Thursday, March 29, 2018

Design Team Project: Carta Bella's Country
Kitchen Recipe Album and Holder
The entire creation can be seen in another post here on my blog with still photos of each page. I am now posting the 'Cut File' for this project as promised.
Cut File
Album Holder Finished Size: 8 1/4 X 8 1/4 X 3 1/4
Chipboard: Cut 2 @ 8 1/4 X 8 1/4
Cut 1 @ 8 1/4 X 3 1/4
Cardstock: Cut 4 @ 8 1/4 X 1 (score in half as these are construction strips) trim as necessary on length
Papers: Cut 2 @ 8 X 8
Cut 1 @ 8 X 3
Album Finished Size: 8 X 8 X 3
Chipboard: Cut 2 @ 8 X 8
Cut 1 @ 8 X 3
Cardstock: to wrap album:
Cut 2 @ 9 X 10 (1/2" allowance to wrap chipboard)
For pages: Cut 6 @ 8 1/4 X 8 1/2
Cut 6 @ 7 3/4 X 8
(1/2" allowance for pocket pages)
For large top load mats/tags: Cut 6 @ 5 1/8 X 6 1/4
Papers: for pages: Cut 12 @ 7 1/2 X 7 3/4
for tags: Cut 6 @ 4 1/4 X 7
Inside cover accordion recipe box finished size:  6 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 1
Chipboard: Cut 7 @ 6 1/2 X 4 1/2
Cardstock: Cut 6 @ 6 1/2 X 1 (score in half long ways)
Cut 10 @ 7 1/2 X 5 (recipe pockets, score 1/2" both sides and bottom)
Papers: Cut 10 @ 6 X 4
Cut 3 @ 6 1/2 X 4 1/2
Cardstock: Cut 1 @ 1 1/8 X 4
Papers: Cut 1 @ 7/8 X 2 1/4
Inside back cover Pockets
Cardstock: Cut 2 @ 7 1/2 X 5 (score 1/2" both sides and bottom)
Papers: Cut 2 @ 4 X 6
The circle cutout on the pages I used a coaster. Those 1/2 moon cut outs then became small pockets on each page bottom.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Design Team Project using Graphic 45's Botanical Tea Collection
Today I am sharing my newest design team projects for Country Craft Creations using the beautiful G45 Botanical Tea Collection. I have created a huge chipboard tag album measuring 5 1/2 X 10 X 2
and a Matchbook album using leftover scraps from the collection. The perfect little gift piece or brag book for your purse. Tamra has a tutorial for this little Matchbook album in the files over on the Scrapbookers of Country Craft Creations board.
Large Tag Album
Matchbook Album
The cover of this large tag album is adorned with fussy cutting from the paper collection to add 3 D dimension. The butterflies are fussy cut and stand up nicely using pop dots. I used a chipboard tag with the beautiful rose on the bottom right as a 'stop' which holds some of the cut a parts from the collection. Pretty pink seam binding is threaded through the hole in the tag and sets off the tag perfectly.
On the magnetic closure flap, I have created a stationary booklet that opens and also has a cute stamp stop that holds another small matted tag made from one of the stickers in the collection. I have inked and matted everything in this project to give it even more of a vintage feel.
Opening the magnetic closure and removing all the goodies behind it..
The magnetic flap open showing the pretty striped paper on the inside of the closure.
The spine of the large tag album. I used pretty sheer pink floral ribbon that tied in perfectly with the album theme and colors.
The back of the large tag album
Inside front cover and page 1. I fussy cut the butterfly and pop dotted him onto the Botanical Tea matted embellishment. I love fussy cutting and popping up he cuts to add interest and dimension. The pattern papers in this collection are beautiful and oh so feminine. I used lots of coordinating colored seam binding on the pages to add to the beauty of the design.
The booklet from the inside cover, is held in place by the top 'stop'. Open the booklet to reveal yet more spaces for photos/journaling. There are pockets on both sides that are holding 2 of the smaller cut a parts that have been inked and matted. Embellishments are matted and inked stickers from the collection.
Page 1 close up showing the cool details. Lots of fussy cutting here, with the butterflies, bird and leaves all fussy cut and popped on for dimension. Pretty pink seam binding sets off the page
Pages 2 & 3
Page 2. Fussy cut large rose and leaves and used the awesome pink seam binding to decorate the page. That dimensional rose is also a stop to hold the pretty small cut a part along with the ribbon. Gorgeous graphics in this collection!
Pretty inked and matted cut a part out of its holder
Page 3. This page has a chipboard bellyband that has been inked, matted and embellished. All the pages are chipboard so why not use a piece to create the bellyband. I guarantee it is very strong and will hold anything you want to put behind it. I punched a multi petal flower from the collection and inked it adding dimension to that bellyband. Behind it, are 2 cut a part matted and inked booklets.
The cute little booklets out of their bellyband. Pink seam binding was used behind the dimensional flower.
The multi petal flower made from the pattern papers
Pages 4 & 5 check out the fabulous graphics!
Page 4. I love this......I used stamps cut from the collection, inked and matted and popped to draw the eye. I also used pretty coordinating blue seam binding and a large cut a part that is double sided and needs NO matting. A magnetic flap that has been decoratively cut and the seam binding hold the large cut a part in place nicely.
Open the magnetic flap to reveal the large pretty cut a part
Isn't that a beautiful cut a part!
Page 5. More of that pretty blue pattern paper. This page offers 2 magnetic flaps that hold a large pretty cut a part. A cool multi petal flower cut from pattern paper in the collection decorates the top magnetic flap. On the bottom flap I have ink and matted cool floral stamps and popped them up to add interest. Pretty blue seam binding finishes the page.
Open the magnetic closures and the pretty large cut a part can be accessed.
Pages 6 & 7
Page 6. Fussy cutting for sure on this page! The nest and flowers are fussy cut and also serve to hold a matted cut a part booklet. The bird and flower is fussy cut also...these cuts are popped up and add so much to the page. Green seam binding brings out the greens in the pattern paper.
The booklet shown open to show it also has a stop inside to hold another photo or journaling
Page 7. This page has another of the chipboard bellybands that has been covered, inked and decorated. It holds a large pretty cut a part securely. The bellyband has a matted and inked stamp with some of the beige seam binding behind and the stamp is popped up. On the other side are 2 sticker tickets that have been inked and matted and used for embellishments. Below are 3 pretty stamps inked and matted and popped to draw the eye.
The large inked cut a part free from the bellyband
Pages 8 & Inside back cover
Page 8. Again, notice the pretty pattern paper.... wowza! This page has a chipboard tag that has been inked and cream seam binding threaded through for the tag pull. The tag acts as a bottom 'stop' to hold the 2 big pretty cut a parts as does the pretty cream seam binding across the bottom part.
The large pretty cut a parts freed
Inside back cover, I created a pocket that holds a large cut a part and 2 small cut a part booklets. They have been inked and matted and are perfect for pics or journaling. 3 of the pretty floral stamps have been inked and matted and of course popped up for dimension. The bottom pocket has been decorated using one of the larger stickers from the collection.
The booklets from the pocket and the pretty large cut a part still in the pocket.
The Matchbook Album
This is the Matchbook Album that Tamra showed in the tutorial last night over on Authentique. Such a pretty, fast, easy to do project, and since I had scraps of this beautiful collection left over, I thought how perfect it would be to create one. On the cover I have used one of the stickers that I inked and matted in the scallop circle and popped it up. There is also 3 stamps that have the awesome birds on them that I cut, inked and matted and of course popped up for effect. I made sure to position them far enough up so the flap tucks in properly just like a matchbook! I used the Tim Holz stapler and staples to secure the bottom portion of the matchbook and it worked out perfectly without worry of the glue riding up to far. Looks just like a real matchbook!
A closer view of the matchbook cover
The inside of the matchbook album. The inside cover I have cut, inked and matted a strip of 3 stamps that serve as a bottom 'stop'. Inside the stop is a nice size pretty matted and inked tag that will hold a nice size photo. Check out the cool patterns I chose to decorate the pages! Love them! the bottom closure piece is in the coordinating polka dot paper with the Celebration sticker applied. You can see the staples on it that even replicates actual matchbooks! Love it!
A closer look of the Matchbook open
The pretty matted and inked tag from the bottom 'stop' in the inside cover. Isn't page 1 pretty!
Next pages in the flip Matchbook Album
Next ones
Yep, next ones
Next pages
More cute pages in the Matchbook Album
Back of the Matchbook Album
What a fun, easy, cool project to make quickly and use some of those scraps you have been saving. The tutorial for this Matchbook Album can be found over on Scrapbookers of Country Craft Creations on Facebook in the files, and yes, it's free.
Materials List
5 1/2 X 10 Chipboard Tags * Medium Weight Chipboard 12 X 12 * Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection including 12 X 12 papers, stickers and chipboard pieces * Cream Cardstock * Art Glitter Glue * Prima Sepia Ink * ScoreTape * Colored Seam Binding * Sheer floral ribbon * Basic Grey Magnets large



Friday, March 9, 2018

Design Team Project for Country Craft Creations using Carte Bella's Country Kitchen
The box that would fit nicely on your counter or bookshelf that holds the recipe album. Medium weight chipboard makes this the perfect addition to house the album safely.
The recipe album. This album is full of places to hold all of those beloved 'want to keep' recipes nice and safe, and, all together. I even found these metal measuring spoons in an antique shop and I attached them via a lobster clasp so they could be removed and used and replaced afterwards. Red seam binding finishes the jump ring holder.
The recipe album slides in perfectly in it's chipboard book box. The papers in this collection made it so easy to create with. I also used the cut a parts, ephemera packs and sticker sheet to embellish this project. I matted and pop dotted the elements for extra definition and effect.
This is the front cover of the recipe album. Aren't the graphics to darn cool and retro!! I added some additional elements such as the matted sticker and the pink pig.
A look at the inside of the album. LOTS of space for those recipes for sure.
The inside cover (notice all the beautiful pattern papers!), I have created a stationary recipe file that stays closed via the magnet flap. Matted cut a part is popped up for dimension and stickers from the collection were also used to dress it up. I punched file tabs and used them throughout the album. Sooooo much space in this recipe file as each page is a pocket that will hold several recipes.
Open the magnetic flap and you have access to all those pockets to hold all those recipes! The tabs can be written on for each category if you wish.
Handy huh?! I liked the idea of having the stationary recipe file inside the album, that way everything is all together. Pockets are roomy and will hold several recipes either on recipe cards or cut from magazines and newspapers.
Behind the stationary recipe file is a side pocket that holds this sweet Rooster Red booklet. More space for more recipes. I used a cut a part to make the booklet.
The first of 6 pages on hinges make up the balance of the recipe album. Each page is also a large pocket that would hold TONS of recipes, and I have created a large matted tag with the punched tab for the pull, another place to add a recipe of course. On the front of each page I took the half moon cut outs and created a matted pocket on the lower right of the pages to hold more of the sweet cut a parts and yet one more place for some recipes!
The very cool cut a parts from the half moon pocket.
The super large matted tag with the tab pull that resides in each page pocket.
View of the next pages......
more of the pages.... they all have the large pockets with the half moon cut out and the large matted tags with the tab pull. They all have the bottom right half moon pockets that hold super cool cut a parts also.
More of the cool pocket pages
I just love the graphics in this collection
Pattern papers are fabulous in this collection
The last page and the inside of the back cover of the recipe album.
On the inside of the back cover of the album, I used 2 of the cut a parts which happen to be recipe cards and created 2 pockets with the punched tabs. They will hold several recipes and with the tabs can be marked for a specific category.
Such a fun collection to work with..... I hope you enjoyed this project, and keep checking back, as I will be posting more soon!!
Material List
Carte Bella Country Kitchen Collection * Carte Bella Country Kitchen Ephemera packs * Carte Bella Country Kitchen Sticker sheet * Medium Weight Chipboard * Black cardstock * Kraft Cardstock * Art Glitter Glue * ScoreTape * Red Seam Binding
Materials are all available at:
                         You can find my walkthrough of this project using this link for my youtube channel: