, with more papers and stamping.

I hope you will join us in our challenge this week! As every week, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp and can do some fun Christmas shopping.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!

Happy crafting!


Surfaces: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Collection Folio, French Industrial Paper Stash, Destinations Paper Stash; We R Memory Keepers: Cork Stash
Dies: Sizzix: Vintage Globe, Mini Hearts, Artful Arrows
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Travel Ways, Artful Voyage, Warehouse District, Air Travel, Mini Muse, Life Adventure, Rock Star, Stuff to Say
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Potting Soil; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Words Remnant Rubs, Compass Coins, Label Letters, Alpha Chips,  Prima: Travel Wood Icons


  1. Your folder is such a wonderful way to keep track of all the important papers you will be needing for your move. I can't imagine moving such a distance. Especially with a little one in tow and another on the way. You are a brave lady! :)
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. Cheers!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous map page! I love how you added color to the globe :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  3. Your gorgeous vintage style folio is the bomb!! Love all of your extra details!!

  4. Details, details, details AKA embellishments. Great job & now I have a hankering for travel...hmmm

  5. You are so clever! What a wonderful and creative way to get organized for that move. Best of luck to you and your family on this move. Wow! How exciting!

  6. I dearly LOVE this. It is a WOWSER! The color tones are gorgeous.

  7. Fabulous! I just love how you pull everything together into a beautiful creation. This is one of my many favorites of yours.

  8. Your folder is so adarable!!!
    Thanks for sharing, love to follow your blog!!!
    Christiana :-)

  9. Wow! This is fabulous! You make it all so cohesive. Awesome folder!

  10. I have three of these folios, none of them have yet felt paper or ink!! This project is a great inspiration piece!

  11. Hopped over from SSS. Haven't been able to figure out what to do with the folio. This is so inspiring! Good luck with the move.

  12. Wonderful project! Great way to document your move! Best of luck to you! Enjoy your new home!

  13. This is so pretty, Anna-Karin! Love every aspect of it! Hugs, Sandra

  14. What a gorgeous folio! And good luck with the move - hope it goes as smoothly as possible.

  15. Absolutely stunning! Best of luck to you on the move. Thank you for sharing the inspiration!

  16. This is such a stunning project! Love all the beautiful details. :)

  17. So beautiful! One of my favorites of yours! I love every little detail! Barbarayaya

  18. An absolutely stunning project Anna-Karin and something that I'm sure you will treasure for many years to come! Beautiful work, as always! Hugs!

  19. Wishing you so much luck with the move, Anna-Karin - I know what it's like from last year. What a fabulous folder to help you keep track of everything that's happening. Brilliant stamping and amazing collage work and embellishing as always. I'm looking forward to doing a bit more catching up with your fabulous creations... what a start!
    Alison xx

  20. That's a fabulous project, but wherever do you find the time with your move coming up?

    And where-oh-where do I send your Christmas card?

    I'm excited for you and your family; change can be stressful but also exciting.

  21. Only YOU would be able to add such style and pizazz to something as stressful as a MOVE! Thanks for taking the time to still keep us inspired. I really like how you've used the wooden elements on this.

  22. This will remind you of this move, what a wonderful memento keeper. I love all the stamping and your embellishments!


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