Thursday, September 14, 2017

Design Team Project using Photo Play's Halloween with Matilda & Godfrey
What a fun project this was to do!! My design team project for Country Craft Creations using Photo Play's Halloween with Matilda & Godfrey was such an easy to do project. I have created a stand alone altered canvas made in to a shadow box/frame. Fun, fun, fun!
The front cover shows a black glittery dome with a spider in a web to compliment the pattern papers. I also used some dimensional embellishments such as the acrylic skeleton hands that I also inked and one of the stickers from the sticker sheet in the collection which I matted and pop dotted for interest. A sparkly glittery spider finishes the look.
The back of the hinged frame/shadow box. Love that spider web paper, so very cool. I used another pair of skeleton hands that I inked for interest and a witches hat that I cut out of a cut a part and matted.
Since the shadow box/frame is hinged it is free standing without issue, or it can be folded closed and placed on a coffee table.... I like versatile. Inside on the shadow box side there are tons of inter-actives. Plenty of space for pictures and/or journaling. The embellishments really draw the eye and give it some extra 'punch'.
Lots of embellishing!
Lots of inter-actives with room for lots more!!
The frame side. Plenty of space for a nice 5 X 7 photo. Fun embellishments all from the collection except the large clock hands which I had in my stash. The cute pumpkin brad holds them together....such a fun fun project!
Stop by to get this very cool Photo Play Collection: Halloween with Matilda & Godfrey, super fun and so easy to work with.
Photo Play's Halloween with Matilda & Godfrey Collection * Black Cardstock * Orange Ribbons * Prima Black Ink * Halloween with Matilda & Godfrey Ephemera Pack * Art Glitter Glue * Pop Dots * 8 X 10 Canvases * Hinges & Screws * Spider Dome and Black Glitter Spiders

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Design Team Project using Authentique Beginnings Collection
What a fun project this was to do for Country Craft Creations Design Team. I made an album with a stationary momento box on top to hold all those special momentos to keep safe with the album.

The top of the momento box is decorated with dimensional elements and a booklet with a magnetic closure. Pretty yellow ribbons and flowers lend to the delicate baby feel.
The inside of the box is papered in a coordinating pattern and a sweet yellow ribbon bow. I love how Authentique always has a quote at the top of the papers........I like to use it within my project, so inside this box I matted the quote and looped it up in the center adhering the sides down.
Inside the album, each page is different. I like the idea that each turn of the page has something different to offer. Lots of inter-actives make it fun! Lots and lots of photo mats and journaling spaces to include tons of those precious pictures and notes.
More of the inside pages....12 total pages to hold tons. I also used some wooden antique blocks that I had my husband slice off sections from them to use as embellishments. Love the dimensional look and they fit in so well with the theme. Yellow and green ribbons work well with the color palette of the collection.
Now these are some fun fun fun pages!!! Graphics and embellishments all work so well together. A true keepsake was my goal with this project.
The cut a part in this collection are plentiful in all sizes. They work well as booklets, photo mats and journaling ops. Enter all that precious information to keep it safe in this album.
My all time favorite technique is of course the waterfall. I wish I could claim to be the originator, but I am not..... it's been around for a very long time. How cool it has so much space to offer in such a small footprint. I also fussy cut the 'Baby's first year' piece along the top edge to create a pocket to hold several cut a parts and matted stickers.
More fun with wooden block slices and lots and lots of inter-actives. I love making fun surprise pages that you can add to and use.
Love, love, love how these pages turned out. A true pleasure to create this project!
The magnetic booklet opened to show the surprises inside.
Last page and inside of back cover. Sweet Sweet Sweet!
I can't recommend this collection enough if you are wanting to create a baby album. These papers flow so easily and work well together. Enjoy!
I am including a link to my youtube walk through as well as the materials list below.
Authentique Beginnings Collection * White Cardstock * Yellow Cardstock * Green Cardstock * Yellow and green ribbons * Art Glitter Glue* Score Tape * Petaloo Yellow Flowers * 49 Market Pina Colada Flowers * Metal pull * Bronze Brads * Pop Dots

