Friday, 20 July 2018

Christmas Not So Mini, Mini Album

Hello my friends and welcome back.

I have been on a kick of making mini albums and have watched several YouTube videos to get ideas and instructions on putting an album together and creating different styles of pages.

This is my first time creating a mini album that has a chipboard cover and card stock pages with hinges inside.  I did have to rip out my first set of hinges but managed to salvage most of the album and ended up using the Hidden Hinge Plus system from Kathy Orta King.  Here is a link to her tutorial: Hidden Hinge Plus Tutorial

The finished size of this album is 9" x 7 1/2" with a 2 5/5" spin.  Each inside page measures 8 1/2" x 7".  I used the Craft Smith - Say Freeze 12 x 12 paper pad from Michaels and Recollections 65lb Cranberry card stock to create this album. I hope you like what I came up with.

I also wanted to share the YouTube channel for Lauras Craft Zone, she makes great mini albums and her tutorials are so clear and detailed.  

Below are more pictures of the actual pages for the mini album.  There are a total of six pages and each page has a large tag that has a tab to pull them out of the side pocket, which I created using the We R Memory Keepers' Envelope Punch Board.

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by and I hope you give making a mini album a try.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Coffin Shaped Mini Album With Matching Storage Box

Hello my friends and welcome.

Today I am sharing something other then a card.  This past week I decided I wanted to create a mini album to go into a paper-mache coffin shaped box I bought several years ago.  The box I used is the largest of three nesting coffin boxes and is 8" long, 4 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" deep.  With the help of the smaller box, I created a template and traced and cut some black medium weight chipboard into eight coffin shaped pages, 7 1/2" long and 3 3/4" wide.

The first thing I did was paint the box inside and out with some black acrylic paint, which I then put aside to work on the mini album pages.  I went through my Halloween themed paper and found The Apothecary Emporium Collection Kit from Echo Park, which included 12 x 12 double side design papers and a 12 x 12 Element Sticker sheet.  I covered each mini album page back and front with some design paper.

I then inked up all the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink and punched holes in the top of each page.

I put the pages aside and went back to the box, which I covered with some design paper, which was also inked with Black Soot and decorated the top of the box with one of the stickers from the kit and some flowers from I Am Roses.  The Large black flowers were already black and the other flowers that were creme, I coloured with Golden Lump of Coal and Hag's Wart Orange Starburst Sprays from Lindy Stamp Gang.

I also decided to create coffin shaped tags for each page out of 100lb black card stock and covered one side with more design paper.  I created little pockets at the bottom of each mini album page for the tags to slip in.  I used some scraps of design paper and a couple of dies from MFT Stamps to make some flags which I partially glued to the front or the back of some tags so that other tags or elements good be slipped under the flags.  I added an eyelet to each album page and attached them to together with a black binder ring from 7 Gypsies and decorated the ring with some tulle, seam binding and fibres in black and orange to go along with the paper.

Here are a bunch of photos of each page and tag of the album.

Here are a few more pictures showing the completed album and box.

I know I have probably overwhelmed you with pictures but I really appreciate you dropping by.

Have a wonderful day! Kathy

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

To The Beach & Back

Hello my friends and welcome back.  Today I am sharing a card I created using the Pure Inn0cence - Beach Cutie stamp set from MFT Stamps.

I coloured the girl with soft Copic marker colours and paper pieced the main part of her top using some design paper from the In Bloom 6x6 paper pad from My Mind's Eye.

For a change I didn't create a scene card but used more of the co-ordinating design paper and card stock layers for the layout for my card.

Below is a list of the supplies I used for this card.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence-Beach Cutie
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 27 (Sentiment Banner), Stitched Circle Stax and Stitched Mini Scallop Circle Stax
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20  Pink - R20, R21, R32  Yellow - Y11, Y23  Shadow on Top - C00, C1
Other: Recollections - 110lb White, Pink and Gray card stocks,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  My Mind's Eye - In Bloom 6x6 paper pad,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy