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Jackie and Michelle


Monday, February 3, 2020

A new design team project!

 I have a new package from Country Craft Creations and I have made my first design team project with it.
 I am using Authentique's "Purebred" paper collection and it is GORGEOUS!!!  I love the colors and the images are spectacular. It is suited for dogs and cats, and it inspired this project.
 I constructed a treat holder for your pet with this collection.  As you can see in the photo below, it holds a full bag and some!  Plenty of room to store treats and it looks beautiful!  I used flowers, bling, and buttons from my stash.  I also used Glossy Accents on the paws, hearts and the bone on the paper.    Foam tape raises up the front element to give some more dimension.

 I have a tutorial on YouTube and you can find it here.  I hope you like it, I had fun with the construction, and I even came up with a different lid construction that I think you will like.
 Pop on over to Country Craft Creations to get your supplies, and go on over to YouTube and see how to make it.  You will love it!
Stay Crafty, My Friends!!!🐶

Monday, January 13, 2020


It's been a little while since I have been on the blog and I just thought 
I would catch you up on some stuff.

The following projects were my design team projects for Country Craft Creations.  
Check out this store here, you will love the selection, quality and the service.  

I have done a few videos on YouTube and I didn't get a chance until now to post them, 
so here they are...

The first video was this one.  I created what I called the "Home Again Traditions Recipe Album".  I did this project for Country Craft Creations and it was a super fun and quick project.  We had a New Year's Eve Crop, and my project was one of the two "pre-crop" projects. I share a fun way to make pockets, and a different way to make a waterfall assembly.  

Next, I did a video sharing how I go through my process for making patchwork papers out of scraps,  I used some of these in my album shown above, because I had a ton of scraps and not enough 12x12 paper sheets to finish the album.  

Then, today, I shared a video on how I created the book assembly in the "Home Again Folio" that I created.   I did share this in the tutorial, but some commented that it was hard to see because of the brown paper.  I recreated that piece of the tutorial using multiple colors to demonstrate it better.

Thanks again for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy the videos, and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.  Have a wonderfully crafty day!!!


Saturday, December 21, 2019

The tutorial for my "Home Again" Explosion Album is LIVE!!

Please join me over on YouTube for the tutorial on how to make this awesome little album! 

This is the second design team project I made for Country Craft Creations and I am using the "Home Again" paper line from Carta Bella.   I also used brown and ivory Artisan Cardstock.   Please visit Country Craft Creations for the supplies by clicking this link.

There is a little disclaimer I need to add...the video music is weird for a few seconds on the video, but then it is OK.  I'm not sure what happened, and I will try to fix it.  Please forgive me, I am not sure what to do or why it is that way.  UGH, technology!!!

Below is the cutting guide and the cutting list. 

I did not include the cutting guide for the "yard" base tray.  It is an optional part of this project.  If you do want to make it, you will need one piece of cardstock at 9 x 9", and strips of cardstock at 1 1/2" wide and a fence cutting die  (I used the Tim Holtz die), or a fence cutting file on a Cricut or Silhouette program.  

Here is the cutting list:  

PLEASE NOTE:  There are two lid options.  You do not need to cut out both the Flat and Roof Lid Pieces.  Only cut the one lid you choose to do the project with.  

Cutting list: Box Base: 2 at 12 x 12 Box Side Add On Pieces: 2 at 6 1/2 x 6 Album Pages: 10 at 5 1/2 x 6 "Flat Lid" Option: 1 at 11 5/8 x 11 5/8 "Roof Lid" Option: 1 at 7 1/8 x 12 "Roof Lid" Option Front and Back: 2 at 6 1/8 x 4 1/2 Mats for Inside of Box: 4 at 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 4 at 4 1/4 x 3 1/4

Here are the pictures of the cutting guide.  

