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Monday, June 24, 2019

Love Notes Mini Album

I have just completed a Mini Album using Graphic 45's Love Notes collection.  The paper in this collection is swoon worthy for sure!!  I will apologize up front for this long post with so many pictures but I hope you will like the layout of this album.  I used Daphne's instructions from Scrap N Create.  She does a fabulous job in showing you how to put this album together.  There are several videos- I will attach the first one that shows you how to make the base-

I pretty much followed her instructions with just a couple of exceptions.  I didn't do 2 waterfalls- plus I made a few changes on the pages.  But overall I followed Daphne.  The pictures below show the spine and the back cover.  I plan on hanging some charms from the spine.

The next 3 pictures show the first pages.  The left hand side is a pocket that closes with a magnet.  The right hand side is a huge area when fully opened for pictures.   The closure is a card that is tied with a ribbon.  The back of the card has magnets that keep the page closed.   

When you turn the page you will see a fold out on the left hand side with lots of room for photos.  The right is another page that opens up at the top but is a pocket at the bottom.  The cut aparts fit in there and work to help keep it closed. 

The next 2 pages are "Mirror Images"- in that they are alike on the outside.  Once opened I used different paper for the fold outs.   Look at the room!

The next few pages are just repeating the fold outs that were on the preceding pages.  But I used different paper to decorate these pages. 

This last picture is of the inserts for each page.  They have a tab at the end of the page to access them easily.  I did photo mat a couple of the pages and added some pockets so pictures can be tucked in them. 

A lot of pictures, I know, but I wanted to show you the fabulous Graphic 45 paper.  I used their 12 x 12 plus the 12 x 12 Patterns and solid paper.  In hindsight, it might have been more economical to used the 8 x 8 paper since that is the size of the pages.  I haven't decided if I will keep this album or sell it.  It was a lot of fun to make and the paper is gorgeous!  Tough decision!  
We finally got some warm weather !   We actually had hail over the weekend!  Weird or what!  Yesterday it was in the 80's and today it will be in the 70's - Just lovely!  Hope it's nice where you are!  Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

O Christmas Tree

I have been working on items to sell at our Christmas Craft Fair in November.   I paired the Card in a Box with Sizzix 3D Christmas tree die.  I love how it came out and it stills closes for mail.  The white tree is done in Gold accents.  I did use an embossing folder to create the swirls on the tree.
A few more pictures below show that I decorated the side panels as well as adding some words to the top panels.

Here are some trees done with green cardstock.   I had a hard time getting good pictures due to the lighting.  It's early  here and the sun hasn't brought in much light so I used my camera flash to help. 

I have had this tree die for awhile.    It was given to me by a friend who was frustrated at putting it together.  It took me awhile to figure it out but after the first one - it wasn't too bad.  I love that it will fold to close so it can be mailed. 

Here is a picture of my work area.  A little cluttered but you can see all the trees I have made.   I didn't take a picture - but there is a sentiment on the back.   It is tough to get in a Christmas frame of mind when the weather is about 70 degrees and beautiful out!!  Hope it lasts for awhile!!