Thursday, September 26, 2013

This is an envelope mini using black Recollections envelopes from Michael's, with a hidden hinge system of binding and chipboard covers made with Crate Paper collection called DIY Shop. I found this paper on sale last week at a Big Lots store. Hey, I'll take it! I think this one should go to a local raffle at our local school. It's got lots of tags, as you can see in the first photo and the paper collection came with some good cut-outs for embellishing.

                                            As always, thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

7 Gypsies Camden mini album

 Magnetic closure is used on the front cover of this 7 Gypsies Camden paper 8 3/4 x 9 1/4 book. I used a lot of shipping tags and put in lots of flaps, cause that's what I like to do, and the edges of the pages are all paper punched with different punch designs. It has a lot of pages, but here are just a few ...
The little booklet below is magnetized onto the page above and comes off so that a large photo can go behind it. The booklet will hold 7 photos.

                                                 As always, thanks for looking.

DCWV Linen Closet envelope mini

Talk about quick...I started this after lunch and had it done in time to make dinner. This mini is made with Kraft card envelopes and the flaps are made by simply inserting the cards that come with the envelopes. I saw a short video posted on Pinterest by for this and then ran with it. The only thing I did differently was to add a chipboard cover. To do that I added a piece of kraft paper cut to the size of the spine of the grouped envelopes plus an inch on either side so I could make some side flaps to use with a stack the deck method.  I didn't do any embellishing since I really just wanted to test this envelope method out.

The envelopes are 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" so this is a small book. But with 2 places for pictures on the envelops and 4 places on the "cards" it adds up to about 40 pictures.

DCWV Natural Stack One and Done mini album

This is a fast little mini album to long as you don't put it in a craft closet, half-done, and then take it out a year later. Just saying. Really though, if you need to make a quick little gift for someone this one goes together very quickly. The binding method is Stack the Deck from Laura Denison and the paper, which I've had for quite some time now, is the Natural matstack by DCVW with "foil and eluminaire". And you can see by the first photo that it certainly has some luminary qualities. (Sunglasses not included :). The style is called One and Done and tutorial videos can be found on size of this mini works great with the 4 1/2 x 6 1/2" paper pack. The front flap is magnetized, and each inner page has a flap as well.