Saturday, May 25, 2013

Envelope Mini-Book

Hello everyone! today I'm going to teach you how to make a mini book out of just 4 envelopes:)
I made this mini book for my mom for mothers day but you could create one for a "just- cause occasion."

The first thing you do is you score the envelopes. I did 5 1/2 inches over. do this to every envelope.

the next step is to glue the envelopes together. i used liquid cement for this job and it did a very good job holding together.

You want to glue the smaller sides together for the first one, then when you add the next page you will glue the two bigger sides together, so when you close the envelopes, it turns into a mini-book.

because this is a envelope, there's going to to be a lot of pockets to add tags and stuff. i just added scrapbooking paper and glued the little flap to one side, but making sure theres still room to make it a pocket.

here's the other pages I did at this point

its a short mini book, buts its all the room I needed. I chose to have mine flipping up and down but you could always have flip left to right. I normally don't scrapbook with pictures, I more of a mixed media artist, but when given pictures I can cook up a pretty good scrapbook:)

from this point on all you need is to add your pictures and embellishments. I but pictures of me and my mom when I was a kid. when I gave her this book she cried. ha-ha parents.

I put tags in the little pockets that matched the color theme of the particular page they went on

Just little embellishments here and there really make anything you create

I used my Cricut to cut out little letters a glue them on in a crooked pattern

Flowers give Character to everything ha-ha

So I hope if your stuck in a artistic rut this helped you with some kind of inspiration to get back up on your crafting feet and start creating again!
If someone you know if getting ready to have a Baby, and you need a good gift, check out my other blog, I have a new post on how to make a baby diaper cake! ( shown below )
If you want to find out how to make this click the link below to my other blog! Much Appreciated!

Thanks for reading!! you guys have a fantastic Day!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Swirly Tag!

Hello everyone! okay, so i know on everyblog post i write, i mention the name " Tim Holtz" now to clear somthing up haha i know it sounds like im actully OBSESSED with him haha. but im not, no i just grab soo much inspriation from his project's and use his products because they are just so fantastic!

This tag im entering on the simon says stamp blog. i'll probably be creating another project from them as well but i though this was a perfect tag to enter.

ive been busy the last few days creating a few new tags to share with all of you. i recently purchased the sizzix bigkick which is my first die cut maching and im loving it because i can now used the embossing folders and the tim holtz bigz dies which i love everyone of them and cannot wait to start collecting. i have purchased the caged bird and tattered floral bigz dies. i love them soo much;) cant wait to start creating with them. For this tag i tried out the set of embossing folders i bought which are the ones with the overlapping circles ( which i use here )

I used dylusions inks to create the background then i used black soot distressing ink to tone down the color then i embossed it.

i sanded the embossed surface down a little bit to look more distressed then i just added some embellishments

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12 Tags of 2013 -May

Hello everyone! I was so happy when I saw the new tag tim did. It was rainbow colored and I really love fun colors like he used! heres the tag i created:)

in person, it looks alot more colorful but i really enjoyed creating this tag and ill show you how i did it

I started with 3 distress stains ( peeled paint, broken china and spiced marmalade) and one distress ink ( picked rasberry)

I did the usual and put the colors on my craft sheet in a cool pattern and dipped my tag in the wet ink and created a very colorful background. I then took a little vintage photo distress ink and a ink blending tool and a used that around the edges to darken it a little

lastly for the background i used peacock feathers areound the edges and stamped a white floral image in the bottom right corner

I really loved this background i though it was so interesting! next i got to try out a new product; the remenent rubs. i love these soooo much! i will definatley repurchase these! they look gorgeous on the tag! i got a little carried away, but i made that mistake into somthing better than it wound have been!

next to make the focal point i used the back of a tag i didnt like and i used vintage photo around the edges stamped the 3 man stamp ( haha i dont know what its called ) and just added some embellishments to finish off the tag

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