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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Summer Adventure Tent Album...The Tutorial is LIVE!!

 Hello everyone!  The tutorial for my Summer Adventure Tent Album is live on YouTube!
The link to see it is here!
This is my 2nd September design team project for Country Craft Creations.  I was given the Echo Park collection "Summer Adventure" and it is soooooo CUTE!  I received patterned papers,            cut-aparts, stickers, ephemera, and the solids that coordinate with the collection.  I also used a cut file I bought for my Silhouette machine by Sophie Gallo.  Click here to get to her blog and if you have the Silhouette program look her up.  She made the perfect cut file for the pine trees I needed!

I have a PDF cutting guide for you to use to maximize the use of your card stock.
You can find that file here.

Thanks for stopping by and stay crafty, my friends!
Michelle

Monday, September 16, 2019

"Summer Adventure" Tent Album Walk Through

Hi, Everyone!

Today I am sharing a link to the walk through video showing my "Summer Adventure" Tent Album.  This is my 2nd design team project for September for Country Craft Creations.  This is a concept album, in that it is shaped to resemble a tent, and it fits perfectly with the camping theme of the paper I am using.  This is Echo Park's "Summer Adventure" collection.  



Thanks for stopping by and for watching the video.  I really appreciate your support!

Stay crafty, my friends!
Michelle

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

"Summer Adventures" Mini Album Tutorial is live!

Hi!  I have finished my first September design team project for Country Craft Creations and the tutorial is live on YouTube!  The tutorial is available here on my channel.  YAY!!!  I am using Echo Park's "Summer Adventure" collection and it is SUPER CUTE!  I am also using Artisan Card Stock from Country Craft Creations in Navy and Green.

I have a cutting list here that you can use, and I also have a PDF cutting guide available to show you how to cut the cardstock to maximize it's use.

Cutting List

***Edited to add***You will also need two pieces of cardstock measuring 9 1/2 x 12 each to cover the chipboard covers

Base Pages: 4 @ 7 3/4 x 7
Pockets Under Gatefold Pages: 4 @ 3 x 7 15/16 

Gatefold Pages: 8 @ 4 x 7

Log Cabin Pocket Inside Front Cover: 
“A”: 7 x 7
“B”: 7 x 6
“C”: 6 x 6

“D”: 6 x 5 
E”: 5 x 5

Alternating Waterfall, Inside Back Cover:
Base for pages: 1 @ 2 3/4 x 3 1/4 
Closure: 1 @ 2 x 5
Portrait Pages: 3 @ 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 

Landscape Pages: 3 @ 3 3/4 x 4 1/4

Page 1:
Closure 1 @ 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 

Closure Pocket 1 @ 2 x 7

Page 2 Pockets 2 @ 4 3/4 x 7

Page 3 Closure 1 @ 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

Page 4 Double Belly Band 
1@ 2 x 8
1@ 4 x 8

Page 5:
Horizontal Tag Closure 1 @ 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Tag: 1 @ 3 x 6


Page 6:
Pocket: 1 @ 5 x 8
Foldout: 1 @ 4 1/4 x 10 1/2 and 1 @ 4 1/4 x 4 3/4


Page 7
Closure: 1 @ 4 1/4 x 9 3/4
You will also need a contrasting color card stock or patterned paper to back the element at 3 1/2 x 4 1/2


Page 8:
Tag for closure: 1 @ 3 x 6 

Closure: 1 @ 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 
Pocket: 1 @ 3 1/2 x 8 
Flap: 1 @ 4 X 7

Don't forget to check out Country Craft Creations for your supplies!

Have fun and stay crafty, my friends!
Michelle

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Prototype Share Day!

As you all know, I have been given the opportunity to be on the design team for 
Country Craft Creations.  I love that company and I am having so much fun designing for them.  

When I make an album and am creating a tutorial, I make a prototype album first to work out kinks and make sure that the album design is good before I use the products that they give me to use.  

I thought I would share today the prototype albums I made for my July Projects.

The first one was the prototype for my "Journey" album using Carta Bella's "Let's Adventure" collection.  You can see the original blog post here.
I used papers from Hot Off The Press that I had in my stash for this prototype.  I just love how it turned out.

 The embellishments were from K & Co.  Again, I was hoarding these ins my stash and it was time I used it!


 The colors matched perfectly.  

 The second project that I did for July was the Passport Holder.  This is a great project!
 For this prototype I used papers by Tim Holtz that I was hoarding.  I am glad I finally used it. 

 The picture above shows the pocket flap open to hold the passport.  




Thanks for stopping by and checking this out.  I will also do a post showing the prototypes I made for my August projects.  I am currently designing  the September projects along with getting ready with some Halloween Goodies!

Stay Crafty, My Friends!!!
Michelle


Saturday, August 31, 2019

The "Endless" Never Ending Album Tutorial is LIVE!!!



Good morning!  Here is my 3rd August design team project for Country Craft Creations!  Thanks for stopping by.  I tried a different way to do the tutorial since I have been ill, so if you have any questions, please let me know.  The tutorial is available on YouTube!

I am using "Endless" by Authentique, and it is FABULOUS!
You can get this through Country Craft Creations.

I have a link to the cutting guide so you will know how to cut the card stock to maximize its use.

Here is a cutting list, so that you have that as well.

BOOK BASE
"A" - 2 at 6 1/2 x 7 1/2
"B" - 2 at 7 x 7 1/2
"C" - 1 at 7 1/2 x 12

WATERFALL PAGE
Pages - 3 at 6 3/4 x 4 1/4
Closure - 1 at 2 x 4 1/2

BELLY BAND PAGE
Belly Band - 1 at 2 x 6 1/2
Tags - 2 at 4 1/2 x 6 1/2

POCKET PAGE
Pockets - 2 at 2 3/4 x 6 1/2
Tags - 2 at 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
            2 at 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

FOLIO PAGE
Top and Bottom Flaps -  2 at 5 x 4 1/2
Sides - 2 at 5 x 7 1/2

Extra for Mats if desired
5 at 6 1/4 x 4 1/4
7 at 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

I used 9 full 12x12 patterned papers
4 large magnets
1 yard ribbon
assorted flowers, bling and gem dots

I hope you like the project!  Stay crafty, my friends!
Michelle

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Walk Through for my "Endless" Never Ending Album is live!

Here is my 3rd August Design Team project for Country Craft Creations.  I am just in the nick of time...I've been sick for the last week, but I will have the tutorial up by tomorrow evening!!  I am using the "Endless" collection by Authentique, and I have LOVED using this paper line.

This is a take on an album style I have done in the past, but I reconfigured it to hold much much more and to allow for awesome embellishing.  I hope you enjoy this project.  As always, if you have questions please let me know.  See you later for the tutorial.

Here is the video on the walk through.

There's also a sneak peek of the paper line I received for September's Projects!

Visit Country Craft Creations for your supplies for this project.
https://www.countrycraftcreations.com

Stay Crafty, My Friends!
Michelle

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Updates and Such!

Hi, Crafty People!

I hope all is well with you.  I thought I would give some updates and share some other projects that I have been working on.  This is a long post, but I think you are going to like it.

I have been busy with the design team projects I do for Country Craft Creations, but I have also been making some cool projects as well.

Remember the Christmas in July projects I did with the design team?  Well, I decided that my goal is to make every project that these talented ladies made.  I started with the awesome project by Christina Aubin.  She created these adorable mini Christmas album ornaments and they are just the cutest thing.  I made two of them.
 I used scraps that I had and it really used up a lot of the pieces I couldn't bear to throw away.

 There are pockets all over the pages, and the pages themselves are also pockets that have pull outs in them.

 SOOOO CUTE!  They measure about 3x3".

I had some of these bells and Christmas lights and I put them on the ribbon hangers.  I love them!  Check out her tutorial on YouTube.  You can find it here.

I also made some 3D card folios by Tamra Merill-Kilgore of Country Craft Creations.  She made these great cards that can double as albums and gift card holders.  Super fun to make...so much so that I made a bunch of them and busted my Christmas paper leftover stash!  The tutorial is available on the Authentique Paper Facebook Page.  Here is the link.



Last, but not least...by the end of this  weekend I will have my tutorial for my "Endless" Never Ending mini album up and live on YouTube.  I am finishing up things, and will have a walk through also posted.  It turned out awesome.  I am using the "Endless" collection by Authentique and it is amazing.  This is the 3rd August design team project for Country Craft Creations.  


I think you are going to like it!

Thanks for stopping by.  I do appreciate all of your support.  Y'all are amazing!

Stay Crafty, My Friends!
Michelle

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

"Endless" Accordion File Album Tutorial is AVAILABLE!!!


GOOD MORNING!

I have completed my second design team project for the month of August for 
Visit the store and stock up on your supplies, as you will love this album!  I used the "Endless" collection by Authentique and it is GORGEOUS!!!  

In the description I have a cutting list, but I also have a PDF file available for you so that you can see how to cut the cardstock to maximize its use.


If you want to print the cutting list now...here it is.

Cutting List:  All measurements are in inches

CHIPBOARD:
2 - 6 x 8
1 - 2 1/2 x 8

COVER/FILE ALBUM

Outer Cover:
1 - 10 x 12
1 - 10 x 5 1/2
Inner Cover:
1 - 7 7/8 x 7 7/8
1 - 7 7/8 x 7 1/4
Flap Cover:
1 - 8 x 7 1/2
Sides:
2 - 5 x 6
Dividers:
2 - 5 1/2 x 9
Back Pocket:
1 - 4 1/2 x 9
Tags for Back Pocket:
1 - 6 1/4 x 4 1/4
1 - 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

FOLDERS
Folder Pieces "A":
3 - 6 x 7
Folder Pieces "B":
3 - 6 1/2 x 7
Folder Front Photo Mats:
3 - 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

FOLDER #1 ELEMENTS
Waterfall Closure:
2 - 2 x 5
Waterfall Pages:
6 - 3 1/2 x 5
Waterfall Base Pocket:
2 - 4 x 7

FOLDER #2 ELEMENTS
Top/Bottom Flaps:
4 - 4 x 5
Side Flaps:
2 - 6 3/4 x 5 3/4
Trifolds:
2 - 9 3/4 x 4 1/4
Tags:
2 - 6 1/4 x 4 1/4

FOLDER #3 ELEMENTS:
Small Pockets:
2 - 3 1/2 x 5
Large Pockets:
2 - 4 1/2 x 6 1/2
Tags:
2 - 4 1/4 x 6 1/4


I hope you enjoy the tutorial!  Let me know what you think!  

Stay Crafty!

Michelle

Sunday, August 18, 2019

"Endless" Accordion File Album Walk Through Video

Hi! This is my 2nd August Design Team project for Country Craft Creations. This can be described as three albums in one. It's a great project featuring Authentique's "Endless" collection. It's a wonderful paper line that screams summer. It is a fun album to make and I think you'll like it. The tutorial will be coming soon!

Come on over to my YouTube Channel to check out the video!

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Saturday, August 10, 2019

"Endless" Portfolio Album Tutorial

Good morning!!!
This is my first August design team project for Country Craft Creations and it is soooooo cute!  I love how it turned out and I think you will too!  The paper collection and the Artisan Card Stock as well as the seam binding, gem dots and magnets are available at Country Craft Creations.  Stop by their store and pick it up!  
The customer service is AMAZING!  

Supplies used were:
Artisan Cardstock, 12x12", 11 of the brown, 4 of the ivory
Authentique papers ("Endless" and the Spectrum papers to go with it, total of 13 sheets.
Seam binding, approximately 1 1/2 yards
Magnets, Large, x2
Graphic 45 gem dots/flowers (assorted from my stash)
Key Hole (from my stash)

 I did this so that you can maximize the use of the cardstock and not have a lot of waste.  I did not do this for the patterned paper as you may want to use different papers.  I did give you the total of how many sheets it took me to make the book.  (See above).

Here is the cut list for the cardstock... (for the base of the book, not the photo mats as you may choose to do things different).  All of the photo mats and patterned papers are cut 1/8" shorter/narrower than the cardstock they cover.  All measurements listed below are in inches.

Portfolio Cover: 
Back 9x7
Left side 9x5
Right side 9 x 3
Top and bottom flap 2 @ 5x6
Pockets for top and bottom flaps 2 @ 3 3/4 x 5 1/4
Tags for top and bottom flaps 2 @ 4 x 5 and 2 @3 1/2 x 4 1/2
Tag for inside left portfolio pocket 1 each @ 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and 
3 1/2 x 4 1/2
Photo mat for outside left (on cover) 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

Binding Pieces:
2 @ 3 x 6
2 @ 3 x 9

Mini Album Cover:
2 @ 8 x 7 1/2

Pages for mini album:

Page 1 and page 3 bases are identical
     Piece A,  2 @ 7 1/2 x 11 3/4
     Piece B,  2 @ 4 1/2 x 7 1/2
     Pockets for page 1 and 3, 2 @ 5 7/8 x 4 1/2
     Tags for pockets for page 1 and 3, 2 @ 4 1/2 x 6 1/2

Page 2 base
     Piece A, 1 @ 7 1/2 x 6
     Piece B, 1 @ 8 1/2 x 6
     Foldout, 7 x 10
     Pockets on the back of page 2, 2 @ 6 1/2 x 3
     Tags for pockets, 2 @ 3 1/2 x 4 1/2

Mini Album, inside front cover trifold:
     Piece A, 7 x 10 1/2
     Piece B, 7 x 5

Mini album inside back cover:
     Pocket 3 1/2 x 9, tag for this pocket 4 1/2 x 6 1/2
     Flap 5 x 8
     Pocket for flap, 4 1/2 x 5 1/2, tag for this pocket 4 x 6 1/2

All measurements are checked and I also give them in a tutorial, but I'm human.  If you notice a problem or have any questions, please let me know, I will be happy to help out!  Have fun with it!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle
     

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

"Endless" Portfolio Album Walk Through is Live!


Hello everyone!  I wanted to let you all know that I have a 
showing my first Country Craft Creations design team project for August. 


The papers are by Authentique and the collection is called "Endless."  
THE PAPER COLLECTION IS GORGEOUS!


The supplies are available at Country Craft Creations.  


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a crafty day!

💖
Michelle

Sunday, July 28, 2019

"Let's Travel" Suitcase Album Video Is Live!

 Good morning!  This is my 4th and final July design team project for Country Craft Creations.  I have created a "Suitcase Album" for you, using up almost all of the remaining scraps of papers I had from my design team package.  This is a great stash buster project also, as I used a few items I have been hoarding for a long time!
 The paper collection is available at Country Craft Creations.  Stop by and check it out.  You will not be sorry!  Just click the link below and you can see all of the yumminess they offer!



Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a crafty day!

💖
Michelle

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Christmas in July with Country Craft Creations has started! 



The designers are showing some wonderful projects! Here's the lineup, everyday 1-2 designers are featured! This is a YouTube "video hop." Just click on the links and it will take you to the designers pages and you can check out their project along with the tutorials to make them. Have fun!

Sunday, July 21
Ann Marie Cholewinski
https://www.youtube.com/user/annmariecho40/videos
Bobbie Weaver
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Zy2VkYnqlF1VyJGIpzAzw

Monday, July 22
Cathy Lee
https://www.youtube.com/user/CathyLeeInColorado/videos
Christina Aubin
https://www.youtube.com/cha…/UCAZEFjMmI_so2oK22g7mRfA/videos

Tuesday, July 23
Jackie Randolph
https://www.youtube.com/cha…/UC58LQc3N9loFf6Gcv-3mvlQ/videos

Wednesday, July 24
Jennifer Palmer
https://www.youtube.com/cha…/UCXrL49i3sc_aV48_DXPZgfA/videos
Martha Tucker https://www.youtube.com/user/marthascraps/videos

Thursday, July 25
Kim Rannells
https://www.youtube.com/user/krannells/videos

Friday, July 26
Lori Thomas
https://www.youtube.com/user/LMsCraftyCreations/videos
Michelle Allen
https://www.youtube.com/cha…/UC7f48hi09IcydCud9YZsqNQ/videos

Saturday, July 27
Sandy Trefger
https://www.youtube.com/user/sance53/videos

Monday, July 15, 2019

My Photo Frame Tutorial is Live!

 Hi Everyone!  This is my 3rd July project for my Country Craft Creations Design Team.  

Today I have a tutorial for you on how to make these awesome 5x7" photo frames using one piece of patterned paper and two pieces of card stock.  
 This is not a new idea, but it is a great idea for using up that last sheet of wonderful paper in your collection to showcase your favorite pictures from your vacation.  
 This is using Carta Bella's "Let's Travel" line, and it is available at 
Stop on by my YouTube channel and check it out.  It's quick and easy and gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by!

💖
Michelle

Saturday, July 6, 2019

The Passport Tutorial is Live!

Good morning!  Today I have for you my second July Design Team project for 
Country Craft Creations!  

The paper collection is by Carta Bella, "Let's Travel" and the Artisan Cardstock is
by Country Craft Creations.  Both can be ordered by going to the link below.


I think you will really like this tutorial and love making this project.  
It is fun to make and very versatile!

I have posted the tutorial for my Passport holder on YouTube, and here is the link!  



I have made another visual cutting guide for you.  I know I am a visual person, so I think it will be helpful, and it will also let you know how to cut your card stock to get the most out of it with little waste.  

Passport Holder Cutting Guide ***PLEASE SEE BELOW***

ADDENDUM!!!  7-10-19

I had an error on the cutting guide on page 4.  Below is a picture of the CORRECT measurements for the middle page and a reconfigured cutting guide for that page.  I'm sorry if it caused any inconvenience!



Thank you for visiting.  As always, if you have any questions please ask and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  Have fun with this...it's a quick and easy, and functional project!

💖
Michelle

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Passport Holder, Design Team Project #2 for July!

I have a video walkthrough of the next project I created to go with the first mini album I created using  Carta Bella's "Let's Travel" paper collection.


 To see the full walkthrough please check out the video.  You can see it here.    A full tutorial will be coming very soon!


 This is a super fun project to make, and there are so many possibilities!


Visit Country Craft Creations to get your supplies!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a wonderfully crafty day!!
💖
Michelle