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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???

COME ON OVER TO MY YOUTUBE FOR A TUTORIAL ON HOW YOU CAN MAKE ONE OF YOUR OWN!!!

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!

Michelle

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!

Michelle

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!!!!

Michelle

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Summer Adventure Camping Journal

This is a sneak peek picture of my 3rd project for Country Craft Creations's design team for the month of September.  I did a show and tell video about it.  This project used up all of the scraps that I had left over from my September design team package "Summer Adventure" by Echo Park.

I love how this project turned out.  It is so useful in so many ways.  Please head on over to my
YouTube Channel and watch the video.  I explain what I did to create a journal/planner/scrapbook to document your camping fun!

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to check out Country Craft Creations to get your supplies!  Stay crafty, my friends!

Michelle

Monday, September 23, 2019

Witches Spell Book


 Happy Halloween!  

OK, it is September, but to me it is Halloween Eve and I'm ready to decorate and have some crafty fun.  I made this awesome spell book and you have got to go and check out this tutorial.


Tamra from Country Craft Creations did a YouTube on this project and it is SPECTACULAR!


I went to Michael's and got some Halloween floral stuff for 40% off.  I also used the moss and I used ephemera from Tim Holtz.  The spider is also from Michaels, and the broom is Tim's as well.  


 This book does take a while to make.  With the painting and the Mod Podge there is dry time involved, but you won't be disappointed!!!  There is a link to the free printable (FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY) that she used, and I used here.  The link is here so you can get your own. 


Go and watch this tutorial and make one, you will LOVE THIS!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have fun with this project

Stay crafty, my friends!

Michelle

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Summer Adventure Tent Album...The Tutorial is LIVE!!

 Hello everyone!  The tutorial for my Summer Adventure Tent Album is live on YouTube!
The link to see it is here!
This is my 2nd September design team project for Country Craft Creations.  I was given the Echo Park collection "Summer Adventure" and it is soooooo CUTE!  I received patterned papers,            cut-aparts, stickers, ephemera, and the solids that coordinate with the collection.  I also used a cut file I bought for my Silhouette machine by Sophie Gallo.  Click here to get to her blog and if you have the Silhouette program look her up.  She made the perfect cut file for the pine trees I needed!

I have a PDF cutting guide for you to use to maximize the use of your card stock.
You can find that file here.

Thanks for stopping by and stay crafty, my friends!
Michelle

Monday, September 16, 2019

"Summer Adventure" Tent Album Walk Through

Hi, Everyone!

Today I am sharing a link to the walk through video showing my "Summer Adventure" Tent Album.  This is my 2nd design team project for September for Country Craft Creations.  This is a concept album, in that it is shaped to resemble a tent, and it fits perfectly with the camping theme of the paper I am using.  This is Echo Park's "Summer Adventure" collection.  



Thanks for stopping by and for watching the video.  I really appreciate your support!

Stay crafty, my friends!
Michelle

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

"Summer Adventures" Mini Album Tutorial is live!

Hi!  I have finished my first September design team project for Country Craft Creations and the tutorial is live on YouTube!  The tutorial is available here on my channel.  YAY!!!  I am using Echo Park's "Summer Adventure" collection and it is SUPER CUTE!  I am also using Artisan Card Stock from Country Craft Creations in Navy and Green.

I have a cutting list here that you can use, and I also have a PDF cutting guide available to show you how to cut the cardstock to maximize it's use.

Cutting List

***Edited to add***You will also need two pieces of cardstock measuring 9 1/2 x 12 each to cover the chipboard covers

Base Pages: 4 @ 7 3/4 x 7
Pockets Under Gatefold Pages: 4 @ 3 x 7 15/16 

Gatefold Pages: 8 @ 4 x 7

Log Cabin Pocket Inside Front Cover: 
“A”: 7 x 7
“B”: 7 x 6
“C”: 6 x 6

“D”: 6 x 5 
E”: 5 x 5

Alternating Waterfall, Inside Back Cover:
Base for pages: 1 @ 2 3/4 x 3 1/4 
Closure: 1 @ 2 x 5
Portrait Pages: 3 @ 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 

Landscape Pages: 3 @ 3 3/4 x 4 1/4

Page 1:
Closure 1 @ 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 

Closure Pocket 1 @ 2 x 7

Page 2 Pockets 2 @ 4 3/4 x 7

Page 3 Closure 1 @ 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

Page 4 Double Belly Band 
1@ 2 x 8
1@ 4 x 8

Page 5:
Horizontal Tag Closure 1 @ 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 Tag: 1 @ 3 x 6


Page 6:
Pocket: 1 @ 5 x 8
Foldout: 1 @ 4 1/4 x 10 1/2 and 1 @ 4 1/4 x 4 3/4


Page 7
Closure: 1 @ 4 1/4 x 9 3/4
You will also need a contrasting color card stock or patterned paper to back the element at 3 1/2 x 4 1/2


Page 8:
Tag for closure: 1 @ 3 x 6 

Closure: 1 @ 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 
Pocket: 1 @ 3 1/2 x 8 
Flap: 1 @ 4 X 7

Don't forget to check out Country Craft Creations for your supplies!

