Today I have another fun Fathers’ Day project, this one featuring the Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport Collection. I just love this collection — it has so much to offer for the sports fanatic in your life. I was fortunate to receive nearly the entire collection, so I had plenty to choose from including papers (most 12×12 or 8×8, although there is also a 6×6 collection of background papers and solids), chipboard shapes including tags, pockets, banners and buttons, and all sorts of stickers too. I paired all of this creativity with a photo easel frame by Hampton Arts’ Vintologie line and it made a great Fathers’ Day photo display.
This project really is very easy. The photo easel frame comes with some pages already cut. I wanted all of my pages to be black so that they would best display the Graphic 45 images as well as the photographs. I cut my pages 6″ x 6″, and used my We R Memory Keepers 1/8-3/8 corner chomper to round the edges (I used the 3/8″ side — this step isn’t crucial, I just like the look of the rounded corners. I cut twelve (12) black 6″x6″ pages and rounded each of the corners. I also cut a 6″ x 6″ piece of clear plastic to use as a “dust cover”. To punch the holes in the top of the pages, you can either use one of the Hampton Art pages as a guide with a 1/4″ hole punch, or you can use the Tim Holtz Idea-ology 2-hole punch. This punch works perfectly with the Vintologie frame, and is sized to fit most 6×6 projects.
With all of that done, it is just a matter of adding the photos and decorating the pages. Since my photo display is a gift, I’m going to give it to the recipient to add his favorite photos. I picked some favorite elements from the Graphic 45 chipboard, pockets, banners, etc. and placed them on the page in a way I thought was visually pleasing. I also fussy cut some elements from the 12×12 papers to use as decorations. For most I used a temporary adhesive so that the gift recipient can move the elements if necessary to accommodate their pictures. On one of the pages I added the words “Glory Days” using a set of Spare Parts letters. I added some of the elements from the Good Ol’ Sport Collection — mostly those that represented multiple sports — to finish the cover page. Easy peasey. Please see the short video for a look at the Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport Collection, as well as a few quick tips on how I created the replacement pages for the Vintologie frame.
I am having a bit of trouble with my camera, so I was only able to get pictures of some of the decorated pages. Please forgive the quality of these photos –
This was just another fun and easy project thanks to Graphic 45. You really can’t miss with any of their collections. I just love that they managed to represent so many sports in the Good Ol’ Sport Collection.
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport Collection — including 12×12 papers, related stickers and chipboard sets
Hampton Arts Vintologie photo easel frame
Spare Parts (The Paper Studio) White, Round, Slide Alpha
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 2-hole punch
adhesive — I used a little Scor-Tape in this project, but mostly some removable adhesive so that the gift recipient can move the Graphic 45 elements when the pictures are added
We R Memory Keepers 1/8-3/8 corner chomper (yellow handle)
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’