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Monday, September 13, 2021

4 in 1 Mini Album Tutorial

 Here it is...the cute, quick, easy and versatile mini album that I think you will love!

This is a design team project for Country Craft Creations...and I was able to showcase 5 different collections with this design.  

*Autumn Orchard


*Midnight Ride


*Bountiful Blessings


*Christmas Cheer


*Sweet Southern Mess


These paper collections are exclusive to Country Craft Creations.  In the albums, from the store, I also used Artisan Cardstock, seambinding and Art Glitter Glue.  Check out the store for lots of excellent paper crafting supplies.

The possibilities are endless with this album, and it would make a great Christmas gift!

Thanks for visiting and thanks for checking out the tutorial and stay crafty!!!

Michelle


Friday, September 10, 2021

Bewitching Hour Configuration Album Tutorial

I have my tutorial uploaded to YouTube. This is my second project using “Bewitching Hour”, an exclusive to Country Craft Creations paper collection. 




This album was designed by request, and although I used Artisan 12x12 cardstock, you could use 8 1/2” x 11. This is another configuration album, each page is scored  the same, but one different cut can give many looks. Have fun!  

Country Craft Creations 
Http://countrycraftcreations.com 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

A Halloween Box Decor Piece using Graphic 45's Rare Oddities

I finally finished it!!!  I'm so happy!!!
I made this amazing box full of goodies with a Graphic 45 collection from 2015!!!  
This is the Rare Oddities collection!
I started this project in 2015 when this collection came out.  I worked on it for a while, then for some reason I can't remember, I put it away unfinished.  I dug it out and finally finished it.
This piece is amazing and fun and full of great things.  I love how it turned out.
This is going to be a great addition to my Halloween decor.  
I made this little album, that was made with envelopes.  Please don't ask where I got it...I really don't remember...remember I put this away for a long time.
It is decorated with the patterned papers and the embellishments that came with the collection.  
Each envelope has a tag.
I made file folders and filled them with journaling cards.

I created a box to go in the box and filled it with all sorts of goodies.
I took some paper bags and decorated them.  I added a witches broom, made bookmarks, and added a skeleton key.  I also covered some tags with the patterned papers.  In the box you will see a bat, I backed him with some of the papers as well.
In the paper bags I added more cards.
I have test tubes full of fun, and made my fairy skeleton.
I have a bottle of Raven feathers and a box...
In the box a secret letter, skull, flower and another bottle.  
The feathers were made with a die that I have.
I found this cute notebook that I added to the mix, and used some stickers in it.  I also found this cute cutting board that I turned into a clipboard and added more journaling cards.

I am very pleased with this project.  Even though it took so long to complete, it will be a treasured Halloween decor piece for years to come.

Stay crafty and scary, my friends!

Michelle

Monday, September 6, 2021

A reversible decor piece for fall and Halloween!!!

 I created this cute decor piece that is reversible.  One side is Fall, one side is Halloween.

I used a wooden pumpkin stack from Hobby Lobby, and the exclusive papers from Country Craft Creations called "Autumn Orchard" and "Midnight Ride".  Please check out this video!


It was fun and easy to do and it will make a great addition to your decor!

Stay crafty, my friends!

Michelle

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Bewitching Hour October Daily Album Tutorial

Today I am sharing a walk through and tutorial on my album I made using the exclusive paper collection "Bewitching Hour" by Country Craft Creations. This is my first project for this design team package that I have made, and I think you will like it.

I am calling it an October Daily because I purposefully put enough places to add AT LEAST 31 pictures. I have done this before for myself, making a daily October/Halloween Daily album. We have thrown great parties and have decorated our house throughout, and I have loved documenting the experience of the month. There are pockets also included in the album to put any extras...invitations, recipes, party planning notes, etc.

Below is a cutting list. I give the list for the chipboard and cardstock, but don't for the patterned papers. I do cut them 1/8" smaller than the piece of cardstock they are covering. Also, I used the "Lay Flat" method for the cover which I do not cover in the video...but I did do a tutorial that you can see here. I give all measurements in the video and below. The method is exactly the same. This album took 12 sheets of Artisan cardstock for the base, I used black. I also used two sheets each of orange and purple from my stash (which are used for mats). I used 13 sheets of patterned paper, which included using cutaparts, so approximately 11 sheets of patterned paper total not including the cards and embellishments. I also used seam binding. The products (and also Score Tape sheets used for the covers, and Art Glitter Glue) are from Country Craft Creations. Please check them out! Also, if you haven't done this yet, check out the Scrapbookers of Country Craft Creations Facebook group page. There you will be kept up on all of the exclusive new papers that have been coming, and will be coming, and you will be notified of all of the awesome free tutorials that the designers are creating for you. Thanks for watching...stay tuned for other fun tutorials! Cutting List: Chipboard for cover: 2 - 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 1 - 2 1/4 x 8 1/2 Cardstock to cover chipboard for cover: 2 - 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 1 - 5 1/4 x 10 1/2 1 - 6 x 8 3/8 Cardstock to cover inside front and back cover: 2 - 9 1/2 x 3 1/2 Base Pages: 2 - 9 x 8 1/4 2 - 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 "Gatefold" mini page: 2 - 6 5/8 x 12 Waterfalls: 8 - 6 x 8 1/2

Friday, August 27, 2021




 It’s time!!!  The Country Craft Creations Handmade for Christmas YouTube Hop is happening!  Please head on over to my YouTube channel and check out my tutorial on this cute mini version of an explosion box reimagined into an ORNAMENT!!!

Be sure to read all of the information in my video description for a list of the other designers involved in the hop and for the CONTEST INFORMATION!  Please also remember to check out Country Craft Creations at http://countrycraftcreations.com for the exclusive papers, “Christmas Cheer” that  I used in this project!  

Have fun and stay crafty!!

Michelle

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Fall crafting!



 I made a cute fall project using Dollar Store items.  I found two plain wood truck signs ready to paint, and painted them.  I put a crate in-between the trucks to hold the cute scarecrows and the sunflowers.  It was so easy to make and fun to do.  I don't have a lot of fall decorations, but for less than $10 (the sunflowers were actually on sale from Michael's) I have this cute decoration!  I love the whole truck decor idea, and if you can see in the background of the first picture, on my mantle I made one from a Silhouette file I bought.  I usually decorate it for the seasons, but haven't broke out what fall things I have.  


What are you going to do to decorate for fall?

Stay crafty, my friends!

Michelle

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Tall Explosion Gift Box Album Tutorial

 


Here it is...the tutorial for my newest explosion album that's also a gift box!  I am using the exclusive collection "Gentlemen Fleur" for this tutorial and it is only available at Country Craft Creations.  Please go check out the store for this and so many other paper crafting supplies, including a huge assortment of design paper that you will not find anywhere else...(Wait til you see what I got for Halloween and Christmas!)

I am using the We R Memory Keepers Explosion Board for this tutorial, HOWEVER, I know it is very very hard to find and so I am giving all measurements so that you can also use a conventional scoreboard if you don't have the explosion board.  I love the explosion board, because it really takes a lot of work out of making these boxes, but it can be done super easily with my measurements I give in the tutorial.  

I hope you have fun with it, and stay crafty!  Have a great weekend!

Michelle

Friday, August 13, 2021

Tall Explosion Gift Box and Album Walk Through


 I made this awesome project because one of my amazing followers asked me to create it.  A while ago I did a tutorial for a Tall Explosion Gift Box...

She asked me if I could make it into an album.  I did it and the tutorial will be coming very soon...this weekend in fact!

I created a gift box/album that is 6" tall, and 4" square.  It is a fun project to do and I think you will like it. I am using the exclusive collection only available from Country Craft Creations called "Gentlemen Fleur".  It is a gorgeous collection and it made a great gift item!  

I did use my We R Memory Keepers Explosion Board to make the project, BUT...I will also give you the directions to make one using a conventional score board.  I know these boards are hard to find so I will help you so that you can make one whether you have one or not!

Please go check out the walk through and check out the store.  I'll be back soon to let you know when the tutorial is posted.

Stay crafty, my friends,

Michelle

My August Design Team Haul!

 You have got to check out these new papers from Country Craft Creations!


I have a quick video walk through for you.  I am using the Halloween collection, "Bewitching Hour", for my next three design team projects, and I am using "Christmas Cheer" for the August Homemade for Christmas YouTube Hop. 

They are FANTASTIC!!!  Please check out the video and please check out         Country Craft Creations.  The papers are on preorder...get yours reserved today!

Stay Crafty!

Michelle


Monday, August 9, 2021

Country Craft Creations Homemade for Christmas YouTube Hop

 

We are having a Christmas YouTube Hop in August, and the designers are cooking up some wonderful projects for you to get your holiday crafting started.

More information will be coming up soon.  Stay Tuned!!

Here’s the lineup for the 2021 Country Craft Creations Homemade for Christmas Hop!
August 27-30, 2021

Subscribe to each designers’ YouTube channel, if you haven’t already and click on the bell so you’ll receive notifications of new videos. PLUS share with your crafting friends & family! We’re going to have a great time getting ready for the holidays!!


Shop for your crafting supplies at Country Craft Creations online store

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Our Year, Volume 1, Tutorial is live!



 This is my project I designed for the August Craftology Subscription Box for Country Craft Creations.  This tutorial is volume 1. Volume 2 will be done with the October subscription box. I hope you enjoy it!  The video link is below. 

I am using the exclusive paper collection called “Remember the Time”. It is amazing!!!  You will love the images and the colors!  

