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Monday, July 27, 2020

File Folder Junk Journal


Hi Everyone!  I have a new YouTube video to share with you!  I just finished this awesome File Folder Junk Journal and I was inspired by a ton of awesome artists.  This was a great stash buster and it was a lot of fun to do.

I list the artists that helped to inspire me in the description of the video.  I also did a few things that were my idea...

Check it out...I hope you like it!

Stay crafty and safe,
Michelle

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

America Box Album Folio Tutorial


The tutorial is LIVE!!!  Please visit my YouTube Channel for the tutorial.

This is my 3rd design team project for Country Craft Creations using the "America" paper collection by Echo Park.  I love this paper collection and I know you will too!  

Country Craft Creations has all of the patterned paper, stickers, ephemera, Artisan Cardstock, seam binding, magnets and Art Glitter Glue you need to make this project. Visit them today and get your supplies!  

Below is a list of the supplies you will need for this project and the cutting guides for this project.  I hope you like it and have fun with it.  Thanks for stopping by!  



Stay safe and stay crafty, 
Michelle

Supplies: Artisan Cardstock: Dark blue x 8, white x 3, red x 1, light blue x 1 Patterned paper: 12-13 sheets Stickers and ephemera, flowers for decorations Large magnets: 4 Seam binding: At least 2 yards, more if desired 5-10 sheets of copy paper Cutting List: Back of box: 1 - 6 x 8 Top and bottom flaps of box : 2 - 6 x 6 Side flaps of box: 2 - 8 x 7 1/2 Gusset pocket: 1 - 4 1/2 x 9 Small pocket on gusset pocket: 1 - 2 1/2 x 7 Stacked pages: 4 - 4 1/2 x 8 Pocket on stacked pages: 2 - 2 1/2 x 9 Left page: 1 - 8 x 7 1/2 Right page: 1 - 8 x 7 Angled swing pockets: 2 - 6 x 6 1/2 Waterfalls: 2 - 4 x 10 2 - 4 x 9 2 - 4 x 4 1/2 Journal cover: 1 - 7 x 10








America Box Album Folio Walk Through

Hi everyone !  I have a walk through I think you are going to like!


I am using the “America” paper collection from Echo Park for this design team project for Country Craft Creations. It is gorgeous!  




Please check out Country Craft Creations for all of your supplies. 

countrycraftcreations.com


Thanks for stopping by!!!

Stay safe and stay crafty!!!

Michelle

Saturday, July 4, 2020

America Bunting Tutorial

I have made this bunting for an Independence Day decoration 


This is my 2nd design team project for Country Craft Creations using the Echo Park "America" paper collection and it is so cute!




Head on over to Country Craft Creations to get your supplies and check out the video tutorial!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!!

Have fun, and Stay Safe!!!

Friday, June 26, 2020

America Mini Album with a Box Tutorial

Hello Everyone!  I have the tutorial for my “America Mini Album with  Box” for you today!  This tutorial has taken a couple of tries to get done but here it is…YAY!  This is my design team project (#1) for Country Craft Creations using the “America” paper line from Echo Park.  You are going to love the simplicity and the versatility of this project!  I will give the information on the measurements in the tutorial, but I will also have a cutting list for the cardstock below.  Also below I will have a cutting guide also…this is a visual guide on how to cut the cardstock so that you don’t waste any paper!  
 Have fun with  this project!  Visit Country Craft Creations at 
https://www.countrycraftcreations.com  to get the paper collection and the artisan cardstock that I used, as well as the Art Glitter Glue! Thanks for coming by and watching!  Stay safe and stay crafty!
 The tutorial is on my YouTube Channel.  You can find the link here.  Please, if you haven't already, subscribe to my channel.  I post quite a bit of fun project ideas to share!



CUTTING LIST:  {Please note:  I did the cutting list for the project that I made with the papers from Country Craft Creations.  In that project I used Kraft and Brown Cardstock for the box.  In the video I did it a little different.  I did explain the differences in the tutorial}

The total supplies needed are:  Cardstock, 2 each of Kraft, brown, red, and blue.  5 of white.  One 6 x 6 paper pad.  Foam tape, score tape and Art Glitter Glue.  Two large magnets.  1 yard each of red, white and blue ribbon.  Three “fuse” decorations for the fireworks.  

