Thursday, February 19, 2015

Birthday Mini Album with Doodlebug Designs

Project:  Birthday Mini Album
Product Collection: Doodlebug Hip Hip Hooray
Details: 6"x8", 12 pages, space for 18 photos

Love Love love this mini.  I'd keep it for my boys' birthday photos if I hadn't scrapped them all already (and now they are 20 and 24 so I don't get photos anymore :(  ).  I think this beautiful album would make a wonderful gift for a birthday boy.  The paper and embellies could not be more fun and colorful.  As you may know, I have a thing for Doodlebug Designs so lots of love and extra detail was poured into this one :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

12x12 Easter Parade Layout with Doodlebug

Hi everyone! I'm excited to be back over on Doodlebug's blog today sharing a 12x12 Easter layout that's full of color and the cutest embellishments! I used Doodlebug's Easter Parade Collection, colorful washi tape and beautiful polka dot vellum. Take a look ...

Here's how I made it ... I love Doodlebug's washi tape so I decided to layer those fun polka dots over white card stock. I cut out 4 strips and positioned them in a tic-tac-toe fashion. Then I just had fun filling up each little square with Doodlebug cuteness!

I have also fallen in love with the sprinkles polka dot vellum! Although the photo does not do this justice, the sprinkle dots on the vellum add a little shine to each corner of the page. For a bit more fun, I added buttons, spring flower sprinkles and stickers. This might possibly be one of my favorite Doodlebug layouts thanks to all of the color!  

I used the Easter Parade Collection for this layout but since it is older, it may be difficult to find. So ... I've added a great substitute below with Doodlebug's Hippity Hoppity collection. It's so cute! 
Thanks for stopping by Artsy Albums!
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Monday, February 16, 2015

3x3" Pop-Up Card Ideas

Today's project:  3x3" Pop Up Gift Cards

These adorable cards are Silhouette cutting files designed by Lori Whitlock. Although they were intended to be children's Valentine cards, I decided to create gift cards for birthday and thank you gifts.  

The base of the card is 3″x 3″ and it cuts out in one piece that folds up. Lori has a simple instruction sheet for folding these little gems here.

This adorable dinosaur card is my favorite. I just love the little spikes down his back and his sweet little heart.  

Lori added a notch on the card so that they can stay closed, as well as base cover pieces that you can cut and then embellish the front as you wish.

As you can see, I had fun adding stickers and gems to my card. I hope I’ve inspired you today! I know you’ll have fun with these!

Here are the links to the cards in the Silhouette online store:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone,  
Welcome to Lori Whitlock's February blog hop!  
If you just hopped on at my blog, be sure to head back over to Lori's site and start from the beginning :)  There are lots of fun projects at each stop so you won't want to miss any of them!

For my project, I created a card and an instagram mini album using two of Lori's print-and-cut camera designs.

To create the card base,  I enlarged the card to fit an A2 size envelope, and then duplicated it.

Next, I welded the two shapes together.

I had to add hit "cut outline" in the cut settings window, and then I cut out the card shape.  

 Using Lori's "Perfect Print" I added a birthday message to the print-and-cut camera (be sure to highlight your message and hit "no cut").  Once printed on textured card stock and cut out, I adhered the image to the front of my card base.

For the mini album, I cut the camera out using the print-and-cut feature.  I then cut the base shape out of chipboard and plain white card stock to create the album covers and pages.  It's the perfect little size for popular instagram photos!

Be sure to check out all the goodies that Lori has for you today!  Freebies, sales, and a chance to win a gift card over on her blog.

Thanks for stopping by my blog along your hop.  Please visit me on Facebook to stay up-to-date on Artsy Albums sales and new kits!

Now back to the hop!  Your next stop is:  Kathy Skou

Friday, February 6, 2015

Doodlebug Hello Sunshine Mini Scrapbook Album

Happy Friday!  I'm thrilled to be posting over on Doodlebug's blog again today. They recently launched their new "Hello Sunshine" collection and ... oh my goodness!! The cuteness!  I created this little mini album with the collection.   I wanted it to look like a house or a little flower shop.  I'm not sure it looks like either of those, ha ha, but I do think it's fun and colorful :)  

I used the 6x6 "Hello Sunshine" paper pad to cover each of the pages, and the circle die-cuts from the craft kit were the perfect size to cover the tabs on the album. I also used bright glitter sprinkles, "this and that" stickers, icon stickers, and spring flower sprinkles. Please visit Doodlebug's blog to see all of the fun projects that the design team has been creating with "Hello Sunshine" this week! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Echo Park Bundle of Joy Baby Album Kits

Hey guys! Today's project is Echo Park "Bundle of Joy" Baby Album Kits!
Echo Park Paper released a new baby collection at CHA this year .... "A New Addition" to the Bundle of Joy line they introduced a few years ago.  The two collections match, which makes adding to your baby albums easy since everything coordinates.

Sweet Baby Boy Scrapbook Album

Sweet Baby Girl Scrapbook Album

I created two minis for the shop using both collections.  They are the perfect size at 6x6" for a baby shower gift, surprise for the new mommy in the hospital, or to save all of your sweet baby's photos.

The album measures 6x6 inches and includes 16 pages. Pockets, tags, birth information and space for 30 photos! Adorable colors, sweet little baby animals, and lots of space for your darling pictures.