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Monday, January 31, 2011

My Valentines

12x12 Layout, paper and embellishments by K & Co.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Three Tags Mini Album Tutorial

Ok, here's the tutorial to make the pages.  Do you like the title of this page?  I couldn't think of anything else more clever!  :-)  My book had 5 pages total.  You could do any number of pages.  For each one, you will need a 12x12" piece of cardstock.
First, make a horizontal score at 4", then turn your paper 90 degrees and score to the 4" mark only at the following distances...  1/2", 3 1/4", 6", 8 3/4", and 11 1/2".  Measure 2 1/4" in the upper corners as shown, and make a score line.
I marked the paper in red, where you need to cut the corners for the smallest pockets.  NOW...IF YOU WANT A LITTLE CORNER FOLD IN THE LITTLEST POCKET, DON'T CUT IT...I WILL SHOW YOU BOTH WAYS FOR THE LITTLE POCKET.
For tutorial purposes I will cut one side and fold the other so you can see what I mean.  The 4" line is only cut to the 2nd score line.  THIS IS IMPORTANT! In my book, three pages had the folded corners for the little pocket and two had cut corners.  Variety is the spice of life, right?
Fold your paper like so at the 4" mark...
Then fold in half at the 6" mark.  This is like the fold you would do for a card organizer...
On the side that you are going to have the little triangle fold, cut the tab as shown...
Fold in the 1/2" tab, and place glue on the green lines...
Fold over and adhere!  You have created the little pocket and behind it will be the area for your middle sized tags.  Repeat on the other side.  If you have cut that triangle off, you just won't have the little fold.
This is the inside of the pocket page.  The green line is where you would glue to create the large pocket. I did an accordion binding that preserved the full size of the largest pocket...which meant that I didn't adhere this until I was ready to put the binding on, I glued the binding and the bottom of the largest pocket at the same time.

Choosing paper is critical.  Double sided papers would eliminate covering cardstock with patterned papers, BUT  BE CAREFUL WITH DIRECTIONALLY DESIGNED PAPERS!  Also, I found it easier to score the paper UPSIDE DOWN, so please remember that  if you have a particular edge you want in a particular spot!

The small pocket holds a shipping tag that is 2 3/8" by 4 3/4".
The middle pocket holds a tag that I cut to 6 1/2" by 4 1/2".
The large pocket holds a tag that I cut to 7 1/2" by 5 1/2".  If you did a binding that takes up some of the pocket size, please measure and adjust accordingly.

I hope you have fun with this design!  If you have any questions, let me know.  Stay Crafty!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Domestic Goddess Mini Album

This post will be a two part series.  First, I give you the finished project...
I made this with a new fold that I was playing around with.  I am not sure what to call the new fold though.  I am going to have to think about it!  Anyway, the book is 8x6"!  It's huge...and it holds a ton of space for journaling and tags.
I made the red ribbon rose, and used a pearl bead in the center.  I made the white flower from three different sized doilies from Little Yellow Bicycle that I inked with Tim Holtz distressing inks.  The leaves are from 7 Gypsies, the small flowers are from Recollections.  The big metal butterfly is from Blue Moon Beads, as is the birdcage charm in the top photo.  I used 7 Gypsies charms and the key is Tattered Angels.  I used Martha Stewart punches throughout the book. The papers are from Bazzill and Graphic 45's Domestic Goddess line.
First page of the book.  Each page has two pockets on the surface, and there is a middle pocket as well, which means that every page houses 5 tags total, in three different sizes.  Some of the middle sized tags also have tags as well.  The smaller tags are shipping tags that I covered in some other papers from K and Company.

On the backs of the middle sized tags are photomats, the large sized tags have three photomats total, one large and two smaller ones.

The next page...
And the next.  I used different papers throughout.
This tag has a lift-up ribbon to show more photo space.

I made another pocket on this tag, and put the pictures in them.

This tag has a collage of things creating another pocket with another tag in it.
I used an accordion type binding for this.  You could do whatever binding you chose.   In the next post, I will show you how to make each page.  What do you think?

Stay crafty, my friends!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

A new kind of Paper Bag Book

While checking out the latest postings on Youtube, I came across this great paperbag book tutorial by Mary Anne Walters. You can find the link to the printable PDF here: http://scrappystickyinkymess.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/that-pbb-pdf/
I have yet to embelish, but here is the base of mine,
I used Glimmer Mist on the entire book!  My adhesive of choice was Scor-tape and Beacon's 3in1

I also added a little heat embosssing!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pockets and Flaps Album

I was just playing with a fold and came up with something cool, and thought I would share it with you.  I have the base pages done, and did the tags for all of the pockets.  I still need to embellish it.  I used papers from Scenic Route and Teresa Collins.  The punches I used were from Martha Stewart.  I used a circle punch to make the finger pull areas on the pockets.

The book measures 6"x6", and holds a minimum of 13 tags with a bunch of space for more pictures and journaling.
I made 4 pages for my book.  The last page is made different than the others.  So, for three pages, I scored my 12x12"paper as shown above.  Don't use directional papers!!!  This is folded, so if you do you will have an upside down backside of your pocket page!
After scoring, cut off the sections as shown above.  Then, fold all score lines.
Fold in the upper "tabs" created by the cutting.  Add glue to the tabs and to the upper center score line. Use liquid glue.  Please, use liquid glue.  It will hold everything securely and it will dry, so that when you put your tags in the pockets they won't get stuck (like they would if you used adhesive like score-tape).
Fold down.  This adheres the upper part to the lower part, and creates two pockets.
You will end up with something that looks like this.  The 2" piece on the left is how you attach the pages to the front cover and to the page in front.  It will make sense when you see the pages all complete.  Make as many of these as you want for your book, but remember that you have to make one more (the last page) differently.  So, if you want four pages in your book, make only three of these.
This is the scoring diagram for the last page of your book, it has two 2" flaps that will attach to the page in front of it, and to the back cover of the book.  Make one of these.
To cut the last page, cut the 2" slit on the left, leaving the 2" "tabs" in place.  The cut the right side as you did for the first pages.
Apply glue just inside the score line on the 2" mark, and on the other score mark, and on the tab.
Fold to adhere, and this is what you will have.  The front 2" piece attaches to the previous page, and the back 2" piece attaches to the back cover.  When I attached them, I only did three sides, creating another pocket for tags.
I covered  6x6" pieces of chipboard for the front and back covers.  I used cardstock and patterned papers for the tags, punching the corners with different corner punches.  I also did some punching of strips to put on the edge of the pockets.  The 2" piece is attached to the cover, and the right 3 1/2" is folded out to show the entire "page" layout.  I really need to embellish this, don't I?
The next page.  The tags on the left are 3 1/2" x 4 1/2", the centers are 5x6" and the right tags are 3x6".
 And the next page..
And the next.  This is the last page...the 2" piece attached to the previous page...
...and the 2" piece attached to the back cover of the book.

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.  Have a great and crafty day!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

One Good Dog

We lost our good friend Tudder New Year's Day, so this weekend the kids and I decided to write a few notes to him and put them in a layout.  He was such a good dog and he will be greatly missed...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Bouquet

I wanted to do something a little different for my Mom...
I realize that the picture isn't the greatest, but it's all I have!  Maybe next Christmas I will ask Santa for a really good camera.

I used a drink mix container for the vase.  I covered it with papers (K and CO.), and punched border papers with punches.  I made the flowers, punched and bejeweled the butterfly, punched the heart, stamped the sentiment.  The bamboo skewers were painted...
My mom loved it.  I just wanted to do something a little different, and it turned out really nice.

Happy Birthday, Mom!