Saturday, May 5, 2018

Design Team Creation using Carta Bella Summer Splash
Design Team Project for Country Craft Creations.
What a fun fun collection this was to work with. Summery for sure! I've created a Folio/Waterfall Album, making sure there are plenty of spaces for all those summery fun pictures. Whether it's beach pics or backyard pool photos, this collection works beautifully to cover all those scenes.
I also wanted there to be a place to 'store' this I created a wave box to keep it in. This way it can be displayed nicely in open view....or it can be put away...either way it keeps your folio together in one place.
Out of the box holder the folio is a nice large size: 9 1/2 X 6 3/4
The box size is: 7 1/2 X 4
On the front of the cover I have fussy cut 2 bands of beachy sayings from the pattern paper and matted them making for a slanted double belly band. I also matted one of the awesome chipboard pieces and used it as a bottom stop. A large cut a part was matted and slid comfortably under the bands and into the stop. Perfect place for more photos!
The backside of the folio is also used to hold another matted cut a part, perfect for an additional photo or journaling. Another beachy saying was fussy cut and matted to create the belly band and another cool chipboard piece was matted to act as the bottom stop.

Nice large matted cut a parts from those belly bands.
Opening the! Lots of spaces for lots of photos! The pattern papers and embellishments from that collection are just so cool and easy to use. More photo mats could be placed in the slots if desired as there is ample space. The stickers from the collection really add to the overall appearance as well.
Oh yes, there is yet another section to this folio! Turn that last page to find even MORE spaces for photos! This holds tons!!
Let's start with page one and remove the matted tags to show the layout of the page
See the slits in the first page...those are the mat holders. The matted tags stay securely in place in those slits due to the assembly of the page adding 'holders' to the backside. Lots of space for lots of matted photos.
A nice close up of the first page
Middle section of the folio. The first page (inside front cover) and this section are both the large sections holding photo mats: 6 1/4 X 4 1/4
Photo mats removed to show the holders
The inside back section
The large flapped mat slides on top of the smaller ones and slips nicely into the bottom slot. This holds all the flapped smaller mats in place securely. Photo mats are smaller for this section of the folio: 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 with a 4 1/4 X 2 flap
Closing that back flap exposes the additional storage space on the backside!
Removing the long tall photo mat that slips into the bottom front slot and the very top slot (which holds everything in together nicely), you can see the additional smaller photo mats with their flaps.
Such a super fun project with an easy to use collection from Carta Bella.
Here is a picture of the slotted pages before they were attached to the covers:
This is the 'backside' of the pages. The photo pocket stops are in place and the pages are scored, folded, cut and taped ready to install to the covers.
I hope you enjoyed checking this creation out and hope you check out the walk through video on youtube. I have included a link below. Please take a moment and subscribe to my channel so you won't miss a single project.
Materials list
Carta Bella Summer Splash Collection including 12 X 12 papers, Chipboard Phrases, Frames & Tags and Sticker Sheet * medium weight chipboard * White Cardstock * Art Glitter Glue * ScoreTape* Wave Punch (from stash)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl Album
This is my newest Design Team Project for Country Craft Creations AND it is also a custom order from one of my repeat customers. What a fun fun collection to work with! Pink was the requested color choice and fairly 'simple' was her other request along with the baby's name. Well, you know how hard that is for me to not include lots of flips and flaps and special effects, but I think it turned out pretty darn cute! I love the idea of entering all the babies milestones and keeping lots of notes and pictures..makes for a perfect heirloom to pass on to that child when they are grown.
I used the adorable Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl Collection and my goodness, the collection had a lot to offer. Above is the front cover, which has a large side pocket and a magnetic closure. The large photo mat with the baby's name resides in that pocket and others can be added as well. Below are additional pictures of the album along with a materials list and links to my youtube video walk through and Country Craft Creations web store.
I just love waterfalls and try to incorporate them in to all my albums because they offer a large amount of space for photos and journaling while taking up a small amount of space.
All of the pages have large matted side pull mats/tags for additional space to add photos and/or journaling. Scalloped cut pulls are attached for easy access.
The inside back cover also has a waterfall being kept closed with a swing arm.
Under the last waterfall page there is a bottom stop that holds another sweet cut a part.
The baby girl album was a pleasure to create using the always fun Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl Collection.
Materials List
Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl Collection consisting of the following: 12X12 papers * Chipboard pieces * Frames & Tags *Sticker Sheet * Enamel Phrases * Enamel Dots *
Medium Weight Chipboard * White Cardstock * Ribbon & Seam Binding * Art Glitter Glue * ScoreTape * Authentique Tickled Pink Cardstock * Authentique Hot Cocoa Two Cardstock *

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.