Friday, May 27, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Hello, Diana here to show you two accordion books made with envelopes, when I saw this project I thought it was such a cool way of holding keepsakes, I’ll post a link with the instructions at the end of this post.
Ever since I was a kid I have liked to send and receive mail, and when ever I received a letter in an Air Mail envelope I knew it was from my grandmother, to date when she writes she uses the same type of envelope. I am a Fan of the Air Mail design, mostly because they remind me of her. For that reason I made my first accordion book using that type of envelopes, it will be a nice place to keep her letters.
This is the front part of the envelopes, I decorated a piece of white cardstock using Pink Paislee punch out die cut shapes and flip notes from there 365 Degrees collection
I cut a small piece of paper and punched out a nice border, added some ribbon, brads, gems and butterflies. And as a final decoration, a few of my favorite photos of her from the trip we took for her 90th birthday.
For the Cover I used a Doily, and grouped a few embellishments to give it a trinket look, assorted fonts, more gems and a red ribbon to tie it all together.
My second accordion book is made out of Craft Envelopes; I left the decoration simple using only a Jillibean Journaling Circle and a Sticker to write down the contents.
This book will hold Ticket stubs, Etsy business cards and other miscellaneous stuff.
This is a very fun and easy project; decorated or barely decorated they make cute books to hold all kind of memorabilia.
As always I hope I was able to bring some inspiration to your day, till next week.
Envelope Accordion Book-How To
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Hello, glad you could join me today for this month’s tutorial. Since May is the month we celebrate all mothers I decided to make an album using photos of my mom, my album title is “Memories”.
I got this carton jewelry box at a craft store; it measures approx. 8.5L x 6.5W x 2.5D. The album will be attached to the inside of the box using a ring binder like the one in the picture.
Step One is to make the flap longer making a cut on each of the sides of the back panel. If your box has the metal hasp like mine does, take them off and make sure that when you cover the box with paper you mark the holes for when you re-attach them.
Step Two is to cover the inside and outside of the box, I used Vintage Music Paper and re
Step Three is to add the Binder; Tim Holtz has these Ring Binders in his Idea-ology line. It’s fine to make wholes when you attach the binder since that will later be covered with pattern paper.
Step Four is to complete the Decoration of the box, since we need to cover the brads used to attach the ring binder, add a piece of pattern paper on the back panel. Add a stripe of pattern paper to the other three panels also, as extra decoration I adhered 3 layers of assorted ribbon and tied a bow with a little flower in the front.
Step Five is to reattach the metal hasp, and decorate the top of the box, I used layers of pattern paper from the beautiful My Mind’s Eye collection Stella & Rose/Mabel and a Felt Victorian Gate from Prima Marketing, added some flowers, brads, buttons, pins, a chipboard frame and ribbon.For the album pages I used two different sizes of chipboard from a couple of 7 Gypsies albums.
The pages are decorated using rub-ons, flowers, ribbon and layers of paper, I tried not to make the pages bulky, but that is a real challenge for me since I tend to over embellish; to be able to get a better picture I opened the binder clip.
Here is a close up of a couple of the pages. I look at these photos and wish I could know the story behind them, fortunately in the case of this set of pictures the lake looked familiar to me, I googled the town and I was able to confirm the identify comparing the church in the background to a photo I found online :)
As always I hope I was able to inspire you to make your own mini album, if you have any questions post them in the comments or join the Group at our Scrappy Community.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Hello, Julie here today with a post about twinchies. I just love twinchies. There is so much you can do (surprisingly) with a 2 inch by 2 inch square. Here are two of the twinchies I made recently:
Here is a close up of my "tea time" inchie:
I used scrap patterned paper for the twinchie. I also had a scrap of old book paper so I tore it to add a bit of texture and I inked all pieces with Color Box's Dune ink. I thought the vintage pattern girl matched the paper nicely so I used her as my twinchie's focal point. I used Papertrey Ink's Tiny Tags to create the cream Smile tag. The Smile sentiment is also from Papertrey Ink's Tiny Tags stamps. I finished by using a tiny flower.
Friday, May 13, 2011
I painted an ATC blank purple and folded it in half to fix inside the cupholder so that it would stop the painted cards falling right through.
And there you go! Why not empty out your handbag or your pockets this weekend and see what you can make?
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Hello, Diana here sharing a couple of cards I made for two of my nieces that are graduating from High School. Since they are both going to College my husband and I decided to give them money.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Hello! Today marks another Inspiration Monday! I hope this Mother's Day weekend treated you well, and that you are ready to get down to some craftiness!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Hello, Diana here to share three Mothers day Cards I made inspired by these cute puffie bird embellishments from KI Memories.
The card size is 3.5” X 3.5”, I used a Maya road chip frame that I covered with acrylic paint, added some ribbon and lace, a few extra decorations like brads and gems, and finally a rub-on with the word Celebrate.
And now a challenge, in honor of mothers day make a layout about someone in your life that is a mom, it can be your own mom, your mother in law, grandmother, an aunt or even yourself, post it to the Lets Scrap Group in our Scrappy Community, I'll post them here on May25th.
I made this layout of my mom using a sketch from Inspired Blueprints
In My Heart Forever
Wishing you all a Happy Mothers Day in advance!
Monday, May 2, 2011
Good morning! Today I wanted to share a little project that I worked on over the weekend. The project came about because I absolutely love Maya Rd. envelopes but I struggle with just how to use them. So, I decided I would alter them and use them as a card.
Here is the first one I created:
Here is a second one I created: