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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Summer Configurations Mini Album Tutorial

 This is the first design team project I am doing for Country Craft Creations using the Carta Bella "Summer" paper collection. I was totally inspired by the berry baskets this papers design, and I think you will love how I created the pages. With a few strategic scores and cuts, I was able to make 5 different pages out of a single way to score and cut a 12x12 piece of cardstock.

Along with the paper collection (which included patterned papers, coordinating cardstock, stickers and ephemera), I used Artisan Cardstock (White, Baby Blue, Summer Ivory, and scraps of Red and Dark Green), Art Glitter Glue, Score Tape sheets, Chipboard, seam binding, Graphic 45 Artist Trading Card sized tags, acetate, and Doo Dadz, all from Country Craft Creations. Please visit the store at https://www.countrycraftcreations.com and gather your supplies for this fun album.

Below is the cutting list for the project. I did not do a visual cutting guide for this album, since there are not too many pieces to actually cut and piece. Also, I did not make the cover using the lay flat method during this video, but do talk about how I did it. If you are unfamiliar with that method (created by Tamra Merrill, owner of Country Craft Creations), please see this link to my video where I teach the method on how to make it (and actually make the cover for this particular album).  

Have fun with your crafty time! Cutting list: Total number of papers needed: 6 of the patterned papers which included one sheet of 4 x 4 cut apart 2 coordinating cardstock papers from the collection Artisan Cardstock, 11 of White, 3 of Baby Blue, 3 of Summer Ivory, and scraps of Red and Dark Green COVER: Chipboard: 2 at 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 1 at 7 1/2 x 2 1/2 I used score tape sheets to attach chipboard to the cardstock Cardstock to cover chipboard (White): 2 at 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 1 at 9 1/2 x 6 1 at 7 3/8 x 6 I used one sheet of coordinating cardstock color from the collection for covering the inside covers I used two Graphic 45 tags for the album closure with seam binding PAGES (White): 3 at 12 x 10 3/4 2 at 12 x 12 WATERFALLS (White): 2 at 4 1/8 x 10 3/4 2 at 4 1/8 x 9 3/4 2 at 4 1/8 x 8 3/4 2 at 1 1/2 x 5 I used two magnets for the closures BERRY BASKET (on front cover, in Baby Blue): 2 at 4 1/2 x 3/4 5 at 1/2 x 3 STRAWBERRIES: Scraps of Red and Dark Green I used a heart and oak leaf punch from my stash, you could also use dies or a Cricut or Silhouette cut PAGE MATS: Their placement will be in the video, shown throughout. I used 4 x 4 cutaparts to layer on top of some of these mats. Baby Blue: 2 at 6 7/8 x 4 7/8 5 at 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 2 at 6 7/8 x 4 5/8 Summer Yellow: 2 at 6 7/8 x 4 7/8 7 at 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 1 at 6 7/8 x 4 5/8

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