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Day 5 – May Arts / Creative Imaginations Blog Week!


Hi all.  How have you been enjoying this week collaboration between May Arts & Creative Imaginations?

I have to say I had so much fun playing with Creative Imaginations gorgeous paper and Luminarte paint. For my project, I decided to make a little memory keeper. Well, honestly, I haven’t quite decided what I am going to use this for. I might use it to keep ticket stubs and all or I might use it to keep printed digital stamps or to keep small ribbon scraps.  🙂

Here’s what the cover looks like.



When I was coloring these papers, it was so calming and relaxing. Took me almost a whole day, but that’s because I just took my time and just enjoy the process. Here’s what you need to create your own little memory keeper.

Line up all 6 envelopes. Adhere the envelope flap to the front of the next envelope. Do this to all of them, except for the last one. You want to adhere the flap of the 5th and 6th envelope together. This way the smooth side of the envelope will be the back cover.

You can cut the big pattern papers first and then color it or you can color the whole sheet and then cut it.  I did the later one. The neat thing about coloring with Luminarte is that the finished result has this pretty sheen to it.  And also depends on how much water on your paintbrush you can make the colors lighter or darker.

Once the paint was dry, I cut the sheets to fit the envelope. For the front I also added sheer nylon ribbon. Then for extra embellishments I used the Monarch die-cut kit and color them with Luminarte as well.

Here’s a look at the pages I made:



Aren’t the pages look so artistic? On purpose, the other side I decorate it very minimally so they wouldn’t  look too busy.

It's not often I make stuff besides cards, but I have to say I really enjoy making this one. Give Luminarte a try and you’ll fall in love with it. I know I did.

Well, hopefully you enjoy this project. Thanks so much for stopping by here and have a fabulous day!

Blog post by: Vera Yates


Hop on over to Creative Imaginations for more Inspiration!

  1. jen shears

    Very, very pretty! It would make a great gift too!

  2. Becky D

    This is an amazing idea Vera! What a great place to keep little special memories! Love that paper and the way you painted it – just gorgeous!

  3. Sav O'G

    WOW! This is amazing—so artistic:)

  4. KimberlyRae

    Gorgeous in Every way!
    Love Your Art Work!!
    Hugs and Blessings,

  5. Sue D

    Great memory book and I like your coloring.

  6. Beverly Jordan

    Beautiful choice of colors!!

  7. Janet L.

    Very, very pretty!! What a great gift.


    it’s still fun to color, huh???!!!

  9. Charlene

    A work of (he)art! Gorgeous!

  10. Doris Widder

    wow! love the vivid colors! TFS

  11. Marcia D.

    Love the colors on these cards! so beautiful.

  12. Kristie Maynard

    Beautiful project! You did a fabulous job coloring this and putting it all together. very nice.

  13. meme

    Beautiful! Lovee this!

  14. Kelley

    What a fantastic idea! My images are thrown into a drawer. After seeing this, I can pretend I will get them organized!

  15. Kelly Sas

    You should make more of these instead of cards! You did an awesome amazing job!!!

  16. Kim H

    beautiful colors, and beautifully done. wonderful project, would make a great anytime gift. thank you for sharing it.

  17. Christine Dring

    This is so stunning – from start to finish!

  18. Sue McRae

    Gorgeous colours on this project!

  19. Jingle

    This is SO pretty!

  20. Denise Coulter

    What an incredible coloring job!!! You can totally tell that you took your time. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

  21. Paula

    that is really awsome, love the design and colors!!!!!!

  22. Denise Bryant

    Fabulous project! I love your colors! Great use of May Arts and Creative Imaginations products to show them off!

  23. Amanda Coleman

    What a great idea! This would make a great gift for grandmas at Christmastime!


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