Box:
Kraft
1 - 11 1/2 x 11
1 - 3 1/5 x 5
Brown
4 - 6 3/8 x 3 7/8
4 - 2 3/8 x 3 7/8
2 - 6 3/8 x 2 3/8

Album…All in white

Pages and cover
5 - 6 1/2 x 6

Spine
1 - 2 x 6

Pockets for inside the covers
2 - 3 x 6 1/2

Angled Pockets
1 - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2, cut on the diagonal for two pockets

Waterfall pages
Pages, 6 - 5 x 4
Closure, 2 - 3 x 4 1/2

Vertical Pocket
1 - 3 1/2 x 7

Belly Band
1 at 1 3/4 x 7

Fireworks for the front of the box
Red Firework:
Chipboard 2 1/2 x 6
1 - 8 x 4/12
2 3/8 x 5 7/8

White Firework:
Chipboard 2 x 5 1/2
1 - 4 x 7 1/2
1 - 1 7/8 x 5 3/8

Blue Firework:
Chipboard 2 x 5
1 - 4 x 7
1 - 1 7/8 x 4 7/8

Tags:
Red, 3 - 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, and 3 - 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
White, 2 - 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 and 4 - 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
Blue, 3 - 3 1/4 x  4 1/4, and 3 - 4 1/4 x 4 1/4









Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Junk Journal Fun

I have a video where I am sharing some awesome junk journals I have been making.

This is one of them, and I have more on YouTube in my video.  There are also a ton of links for you to see some of the inspiration for the things I made in my journals.


Please stop by my channel and see the video share and visit the awesome and talented artists that inspired my work.  I do have links to these artists below.

Have a great day, and stay safe.

Michelle

Christina Aubin at the Quiet Cat Co., 
Mrs. Cog Tea Dying and Baking Paper with Mrs. Cog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kDRgZsAmy4&t=2s
Treasure Books Scrap Paper Ruffle Rolls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0zB2eK938g&t=616s
Fold 4 pockets from one sheet of paper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gip7uv436ac&t=195s
DIY Ephemera Part 1 Baggies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY4po35pjQ8
DIY Bookplates for Junk Journals and Books - Easy Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XED1KzJDur4
Scrapcrafttastic Hidden Paper Clip Embellishments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmqa_JERzYE Liz the Paper Project Ideas Journal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sLMvJ0kQOA&t=95s Using Canceled Stamps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJGcnUtn-nY Shabbydabbydoodah New fold out for junk journal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSCzLN-m9aA&t=711s String & Scissors Tissue Paper Tags https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJp7BXjJXw&t=9s Wendy's Journal Adventure Flip Envelopes with Windows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD76a6m8mYM Angela Kerr Foldout "Inspired by Judy" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S5VW0SlfDQ&t=2512s The Book Vandal Junk Journal Insert Tutorial (made from a File Folder) Booklet, Insert, Folio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02JbZvhfqGg&t=603s paperpilea on Instagram Easy Folder DIY https://www.instagram.com/p/BsVdrgmCMyX/?hl=en

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Hooray Easel Album Tutorial

HELLO!!!

Today I have the tutorial for my Hooray Easel Album! This is my 3rd design team project for Country Craft Creations using Authentique's adorable "Hooray" paper collection! I was also given Carta Bella's "Dots" papers, which matched PERFECTLY with the papers. This album was designed with the thought of documenting the first 10 birthdays in a child's life, but there are so many other things you can do with this album!! I give a list of ideas in the video.




Along with the papers mentioned above, I used 9 sheets of denim Artisan Cardstock, 3 Ivory Artisan Cardstock, and a lot of the patterned paper scraps. I estimate that if you were to use patterned paper for the entire project instead of utilizing scraps you would need about 6-7 sheets. You will also need book rings (at least 1 1/4"), eyelets (optional), seam binding for the closure, and Art Glitter Glue. You can get the papers, glue and seam binding at Country Craft Creations.





