Family Time Capsule

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I have always loved the thought of creating a Time Capsule for my family, but never really knew how to go about it!  Capturing some family memories and sealing them away for a certain period of time and then opening and cherishing how things have changed and how things may have stayed the same.

Enter the beautiful Memory Keeping Time Capsule – everyday album available in Australia at Spotlight right now! It contains 8 beautifully designed envelopes sealed together to create a stunning album that can be filled with your favorite memories.

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To the front cover I added some gold glitter numbers and sheer stickers to add a personal touch.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

To add some of the journaling to my Time Capsule I used my We R Memory Keepers Typecast typewriter.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

I love the beautiful layers and pops of color I see when I look at it.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

This is the view from my opening page. You can see my plan is to open the Time Capsule in 5 years. Lets hope I can wait that long.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

I added some more of the gold glitter stickers , sheer stickers and labels from the Memory Planner collection then finished with that perfect Open On stamp which I stamped with Staz-On ink.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

For my first envelope I layered a tag and a hand cut vellum tag as a base for my water color “J” that I misted with Butter and Mint Color Shine. Once It was dry I added that gold star sticker from the Insta Love collection then threaded it through the closure cord.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

I then popped a current photo of my family inside the envelope.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

For my next envelope I added some stamping using my vintage Heidi stamps.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

Inside the envelope I added in a questionnaire that I created and had my boys fill out. I have added the file at the end of my post for anyone who would like to download and print it off.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

For my next envelope I added a pocket from the Family Memory Keeping kit to the front of the envelope. I added some wood grain paper to the inside of the pocket to add a pop of contrast. I then layered on that gold clear word and arrow to complete.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

Inside I added my boys hand prints plus some measurement information about them on the coordinating note paper that comes inside each envelope.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

On my next envelope I actually made a mistake and marked part of the envelope. To hide the mistake I simply adhered a piece of woodgrain pattern paper cut to size! I then layered some hand cut banners to name my envelope.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

In this envelope I placed a hand written heartfelt letter to my boys, again using one of the coordinating note papers from the album. I added in my hopes and dreams for their future and how much we love them.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

Next I added a Project Life card from my stash to the front of my envelope. I trimmed it into a banner then added some stamping to the top right. I added some stickers then clipped it to the top of the envelope.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

Inside I placed a current photo of my boys.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

For my next page I added that awesome sticker and a tag that I stamped. I punched a hole and then threaded through the closing cord.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

Inside I added in a letter written by myself about what my husband and I are up to right now. Our jobs, hobbies and things we love.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

I wanted to add some of my boys art work in the next envelope so I created an arty feel. I used the word stencil and  black metallic texture paste and created a messy look. Once dry I added those layered banners with the decorative clip.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

Inside I added in two drawings that my boys had done recently.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

In my last envelope I wanted to capture some favorite memories from 2016. I added some of the mint metallic texture paste to that tag from the Family Memory Keeping  kit. Once dry I layered that sticker and typed journaling before threading through the closure cord.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

Inside I added some photos  of my favorite memories from 2016.

Kim Jeffress for Heidi Swapp Memory Keeping Time Capsule

I used a sharpie to add a note on the back of each photo.

Kids Questionnaire – crazy life ( I have included a version for my American friends as well as my Aussie friends with the different spelling!)

I just love this little album of family memories.  It’s like our life frozen at this very moment.Im going to place it on my shelf of mini albums and look forward to opening it in five years time.

 

Supplies: Memory Keeping Time Capsule Everyday 

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