Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Vertical Paper Bag Mini Album, Installment 2

Hope you're enjoying and being inspired by the mini album pictures. This first picture shows one of my favorite pages of all. The pocket and handkerchief are from Cricut's Old West cartridge. The upper embellishment is simply a piece of print paper that has three metal brads through it.

This page shows the tags that I put into the small flap made by the bottom of the paper bag. I cut them at 3 3/4" by 5" and used a Martha Stewart around the page punch. The tag I cut from From My Kitchen. The lower tag came on the inside of the package of some embellishments. I added a flower from Hobby Lobby.
 This page shows the outer side of the first large flap attached to a bag. The sentiment is a sticker from the page kit. I mounted the sticker onto a retangular tag, stamping some lines on the tag so that it could be used for journaling. Hope you like these.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Vertical Paper Bag Mini Album--The First of Several Installments

I recently watched a video series by mysistersscrapper on youtube. Following her very good directions, I put together this album for a sweet young lady who is getting married soon. My binding is different from hers, and I made the space between pages 1/2" rather than her 3/8". I had so much fun doing this, that I will definitely do another. I started with a Hobby Lobby page kit that had twelve papers and some embellishments and stickers. But I needed to add several other things. Check out the videos, stock up on paper, adhesives of various types, and lots of decorative items and kraft cardstock, and then give this a try. You won't be disappointed.
The front cover is a combination of gemstone letters  and a sticker from the Hobby Lobby pack, a die cut from the Old West Cricut cartridge, and some dimensional stickers (the rope).

For the spine I created a bangle with a Tim Holtz clasp chain to which I added several different-length strands made from wooden beads and plastic ones from Blue Moon. I also added two wooden hearts engraved with initials. I tied ribbons and jute to the strands.
To hold the book closed, I added another clasp be simply adding two more eyelets--one on the back cover, and one on the front.
The inside front cover. The flower is handmade from fine twine and has a button center and a pink scallop circle behind it. Hope you like it so far.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Daisy with Ribbon and Diagonal Stripe Thank You

The latest in my list of 3 1/2" x 5" thank you cards.

This one uses a diagonal stripe in pink with white and dark turquoise. The flower is cut from Walk in My Garden at approximately 1 1/2".  I cut two daisies and then layered them on top of each other to make the flower fuller. Before placing the paper on the white card base, I added the ribbon and secured it to the back of the paper. A pink gemstone and a tag stamped with Thank you complete this easy and sweet card. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Juggling Crocodile Birthday Card

     Entry number three using the orange circles paper from K and Company's Life's Little Occasions paper pack.

     The cheery crocodile is from the Crocs Rule cartridge. I cut it at 3", using white and pink for the under layers. Wiggle eyes, some black inking, and an Action Wobble brought this guy to life. The balls he's juggling are punched from the orange and a dark green (also from this paper pack) and are on some foam tape.
     The orange mat is 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". The smaller white is 3 3/8 x 4 5/8. The card base is green, The white mat is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. The green print mat is 4 x 5 1/4.
     "Happy Birthday" is from the Hapyy Days set from CardzTV stamps. The inside sentiment says: "Hope it's more fun than a juggling crocodile."
     Have a day that's just as fun. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Orange Circle Thank You

Card #2 from the K and Company pack called Life's Little Occasions is a bright and cheery thank you.

The papers in this pack are double-sided, so I used the solid orange from the back to cut the border. The card base is white (3 1/2" x 5") and has two mats under the dotted paper. I used a McGill punch for the white flower and a Fiskars circle (1/2") for the center. I punched the centers from the dotted paper, being sure to center the circle over a smaller dot in the print. Too late I thought about adding Glossy Accents to the smaller circles. Next time.

The sentiment is from a Fiskars Thank You set. I used white and stamped onto the border. Hope it brightens your day and encouages you to remember a special something that someone has done for you. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Owl Happy Birthday

I made this birthday card for someone who likes both owls and the retro orange, brown and green colors of the '70s.

The owl is from Create a Critter. I used the branch that was an accessory for it. Dark brown is the base for the owl. I added a subtle orange-on-orange print for the next layer and a bright orange with circles for the top. The bright orange is a favorite from a K and Company stack called Life's Little Occasions. I've used that orange several times. In fact, in the next two posts I'll be showing others cards I've made with it. It's bright, cheery, and very versatile. 
Gloosy accents help the beak and the feet pop off the page a bit. A sideways sentiment added some balance without looking crowded.
"Whooo's" someone you could make this for? Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Fan"tache"tic Birthday card

I can't honestly say that I understand the popularity of the mustache in crafting these days. But I do recognize it. So, when I found a stamp for fabric paint the other day at Big Lots, and it had three mustaches on it, I had to bring it home and try it out with chalk ink. It worked fine.

I stamped these with black ink, trimmed around them, and then attached them to the tan mat. After I had completed the card, I decided to go back and jazz it up a bit with some Martha Stewart glitter. The finished product is simple and easy--but masculine and trendy.

The card is cut from Kraft cardstock. I used black to mat the design papers which are from Recollections.
Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.