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Saturday, May 4, 2013

How To Make A Mini Album with Glassine Bags 2 comments  

Glassine Bag Mini Album

Posted by Ashley N.

glassine bag album a cherry on top


Hello everyone!  Today, I have a fun mini album tutorial to share using some fun products you probably have sitting around your craft room.  If not, I've linked most of them in my supply list and they're very reasonable items you should add to your craft stash!

I've used glassine bags and those ever-so-cute paper straws to create a mini album.  The glassine bags are pocket pages and the straws bind the album together.  So much fun, I'll tell 'ya! 

This album came together super fast and was a breeze to create. I made it in just a few short hours on a Saturday afternoon. 

This is a long post due to photo tutorials, so I hope you can hang in there!  The first part consists of steps/tips I've provided for you to create the album.  The second part consists of photos of the completed album.

That concludes the tutorial portion of this post.  And now...onto the project photos!

On the cover, I heat embossed a background pattern.  This adds lots of texture and color to a glassine bag.  Just think about how much color you can add with all those colorful embossing powders out there on the market now! 

From this perspective, you can see the pocket pages.  I made four pages.  Since the glassine bags are transparent, I decided to insert patterned paper pages backed onto solid cardstock.  Later, I can add photos and memorabilia from our trip!

Here, you get a better image of the album.  You can see how it stands up along with the straw binding...AMAZING!  With all the paper straw colors and patterns out on the market, you can create so many different looks!

Here's the first page.  It features our first stop on our 2012 Europe trip - to London.

I covered a wood veneer speech bubble with patterned paper and added the stamped sentiment strip.  It definitely was my fave place on this trip!

Somehow, I assembled my pages out of order because Copenhagen was the last stop on our trip, but that's OK! :)

I definitely had to use a bicycle embellishment on this page.  Copenhagens love to ride their bikes...even in the freezing cold!

I just used some old Thickers I've had in my stash.  I believe these are "Lullabye."

The next page is all about Paris.  It's "kind of a big deal," so I glitzed it up with some glitter Thickers and added a camera cardstock die cut.

I just love the camera patterned paper peeking through the bag!

The book from the top!

The end!  Did you make it through?!  I sure hope so.  Thanks so much for stopping by and a special thanks to A Cherry On Top for the challenge to create this special project!

I hope you can make one of these mini albums soon! Take care.


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Posted by Ashley N.


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Burlap Mini Album 0 comments  

how to create a burlap mini album

Posted by Ashley N.


It's National Scrapbook Day!

Today, I have a quick tutorial showing how to make a burlap mini album.  You can fill it with your favorite photos and paper crafting embellishments.  So, let's get started!

Trim chipboard sheets (make as many pages as you like) to 4" x 5.5".

Next, trim burlap slightly larger to about 4.5" x 6".

Using some strong adhesive, secure all the edges to the back of the chipboard pages.  Trim off any excess burlap pieces.  Warning, this part can get a bit sticky due to the nature of the burlap fabric.  Don't worry if the edges are not even; that will be covered in the next step!

Last, trim your favorite felt (or even fabric) to fit on the burlap-wrapped pages.  I used pinking sheers for the edges and also stitched around the border of each felt sheet prior to adhering them to the pages.

Now, here are photos of the finished album!

On the cover, I kept it simple by layering a couple of sheets of patterned paper, added a chipboard arrow and some Thickers for my title!

To secure the album together, I used some binder rings and also added eyelets to the punched holes for a more finished look.

I added photos and circle punches, wood veneer on the first page!  This is a photo of my husband and I soon after we were first married.

I layered some die cut shapes to make a filler page.

This is the back of the die cut shape.  I added a Project Life insert and embellished it.

Here's another filler page.  I used a glassine bag and filled it with more Project Life inserts and sequins.  I embellished it with some washi tape covered wood veneer.

Here's the back of the glassine back page with some washi tape borders.

On the next page, I embellished the photo with some glitter star stickers.

Using washi tape, I simply added a photo, thin patterned paper strips, and a bit of journaling.

Here's an envelope filler page that I embellished with brads and a die cut word.

On this page, I added a photo of one of my favorite patterns...polka dots!!

My last couple of pages I dedicated to my efforts to exercise.  I adhered a photo to a vellum envelope packed with sequins.  I hand cut the ampersand from patterned paper.  The filler page is a Crate Paper die cut tag.

Fill your page with lots of stuff or keep it simple.  Just have fun!

Here are all the pages of the book!  Love the texture the burlap offers!

I hope you make one today!  You can do it!





Posted by Ashley N.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Travel Journal & Scrapbook 0 comments  

featuring 7 Gypsies vintage book covers, binder rings, and patterned papers

Posted by Ashley N.


travel scrapbook journal

Well hello there! I have a fun new project to share with you today. There are lots of photos in this post - I warned ya!

I absolutely love to travel and find myself jotting down little notes here and there. So, I have a few trips I plan to take soon and thought this would be perfect to try out. A little place to slip in little mementos, jot down notes and memories, and even add in instant photos on-the-go!

travel scrapbook journal

For the cover, I kept it very simple because when I travel, I'll be throwing this little book around into bags and want to make sure it can hold up through a little bit of wear and tear. I used vintage styled book covers as the base for this journal. You can find one similar to the one I used here. I added a strip of airmail washi tape to the left side and punched a couple of holes and binded it with some rings. I picked up my rings and cover at a local scrapbook expo, so they may be a bit dated (sorry), so I linked the similar items.

