Monday, February 19, 2018

I AM ... Scrapbook Kit or Premade Album


A new album dedicated to your own personal journey. Document YOU for a change! This album is all about you ... and I hope that every time you see it, you are reminded that you are special!





This beautiful scrapbook mini album is available as a DIY kit ($46.99) or pre-made ($58.99) and will be a wonderful keepsake full of reminders that you are "strong", "beautiful", "thankful", "happy", "living the dream", "blessed"...."enough"! The kit comes with lots of phrase stickers so that you can personalize your album with the perfect words that represent you and your personal journey.

Give it as a gift to your daughter, mother, friend, or sister to remind them of how special they are ... or fill it with all of the memories of your own life.

The album measures 6x8 inches and includes 36 pages (18 front and back). There is space for at least 50 photos and lots of encouraging reminders! Beautiful colors, interactive elements, chipboard accents, and lots of positive encouragement!

Pre-made:
If you order the album pre-made, it will be shipped completely assembled and ready for photos or gift-giving. You can order the album with or without the stand.  

Do-It-Yourself Kit:
You can also order this album as a do-it-yourself kit.  
The pre-cut scrapbook kit includes all of the materials and instructions to make this beautiful album! 

Included in the Kit:
Chipboard Tag and Pocket Album by Graphic 45
6 Graphic 45 photo tags
Precut pattern paper (by Simple Stories) 
Pre cut photo mats
4x6, 4x4, 3x4, and 2x2 Journaling and title cards
Coordinating Stickers
Coordinating Chipboard accents
Ribbon & Twine
Full Color instructions 

Tools & supplies you will need to complete this project:
Paper trimmer and/or scissors
Adhesive -- wet and dry
Pop Dots or other dimensional adhesive

NOTE: These albums/kits will begin shipping the week of February 26.

As always, thank you so much for visiting my shop

My goal is to create scrapbooks, memory albums, and kits that encourage people to share their stories, preserve their photos, and document their everyday lives.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Waterfall Album Tutorial

I created a fun new style of album for this post, so I decided to include a tutorial with measurements.     I'm calling this a Waterfall Folio album, and I loaded it up with the new Chit Chat pieces and So Punny papers by Doodlebug Designs.


When folded, the album looks like this (and yes, I love the Chit Chat pieces so much that I bought several packages so that I could have 5 XOXO's on the cover, LOL).

Here are a few of the waterfall flip pages ... 
I love those little sprinkles "BEARY" much!




Here are some basic instructions for making a folio album like this.  For simplicity, I didn't include directions for placement of each pattern paper or embellishment.  That's where you can add your creative touch, but all of the measurements are included :)  Have fun!

XOXO Waterfall Folio Tutorial

12x12 Black card stock:
  1. Cut black card stock to 9” x 12”.
  2. Position card stock on your score board so that the 12” width is at the top.
  3. Score the card stock across left to right at .5”, 5.5”, 6.5” and 11.5”.
  4. Turn the paper 1/4 turn to the left and score at .5” and 8.5”.
  5. Trim out the corners as shown below.
12x12 Medium Weight Chipboard:
  1. Cut chipboard into 3 pieces — 8” x 4 3/4” (2), and 8”x 1”.
  2. Adhere the chipboard pieces to the black card stock as shown.  Be sure to leave some space between each piece so that the album cover will fold properly.
  3. Adhere the folds of the black card stock down on the chipboard.



12x12 Black Card stock:
  1. Cut black card stock to 10 3/4” x  7 3/4”.
  2. Adhere this piece over the chipboard on the inside of your album cover, making sure to crease the card stock so that it folds at the spine.

12x12 Yellow Heart Side of the Waffley Cute paper:
  1. Cut the yellow paper for the inside cover — 4 5/8” x 7 3/4” (2), and 1” x 7 3/4”.
  2. Adhere them inside the cover as shown.

