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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.

"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

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

Belly Band - 1 at 2 x 6 1/2
Tags - 2 at 4 1/2 x 6 1/2

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

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!

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.

Stay Crafty, My Friends!

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!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

"Endless" Accordion File Album Tutorial is AVAILABLE!!!


I have completed my second design team project for the month of August for 
Visit the store and stock up on your supplies, as you will love this album!  I used the "Endless" collection by Authentique and it is GORGEOUS!!!  

In the description I have a cutting list, but I also have a PDF file available for you so that you can see how to cut the cardstock to maximize its use.

If you want to print the cutting list now...here it is.

Cutting List:  All measurements are in inches

2 - 6 x 8
1 - 2 1/2 x 8


Outer Cover:
1 - 10 x 12
1 - 10 x 5 1/2
Inner Cover:
1 - 7 7/8 x 7 7/8
1 - 7 7/8 x 7 1/4
Flap Cover:
1 - 8 x 7 1/2
2 - 5 x 6
2 - 5 1/2 x 9
Back Pocket:
1 - 4 1/2 x 9
Tags for Back Pocket:
1 - 6 1/4 x 4 1/4
1 - 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

Folder Pieces "A":
3 - 6 x 7
Folder Pieces "B":
3 - 6 1/2 x 7
Folder Front Photo Mats:
3 - 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

Waterfall Closure:
2 - 2 x 5
Waterfall Pages:
6 - 3 1/2 x 5
Waterfall Base Pocket:
2 - 4 x 7

Top/Bottom Flaps:
4 - 4 x 5
Side Flaps:
2 - 6 3/4 x 5 3/4
2 - 9 3/4 x 4 1/4
2 - 6 1/4 x 4 1/4

Small Pockets:
2 - 3 1/2 x 5
Large Pockets:
2 - 4 1/2 x 6 1/2
2 - 4 1/4 x 6 1/4

I hope you enjoy the tutorial!  Let me know what you think!  

Stay Crafty!


Sunday, August 18, 2019

"Endless" Accordion File Album Walk Through Video

Hi! This is my 2nd August Design Team project for Country Craft Creations. This can be described as three albums in one. It's a great project featuring Authentique's "Endless" collection. It's a wonderful paper line that screams summer. It is a fun album to make and I think you'll like it. The tutorial will be coming soon!

Come on over to my YouTube Channel to check out the video!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, August 10, 2019

"Endless" Portfolio Album Tutorial

Good morning!!!
This is my first August design team project for Country Craft Creations and it is soooooo cute!  I love how it turned out and I think you will too!  The paper collection and the Artisan Card Stock as well as the seam binding, gem dots and magnets are available at Country Craft Creations.  Stop by their store and pick it up!  
The customer service is AMAZING!  

Supplies used were:
Artisan Cardstock, 12x12", 11 of the brown, 4 of the ivory
Authentique papers ("Endless" and the Spectrum papers to go with it, total of 13 sheets.
Seam binding, approximately 1 1/2 yards
Magnets, Large, x2
Graphic 45 gem dots/flowers (assorted from my stash)
Key Hole (from my stash)

 I did this so that you can maximize the use of the cardstock and not have a lot of waste.  I did not do this for the patterned paper as you may want to use different papers.  I did give you the total of how many sheets it took me to make the book.  (See above).

Here is the cut list for the cardstock... (for the base of the book, not the photo mats as you may choose to do things different).  All of the photo mats and patterned papers are cut 1/8" shorter/narrower than the cardstock they cover.  All measurements listed below are in inches.

Portfolio Cover: 
Back 9x7
Left side 9x5
Right side 9 x 3
Top and bottom flap 2 @ 5x6
Pockets for top and bottom flaps 2 @ 3 3/4 x 5 1/4
Tags for top and bottom flaps 2 @ 4 x 5 and 2 @3 1/2 x 4 1/2
Tag for inside left portfolio pocket 1 each @ 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and 
3 1/2 x 4 1/2
Photo mat for outside left (on cover) 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

Binding Pieces:
2 @ 3 x 6
2 @ 3 x 9

Mini Album Cover:
2 @ 8 x 7 1/2

Pages for mini album:

Page 1 and page 3 bases are identical
     Piece A,  2 @ 7 1/2 x 11 3/4
     Piece B,  2 @ 4 1/2 x 7 1/2
     Pockets for page 1 and 3, 2 @ 5 7/8 x 4 1/2
     Tags for pockets for page 1 and 3, 2 @ 4 1/2 x 6 1/2

Page 2 base
     Piece A, 1 @ 7 1/2 x 6
     Piece B, 1 @ 8 1/2 x 6
     Foldout, 7 x 10
     Pockets on the back of page 2, 2 @ 6 1/2 x 3
     Tags for pockets, 2 @ 3 1/2 x 4 1/2

Mini Album, inside front cover trifold:
     Piece A, 7 x 10 1/2
     Piece B, 7 x 5

Mini album inside back cover:
     Pocket 3 1/2 x 9, tag for this pocket 4 1/2 x 6 1/2
     Flap 5 x 8
     Pocket for flap, 4 1/2 x 5 1/2, tag for this pocket 4 x 6 1/2

All measurements are checked and I also give them in a tutorial, but I'm human.  If you notice a problem or have any questions, please let me know, I will be happy to help out!  Have fun with it!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

"Endless" Portfolio Album Walk Through is Live!

Hello everyone!  I wanted to let you all know that I have a 
showing my first Country Craft Creations design team project for August. 

The papers are by Authentique and the collection is called "Endless."  

The supplies are available at Country Craft Creations.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a crafty day!