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Everyday Moments Projects – Teresa Collins

Hi Everyone Yesterday I had a post on the Teresa Collins blog as part of a blog swap with Artfull Crafts. My DT colleague and amazing papercrafter Sandy Ang also had some fabulous cards featured. Journal Album The colors in this Everyday Moments collection are fabulous and the papers are very versatile. I have created this blank journal album using a combination of plain white cardstock and papers from the collection.  The bright colors really stand out against the plain card and each page has some journaling prompts for the recipient to start writing.  I have bound the book cover with an eyelet and bakers twine which wraps around a brad to keep the book closed. Card and Matching Envelope The base of this card was cut using my Cameo and this file, and I have kept the additional decoration quite simple. To create the bird I brushed some white ink over the wooden piece and then stamped over the top with a clock-face stamp. The stamp and acetate clock face were both from Kaisercraft’s last Halloween Collection! The matching envelope was also die-cut using this file here, and I used two of the Everyday Moments Brads and some bakers […]

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“Charlottes Dream” Mini Albums (Kaisercraft)

Hi Everyone Today I am sharing a couple more projects I created for Kaisercraft using their April Collection – Charlotte’s Dream. This is not the style of Collection I normally work with – but the colors are lovely and the graphics are very detailed.   To see the full Collections on Kaisercraft’s website – click here. To see the products at amazon.com click here.   Blessing Album This blank album is a great gift idea – the cover is already decorated and the recipient just has to add their own pictures. You could use this for any number of occasions. Vintage AlbumA super-simple album created using the technique shown here. This is also blank inside Simple Note Books These are simply cheap notebooks covered in paper and decorated with a couple of stickers.  Please post a comment with any questions – Lowri 🙂 I am linking up this post to these websites here.

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“Fine and Sunny” Wall Art & Mini Album (Kaisercraft)

Hi Everyone It’s the last day of April so I thought I would share some projects I created for Kaisercraft using their April Collection – Fine and Sunny. To see the full Collections on Kaisercraft’s website – click here. To see the products at amazon.com click here. The Letter “C” I created this for my daughter’s room. It’s fun and just a tiny bit girly – just like her! Baby Mini Album I wish I had some photos of the inside of this album but I sent it off in such a rush that I didn’t get a chance to take any!  Treat Containers These little treat containers are a great way to use up scraps. I have a full tutorial on my blog here. This really is a fun collection – and tomorrow I have a couple to share using the other April Collection – Charlotte’s Dream. Please post a comment with any questions – Lowri 🙂 I am linking up this post to these websites here.

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“This and That” Mini Album PLUS Tutorial (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone My first official Design Team Post is live at Echo Park – check it out here! For regular readers of my blog you will recognize this technique as one of my all-time favorites, but I have updated my tutorial and this fabulous new This and That Charming Collection really shows it off 🙂 I have used the latest This and That Charming Collection to create this simple mini with some recent photos of my family. I have a tutorial below showing how I created it and as you can see from the following picture, the weight of the Echo Park paper is perfect for this kind of technique as you can get a crisp fold without absolutely no paper cracking.  After I created the base, I then used strips from the Elements and Alpha stickers to decorate the tops and bottoms of my pages – don’t forget to use the negative pieces left over too, or you can cut the wider strips in half to stretch them further. The camera sticker looks great on the cover against the Chevron print of the Border Strips (reverse) paper and this fabulous Snapshots flag from the Elements Stickers. For each page […]

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8 Page Mini – 1 Sheet of Paper (Tutorial)

Hi Everyone Last week I shared this mini-album idea and today I am sharing a detailed tutorial showing how I made it! Following the exact directions below will result in an album measuring 2″ x 2.5″ containing 11 double-sided pages but you can adjust the dimensions of the folds to yield an album of any size. The starting size paper for this exact album is 10″ x 12″ Mini Album Tutorial Score at 2″ intervals along the 12″ long side of the paper Rotate paper and score at 2.5″ intervals along the 10″ long side of the paper Fold at score marks to define the creases Make cuts as shown (details in diagram below) Begin to fold into pages, alternating pages of the book Continue folding each page until all are complete Leaving one page at each end, create album pages by gluing pages together Continue gluing until all pages are complete Cut a strip of paper 2.5″ wide Adhere one end of strip to front of book Wrap strip around book and glue onto back Your book is complete! As with all projects like this – I suggest you practice on scrap paper a couple of times so you […]

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Mini Album in a Tin – Cosmo Cricket Style!

Hi Everyone – another Cosmo Cricket Challenge this week and a chance to use the fabulous new 2WENTY-THR3E Collection showcased at CHA 2012. I was lucky enough to have been given a set of papers from this Collection and the Challenge was to alter a tin – but I have chosen to use a re-use a tin in a slightly different way. I LOVE to make these little albums and give them in vintage tins. I used the Postcards paper for the body of the book and then used some of the new Hello Washi Tape as a book binding. The “Smile” sentiment was cut from the Photo Booth paper and mounted with a small amount of dimensional tape.   I created some tiny tabs and added the initials of my children with some Tiny Type stickers. A plain wooden button with a dab of brown ink, a couple more tiny type stickers and some ever popular twine for decoration and the book is complete ready to be put into the tin! I am going to fill the book with my favorite mini pics of the kids and some of the fabulous embellishments from the collection when they become available! […]

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