Have fun and stay crafty, my friends!
Michelle

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Prototype Share Day!

As you all know, I have been given the opportunity to be on the design team for 
Country Craft Creations.  I love that company and I am having so much fun designing for them.  

When I make an album and am creating a tutorial, I make a prototype album first to work out kinks and make sure that the album design is good before I use the products that they give me to use.  

I thought I would share today the prototype albums I made for my July Projects.

The first one was the prototype for my "Journey" album using Carta Bella's "Let's Adventure" collection.  You can see the original blog post here.
I used papers from Hot Off The Press that I had in my stash for this prototype.  I just love how it turned out.

 The embellishments were from K & Co.  Again, I was hoarding these ins my stash and it was time I used it!


 The colors matched perfectly.  

 The second project that I did for July was the Passport Holder.  This is a great project!
 For this prototype I used papers by Tim Holtz that I was hoarding.  I am glad I finally used it. 

 The picture above shows the pocket flap open to hold the passport.  




Thanks for stopping by and checking this out.  I will also do a post showing the prototypes I made for my August projects.  I am currently designing  the September projects along with getting ready with some Halloween Goodies!

Stay Crafty, My Friends!!!
Michelle


Saturday, August 31, 2019

The "Endless" Never Ending Album Tutorial is LIVE!!!



Good morning!  Here is my 3rd August design team project for Country Craft Creations!  Thanks for stopping by.  I tried a different way to do the tutorial since I have been ill, so if you have any questions, please let me know.  The tutorial is available on YouTube!

I am using "Endless" by Authentique, and it is FABULOUS!
You can get this through Country Craft Creations.

I have a link to the cutting guide so you will know how to cut the card stock to maximize its use.

Here is a cutting list, so that you have that as well.

BOOK BASE
"A" - 2 at 6 1/2 x 7 1/2
"B" - 2 at 7 x 7 1/2
"C" - 1 at 7 1/2 x 12

WATERFALL PAGE
Pages - 3 at 6 3/4 x 4 1/4
Closure - 1 at 2 x 4 1/2

BELLY BAND PAGE
Belly Band - 1 at 2 x 6 1/2
Tags - 2 at 4 1/2 x 6 1/2

POCKET PAGE
Pockets - 2 at 2 3/4 x 6 1/2
Tags - 2 at 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
            2 at 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

FOLIO PAGE
Top and Bottom Flaps -  2 at 5 x 4 1/2
Sides - 2 at 5 x 7 1/2

Extra for Mats if desired
5 at 6 1/4 x 4 1/4
7 at 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

I used 9 full 12x12 patterned papers
4 large magnets
1 yard ribbon
assorted flowers, bling and gem dots

I hope you like the project!  Stay crafty, my friends!
Michelle

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Walk Through for my "Endless" Never Ending Album is live!

Here is my 3rd August Design Team project for Country Craft Creations.  I am just in the nick of time...I've been sick for the last week, but I will have the tutorial up by tomorrow evening!!  I am using the "Endless" collection by Authentique, and I have LOVED using this paper line.

This is a take on an album style I have done in the past, but I reconfigured it to hold much much more and to allow for awesome embellishing.  I hope you enjoy this project.  As always, if you have questions please let me know.  See you later for the tutorial.

Here is the video on the walk through.

There's also a sneak peek of the paper line I received for September's Projects!

Visit Country Craft Creations for your supplies for this project.
https://www.countrycraftcreations.com

Stay Crafty, My Friends!
Michelle

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Updates and Such!

Hi, Crafty People!

I hope all is well with you.  I thought I would give some updates and share some other projects that I have been working on.  This is a long post, but I think you are going to like it.

I have been busy with the design team projects I do for Country Craft Creations, but I have also been making some cool projects as well.

Remember the Christmas in July projects I did with the design team?  Well, I decided that my goal is to make every project that these talented ladies made.  I started with the awesome project by Christina Aubin.  She created these adorable mini Christmas album ornaments and they are just the cutest thing.  I made two of them.
 I used scraps that I had and it really used up a lot of the pieces I couldn't bear to throw away.

 There are pockets all over the pages, and the pages themselves are also pockets that have pull outs in them.

 SOOOO CUTE!  They measure about 3x3".

I had some of these bells and Christmas lights and I put them on the ribbon hangers.  I love them!  Check out her tutorial on YouTube.  You can find it here.

I also made some 3D card folios by Tamra Merill-Kilgore of Country Craft Creations.  She made these great cards that can double as albums and gift card holders.  Super fun to make...so much so that I made a bunch of them and busted my Christmas paper leftover stash!  The tutorial is available on the Authentique Paper Facebook Page.  Here is the link.



Last, but not least...by the end of this  weekend I will have my tutorial for my "Endless" Never Ending mini album up and live on YouTube.  I am finishing up things, and will have a walk through also posted.  It turned out awesome.  I am using the "Endless" collection by Authentique and it is amazing.  This is the 3rd August design team project for Country Craft Creations.  


I think you are going to like it!

Thanks for stopping by.  I do appreciate all of your support.  Y'all are amazing!

Stay Crafty, My Friends!
Michelle