Sunday, March 29, 2015

Photo Folio

This is the cover of the Photo Folio. I wanted to make this DT project as interactive as possible, so on the cover I added a pocket that holds 3 long tags. These can be used to journal.
The tags are rounded for easy pull and insertion.
The inside houses a pocket which holds a large tag/mat, a booklet and a smaller tag with a journaling space. The other side has the waterfall. The waterfall will hold several pictures and journaling and are held securely with a black lace 'ribbon'.
These are the items that reside in the pocket.
What a fun project this was too make. Since this was the 2nd Design Team Project for Country Craft Creations, I wanted to use the remainder of the Jack & Jill collection. This collection is obviously geared towards the males, but it definitely can be used for either a boy or man. The great thing about this collection also, is it has matching coordinating colored papers! That made this project flow nicely.
I plan to offer this Folio as a 'give a way' during the Crop that Country Craft Creations is hosting soon. Stay tuned for details and check back often to see more creations I will be posting.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jack and Jill Collection 6x6 Mini Album

Today I would like to share a 6x6 Mini Album I created using the Jack and Jill Collection. This cool collection can be found at Country Craft Creations in Hooper and is perfect for making projects for the young and older males in your life. This collection also has coordinating cardstock which is a definite PLUS, as the shades of blue in the collection are beautiful and plentiful. Below the pictures I will include a materials list.

This is the front cover. I made a magnetic flap closure and included a side pocket with 3 masculine tags.
The spine is made up of dyed seam binding and black lace. Charms are tied on to the ribbons and are keys and a camera.
The other spine (since this is a fold over album of sorts) is embellished with black lace ribbon.
The back I left with the pattern paper and just added my 'handmade seal' with my name.
Each page has a magnetic flap that holds various tags/mats. There is a lot of space to add photos or journaling. Inside the front cover I added a side pocket that is embellished with a metal hand...and it holds a large tag/mat.
All the pages have beautiful graphics and coordinating cardstock. All pages have a magnetic closure that holds tags/mats firmly and safely in place under the angled flap. Plenty of space for photos.
This 6x6 Mini Album will hold a lot and using the Jack and Jill collection, would be perfect for that boy, teen or man you have in mind. Thanks for checking it out and come back again soon for more projects.

Jack and Jill Collection
Basic Grey Magnets
Black Cardstock
Coordinating Cardstock from Jack and Jill Collection
Glossy Accents
Jolees Charms
Dyed Seam Binding using Marion Smith Color Lab
Black lace binding



Friday, March 6, 2015

Boxed Calendar DT project

Today I am sharing my creation of a boxed calendar. This project too a bit to complete as it is all handmade from the box on to all the pages/folders. I loved working with this paper collection, as Graphic 45 is one of my favorite lines, but the Time to Flourish was absolutely outstanding to use!!! The weight, graphics and coloring of the papers is simply stunning. I hope you enjoy this project and if you have any questions, please feel free to just ask.

I will post each month and the materials list following all the, sit back, relax and enjoy.

The handmade box that houses the calendar pages inside. I used a different line of papers to cover the inside and outside of the box, as I wanted to used all my Time to Flourish on the calendar pages inside. I put an antique looking handle on the lid which the calendar pages is also attached to. I embellished with a transparent ribbon and sparkly butterfly.

Inside and bottom of the box. I tripled the chipboard for the base and lid of the box to insure it's sturdiness to last for years to come.
I also included my stamp to the bottom of the base and wrote the year created.

Once the lid is pulled up and removed, you can see all the calendar pages lay nicely ready to be flipped.

January's pages. Each page is created like a file folder that opens and closes securely with a large magnet. The folders were also created with an 1/8" gusset so they can hold cards, bills, photos or mementos with plenty of room. Each month has a full sized calendar with ample spaces to write in. Each month also has many interactives and holds a huge pullout tag on the side with the month attached to the top to match the corresponding monthly folder. Each of the huge tags are also very interactive with photo mats, tags, belly bands, stops and pockets. Whew! This creation will indeed hold a lot!

 The end of January and the start of February is the next group of pics. On each folder tab I added a cutout of something that pertains to that month: Februarys is of course 'Valentines Day'

end of February start of March is next. Beautiful papers! Tons of embellishments and interactives!

end of March bring on April and Easter. Graphics are phenominal!

Bye bye April.... Mothers Day and May above

end of May...... bring on June...first day of summer!

end of June..... July is here!

Good bye July Hello August

August is gone....September and school is here

September is gone Halloween and October is next

End of October and November starts

November is over and on to December

end of November and December brings Christmas and the end of the year!
I hope you enjoyed my boxed calendar. Below is the materials list of the items I used:


Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection
Paper Studio Country Road Paper Pad
Paper Studio Tattered & Worn Paper Pad
Basic Grey Large Magnets
Ivory Carstock
Medium Weight Chipboard 12x12
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Scortape 1/8", 1/4", 1'2"
Embroidery Floss
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
Thanks for stopping in everyone. I will be posting a video of this project soon, so stop back in to access the link.