Below is a cutting list for the cardstock and the mats with the papers needed, if you do choose to do the pages as I did in the video.




Thanks for watching. Let me know if you have any questions. Stay safe and stay crafty!


Chipboard: 2 at 7 1/2 x 5 1/2

Denim Cardstock:
To cover chipboard, 2 at 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 and 2 at 7 3/8 x 5 3/8
Easel Stand mechanism, 1 at 7 1/2 x 3 1/2, and 1 at 7 1/2 x 3
Pages, 5 at 8 x 11 1/2
Front Cover, 1 at 7 1/2 x 5 1/2

Below are specific cuts for the pages, making the mats and patchwork pieces of patterned papers as I did in the video. This is optional, and you can do the pages however you wish.

Photomats are cut from Ivory cardstock.
Pages 1 and 6
cardstock 2 at 4 1/4 x 6 1/4
patterned paper 2 at 1 x 4 1/4 and 2 at 1 x 7 3/8

Pages 2 and 7
cardstock, 2 at 3 5/8 x 5 5/8
patterned paper, 2 at 3 5/8 5 5/8

Pages 3 and 8
cardstock, 2 at 4 1/4 x 6 1/4
patterned paper, 2 at 5 3/8 x 7 3/8

Pages 4 and 9
cardstock, 4 at 3 1/4 x 4 1/4
patterned paper, 2 at 1 x 3 1/4 and 2 at 5/8 x 5 3/8

Pages 5 and 10
cardstock, 2 at 5 3/8 x 5 3/8
patterned paper, 2 at 1 3/4 x 5 3/8








Saturday, May 23, 2020

Hooray Gift Box Album Tutorial



Hello, Everyone!  Today I bring to you my Country Craft Creations design team project tutorial for my Gift Box Album using Authentiques “Hooray” paper collection!  I hope you enjoy this project!  I had a great time making this album (the tutorial gave me fits, but I persevered!) and I think you will too.  It really doesn’t take a ton of paper to make and will make a great gift.  Please visit Country Craft Creations for your supplies.  I used Authentique’s “Hooray” collection, Carta Bella “Dots” papers, seam binding, magnets and Art Glitter Glue from the store.  


Below you will find the cutting list and a cutting guide, which will help you cut the cardstock so that you maximize it’s use.  You will need 6 pieces of red cardstock, 4 of Ivory, about 8 pieces of 12 x 12 patterned paper, 4 large magnets, and seam binding.  


Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderfully crafty day!

Red Artisan Cardstock:

Box Lid:

1 - 12 x 12, lid
1 - 6 x 7, card box flap
1 - 4 1/2 x 9, box pocket

Box Bottom:

1 - 2 3/4 x 7 1/2, pocket
1 - 11 7/8 x 11 7 /8

Page 1:  

1 - 6 1/2 x 7, page
2 - 6 1/2 x 5, waterfalls
1 - 5 1/2 x 4 1/2, closure for waterfall pages

Page 2:

1 - 2 3/4 x  7 1/2, pocket
1 - 6 1/2 x 7, page
2 - 6 1/2 x 5, gatefold pages

Page 3:

1 - 1 1/2 x 7 1/2, belly band
2 - 1 1/2 x 4 1/2, belly band closures
1 - 6 1/2 x 7, page

Tags (from left over cardstock pieces)

3 - 3 1/4 x 4 1/4
2 - 4 x 6

Ivory Cardstock:

1 - 6 7/8 x 6 7/8, box lid
2 - 5 3/8 x 6 7/8, card box flap

Page 1:

2 - 4 3/8 x 6 3/8, back of waterfall pages
1 - 4 7/8 x 4 3/8, back of closure
1 - 6 3/8, 6 3/8, back of page

Page 2:

2 - 6 3/8 x 4 3/8, back of gatefold pages

Page 3:

1 - 6 7/8 x 6 7/8, back of page

If you follow my cutting guides you will have strips of leftover Ivory cardstock to make tags.  You will have 3 - 5 1/8 x 12, and 1 5 3/4 x 12.