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!

 

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Super Dimensional Birthday Card

Creating a dimensional card requires lots of different cuts & folds. These can be done by hand of course, but sometimes I prefer using the various niftily designed dies that are on the market. Like the Create-a-Card¬†die series¬†by Crealies(.nl). For a demonstration¬†of how to work with these dies, you can check out my free video¬†tutorial¬†for the stepcard I created with¬†Crealies’s¬†Create-a-Card die #8.

Today I’m sharing the dimensional card I created with¬†their¬†Create-a-Card¬†die #18, which is a very playful type of card: I’ve seen several different and very creative ways of decorating these kinds of cards. As for my version, it’s a first try so I kept¬†it fairly simple, but I did want¬†to give the dimensional parts of this card their own decorated background. So I added¬†a second layer of cardstock – as explained in the video below. Added advantage of this double layering is that it creates the look of an actual card when folded closed – for without this second (outside) layer there would be no ‘front’ and ‘back’, only ‘inside’, due to all the cuts & folds that make up the dimensional parts.

Hope this makes sense; in any case, just check out the video below and hopefully you’ll see what I mean, ūüėČ Anyway, these kind of cards¬†are a fun and welcome variation to add to your general card designs; and even without the die you can make the necessary cuts and score lines fairly easily with a craft knife and a scoring board.

Hope you feel inspired, stay crafty and see you next week! ūüôā

 

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New Design: Removable Folio Album

Happy New Year everyone!¬†I’m very happy to be able to¬†start this new year by sharing¬†with you my¬†first new design of 2016: a Removable Folio Album! ūüôā

This folio can house 60 pictures, folds in and out like an accordian and… can be completely removed from its cover to grant maximum freedom of movement! As a bonus feature, the cover can fold a full 360 degrees!

If you’d like to create it yourself, check out the tutorial in my Etsy shop!

I used the Mimosa paper collection by S.E.I., which is a beautiful, bright and warm design paper that reminded me of spring and summer.

Enjoy the video, and let me know what you think in the comment section!