Yes I can create quite a mess during a really good crop session and I'm okay with that because as Ali says, "it's progress". The materials I used for this are scattered all over the table and the floor, most times I am the only one home when these kinds of projects take place or else my two year old would be into everything!
As you can see paint is a big one for this and I used pieces from a punch-out kit by Rusty Pickle also, I think that set of cardstock tags was 'Mayflower'.
For the envelopes I used some old tax receipt envelopes that my husbands grandmother had had for years, that's where the paint came in. I did a quick cover with gesso then mixed up the color I wanted and went with it.
In between the pages (envelopes) I used twill words tape and then another piece from the cardstock collection as a ribbon slide. Each of the words or phases on the twill goes along with what the message on the inside card says, more for decoration but unity is always good too. The idea worked better than I thought so I went with it for all 'four' envelopes, being that it is our 4th anniversary!
This project was fun and quick as I said earlier, I think I started it at noon and finished it at three so that is fast for me. It has also inspired me to just keep going and doing and not to worry about the little things because in the end it is what it is. So hopefully here in the next couple of days I will have several more un-finished projects finished and up here for everyone to see and hopefully enjoy. Until next time...just be!