If you didn’t get the box, all of the information will be included in the video tutorial and you can purchase the papers separately from Country Craft Creations after August 30th  

Enjoy the tutorial and stay crafty!!!





Thursday, August 5, 2021

I have the walk through for my upcoming album created for the Country Craft Creations August Craftology Box. 

This is an every other month subscription box that is packed with fun things and if you decide to subscribe you will not be disappointed!

I hope you enjoy it! I will have the tutorial go live on August 10th, at 0900 PST. Thanks for watching, and I'll see you soon.


This project is a two volume set, to be continued with the October Craftology Box. We are using the exclusive papers "Remember the Time" by Country Craft Creations. It is an exquisite collection that you will LOVE! The papers will be on sale through the store on August 11th.

Thanks again, and stay crafty!
Michelle

Monday, August 2, 2021

Sneak Peek of my project for the Country Craft Creations August Craftology Box

Hello everyone!  I am absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to create the project for the next two Country Craft Creations Craftology Subscription Boxes!  

I am using the exclusive papers "Remember the Time"...only sold at Country Craft Creations.



This project is a two volume set, and you will have ample room to document your full year.  The papers are absolutely gorgeous and the design is such that you can save photos and memorabilia and have journaling opportunities.  I think you will love this project.  

Remember that today (AUGUST 2) is the last day that you can subscribe to the Craftology Box and receive this August box.  Here is the link to the page...

https://www.countrycraftcreations.com/products/craftology-box-bi-monthly-project-kit-november-2019-pre-order


Saturday, July 31, 2021

Country Craft Creations August Craftology Box Reveal

I have the August Craftology Box "unboxing" video available. I can't wait for you to see the project. We are using going to be making a two volume set for documenting your year! We are using the exclusive paper collection "Remember the Time", you will LOVE IT!!  


The first box (August) will be for January through June, and the October box will be July through December. Thanks for watching, the tutorial will be live on August 10th!

Please check out Country Craft Creations for this and a ton of amazing products that you will absolutely love!

Stay Crafty!

Michelle


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Making Flowers

 This isn't really a tutorial, but I wanted to share what I was up to during the last couple of days.

I was at the Country Craft Creations virtual retreat and one of the classes was making flowers...which got me thinking...  

Do you have a container full of petals?  Remember buying packages of flower "makings" to add to your pages and cards?  Then came along the multitudes of beautiful premade flowers and all of my petals just kind of got forgotten.  I have huge containers of them!

I dug them out and decided to make some flowers while watching Pirates of the Caribbean the other night.  It was super fun and so easy, and very relaxing.

I stacked them until I was happy with the colors, and the "fluff" of the petals and then used my tiny stapler and stapled them in the middle.  I can add centers later.  For the centers you can use buttons, gems, flat backed pearls, whatever you want.  Some of them I did add the above, and also raided my stash of brads!  I can't believe how many of those I have also!  

This was quite a stash buster, and now I have more premade flowers to use in future projects.  

This idea was born because of the Country Craft Creations virtual retreat.  If you haven't checked out this company please do.  It is an amazing place with a huge community on Facebook.  The supplies you can order are truly second to none, and the designers have a ton of free tutorials for you to use.  Give it a go...and the virtual retreats are amazing!!! 


Saturday, July 17, 2021

 

Coming soon!!!  

Mark your calendars because this is going to be A M A Z I N G !

The team of amazing designers from Country Craft Creations will be having a YouTube hop with some fabulous projects to start working on for Christmas!  There will be more details to follow...stay tuned!



Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Infinity Explosion Box Tutorial šŸ˜Ž

 I have another tutorial using the We R Memory Keepers Explosion Score Board. This is an old idea but I figured out how to make it using this board. 


In the video I show you how to put together the bases for a single box and a double box. Have fun with it! 

I used patterned paper from Echo Park.  The base and photo mats are made with Artisan Cardstock from Country Craft Creations.  

Stay Crafty, 

Michelle

Friday, July 2, 2021

 I have a new tutorial using scraps from a past design team project I did for Country Craft Creations.

It’s a cute little folio I think you’ll like. Thanks for watching. 


Have a safe and fun 4th of July!

Monday, June 28, 2021

Glue Pin Charm Tutorial

 Have you been wanting to do this??? Make a charm for your glue bottle pin??? Have you been losing your pins while you are working because you can’t find them???

Fret no more, LšŸ˜‚L!  I made a quick tutor showing how I made these great little sanity savers!  I have made so many…







I can trade them out seasonally and they really are easy and fun to make. 

I have to give a shout out to Tracy Fox for the earring back idea. It’s genius!  Her video where she shares this idea is here:  https://youtu.be/iYa_8rvsoTQ

Without further ado, here’s the link to my tutorial. Thanks for watching!


Stay crafty, my friends!

Michelle