Saturday, February 28, 2009

CD Folder Tutorial Soon

Hi All
Just a quick note. There have been many request for instructions. I have the instructions on a Word Document but am not techy enough to know how to post it on this blog. What I can do is a photo tutorial showing the basics of assembling this type of album next week.
Thank you for your patience,

Thursday, February 26, 2009

CD Folder Album - Baby Girl

This is the Baby Girl version of the CD Folder Album - Baby Boy previously posted on February 8th. 3 CD Folders are used. Below shows front and back view. The spine is in Light Blue color.

Inside Pages 1 and 2 shown below.

Inside Pages 3 and 4 shown below. These pages connect the first CD Folder to the 2nd CD Folder.

Inside Pages 5 and 6 shown below.

Inside Pages 7 and 8 shown below. These pages connect the 2nd and 3rd CD Folder.

Inside Pages 9 and 10 shown below.

Below is the top view of the album.


- Simply Scrappin' Kit: Rock-a-Bye Girl

-3 Scallop Circle (Big Shot Scallop Die) not included in kit

-1 Scallop Circle (Big Shot Scallop #2 Die) not included on kit

- (8) 3x3 Envelopes - not included in Scrappin' Kit

- Round Tab Punch

-3/16" Corner Punch


-3 CD Folders

Note 1 Simply Scrappin' Kit is enough to make 2 complete albums.

Thank you for stopping by today

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Enjoy Candy Treat

Here's a real treat! The SAB Yummy set and Enjoy Every Moment stamp set from the main catalog was used. I got this treat layout (which is also a card) from the Stampin' Success Publication (see page 16). I reversed the colors.

Below shows the candy pulled out of the casing.

Here's the close-up of the Yummy stamped image.
-First, stamp the image in Chocolate chip, punch using 3/16 Corner Rounder
-Secondly, stamp image in Pacific Point, use the Wide Oval Punch, attach using dimensionals to stamped Chocolate Chip image.
-Lastly, Tangerine Tango "Yummy" word is stamped, cut out and adhered on top.
-Adhere the series of "Yummy" to Tangerine Tango Card Stock with dimensionals.

Below inside of card stamped in Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango.

  • Stamps: Yummy (SAB), Enjoy Every Moment, Dot Background
  • CS: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango.
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Craft White
  • Accys: 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Sticky Tape, 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Surprise Swaps

What a fabulous surprise from 2 of the bestest gals! This one is a St. Patrick Day surprise from Frances who gets high marks for creativity! Candy and a magnetic calendar revealed when the package is opened. I absolutely love this Asian Jacket stamp from Kodomo.
Below close-up of the Asian Jacket - unfortunately, the "bling" did not show up in the photo.

My next surprise is from Gail - Gail is humble but I think she really is extremely creative. This "container" was made by using decorative paper crafted into an envelope. Cutting the bottom of the envelope and putting it through the crimper gave it texture. See the Flower Fusion used for this project - how perfect!

Gail's toppers are so cute! I will have to be careful to undo the topper to keep the idea in tack.

Another surprise: take off the top, inside is beautifully packaged tea. The co-ordinating card is also great!

Close-up of card below:

Thank you Gals for my both are creative and inspiring.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Stamp Show News

I went to the San Jose Stamp Show this weekend - especially to see Taj of Honolulu booth. They do not make frequent visits to the mainland so this was a real treat. I must have circled their booth so many times to make sure I hadn't missed anything because who knows when they will be back again. I bought some stamps and got some stencils. I just couldn't resist because the card examples were SO SO cute! I have posted only a few examples below. I can't wait to use the stencils with my Big Shot. Then they will need to be cut and embellished or sponged. You can also see their images on the web: There were the usual "suspects" at the stamp show and my absolute favorite and noteable to mention is Taj! Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by to share what I had fun doing this weekend.

Friday, February 20, 2009

More February Swaps

I am so lucky! I got more swaps this month. This one is from Yvonne and she made me happy with this great red/black color combination! The Asian words is a strip of actual where did she find that? Inside the card is a printed fabric strip which says "Happy Valentines Day".

This swap is from Kathleen - LOVE this. This photo below shows the card closed. The gold elastic cord is knotted with hearts on the ends.

The photo below shows the card unfolded. Isn't it cute?

Thanks for stopping by today.........stay tuned tom for fun stuff!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wedding Album

This is the On Board Bitty Book (retired-yeeek! I miss this) made for this weekends up and coming wedding. The paper is Whisper White and uses the Cuttlebug Tapestry embossing folder on the cover and inside album. There are also various charms on the spine of the album. The font? it is from downloaded from "Free Fonts" and is called ChopinScript. Silver brads are at each end of the name tags. The images are highlighted with Pretty in Pink card stock.

Below is a photo of the album out of the cover. Memories is also computer generated using ChopinScript font.

Close up view of the charms on the spine.

Inside cover of album. Edge of album inside is stamped with white craft ink using the small leaf stamp from Carte Postale (retired)
Back cover of inside album.

Lastly, here is the card that co-ordinates with the album.

  • Stamps: Always, Heard from the Heart, Once Upon a Time, Carte Postale (retired)
  • CS: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
  • Ink: Black, Versamark, Craft White, Pretty in Pink
  • Accys: White Emboss Powder, 3/8" White Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, 1-1/8" Circle Punch (non SU), Silver Brads, On Board Bitty Book (retired), Silver cord (retired), Cuttlebug Tapestry Embossing Folder, Charms (non SU).

Thank you for stopping by.............I hope she likes it. Big hugs.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Small Back Pack

Well, here's the smaller Back Pack. The finished size is 4x2-1/2x1-1/2 and is 20% smaller than the one posted on 2/4/09 using the Raspberry Tart Designer Paper. Solid card stock is used and the swirl is stamped from Baroque Motifs. This was made for my good friend, Lorene, when I saw her right before Valentines Day. Included inside the back pack are (3) paper clips which have the Valentine theme. I love the new Eyelet Punch used at the flap and on the envelope. Look for the measurements for this smaller back pack below.

Below is the back view of the back pack. 1/4" grosgrain was used for this pack. Assembly for this back pack is the same as posted on 2/4/09. Shown below is also the back of the paper clips.

Here is the measurement for the smaller back pack:
-cut (1) pc 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
-Measurement with score pal (shown below): score on 8-1/2 side 2-1/2, 3-1/4, 4, 6-1/2, 7-1/4, 8. On 5-1/2 side, score 1-1/2.
-Measurement without score-pal: score on 8-1/2 side 2-1/2, 3/4, 3/4, 2-1/2, 3/4, 3/4. On 5-1/2 side, score 1-1/2
-cut slits for bottom as shown
-punch holes for grosgrain is 3/8 from the bottom, 3/8 from the sides.
-punch holes for grosgrain is 3/8 from the top, 1/4 over from center back.

Below are the measurements for the rest of the back pack.
-Note card: cut (1) 1-3/4x2-3/8

-Flap: cut 2-1/2 x 4. With Score-pal, Score on 4" side 1-3/4, 2-1/8, use Eyelet Punch on this end. Assemble flap to back of back pack as previous instructions.
-Envelope: cut (1) 3-5/8x3-3/8. With Score-pal on 3-3/8 side,Score 3/8, 27/8. With Score-pal, on 3-5/8 side score 1-1/2, 3-1/4. Use Eyelet Punch on 1-1/2 end. Clip corners of the envelope as shown and apply sticky tape to assemble envelope to back pack.
-Straps: 1/4" grosgrain: cut (1) 2-1/2" long, cut (2) 5-1/2" long

Instructions for Paper Clips:
-(2) Scallop Punch
-(1) Paper Clip approx. 3" long
-(1) 1-3/8" Circle Punch, add dimensional before adhering to scallop
-(1) 1-1/4 "Circle Punch
-(1) Punched heart from the Heart to Heart Punch
Assembled by taking one scallop, place paper clip, then add Pop Up Glue Dot, lastly the scallop goes on top. The scallop embossed dots is using the Cuttlebug - the Big Shot also has a dot that can be used.
  • Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Love you Much
  • CS: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White Pixie Pink, Real Red
  • Ink: Black, Pretty in Pink
  • Accys: Heart to Heart Punch, Eyelet Punch, Filigree Brad, Piercer, Dimensionals, Velcro (non SU), 1/4" Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, Sticky Tape, Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Pop Up Glue Dots, 3" Paper Clip (non SU).

Well..........thank you for your patience. This is a long post. Big Hugs.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

CD Folder Album - Princess

Are you ready? There are a lot of photos of this album. It is made by using (2) CD Folders. The finished size of this album is 5x5. Shown here is the front and back of the album. The "crown" is using the stamp from Perfect Princess and is appropriately with dazzling diamonds. The "Fairy Tales" stamp is from Once Upon a Time - and is embossed in white. Look out for the little stamp in the back of the "the end" is so cute.

Shown below is a close-up of the crown in dazzling diamonds. Next to it: a close-up of "the end" embossed in white.

When the album is open, the first page will show "once upon a time" banner with sparkling diamonds on each end of the tab. The left side page has white taffeta ribbon and eyelet punched paper. The eyelet punched tags are inserted into an accordion folded solid card stock. The swirl stamp was used from Baroque Motifs on the tags.
The photo below below is the "center" of the book which is using solid CS. To add texture to both sides: textured plate from SU Background 1 was used. The right side has a scallop circle and a scalloped envelope with a place to write that special note to the Princess. The scallop envelope has a small flower from the Trio Scallop Punch. "Princess" was embossed with white.

Here's the last page: it uses striped Designer Paper with larger dot texture (the paper was ran through the textured plates from SU Background 1). The left side has photo corners with scallop edges. The right side has "happily ever after" embossed in white.
Below is a close-up of the right side. There is a "top view" of the album.

Below is a photo of the spine of the album.
Whew, this was the last photo. There is plenty of room for photos and journaling in this album. Hope you all enjoyed this and will make one, too.
  • Stamp: Once Upon a Time, Perfect Princess, Baroque Motifs
  • CS: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette Patterns Designer Series Papers
  • Ink: Versamark, Pretty in Pink
  • Accys: 2 CD Folders (non SU), Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Scallop Edge Punch, Eyelet Boarder Punch, 3/8" White Taffetta Ribbon, Scallop Square Punch (to make the ends of the word tags), Trio Flower Punch, Big Shot dies used: Scallop Circle, Scallop Envelope, Texture Plates Backgrounds 1

Thank you for stopping by today............big hugs.