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“Leaf” Mini Album w/ Basic Grey (Origins) & Kaisercraft..

Hi Everyone – another BTP project to share today – this time a really simple album I made for a special lady who has been working with our family for some time.  With my eldest son going to school, I wanted to be able to give her a little keepsake with pictures of him from the time she has been taking care of him. I have used Basic Grey’s Origins Collection as the basis for the book – which is an MDF Kaisercraft Leaf Album.  I have kept the decoration simple to emphasise the photographs.  Each page has photographs from one particular year The number of pieces in each collection by Basic Grey make coordinating matching elements and embellishments a breeze!  The mini letters are from Kaisercraft. At Christmas time I also made her a blank album in the same collection (you can see heaps more pics at my post here.)  She is a very keen gardener, so these bright colors are a prefect match – especially as we are heading into winter here in New Zealand! I hope you have enjoyed these! Lowri :-)

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Lovely Lemons! (Gift Tag and Jar)

Hi Everyone – I love lemons and here are a few ideas including making your own Preserved Lemons and covering a plain jar lid with paper. Making the Covered Lids You can see my tutorial for making the covered lids below. The only difference is that this time I did not wrap the paper underneath the lid as I didn’t want to compromise the seal of the jar. I just cut the circle of paper a little smaller and used a paper strip to cover the paper edges – you can see that step in the pictures below. If you take a look at the tutorial it will become obvious!    Tutorial Here are the finished results. Covered lid Gift tag Making Preserved Lemons Here is the tutorial on how to make the lemons.. Gather lemons, salt and a jar Top and tail lemons and then cut each lemon ¾ way through, turn over, rotate 90 degrees and repeat cut Fill cuts generously with salt Pack lemons into jar using tops to fill in any gaps Top up jar with lemon juice. Add flavorings such as fresh bay leaves, cinnamon quills, peppercorns… Leave for one month and then use the […]

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Mini Album (Maya Rd & Basic Grey)

Hi Everyone Another Christmas gift I made here – this time using a Maya Road chipboard album and Basic Grey’s Origins Collection. I left the album blank and gave the recipient heaps of embellishments from the same collection allowing them to use it for whatever purpose they liked. I had to re-make the front cover as once I adhered the paper to the pages, the cover would not close at all!  I love the Maya Road products – but I have only just started using them – so maybe a bit of practice on my part would make it easier.. This project came together really quickly and I loved the fact that all the hard work was done – and the gift recipient could just add pictures or notes whenever they pleased. This Basic Grey collection is gorgeous and like all of their collections there is a huge variety of papers and embellishments available. More soon – hope you are keeping safe if you are in Australia. Lowri :-)

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