I used my typewriter to customize the title onto vintage cream cardstock. The edges of the cardstock strips are distressed with chamomile ink.

travel scrapbook journal

Section 1

travel scrapbook journal

Each section features a tabbed page using Edgers #5 die cut from manila cardstock. I also die cut patterned paper from the same die as well and adhered it to the manila cardstock die cut. Next, I added a vellum pocket by stitching it to the file folder die cut. The file names are little topics I generated on my typewriter and stapled to the tab. The inserts are chic tags and tickets by 7 Gypsies.

travel scrapbook journal

Section 2

travel scrapbook journal

I stitched a vertical vellum pocket on the rest of the file folder die cuts so the pockets would not interfere with the tabs. It also makes sliding little mementos in super easy. Imagine all of the food receipts kept here!

travel scrapbook journal

Section 3

travel scrapbook journal

I used the same techniques and layout for this section.

travel scrapbook journal

Section 4

travel scrapbook journal

Back to a traditional pocket on this page.

travel scrapbook journal

I also wanted to share a photo of what was behind each section - about 5 pages of stamped journaling lines. I used paper from my sketchbook and rounded the corners.

travel scrapbook journal

I'll make sure to bring my instant photo camera (instax) to take a few candid shots along the way and add them to my travel journal and scrapbook so these memories can be captured in real time. I'd also pack a small container of liquid adhesive, sharpie, pen, pencil, maybe a roll or two of some washi tape and Tim Holtz' Tiny Attacher in a zip top bag to take with me on the trip. I would have everything I need to complete it by the time I returned.

travel scrapbook journal

Super simple to create for each and every travel adventure, even if it's a road trip!

So, what are you waiting for? Make a journal today!

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Posted by Ashley N.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Scrapbooking With The Scor-Pal Scoring Board 0 comments

How to make Rosettes and Borders

Posted by T_Mayberry

When I  started with paper crafting it was primarily scrapbooking. That was around 14 years ago and scrapbooking was a fairly new hobby ...
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Scrapbooking with the Scor-pal Scoring Board - Colorblocking 0 comments

Posted by T_Mayberry

If you have been scrapbooking for a while you will likely remember that roughly 5-6 years ago one popular technique for scrapbooking was color blocking ...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Designing with a mood board 10 comments

Posted by happayscrappay

I don't use Pinterest - there I said it, I don't use Pinterest.  But, I do create my own mood boards like clothing and other designers do when they go to create genius lines that inspire you to whip out your wallet and buy, buy, buy ...

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Scrapbooking Design Principles - Proportion 1 comments

using proportion effectively in your scrapbook layouts

Posted by megamay

Last month I discussed the first of five design principles - balance. This month I am moving on to proportion. Proportion isn't as easy to explain as balance. Who am I kidding? I have trouble spelling it! However, it is definitely worth taking the time to learn about because it is a very important aspect of design ...

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Design Principles - Balance 4 comments

Using the design principle of balance to improve your scrapbook pages

Posted by megamay

Today I am going to introduce you to the design concept of balance and how you can use it to improve your scrapbook pages. The purpose of balance is to create a visual display that is pleasing to the eye, so you may find that a lot of these concepts are things that you have noticed naturally already ...
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

How To Make A Mini Album Featuring Bo Bunny's Et Cetera Collection 0 comments

Mini BoBunny Album Class

Posted by nun69

Step by step instructions to make a Mini Album featuring the Et Cetera Collection by Bo Bunny

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cindy Loo Cricut Layout Class 0 comments

Posted by Dianedi

Cindy Loo Cricut Layout Class

The Cricut is such a fabulous tool for creating your own layouts and embellishments ...

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

October Afternoon Layout Class 0 comments

Completing a layout using a sketch

Posted by Kimandasmo

This class is going to show you how to turn a sketch into a finished layout. I chose to work with the new October Afternoon line of paper Fly a Kite, and sketches from

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Monday, March 1, 2010

DOILIES & Diecuts Class 2 comments

February 2010 Crop class

Posted by Laura Fiore

Class:  Doilies & Diecuts

Objective:  Old and new ways to use diecut sheets...getting a little more bang for your buck with Glimmer Mist!

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Themed Acrylic Album Class 2 comments

Posted by bluejeans7

Welcome to my Christmas themed acrylic album class.  For my class I decided to take a very basic approach for all of you out there who have never done an acrylic album before.  I will show you an easy way to cover up all of your glue so that nothing shows through on the back sides ...

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Girl Power Acrylic Album 2 comments

A great mini for best friends, little girls, moms, and all kinds of gals!

Posted by ScrapGoo


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Monday, May 4, 2009

Distressing Techniques For Scrapbooking and Paper Crafting 0 comments

NSD Crop Class

Posted by Beth-W


In the hobby of scrapbooking, distressing can be defined as altering paper or embellishments to give them an aged, vintage or well-worn look.  It is a very inexpensive technique that can add a lot of depth and texture to your pages ...

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