PLEASE NOTE: There are two lid options. Please read the notes on the pictures to make sure you are cutting out the proper pieces for the lid option you choose.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

"Home Again" Explosion Box Album

I have the walk through available on YouTube for this fun and easy album
 I am using the "Home Again" collection from Carta Bella that was given to me as part of my design team package for Country Craft Creations.  It turned out SOOOOOO CUTE!!
 I show you how to make the box/album, and two different lid options, the roof or a flat lid.  I will also show you how to make the "yard" tray.
Go on over to Country Craft Creations to get the fabulous papers, and the Artisan Cardstock.  The tutorial will be up soon!

Stay Crafty, My Friends!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

"Home Again" Folio Tutorial is LIVE!

 Good morning!  The "Home Again" Folio Tutorial, which is my design team project for         Country Craft Creations, is LIVE!  Please visit my YouTube Channel for the tutorial.  I know you will like it!  
Below you will find the cutting guide (visual) for the cardstock used in making the base of this project. I also have a cutting list if you prefer that method.   I used brown Artisan cardstock that I purchased from Country Craft Creations, and it is a dream to work with.  I know you will love it!  

And if you are on Facebook, check out the Country Craft Creations page.  It is an amazing community of crafters, tutorials galore from all of the designers, and they are all free!

Thank you for looking and I hope you have a crafty day!

CUTTING LIST: FOLIO BASE PIECES: Labeled A, B, C, D, E, and F. The video explains exactly what this means. A and D: 2 at 9 x 8" B and C: 2 at 9 x 8 1/2" E and F: 2 at 9 x 7 3/4" ADD ON'S TO THE BASE PIECES (Labeled per piece it goes on) A: Belly Band: 1 at 1 1/2 x 7 3/4" B: Side Flaps: 2 at 6 1/2 x 5" Top and Bottom Flaps: 2 at 4 1/2 x 7" Pop Up Book Mechanism: 1 at 3 x 6" Pop Up Book Card (Large): 1 at 10 x 7" Pop Up Book Card (small inside): 1 at 4 1/4 x 6 1/2" C: Pop and Twist Pop Up Card (inside): 1 at 4 1/2 x 12" Pop and Twist Card (outside): 1 at 7 1/2 x 5" 1 at 7 x 5" Pop and Twist Mechanism: 1 at 4 1/2 x 11" D: Belly Band: 1 at 1 1/2 x 7 3/4" E: Horizontal Pocket: 1 at 4 x 7 3/4" Gatefold Pieces: 2 at 5 x 6 3/4" Slider Closure Pieces: 2 at 3 1/4 x 4 1/4" Slider Closure Mechanism: 2 at 2 5/8 x 3 1/4 F: Vertical Pocket: 1 at 3 1/2 x 10" Gatefold Pieces: 2 at 9 x 3 7/8" Gatefold Closure: 1 at 4 1/4 x 4 1/4" Tag for Closure: 1 at 3 x 6"

Below is the visual Cutting Guide:

Friday, December 13, 2019

"Home Again" Folio

 Good Evening!  I have a walk through video available for my latest design team project for 
 I created this awesome folio using the collection "Home Alone" by Carta Bella.  It is so pretty!!!  I also used Artisan Cardstock from Country Craft Creations.  Believe me, once you try this cardstock you will never want to use any other kind of paper.  
 The tutorial should be available in a couple of days.  Please stop by my YouTube channel and check it out.  I really think you are going to like it!  The walk through is here!
 Thank you so much for stopping by.  
Stay crafty, my friends,

Friday, November 29, 2019

Christmas Tree Box and Album Tutorial

My tutorial is live on YouTube!  YAY!
 In the video I will show you how to make the box and the album.  I will be using Echo Park's "Twas the Night Before Christmas, Volume 2" for the tutorial.
 It is an easy project to do and one that I think you will love.  Please come and check it out!
Here is the link to the video.

Below is the cutting guide so that you can maximize the use of the cardstock.  I also show you a really cool way to get four 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 mats out of one sheet of cardstock!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have fun with this project.

Stay crafty, my friends!