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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Creative Birthday Card!

I just love the $1 stamps by Imaginisce!  Along with the Cricut, they helped me make this quick and easy card for a family members birthday!  And for only $1 these stamps are so hard to resist!

Monday, June 27, 2011


I was just messing around with a Crystal Light drink container that I had saved, some scrap papers and stickers, and this spray I found on sale at Michael's.  I thought it was a cute little 4th of July centerpiece, and it could be used to give as a gift...filled with candies and goodies!

Stay Crafty!

Friday, June 24, 2011

An Explosion Album for the 4th of July!

 I made an album out of this line of papers by K and Co., and had some papers left over and started to play with an idea.   I love explosion box albums, but wanted to make one that was flat.  This is what I came up with.  The closure is an attached belly band that ties the album closed.
 When closed, it measures  9x9", open fully it measures 18x18".  This is a perfect coffee table sized book!  This album is more "Patriotic" in color, as I didn't use the yellow papers in it.
 This shows the first layer opened fully.  The outer corners are actually pockets with pull out pieces in them for more picture or journaling space.
 The middle panels open to reveal another large mat with to more pockets and tags on the sides.
 Then, the middle part flips open to reveal two more large mats!
 This is the pull out from the corner pockets.
The tags on the inside panels.

What do you think?  I made another one in a birthday theme with some different features.  I will post that later.  If you are interested, I will post a tutorial!

Stay crafty, my friends!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Box Art Mini Album with my June Counterfeit Kit

I was surfing around on 2 Peas in a Bucket and I came across the most wonderful little project.  It was created by aidaville and you can see her project here.  I followed the links to her blog, Antique Chik, and you can visit it here.  She doesn't have a tutorial.  But, I was so intrigued that I looked at it and I gave it my best shot.  Here is my interpretation of her amazing box, she calls "Box Art".

 I used scraps from my June Counterfeit Kit and a gift box that held a gift card that I got for Christmas.
 I added the Tim Holtz door knob, Creative Imaginations word stickers, hinges for the back, and the pink pearl bling.
 Everything else is from my June Kit.
 When you open the box, you can do a little "shadow box" scene...
Then I added a little accordion fold mini album tied with a little bow.  I think this will make a cute gift!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Weaved Paper Bow

I found this fun project on youtube, I found it to be pretty easy and quick once I got the hang of it!  A great embellishment for a gift!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Home Sweet Home Album

 I made this album following a tutorial on UStream  by Krystal, you can find it here!  Check it out, you will LOVE IT!
 I used K and Co. paper from their Americana line, along with the embellishments that they have to go with it.  I also used Recollections embellishments, which I think went perfectly with it!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the addition of the yellows to the traditional "red-white-blue"...I think it makes it so pretty!!  The closure is one of those Tim Holtz posts with a hair elastic run through an eyelet on the back page.
 The front cover opened.  Each page is folded in such a way that it has a pocket on the front...
 a pocket on the back...
 and the back pocket is actually a flap that opens to reveal another goodie!  Krystal shows how to make the goodies in her video.  I attached photo mats to my pages under the flaps and created pockets for more tags.  I also attached the goodies in such a way to create a pocket for tags.  This book is loaded!
 So...I am going to quit typing and let you look at the pictures.
 But don't you just love the yellows?

 Explosion goodie that I added to the mix.
 The Recollections flowers and bling added some cool flair I thinkD!

 This might be my favorite "goodie" because this paper ROCKS!
 The other thing I love is the quilt patterns in this paper line!

 The back page and a butterfly...I really love the yellows, did I mention that?

OK, go check out the video now...Run...quick...you will be making your own as soon as you see it!  There is a ton of places to put pictures and journaling in here!

Stay Crafty, My Friends!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Photo box

I found another great class by Marion Smith for Prima on Ustream
  On the link you will find a full tutorial on how to make this great project.  For mine I used Heidi Swapp's Sparkle stack, adding flowers made with the Cricut and American Crafts.  The chipboard swirls are from Maya Roads embellished with a little glimmer mist!
 Marion used Kraft envelopes for her pockets and I used cd envelopes.  The cards were created with double sided papers from the line and I punched tabs with the scraps!  The cards are now ready for notes, journaling or photos.
Overall this project was pretty easy to do, but I would recommend watching her video first, taking notes on measurements etc. then complete project. Have fun!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Sweet Life Mini Album

Here is my first project using my June Counterfeit Kit!  I made this mini album based off of a video that I saw here on You Tube.  She based it off of Elsa from Just a Few Designs.  Elsa has a video here you can check out.  I made Elsa's version in a Halloween theme right after she made it.  It is the coolest fold, she called it the "One Page Binding Mini Album"...

 Her mini is very cool and each page is made from one 12x12 paper that is cut and folded in such a way to create a cool base that you add things on to for more interaction.
 The following pictures show how many things one "page" has.
 Flap and pockets and tags, OH MY!
 This is the first page turned...and the next page...
And this shows the flaps opened again.  I am going to use each page for each year of my Grandson's Halloween pictures...I can put his first 6 years in here!

Now, for klipngirl's version that I made using my counterfeit kit...

 I used my Tim Holtz die to make the letters and edged them with a glitter pen.  How do you like the mirrored butterflies?
 OK...each page is adhered to a piece of black chipboard.  The base pages are made from black cardstock.  I used my papers from the kit to create all of the cool pockets and folds.  There are tags everywhere.
 This part flips up...
 Then the next part of the page flips up.  More pockets created.  More  tags for pictures and journaling.
 And it flips up again...
 I love this paper!
 So then you turn the page, and I put a picture mat on it, then for the next page, and another bunch of pockets and folds!
I made three pages. total.   I bound with simple binding rings.

So, What do you think?
Stay Crafty!!