The answer - yes.
And I'm gonna prove it.
Enter the new large Collection Folio...a huge hit at CHA. Super heavyweight kraft colored "chipboard" (for lack of a better term) that can hold up to multiple layers of paint and multi-medium without warping. The kraft color is awesome, so no need to cover it with paper unless desired. And the spine inside?...so many ideas for that (this is only the start). I will mention that the elastic band on the Folio is removable in case you want to slip something on to the elastic, as I did with the Wordband, or you wanted to replace it with ribbon, jute, etc.
Frameworks continues into the inside of the folio, this time I used Sticky Back Canvas and paint.
There are at least 5 layers of paint and Multi-medium over the (much anticipated) Layered Butterfly. This die comes in a special pack - one Bigz die that cuts the Butterfly shape and a texture folder that gives you the detail of the wings. I have used the butterfly die to cut and emboss Ranger watercolor paper, chipboard and Grungeboard...every single one looked amazing. I believe the new Layered dies are a June ship, so time to save the money to get one or two!
Printsagram (say that 3 times fast). A super user friendly website to choose your photos...cons: the shipping cost. $7 to ship any quantity so the more you buy the better. In the end, it will cost you about .80 cents a piece for the 4 x 4" but the matte paper is ultra heavyweight and I LOVE that, so I keep going back despite the shipping cost.
The cut leaf shape is from the Decorative Strip Spring Greenery.
I ended the project with this last quote:
“Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.” - Anne Lamontt
I loved working on this project just because it gave me time to reflect on what is precious to me. Things that were more personal, like thoughts about my husband, were written inside cards and tucked away in a few places.
What would be on your list?