Friday, July 31, 2015

Travel Mini Album

I made this travel album a while ago as a gift.

The design was from Kathryn Kreiger at Kathryn Scraps and was part of the Foto Folios 2 set that she developed.

I have put together a video showing the different parts of the album.

The paper was Mix and Match from Kaiser and unfortunately, seems to be no longer available.

I had a lot of fun making this mini album!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Borders and More

The Close to my Heart Stamp of the Month for August is a lovely borders and greetings set called Framed.

 For this card, I used one of the frames, stamped on white then cut out and layered on black. The greeting is part of the same set and I stamped it in Pixie to tone with the lovely papers from the Taste of Summer collection. The strawberries were stamps from the Taste of Summer stamp set. Finished it off with washi tape at the top.

 This Father's Day card is a simple but effective one using another of the frame stamps and the Father's Day greeting.

The papers are from the Jackson paper pack, a retired collection from CTMH.

The final card is again using paper from the Jackson collection and the greeting was stamped inside the frame. I cut the frame out after stamping it then layered on black to make it stand out.

This stamp set (Framed) is available throughout August from my web shop.

Travel Journal

Kathy Orta at Paper Phenomenon designed this wonderful Travel Journal. You can purchase the tutorial by clicking on the link.

I made the journal using the Close to my Heart Wanderful collection. Sadly, this collection is being phased out and will no longer be available in the catalogue. However, I do still have a few papers in my stash to use for other travel projects!

The base of the folder is made from Kraft Tex, an amazing paper/fabric that seems to be indestructible and is so easy to work with. Instead of glueing the paper to the Kraft Tex, Kathy suggested using fabric bonding material like you would use for doing appliqué work. It worked fabulously and I am so pleased with the end product. It will be interesting to see how it stands up to use!

The front of the journal showing the elastic closure with a stamped image from the Reel Life stamp set (CTMH) which is still available in the 2015-16 catalogue. 

Inside of the front cover showing the pocket on the left and the cover of the first notebook.
Inside the back cover.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Happy Anniversary

Last week my son and daughter-in-law celebrated their wedding anniversary.
I thought I would have a go at using the Regal font to make a canvas for them 

I used Design Space to split the capital B and added the name in the centre. Their names and the date of their wedding were added below the split letter.

I cut it out in white vinyl and applied it to a canvas (8"x10") that I had painted black.