Sunday, March 13, 2016

Desintation wedding

The temps are mild but it is a rainy, Sunday morning. A good day to spend it in your craft room as I will be.

I have another pocket mini album to share today. I have been asked to make 6 of these for a bride that is giving them to her bridesmaids as a thank you gift. She is having a destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico.


Since I don't have a die that spells out the word 'Memories', I pulled out my Cricket and cut out each letter using the Cursive 101 Cricket cartridge. As you can see, I have to redo the placement of those letters but just wanted to showcase the front cover of the album. I made the flourishes using a Spellbinder's die. The flowers are from my stash - probably Petaloo, Prima and Recollections brands, as are the pearl gems. The doily is from Michael's.
Here is a snapshot of the spine. The chipboard heart was painted white and I added fine glitter which you can't see in this picture.

Here is a top view of the album showing the 6 pages. The album measures 6x6 and the spine is 2 3/4 wide.
The next zillion pictures are of all the pages inside the album. I used Bazzil cardstock and Simple Stories You Are Here 6x6 paper pad along with the many embellishments that are available with this paper line.

The pattern papers that say Mexico and Cancun are NOT from this paper line. I ordered them separately from I'm not sure who makes them.
I made the waterfall folio which will hold another 9 photos and/or journaling pages.

I love the chipboard frames that are available with the paper line. I only adhered the bottom of the frame to the cardstock so you can slip a picture in from the top.



...and more tags.
Each page has a side pocket holding a 5.5 x 5.5 photo mat. Can you see the yellowish colored photo mat sticking out?

I made this tag using the Bazzil pink cardstock, a journaling card and added the heart lace trim and pink twine.

This is the inside back cover which I made a pocket and added more journaling cards. I really enjoyed putting this album together and I hope the girls will fill it with lots of photos and memories!
That is it from me. Enjoy your Sunday and the rest of the week ahead.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Masculine birthday

Good morning! I'm sharing a birthday card I made a few weeks ago for another coworker who asked me to make him a couple cards for some guy friends. I don't know about you, but I have a tough time making cards for men. Little boys - not so much! I'm not sure what I'm going to do when my nephews become young adults!

 I used Kraft cardstock for the base of my card. Black CS is from Stampin Up. Pattern paper is from Simple Stories "Aweso[ME]".

The sentiment and the image of the tool box and tools are older stamp sets by Stampin Up. I used the circle framelits from Stampin Up. I made the tag myself using scraps of cardstock from my stash. I wrapped some black twine up and down the horizontal side of the card and added some black gems.

 I have some exciting news to share!! I'm going to be a grandma!!

Have a wonderful week ahead!