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Design Team Project Never Ending Card & Envelope
This was a fun project to complete for Country Craft Creations using Authentique's Always Collection. I've created an envelope and a Never Ending Card that is a nice size and fits perfectly inside. On the outside of this envelope, I have adhered a see through envelope that could be used to hold a wedding invitation or anything you desire....perhaps a cool picture. 'Love' is on the outside of that clear envelope on top. I added a metal key with black seam binding to add interest and finish the embellishment on the outside front of the envelope.
On the backside of the envelope, I used one of the cool small cut a parts that I matted and inked and also I used some Glossy Accents to build up the closure piece. I added some glitter while it was still wet and loved how it dried with a cool glassy effect. I applied this piece to the back and used it as a nice decorative closure that the flap slides behind easily.
A little better look.
This is the never ending card out of the envelope. Love this paper! I have used some of the cut a parts as well as some of the stickers from the collection that have been matted and inked. Such an easy collection that flows nicely. Watch as the card is opened....and opened...and opened....and.....well you get the idea, it never ends.
and.....back to the beginning! What a fun fun card and this collection worked out perfectly for it. The overall size is 6 1/4 X 6.
I have links at the bottom for the youtube walkthrough of this project and a link to Country Craft Creations where you can get this cool collection. I will be doing a tutorial very soon for this project, so stop in often to check for that link. A materials list is also below so you can create this project.
Authentique Always Collection * Cream colored textured cardstock * Creative Imaginations clear 'Love' envelope * Tim Holtz metal key * Colored seam binding * Art Glitter Glue * Scortape *

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Authentique Always Accordion Album & Momento Box w/Drawer

Accordion Album & Momento Box w/Drawer using Authentique's Always Collection

This Design Team Project was a pleasure to do for Country Craft Creations, especially since I got to use the Authentique Always Collection. This wedding collection was a brilliant creation as they kept it low key using only a few color tones...... genius, as ANY accent color would go perfectly! I wanted to showcase this collection as is rather than bring in any other colors so you could see the perfection in this collection. I have created a sweet Accordion Album permanently attached to a Momento Box with a Drawer. What a perfect compliment to each other...... a roomy album with lots of additions and a momento box that will hold lots of memories from that special day.
This sturdy handmade momento box is quite roomy and is decorated both inside and out. Inside there are some sweet embellishments to set off the theme. The drawer is easily opened using the metal pull. Such fun paper designs in this collection makes it easy to work with and flows effortlessly. I have based the box and album with a textured cream colored cardstock and inked it all with a sepia color.
The box is decorated completely with the beautiful pattern papers from the collection.
The bottom of the box has wooden feet that I've colored black and added jewels to dress them up a bit further. My 'handmade' stamp is on the bottom as I normally add it to my work....(when I remember that is..hehehe).
Opening the album, the inside front cover has a large pocket that is embellished with a cut a part that has been matted and inked. The pocket will hold several pics or cards.... I have included 2 matted cut a parts that make perfect photo mats. They have colored seam bindings for pulls. The next page again is papered in the beautiful patterned paper from the collection and has a stop at the top left of the page made from one of the smaller cut a parts matted and inked. The large cool cut a part is a perfect photo mat.
The beautiful photo mats.

Opening the accordion album shows just how much this album has to offer. So much space for photos and journaling are in this album and being fixed firmly on the momento box, what a perfect place to store even more momentos or wedding cards.

Turning the album and opening it from the opposite side reveals even more space making this a perfect place for many many photos.

I loved creating this project and hope you all enjoy it as well. I will be doing a tutorial soon for this one, so be sure to stop back often for a link. Below you will find a link to Country Craft Creations where you will find all the materials you need and a link to the walk through video on youtube. Take a moment and subscribe.


Authentique Always Collection * Light weight chipboard * Cream colored textured cardstock * Tim Holtz metal drawer pull * Wooden feet * Gems * Colored seam binding * Scortape * Art Glitter Glue


Monday, May 22, 2017

Design Team Project Easel Card Momento Box with Drawer
This particular easel card momento box with drawer is like the one 'below' that I used Authentiques Heroic Collection on, however this one I used Authentiques Saucy Collection. This is the one I created in the 'tutorial'. Yep! You heard that right, I made a tutorial, my very first. So here is the link folks for that tutorial:

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Easel Card With A Momento Drawer
This is a design team project for Country Craft Creations and
what a fun fun project this was to do! I love this Authentique Heroic Collection.... it's so beautiful and versatile. Perfect for any branch of the service or it can be used for any patriotic celebration.
The top of the box/the actual card is embellished with lots of matted pieces from the collection. I have popped them up for interest and to accent the effect.  
This easel card is just full of wonderful embellishments from the collection. I have matted and inked all the pieces and popped them up on the card face. Once open, the card will stay in position behind the matted 'true AMERICAN' sticker that has been inked and popped up to make the perfect stop. A brass airplane embellishment was also used to adorn the box.
This Easel Card Box has a drawer that will hold some precious pictures or momentos. It has a small pull on the front for ease of opening and is fully papered inside with some of that beautiful pattern paper from the collection.
Authentique Heroic Collection * Medium Weight Chipboard * Prima Ink Sepia * Art Glitter Glue * Metal Airplane Charm * Navy Cardstock * Red Cardstock * Tim Holtz metal pull
Links below for youtube walk through and for the youtube tutorial.
 tutorial link to follow in a few days..... check back often