Hello! My name is Kristin, and I am new to THC creative team! This is my first blog entry, but not my first hybrid project using one of Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s amazing templa
tes! This project starts with a story…
My husband and his 2 sisters grew up watching “The Goonies” over and over again, and they decided to take the trip to Astoria, OR (a 3 hour drive) a few Sundays ago for The Goonies 25th Anniversary Weekend.
They took our oldest son, Gavin, and had a blast at the beach, going on a “treasure hunt,” and seeing all the sights of Astoria and from the movie. They also made a stop at the school where Kindergarten Cop was shot. It was a big day for those Goonies, and I wanted to commemorate it with a little project for the hubbie!
I did this last week not intending to write a post about it, so I apologize that I do not have any pictures of my steps. Kelliegh makes it SO easy, though, and she has tutorials to help newbies!
I cut out the template using Cutter Bee scissors and used a tongue-presser type stick to help me get nice creases on the dotted fold lines. I cut out paper from the CTMH Caprice paper pack and inked the edges with Chocolate ink to add to the treasure chest.
I have the Ahoy Matey stamp set from CTMH, and I used that to add some embellishments (like the embossed Jolly Roger and gold coins). I also used the Hodgepodge and Tiny Typewrite Alpha sets from CTMH.
Once I completed the little treasure chest, I printed 18 photos cropped and sized to 2×3 (you can do this fairly easily with just printing your pics in wallet size and hand cropping them if you don’t want to photoshop them), and I mounted them on 9 2.25″x3.25″ rectangles of chocolate cardstock. I ran a ribbon under the pictures on one side so that the ablum would be connected and fold nicely into the treasure chest.
My husband loved the surprise, and Gavin was so excited! Are all little boys (and big boys) into pirates??
Feel free to ask any questions about this project! It was so easy, thanks to Kelleigh!
Other Articles by Kristin:
- Pumpkin Patch Hybrid Layout - September 15th, 2010
- Hybrid Layout for Dad's Desk - August 18th, 2010
- Scrap Money... A Place for Saving for Scrappy Items - July 19th, 2010