How to make a magnetized closure + ribbon pull

A very short post this week, but the video content will make up for that!

This free tutorial shows you how I create magnetized closures with ribbon pulls, for mini albums and cards. I hope it’ll be of assistance and that it gives you some inspiration to create your own magnet-closed projects. ūüôā

Have fun crafting!

 

 

Colorful Summer Birthday Card

Today I’m sharing a short video with you of a card I decorated mainly with leftover scraps. I always find it amazing how much design paper real estate you can still pull from your scraps, and I always enjoy sharing my¬†inspiration with you all to¬†not¬†throw away your scraps too easily¬†ūüėČ

This time I used the leftovers from my Springtime Dreams keepsake album, created with papers by¬†Webster’s Pages,¬†using their collection called¬†Nest.¬†The larger flowers are by¬†Prima Marketing.

Enjoy and please¬†subscribe¬†if you like this project and would like to see more! ūüôā

 

 

Four Seasons Sturdy Folio Album

Hi guys, I’m very happy to present my latest design: a very sturdio folio album, which I’ve therefore dubbed¬†Sturdio ūüôā .

It consists of three accordion-fold page assemblies, rolled into one neat mini album. This one’s theme is the Four Seasons, since I used¬†Graphic 45’s¬†beautiful floral calendar collection¬†Time to Flourish.¬†I kept the months in their proper order, thereby creating three trimesters for one entire year of pictures.

I was completely in the Zone when I designed and created this, which is why I haven’t been able to write a tutorial. I promise I will write one this year, and thank you for your patience, for it will take me creating a second one of these sturdios.

Anyway, enjoy the video and pictures, and do let me know what you think in the comments section! See you next week! ūüôā

 

 

 

Double Layout Card with G45’s World’s Fair

I love the full-color spectrum of Graphic 45’s World’s Fair paper collection, which allows me to create the kind of colorful projects I enjoy so much.

Of couse I created a large keepsake album first to take full advantage of the gorgeous papers, and¬†fortunately I had enough paper left over to create several cards. Today I’m sharing the first of these – it’s what I like to call a double layout card, by which I mean that it has a layout on both the front and the inside.

To embellish I made use of cutaparts, flowers, chipboard pieces, the tags & envelopes of the collection, and even a small butterfly.

Enjoy the inspiration!

 

Coffee Tray Altered to Photo Tray

When I found a little gray-painted coffee tray in one of our local home decor stores, I decided¬†it would be perfect for the¬†Stationer’s Desk¬†collection by¬†Prima Marketing.¬†With a lovely summer picture of my mom and dad during their Rome holiday, this collection combined just the right amounts of nostalgia and vintange romance.

Placed upright, any such tray can be turned into the perfect picture frame, adding unique shadow box qualities to what would normally be much more straight-forward and flat. It was great to be able to use up all of my larger flowers of the collection, and because of the many embellishments this project was also perfect for using up some of the scraps I had left over from the paper pad.

 

Another great advantage was that the tray’s gray color already coordinated perfectly with the papers, so I didn’t have to paint it myself.

All in all a very fun project to do if you’re looking forward to paper crafting but are not in the mood for creating a card or a mini album!

 

What I received from #kaiserkraftexchange

In my previous blog post¬†I shared with you what I sent out for the Kaisercraft Exchange happy mail project. In this post I’m showing¬†what I received myself! ūüôā

 

 

 

My Entry for #kaiserkraftexchange!

Last May Kaisercraft announced their Kaisercraft Exchange project, aimed at sending and receiving Happy (snail) Mail to and from people around the world, without knowing anything about them except their name and address.

I immediately signed up, for it’s always a lot of fun to create specifically with someone else in mind!

I chose the¬†Be-You-Tiful¬†collection and designed¬†a new wallet card, to be sent to a lady called Kirstie, in Pacific Pines in Australia (hi Kirstie, hope you’re reading this! ūüôā ) I also added a small¬†a mini album to keep pictures of her loved ones, to keep in her purse.

For both of these designs together I only needed 2 sheets of 12×12″¬†cardstock¬†and 5 sheets of 12×12″ double-sided design paper (including two¬†cutapart sheets with some lovely sentiments).

I also wrote a 29-page tutorial for the wallet card, which you can find in my Etsy shop for a small price, to help me keep doing what I do.

 

 

Photo Folio “Travel Light” – For Your Holiday Memories

My mom and I went to Gran Canaria last May, one of Spain’s Canary Islands just off the southern coast of Morocco. I was really looking forward to designing something new to hold my¬†pictures. I decided to try my hand at a photo folio, using¬†K&Company’s¬†gorgeously vintage¬†Travel¬†collection – which had been waiting in my stash for just the right project.

So here’s a brand-new design, into which I managed to get 82 pictures, most of which sized 5×7″ (13×18 cm)! Meanwhile,¬†its spine still is only a meager 1‚Öõ” (3 cm). Suffice it to say I’m very pleased with this project, which took me a couple of weeks to come up with¬†and wrap my head around some design issues.

And of course there’s a tutorial for you, available in my Etsy shop! It has 55 pages and a whopping 136 pictures – check it out for it is very affordable. ūüôā

Hope you enjoy, stay crafty!

 

Two Tiny but Practical Micro Pocket Books

If¬†you want to use up your scraps but are not in the mood for the umpteenth card ūüėČ , why not try a micro booklet!

After having designed and created a new¬†Removable Folio Album,¬†plus a card ūüėČ , I was very happy to give my¬†micro pocket book design a second iteration.

S.E.I.’s beautiful¬†Mimosa¬†papers gave this project¬†a lovely and very sophisticated summer feel, and these cute little things make perfect alternatives for birthday cards!

Enjoy the video and check out the photo collage below (or follow me on Instagram to not miss any new project Рplus sneak peeks and other goodness!).

Want to create it yourself? Check out the tutorial!

 

 

Two Butterfly Cards with Kaisercraft’s Ma Cherie

The soft burgundy’s of¬†Kaisercraft’s Ma Cherie¬†collection have held me captivated for a while; after having created a dimensional layout and a mini layout, I still wasn’t ‘done’ with the fussy-cutting of butterflies and the layering of die-cuts from the collection. I even wanted to use the leftover scraps, for this paper was gorgeous!

So, even though I never owned the complete paper collection, all of the separate papers I did gather were enough to add two more cards before I had reached this paper’s End-of-Stash.

Both sport one or more dimensional fussy-cut butterflies of course. A tip to get their wings to stay up, is to use hot glue instead of normal wet glue or tape. The hot glue causes some tension in the paper which helps the wings to stay up (after you gently folded them up).

Try this yourself and share the results!