Saturday, October 13, 2012

Paper Bag Mini Album: "MARIPOSA" (VIDEO)

Hello Crafty Friends!

Here is the video of my Paper Bag Mini Album:  "MARIPOSA"


Here is the first video in the series from Kathy Orta (Paper Phenomenon):

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Paper Bag Mini: MARIPOSA

Hello Crafty Friends!

Here is my latest creation!  It's a paper bag mini album using red "Celebrate It" paper bags from Michael's.  I used DCWV's "MARIPOSA" paper stack.  I followed the tutorial by Kathy from Paper Phenomenon, *with my own adjustments*.  I will also be posting a video shortly.  Enjoy!

I embellished the cover with flowers from I Am Roses (altered with "Gold" Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels).  The charms are from Prima (Marion Smith's "Vintage Trinkets").  The sentiment is a stamp by My Creative Time (You Had Me At Chocolate), with an overlay of "Gold" Glimmer Mist, stamped onto a die cut from My Creative Time (Fancy Frame Stamp and Die Set). I used some "Say It In Pearls" by Prima.  The book is bound using sheer green ribbon.

another look at the cover

(trying to capture the album in the best light -- this is natural daylight)

Now let's take a look inside:

Pages 1 (inside front cover) & 2

Pages 3 & 4

Pages 5 & 6

Pages 7 & 8

Pages 9 & 10

Pages 11 & 12

Pages 13 & 14 (inside back cover)

Back Cover

I made this album for my sister & brother-in-law's 12th wedding anniversary.  So in addition, I also made a matching card:

Gave them the matching tag that I made for May:



And, here is the whole matching set:

That's all folks!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Hello Crafty Friends!

Here is the video of my latest completed mini album:


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Hello Crafty Friends!

Wow has it really been four months since I've posted? This Summer was just full of doing fun family things that I didn't have a moment to scrap.  I did finish some projects that needed completion, so as I find the time to blog again, I'll be getting those up as soon as possible.

The first up is the Baby Boy Mini Album that I made for my friend's little boy.  It's a very simple chipboard album from Clear Scraps, that I just covered in different patterned paper and cardstock from my random stash.  I also added some 4x6 chipboard pages and made Simple Paper Bag Envelopes (inspired by Stephanie from With A Grin).

Keepsake box houses the mini album.
Used my Cricut for the title, and "Create A Critter" (Cartridge) for the dinosaur.

Front Cover.
"It's a Boy!" is a sticker, that I backed with cardstock and popped up with foam adhesive.  "Welcome Little One" is a stamp from Fiskars.  I cut out the name, "Jacob" using "Storybook" (Cricut Cartridge).

Pages 1 & 2.  "Just Arrived" is a wood-block stamp.

Pages 3 & 4.  "Mother" is a 7Gypsies stamp.  The onesie and footprints are cut from "New Arrival" (Cricut Cartridge).

Pages 5 & 6.  "Sweet Dreams" is a Fiskars stamp.  Here is the first "Simple Paper Bag Envelope".  The sentiments are also stamps from Fiskars.

Pages 7 & 8.  More stamping from Fiskars.

Pages 9 & 10.  Second "Simple Paper Bag Envelope" and more Fiskars stamping.

Pages 11 & 12.  Cuts made from "New Arrival" Cricut Cartridge.

Pages 13 & 14.  "Dad" stamp from 7Gypsies.

Pages 15 & 16.  P 16 has a fold out for more photos/journaling.

Back Cover.

One last look at the front cover.

Here is the tutorial by Stephanie from With A Grin to make the envelope pockets:

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