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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April Counterfeit Kit Projects, #1, #2, and #3

This is going to be picture heavy!  I made some cute mini albums and one greeting card with my kit so far...and here they are!
 The paper selections I made totally made me think of spring.  I took the pastel colored papers to make this mini.  I designed the pages while playing with paper one day.  The pages are made of one sheet of 12x12 cardstock that has just a couple of scores and one cut.  The size came out to 5x7", so a good sized book.  I covered the chipboard letters with my scraps of papers to make the title.  I also added the purple bling to the butterflies.
 This is a top view.  I made 5 total pages, and each page holds a bunch of tags in different sizes.  I used my Nestabilities die to make them.   I covered the spine with pom-pom ribbon.  A tutorial will be coming soon.
 This is the cover opened.  The pocket on the cover is made when attaching the page to it.  This is also how all of the pages are attached to each other.
 This is the flap on the right lifted to show another pocket and a large space for a picture.  I added the solid cardstock to the kit to make the pockets.  The leftovers from covering the base page cardstock I used to punch the butterflies and flowers.
 This is the next page...
 and that pages flap lifted up.
 The last page and cover.
 So, then I had the butterfly paper and decided to make another mini album.  This actually came from a tutorial I found here at My Creative Journey.  She gives step-by-step directions on making the album and cutting the papers.  Then, I did a little embellishing of my own.  I added the chipboard album from my stash.  I also added one more piece of paper (the black one with the multicolored circles) and stickers from the same company as the butterfly paper.
 The pink brads in the centers of the flowers were also added to my kit, as I didn't put any in my kit at all!  I also added the yellow and green cardstock.
 I used my Nestabilities again, and some corner punches from Martha Stewart.
 I fussy cut a butterfly from the paper for an embellishment on this page.
 Here is the circle paper...I loved it!
 The back page.
This little 6"x6" mini album will be the perfect way to showcase my flowers when we get them potted!

I took some of the scraps and made this card.
 I received the stamp set from one of my birthday swap sisters from Splitcoaststampers.  They are by Provo Craft, and are called Simply Chic Stamps.  I used the yarn to tie around my wooden butterflies to create the bodies, heads and antennae.
I think the ledger paper works perfect inside the card to write a greeting.

Thanks for looking, and have a crafty day!


txgoldilox said...

Looks great! I have a hard time with mini books I never know what to do once I start them!

Karen said...

Oooohhh...I love the minis especially the first one. I'm gonna have to give it a try. Great job!

Geri said...

oh wow! Great job with the mini books. Talent!!!

Tricia said...

Beautiful minis! Such pretty color combinations.

S said...

Great projects all around - well done.

scrappymo! said...

Supurb as usual. You have a wonderful sense of style!

Jimjams said...

Stunning creations - hope you get them filled - mine always languish on the side unless I have the photos ready while I'm making them!

Margie said...

lovely minis and card!

chris hennen said...

I just love your mini books and card, thanks for the reminder and great idea, I have some wooded butterflies somewhere.

redmom said...

Wow I am loving your minis!!! Great job using all those scraps up!

scrappymo! said...

You don't need a PDF file...your diagrams are always so easy to follow! Love your tutorials!