Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Mini Album/Book Card Tutorial

Good Morning.  Welcome to Wednesday and my turn to post at One Crazy Stamper.   As I told you last week, I have a tutorial for you today on how to make a mini album/book card.  This versatile little card/album has many uses ~ a card with wishes on each page, a mini album with pictures on each page and tag, a journalling book on a layout ~ and I will show you how I used mine at the end of the post.  There will be lots and lots of pictures and instruction and if you still have questions. just leave me a comment and I will try to answer.

The first thing you need to make this album is a single piece of 12" x 12" card stock.  This will be your base.

Step 1 ~ Using a scoreboard, score at 2", 6" and 10".

Step 2 ~ Rotate the page and then score at 3", 6" and 9".

Step 3 ~ Fold along all score lines, making the 2" folds into pockets.

Step 4 ~ Cut along middle score line, leaving 3" together.

Step 5 ~ Add score tape to the back of the page that is not cut.  Put this page together.  Next, accordion pleat the other pages to make a book.  Add score tape to the back of these pages to hold together.  Also, add score tape to the open ends of the pockets.

Step 6 ~ Cut tags for the pockets.  Embellish album and tags as desired.  Tie the album closed with a ribbon.

The white and kraft albums were just to show you the steps. Here is a picture of my finished album:

And this is how I used it:

Left side:

Right side:

I used it for a journalling box for a layout.  I have missed scrap booking as I have been making so many cards so I went back to my first love of paper crafting and made a scrap book page.  In keeping with the theme of the month "BIRTHDAYS" this layout showcases my 50th birthday.  I am still looking for a catchy title so if you can think of one, please leave it for me in the comment section. 

(all linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Spellbinders "Foliage" Die Cuts
Flowers ~ Prima
Rhinestones ~ Kaiserkraft Silver
Ink ~ Close to My Heart Moonstruck
Ribbons ~ "Use it Up" Inventory

Remember you still have time a few more days to enter our "BIRTHDAY" challenge as there will be a new one posted on September 1.

Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial for this cute little mini album/card book and that you give one a try.  Remember to leave me a comment if you try one so I can come see yours.  Have a GREAT day!!!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}, Heather

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Thank U

Good Morning.  Well, another Wednesday has rolled around and it is my turn to post at One Crazy Stamper.  I was asked to make a card for someone to give to their little girl's baseball coach at the end of the season. She wanted it both girly and sporty and I think this fit the bill.


(all linked supplies can be purchased at One Crazy Stamper)
Image ~ Saturated Canary "Lil Pitcher"
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Punches ~ Fiskars Threading Water
~ EK Success Mini Banners
Small Alphabet Stamps ~ Studio G
Sentiments ~ Krafting Kimmie Mary Poppins
~ My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions
Flowers ~ Prima
Twine ~ American Crafts
Glitter ~ Recollections

A close up of the image:

Copics Used:  Skin ~ E00, E02, E11, R20; Hair ~ E35, Y21, YR23; Clothes ~ E40, E42, E43, R81, R83, R85, R56; Shoes ~ W3, W5, W7; Pitcher's Mound ~ E33, E35, E37; Grass ~ G21, G24, G29

Thanks for coming by today.  You still have a couple of weeks to enter the "BIRTHDAY" celebration at One Crazy Stamper for your chance to win a Memory Box Die prize pack and to qualify to be a guest designer with us.  Please remember to visit the blog every day to see what my amazing design team sisters create to share.  Also, next week I will have a tutorial for you on Wednesday.  Coming up on September 10th, there will be a blog hop featuring the new Christmas stamps from High Hopes complete with prizes.  You won't want to miss it.

So, until next time, keep crafting.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Golfer Glen

Good Morning, my friends and welcome to another "Wonderful Wednesday", my day to post for One Crazy Stamper.  The style of card I have today is one that I, along with many card makers, struggle with.  It is a masculine card.  I will gladly use all shades of pink, purple, flowers, lots of bling and pretty flourishes to decorate a card.  But what happens when not one of those things can be used?  I guess you could say my "go to" things for masculine cards are metal, buttons and twine.  All three have been used on this birthday card which follows our theme for the month of August.

(all linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Card Stock ~ Bazzill Basics, Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Creative Memories
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Labels Nine
Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder
Sentiments ~ High Hopes "Funny Golf Saying" (outside)
Whimsy Stamps "Birthday Greetings" (inside)
My Pink Stamper "Everyday Occasions" (inside)
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Brads, button, twine ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

A close up of the image:

Copics Used: Skin ~ E00, E02, E11, R20; Hair ~ W1, W3, W5; Clothes ~ BG75, E43, E44, E47. YR02, YR04, YR07; Shoes ~ E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47; Bird ~ B39, B41, B45,; Club ~ C3, C5, C7

Thanks for coming by.  Just a reminder of two things ~ our challenge for this month is "BIRTHDAYS", you could be a guest designer for OCS just by entering and, local ladies, there are some great new classes and an all day crop happening in September.  Check out HERE for the challenge and HERE for the classes and crop.

Until next time, keep crafting.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Just Ducky

Hello y'all.  I am glad you could join me for another "Wonderful Wednesday", my day to post at One Crazy Stamper.  Not much to chit chat about today as I am busy doing housework so that I can get into my craft room when I am finished.  A great rainy day for that.

My card for today uses a stamp from the High Hopes stamp line.  They have such a variety of stamps that I am absolutely sure there is something for everyone no matter what your taste.


(all linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park Here & Now 6 x 6 Pad
Sentiment ~ High Hopes Rainy, Rainy Day

A close up of the duck:

Copics Used:  Duck ~ Y11, Y13, Y15, YR03, YR04, YR07; Umbrella and Hat ~ BG11, BG13, BG15, YG03, YG17, YG67; Ladybug ~ R35, R37, W7; Puddle ~ B21, B24, B26, B39; Sky ~ B000, 0

Thanks, as always, for coming by for a visit today.  I do appreciate each and every one of you that stops in.  May you have a truly wonderful day.  

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

Monday, August 5, 2013

With Sympathy....and Paper Playtime Challenge #16

 Good Morning.  Welcome to another challenge at Paper Playtime where we would like you to use "LOTS of YELLOW" on your card or project for the next two weeks.  The prize up for grabs is a $10 gift certificate to Lucy Kelleher's CTMH On Line Store.  I can not wait to see all of your creative projects.

Unfortunately, I was not able to join my design team sisters with a yellow project for this challenge.  I was busy making sympathy cards ~ 6 in all ~ for families close to us whose mother passed away this week during the time I had allotted to finish my yellow card.  Sympathy cards are challenging to make in themselves so I hope what I have to show you will help you if the time comes when you may need one.  I kept them pretty simple.



Card Stock ~ Recollections
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Sentiments ~ My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions (outside)
~ Michaels $1.50 Bin (inside)
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Lacey Ovals
~ Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Pearls ~ Pebble Beach
~ Recollections

Glad you could stop by today.  I hope you are having a wonderful Monday and enjoying the start of the week no matter what you are doing.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Carefree Swing ~ and a New Challenge At OCS

Wow.  Can you believe it it the first of August already?  Where has the time gone?  Summer will be over shortly and it will be time for Fall leaves, sweaters and crisp, cool air.  Truthfully, I can't wait but I have enjoyed my Summer this year despite the heat.

It is time for a brand new challenge at One Crazy Stamper and this month to honour our fearless leader who has a birthday our theme is "BIRTHDAYS".  Everyone always needs a good stash of birthday cards so make some up and enter our challenge for a chance to win some great stamps.

My card uses the Snoesjes line of stamps from Marianne Designs.These little girls are fun to colour up with all of their curls.


(all linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Basic Grey Soleil 6 x 6
Sentiments ~ My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions (outside)
~ Michaels $1.50 Bin (inside)
Creative Memories Oval Cutter
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large
~ Nestabilities Lacey Ovals
Flowers ~ Prima
Pearls ~ Recollections

A close up of the image:

Copics Used: Skin ~ E00, E02, E11, R20; Hair ~ E35, Y21, YR23; Swing ~ E31, E33, E35; Dress ~ E40, E41, E42, RV91, RB93, RV95; Leaves ~ G21, G24, G29; Flowers ~ R56, RV10, RV11, RV13, Y00 Y02, Y04, Y15

Thanks for coming by today.  Join us this month in our "BIRTHDAY" challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create.  Enjoy your day!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather