Wednesday, April 29, 2015

File Box Project

Today I am sharing my DT project for Country Craft Creations! I am sharing some pics, and will upload a video tomorrow. This project is the File Box ....I used Tamra Kilgore-Merrill tutorial and love how it turned out. I am using Bo Bunny Country Journal and must say, the quality of the paper collection is fantastic! The paper weight is perfect and the graphics are so rich and colorful. Tamra carries this line ..... love it! The File Box is so versatile, it can be used for photos, bills, notes or how about using it to store your greeting cards! I used G45's month stamps and since there was 12 file folders it worked out perfect. On each mat/card that each month has, you could record the birthdays, anniversaries, etc. and store those cards in that file ready to's that for a great idea and a pretty place to put them!!! 
I love this paper collection, it's such a pretty collection. The flap is magnetized with 2 large magnets which keeps it closed nicely. I embellished the flap with a pretty multi-color ribbon with a delicate flower pattern and added some silver filigree corners. The silver fancy butterfly doesn't need to be glued down, as it stays nice with the magnets under it. A pretty rolled flower and wire scrolls finish off the design.
A little 'table-scape'.

The mats/tags in each pocket has a pretty stamped month attached to it. I think my idea of using it to write on the tags birthdays, anniversaries, etc and then storing the appropriate cards in those roomy files is a perfect way to keep them organized and it looks so darn cool!
This adorable file box is so roomy! The files are constructed accordion style, which allows a ton of room in each file. What a fun useful project.
The tags/mats are large and will accommodate pictures, journaling, notes, lists.......possibilities are endless.
Back side.
I loved this project and the collection I used. This was an easy project to do and Tamra's tutorial was super easy to follow. I will be posting a video soon of the completed File Box, so check back often.
Bo Bunny Country Journal Collection
Basic Grey Large Magnets
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
1/4" Scortape
3/8" Scortape
Ivory Cardstock
Medium Weight Chipboard
Flower, metal embellishments and wire I had in my stash

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

8x8 Baby Girl Album (special order)

I'd like to share with you  a special order I just finished and delivered. I really enjoyed doing this album and incorporated the Pinks, Grays and Purples as requested.

Cover of Baby Girl Album with side magnetic closure
Spine. I inserted a purple ribbon under the  hinges and made sure it was attached securely to tie on the side of the spine.
Inside the front cover and first page. I fussy cut the elephants and also permanently attached a nine page mini tied up with a sweet purple ribbon to the inside cover. The first page I again fussy cut an adorable elephant and once the magnetic lacey flap is opened it shows some cute tags/mats. A pretty flower adorns the page and gives it some 'pop'.
A close up of the fussy cut elephants that live on the inside cover and the expandable mini.
Magnetic flap opened to show the tags/mats inserted securely in the pocket at the bottom of the page.
Large tag/mat from the side pocket. All pages have the large tag/mat for tons of journaling or pictures.
Next page... rounded pocket that holds tags/mats and clear sweet frame for a picture of the baby girl.
Tags/mats from the rounded pocket.
Magnetic flap open showing the cute frame.
Large tag/mat from the side pocket.
Next pages... a side pocket holds a booklet to hold even more photos. Magnetic flap helps to hold several tags/mats in place.
Booklet from the corner pocket.
Check out all the tags/mats from the adorable stop at the bottom. A cutie patootie lion in purple sparkle is attached to the stop on the bottom.
The large side loaded tag/mat
Next pages..... got that touch of purple with the wooden purple flower attached to the rounded pocket.
The tag/mats from the rounded pocket.
Flap opened to show the pocket with 3 tags/mats.
Tags/mats from the pocket.
Large tag/mat from the side load pocket.
Next pages..... side pocket that holds a handmade envelope that holds a nice photo mat. The envelope is adorned with a sheer pretty ribbon.
Envelope has a 'belly band' to keep it closed stating "It's a girl".
The other page has the cutest frame and bottom side stop which also holds a sweet little tag.
"Dream" .... how cute is that frame!
Large tag/mat from the side loaded pocket.
Next pages.... rounded pocket adorned by 3 golden stars which holds a booklet for more pictures.
Booklet from the rounded pocket.
Magnetic flap open to reveal bottom pocket which holds several tags.
These are the perfect places to enter the baby information such as "firsts".
Pretty large tag/mat from the side pocket.
Last page holds 3 good sized tags/mats great for pictures or journaling. A cute bunny holding a balloon string is living a the bottom of the page. Inside back page has a lacey bottom pocket with an angel and heart. Three large tags/mats great for pics and or journaling.
Cute tags/mats.
Close up of the angel.
I hope you all enjoyed the 'Baby Girl Mini Album' as much as I did creating it. Feel free to comment or if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
Stop by again, I will be posting more creations very soon!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Pictures of my newest creation coming 8x8 special order mini album.....stay tuned folks....

Friday, April 10, 2015

4x6 DT mini album using Bo Bunny Garden Journal Collection

Front cover. I made the flowers using the paper collection. The adorable tags are from the sticker sheet I matted with cream colored cardstock. Metal butterfly holds the tags in place. Ribbon (seam binding) was dyed using Marion Smiths Color Lab.
I punched a hole in the spine and attached a silver large eyelet. From that I threaded a piece of chain through and used larger jump rings to keep in secured inside as well as using the outer one to attach the charm. The silver birdhouse with the bird and chain flourish seemed to be the perfect embellishment for this mini.
On the inside cover lives another silver metal butterfly. I used my 'notebook punch' throughout the book since some of the tags in the collection had that along the side. Each page has a flap that has a magnet so it will help to keep everything neatly inside the page.
Flap open to show the beautiful floral paper!
Each page holds a side load large tag/mat with a ribbon pull. I made the pulls graduate down the sides for easy access. Each pages also has a 'postcard' pocket that holds 2 sweet little tags/mats.
Next page. The graphic and papers in this collection are beautiful and so springtime!!
All the interactives
Sooooooo pretty!
All the inserts for these pages
Springtime for sure!
It does have a large tag/mat side pull...I forgot to pull it out for the picture
Actually, I didn't forget that tag for the picture
Next fabulous page
Florals galore! So springtime!
Aren't these prints fabulous!
Last page and the side waterfall on the back inside cover
Loved working with this paper collection, so easy to use!
I used the notebook punch for the edges of the side waterfall so it coordinated with many of the other interactive designs.
Back cover with my stamp
Materials list:
Bo Bunny Garden Journal Collection (available at Country Craft Creations in Tamra Merrill) 12X12 pad and 6X6 pad.
Bo Bunny Garden Journal Cut A Parts and Sticker Sheet.
Ivory Cardstock.
1/4" Scortape.
1/4" ATG tape.
Small Basic Grey Magnets.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo.
I hope you enjoy this mini as much as I did making it. Most all the materials are available at Country Craft Creations in Hooper. Tamra Merrill will be glad to help you with anything you need.
Stop back again soon.....I will be posting more projects.