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Jackie and Michelle


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!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Christmas Tree Box and Mini Album

 Good evening!!!  I have made this album using papers I bought when I was at the latest Creating Keepsakes Convention a couple of weeks ago.  I used Authentique's "Alpine" paper line, and I think it turned out wonderful!
 I wanted to make a Christmas Tree shaped box.  The box could be done separately and used as a gift box, but the album inside is just awesome to place into it for a gift.
I have a video share that covers the whole project.  I hope to have a tutorial done very soon.

Thanks for visiting, and don't forget to stay crafty!!!


Saturday, November 16, 2019

Christmas Album in a Box Tutorial

 Hello!  I created this album in a box and I have done a tutorial for it on YouTube.  I wanted to share a few pictures and give the link to the video.  Below you will find the cutting guide pictures for the card stock and the cutting list.
 This album is fun...The box folds open, almost "explosion" style to reveal an inner box that holds the album in place.  The inside covers also have a pocket and a waterfall feature.
 This would be a fun album to do for lots of different themes, birthdays, babies, etc.

I used Graphic 45's "Christmas Magic" collection.  I had used some of it for my "Perpetual Accordion Album" project I did for Country Craft Creations Christmas in July design team project.  If you are interested in visiting that tutorial you can find it here.    I had purchased all of the paper, including the Artisan Cardstock at Country Craft Creations.  Visit the store and see what wonderful supplies she has in stock for you!
So the link to the tutorial video on YouTube can be found here.

You will be using 10 sheets of cardstock, and one magnet. I used about 2/3rds of a pack of patterned papers. Cutting List: Box Piece A: 2 at 9 x 10 Box Piece B: 2 at 3 1/2 x 9 Box Bottom: 1 at 8 x 2 1/2 Inner Box: 1 at 7 1/2 x 12 Lid Piece A: 1 at 10 5/8 x 11 1/4 Lid Piece B: 1 at 4 1/2 6 5/8 Inner Back Box Cover Pocket 1 at 3 x 8 Inner Front Box Cover Waterfall: Pages: 6 at 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 Closure: 1 at 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 Mini Album Cover: 1 at 7 1/2 x 12 Mini Album Pages: 3 at 7 1/4 x 5 5/8 Mini Album Page 3 pockets: 2 at 3 x 6 1/4 Mini Album Page 4 Photo Mat: 1 at 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 Mini Album Page 4 Booklet: 1 at 4 1/2 x 4 1 at 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 Mini Album Page 5: Pocket Flap A, 1 at 4 x 7 1/2 Pocket Flap B, 1 at 4 x 6 1/2

Below you will find the cutting guides to show you how to cut your card stock.

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks your support.

Stay crafty, my friends!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

"Life's A Journey" Wall Rosette

 Hi All!  I have posted a show and tell/tutorial on how I created this "Wall Rosette" using my design team package from Country Craft Creations.  I am using the "Life's a Journey" collection by Graphic 45 and it is FANTASTIC!
I'll tell you everything I did to create this, and show another one that I made for Halloween.  I love these because they are easy to make and very versatile.

Check out Country Craft Creations for the supplies and check out my video to see how to make one.

Have a great day and stay crafty!!


Sunday, October 27, 2019

"Life's a Journey" Tag Album Tutorial

Good morning, everyone!

I'm here today to share with you the tag album tutorial that I created for the Country Craft Creations design team!  I'm really excited about this album, the paper collection that I was given is amazing...the colors are spectacular.  The album is an easy one to do, but has so much interaction and opportunity to put pictures and journaling.

I used the Life's a Journey collection by Graphic 45, Graphic 45 square tags (which I built this album around) along with the Artisan Cardstock, seam binding, Graphic 45 pearl gems, and some various items from my stash.

Country Craft Creations is an amazing online store, and they have all of the supplies you need for this project.  They have the best customer service around, your order will ship within 24 hours, usually in just a couple of hours (seriously!), and the Artisan Cardstock is the best cardstock I have ever, ever, ever worked with.    Check them out by clicking this link!

The video tutorial is on my YouTube channel, and you can see it here by clicking this link.

I am using a new method of wrapping your chipboard designed by Tamra Kilgore-Merrill (who is the owner of Country Craft Creations and our awesome leader!). This is a link to her full tutorial that describes this method in detail. I do go over it in this video, but I encourage you to check out her tutorial! This is the second time I have done it and I love it! This is the link to her tutorial.

Here is a cutting list, and below that is a cutting guide to help you cut your cardstock.  I used 1 piece of 12 x 12" chipboard for the covers.  I used 10 sheets of cardstock.  I honestly don't know how much patterned paper I used because I used up a lot of scraps from my first project for this month.  I'm sorry about that!

Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy the tutorial!


2 @ 6 x 6"
1 @ 6 x 2 1/2"

Cardstock to cover chipboard:
2 @ 8 x 8"
1 @ 8 x 4 1/2"

Pages (Base pages, these will be built upon):
4 @ 11 1/4 x 10 1/2"
Keep the scraps removed (as shown in the tutorial) to create the following:
2 @ 5 1/2 x 5 (see tutorial, you will incorporate the score line)
4 @ 2 1/2 x 5" (for simple pockets)

Waterfall page/pocket assembly:
Pocket:  1 @ 6 1/2 x 4 3/4"
Pages:  6 @ 3 5/8 x 4 1/4"
Cover page:  1 @ 6 x 4 1/4"

Swivel Page:
2 @ 4 x 4

Belly Band Flip:
1 @ 3 X 11"

Simple double pocket:
1 @ 6 1/4 x 4 1/4

Accordion page:
2 @ 4 1/4 x 9
1 @ 4 1/4 x 4 1/4

Expanding pocket:
1 @ 11 1/2 x 8"

Below you will find the visual cutting guide!

Again, thank you for stopping by.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Stay crafty, my friends,

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Coffin Tower Exploding Box Album

 You have heard of Explosion Box Albums...
 You have heard of Towering Explosion Box Albums...
But have you seen one in a coffin shape for HALLOWEEN???


I'm so excited about this project!  It is really easy, and fun to make and it turns out so darn cool!

I know you will love it.  Full details are on YouTube in the description.  I can't wait for you to see it.

Stay crafty, my friends!


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Life's a Journey Mini Album Tutorial

 Hello Everyone!  My first design team project for the month of October for Country Craft Creations is available on my YouTube Channel!  It can be found by clicking this link.

I used the amazing collection by Graphic 45 called "Life's a Journey". You can get the paper collection, the black and ivory Artisan Cardstock, the Art Glitter Glue, and the Graphic 45 Gem dots that I used at Country Craft Creations.  Please check out this store, and this online community.  You will love the people, the supplies and the tutorials!

I have a full cutting list in the description section of the tutorial.  I have also created a cutting guide that will give you a visual of who to cut your cardstock so that you can maximize its use.

The cutting guide can be found here for download.

Thanks for looking!  I really hope you enjoy the tutorial.  I have really enjoyed making this album, and I loved using the papers, the colors are scrumptious!

Stay crafty, my friends!


Sunday, October 6, 2019

"Life's a Journey" Mini Album Walk Through

 Hi everyone.  I am here to share some pictures and give you a link to see my newest mini album.  
 This is my first October design team project for Country Craft Creations and I am using the Graphic 45 collection "Life's a Journey".  It is a beautiful collection and I know you are going to love it!
 The colors are so beautiful and vibrant.  I know you will just love working with it.  
 Head on over to the walk through and check it out, then go on to Country Craft Creations to get your supplies.  You will love how this album works and you will love these papers!
 Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful day!
Stay crafty, my friends!!!!