12x12 I’m Daisy About You paper / 12x12 Black Card Stock / Ribbon:
  1. Cut the blue paper for the outside cover — 4 5/8” x 7 3/4” (2).
  2. Cut another piece of blue paper to 4” x 4 1/4”.  Set aside.
  3. Adhere the blue paper to the outside cover as shown.
  4. Adhere three 20” pieces of ribbon across the center of the cover.
  5. Cut black card stock — 4 1/4” x 7 1/2” (2)
  6. Adhere the black card stock over the blue pattern and ribbon as shown.

12x12 Plaid About You paper:
  1. Cut plaid paper — 4” x 7 1/4” (2)
  2. Adhere the plaid paper to the center of the black card stock.
    Cut Black Card stock:
    1. 4” x 7 1/2” — base of waterfall
    2. 3 1/2” x 5” (2) — photo mats in pocket
    3. 4” x 4 1/2” (7) scored at 1/2” to create seven 4x4 squares.
    4. 4 1/4” x 4 1/2” — pocket (see next set of instructions to complete pocket)
    Create the Pocket:
    1. To trim the corner of the black card stock for the pocket, measure 3/4″ over from the left hand top edge and make a mark.  
    2. From the right hand bottom edge, measure up 3/4″ and make a mark.  
    3. Draw a line from mark to mark and cut off the corner piece. 
    4. Locate the blue paper you set aside earlier.  Lay the blue side up and match the long and short sides of the blue sheet, with the long and short sides of the black pocket piece.  
    5. Once you are sure you have the correct sides matched up, measure 1/2″ over from the left hand top edge and make a mark.  From the right hand bottom edge, measure up 1/2″ and make a mark.
    6. Draw a line from mark to mark and cut off the corner piece.  Adhere the black and blue pieces together.
    7. Adhere the pocket to the inside left panel of your album ... be sure to put adhesive on the left and bottom sides only so that your photo mats will slide behind.
    Pocket Pieces:

    Assemble the Waterfall pieces:
    1. Apply glue to the scored and folded tab of each 4x4 square.  Adhere the first “tab” along the top edge of the waterfall base.
    2. Adhere the second square by lining the “tab” up along the bottom edge of the previous tab. Be sure not to overlap the edge of the previous square.  See arrow.  
    3. Adhere the waterfall element to the inside right panel of your album.

    6x6 So Punny Paper Pad:
    1. Cut pattern paper for each of the squares — 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” (15)
    2. Cut pattern paper for the spaces in between the squares — 3/8” x 3 3/4” (7)
    3. Cut pattern paper for the mats that are tucked into the pocket — 3 1/4” x 4 3/4” (2)

    I hope this gives you the measurements and basic instructions for creating this cute mini!  Have fun mixing and matching papers and embellishments ... that's always my favorite part!

    Until next time ... happy crafting!

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Lori Whitlock February Blog Hop

     
    Welcome to Lori Whitlock's February Blog Hop! My blog is the first stop on the hop, so be sure to hop back over to Lori's site too, because she has some goodies for you ... a sale, a giveaway, and a cute freebie!

    For my project I created one of Lori's new folding cards for Valentine's Day.  I just love these waffles and the cute little sentiment!




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    Thank you so much for hopping with us!!

    Sunday, February 4, 2018

    Our Love Story Album using Simple Stories Romance

    As papercrafters, sometimes a paper collection comes along that makes you immediately think of a set of photos, an event, or a memory.  When I saw the Romance collection, I knew some beautiful pictures of my son and daughter-in-law would work perfectly in an album.
    I love the vintage, romantic feel of this paper line.  The cover was easy to embellish by layering several 3x4 cards.

    These gorgeous photos were taken by Hillary Leah Photography here in Georgia, and I just love that the pictures worked so well with the beautiful blues and pinks in Romance.  

    I used the 12x12 collection kit, along with the chipboard pieces and  4x6 stickers.


    I hope I've inspired you to use Romance for lots of different projects, not just Valentine's Day.  It is so pretty for weddings, date nights, everyday family photos, or even baby pictures!  Enjoy!