Friday, February 21, 2014

Imagine Project

You probably all thought I did away with my Imagine, but I haven't!  I admit that I have not used it in a while though.  I decided to open it up and do some type of project as I was bored one night, but didn't want to start any major project.  Rather than making a card, I made a wall piece.  This is a project from within one of booklets. I changed out some things, added stickles, and popped it out to be more 3-D.

Graphic 45 File Mini Album

I used the pattern on the Graphic 45 blog using File Folders for the February Challenge found here:

I am not much of a binder clip person when I do my mini albums so I switched and used my Bind it All for this project.  Two pockets with tags sticking out and plenty of spots for pictures. First time I've used file folders for a project.  It does provide a nice thickness for pages.  I inked the edges of mine also. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Teresa Collins Mini Album - Memorabilia

If you haven't noticed, I really love quite a few of Teresa Collin's paper lines.  Her paper is heavy which I like for doing a project such as a mini album.  I really liked the sayings in this paper line which is what initially caught my eye.  I used a mix of Cricut and Silhouette cuts for it.  One of the pages is acrylic which is why you have one picture that is see through/invisible looking.  Lots of the polaroid frames, tags, and also a journaling booklet to add lots of pictures in or journal about whatever it's used for.   It's yet another album I am not sure what I'll do with.  I currently have three now sitting empty on my shelf.  I keep telling my best friend that I should look into selling them on Etsy, but I haven't gotten there yet. I don't know that I consider what I make good enough to put up on a site like that.  I used my Cinch for this one and used a spiral binding instead of the one you 'squish' down. 

Valentine Cards - Pop Up Card

I saw this awesome way to make a pop up card like an exploding box that you can actually mail which would make a great gift for someone.  I made two of them for Valentine's for two people close to me.  You could do this for birthdays, etc.  One thing I did not realize is that the two pieces that go across in the middle inside have to be up towards the top. Otherwise your items won't stick up high like they should.  You do have to close it after each time you place something on to see if it's sticking too far out the sides.  Also, if you use a flower embellishment, it would definitely needs to be hand stamped at the post office as it'll make it bulky.  The 'white piece' they reference in the video is for you to write your message on.  I opted not to do so on mine as I had the message in the pop out pieces and the people I was giving it to knew who it was from.  Below is the link to the youtube video I used and also the blog I saw it originally on.

I have another one in the works that is just a hello type one that I'll post up when it get's done eventually. :)