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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Echo Parks "Oh Snap" Part 3: One Sheet Wonder Cards

Last, but not least, I used the rest of the papers and pieces I had to create these cards.  I used a one sheet wonder sheet I found on Pinterest to cut some of the cards, the rest I just started using up what I had.  I made these great generic cards that are so darn cute!  The three on the top are odd sized, so I used my We Are Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to create envelopes for them.  (The envelopes are under all of the cards, that is the white you are seeing.)

Thanks for looking, and remember to use up all of your scraps!

Stay crafty, my friends!!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Echo Park's "Oh Snap" Part 2: A Polaroid Mini Album


 Remember these?  This is an OLD OLD OLD Polaroid camera I have had for well over 20 years, maybe even 25.  I can't buy film for it, I don't know if they even make it anymore.  I have upgraded to the new Instax cameras, and I love it.  But I loved this one too.

 Big, clunky, and well used.  I decided to make one from paper!!  I have seen these done, but haven't seen tutorials.  So, I sat down with a ruler and pencil and graph paper, and came up with my own pattern based off of my own camera.  Here is what I came up with.
I LOVE IT!!!  I can't believe how cool it turned out to be.  I raided my stash for jewels and such to act as the buttons.  The body of the camera is one piece, that I folded and put together. 
The flash and eye viewer are separate boxes added on.  Don't you love the "picture" coming out of the camera?
 I wanted to make it a mini album also, but how to do it?  Well, I made a drawer.
 If you pull the picture, the drawer opens and a mini album is inside.
 I used leftover pieces from the collection that I had from the Part 1 cereal box project.  Since these are small, I used pieces of the actual packaging for most of the smaller embellishments.
 I also used the small shots of the papers on the packaging to create these "polaroid" pages.

 This turned out so cute!!

 Simple, and plenty of space for journaling on each page.


Now, I need to show you part three!!!  I can't believe how much I created with this mini paper pack!!

Stay crafty, my friends!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Echo Park's "Oh Snap!" Part 1: Cereal Box and Mini Album!!

 I bought this Mini Theme pack by Echo Park, and promptly hoarded it with my other treasures.  Until I saw this video that shows how to make a cereal box with your We Are Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, by LiveLoveScrap.  I knew I had to try it, and I knew these were the papers to use.
 Here is a top view of the box, very cool!!  This is a super easy project, her tutorial is awesome!
I figured that something had to go inside of the box, so I decided to make a mini album.
 I raided my stash and came up with this tag album, full of film goodies.
 I used some of the papers from the paper line, some tags, and card stock from my stash.

 Here is the front of the book, splayed out.
Here is the back.

Now, I bet you are wondering why this is called "Part 1".  I had papers left over and what to do with them?  You aren't going to believe what I did!!!  The next post will show you the second part of this paper pack crafty explosion.  There will be a third part as well!!  I made the most of this mini pack!  I may do a video on this also.  Stay tuned...

Here is a list of things I used for this cereal box and mini:

Papers:  American Crafts, Echo Park, Ink Essentials Manilla Cardstock
Flowers:  Recollections, Bo Bunny, Prima
Brads:  Making Memories
Film Negatives:  Creative Imaginations
Ribbons:  Unknown
Ring:  7 Gypsies
Ink:  Tim Holtz

Stay crafty, my friends!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Graphic 45's April Challenge

 This is my take on the Graphic 45 monthly challenge.  The link to the original post and the project sheet can be found here on the Graphic 45 Blog.
 Every month the challenge is to create a mini, using the base book and the paper collection they choose.  You make the mini, upload a picture to their Facebook page, and they choose a winner for a cool prize package.
 The mini is made of file folders and tags.  I added black card stock for photo mats.
 I used a variety of flowers and bling from my stash.  I also made flowers using the add on pieces you can buy for this collection, which is, by the way, the Mother Goose Collection.
 The challenge was to use the Mother Goose papers for a different look, a Spring look.
 I love how it turned out.  The base book is super easy to put together, the project sheet is awesome.
 I added a couple of flip pages.
 The blank spaces are going to be for journaling.

 It is quite a big book!  I am using it for our vacation, which I am currently on, for April.  Hence the name "April" on my cover.


 Lots of pics, I know, but it turned out pretty neat!
 I didn't take the tags out, but the ones on the left are actually "Polaroid" type tags.  The tags used as pages were supposed to be by Graphic 45, but I didn't have any, and my local stores don't carry any.  I am hoping that the Creative Keepsakes Convention I am going to tomorrow with Jackie has them, if they do I am buying them up!
I love the different page sizes and styles.
OK, I'm done.  PHEW!  I hope you liked it.  Go on over to the blog and get the project sheet.  Sign up for the Newsletter to get information on the months to come.  I think I might keep this up!  Wish me luck!

Stay Crafty, My Friends!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Double Paper Bag Page Mini Album Tutorials Available Now!

 The tutorials for the double paper bag pages are available on YouTube now.  They cover how I made the base pages with their variations, the envelope gusseted page, the giant envelope page, and the small pocket pages.
All of the pages and variations are in both of these albums.  You can see the albums here:

Homemade Recipe Album Video

Ladies Diary Album Video

Double Paper Bag Page Tutorial Part 1 of 3

Double Paper Bag Page Tutorial Part 2 of 3

Double Paper Bag Page Tutorial Part 3 of 3

I hope you like the videos, and create your own album!

Stay crafty, my friends!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Ladies Diary Mini Album

 Hi all, welcome to the blog.  Today I am going to show you a little of this mini album that I made.  I also did a video that you can find on my YouTube channel that will go more into the book and how the pages are constructed.
 I used my "double paper bag page" design, but did some different things with it for this mini.
 It turned out gorgeous, and has all kinds of space to tuck those little letters and notes, pictures and journaling.
 Don't you just love this paper?
Here is a peek at one of the page layouts.  Please come over to see the video.

ETA:  Here is a list of the products I used.

Bags:  Celebrate It
Paper:  Graphic 45, Paper Accents, Bazzill
Brads:  American Crafts
Lace and Ribbon:  Teresa Collins, American Crafts, some unknown
Bling:  Recollections, Prima
Flowers:  Petaloo, Recollections, Bo Bunnuy
Doily:  Bo Bunny
Metal Key:  Graphic 45
Metal Lock:  JoAnn's
Photo Corners:  3L
Paper Clips:  Prima
Postcards:  American Tag Company
Punches:  Martha Stewart, WRMK Envelope Punch Board
Ink:  Tim Holtz, Prima


Stay crafty, my friends!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Showers...

…Bring May flowers.  Happy April, Everyone, I hope you all have a glorious month!!

Stay crafty, my friends!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Double Paper Bag Page Mini Album

First off I would like to congratulate everyone that make the finalists for the Graphic 45 design team call.  What an incredible opportunity for those who made it, and I can not wait to see what they come up with for their finalist projects.   I wasn't one of the finalists this year, but there is always a chance to try again next year.    I do appreciate the opportunity to try.  It was FUN!

Now, for my project to share with you today.  My new recipe album!
Here is an album I created with a new way to join paper bags.  It turned out to be a "mega album" in that it is HUGE!
This is a stash buster project also.  I was able to use a lots of recipe themed papers and cards from my stash.
 I have a video of it on my YouTube channel.  
Thanks for looking.

Stay crafty, my friends!