Sunday, July 29, 2012

NYC Get2Gether Mini Album

     It’s finally done! My latest project is a paper bag mini album using the “stack the deck” binding method. I used the medium Celebrations paperbags and the Chevron paper pack from Recollections to create the album.

     I learned the "stack the deck" binding method while watching You Tube tutorials from "Follow the Paper Trail" and "scrapdaworld". Among the many techniques I've seen and tried, this technique is by far the easiest to follow, and it uses less glue than others while giving the mini album a really neat finished look.

The cover: I used Cindyloo and Plantin Schoolbook for the titles.

"Stack the Deck" binding method
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I used the cityscape from Plantin Schoolbook
to emphasize the event's location (NYC).

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I used Plantin Schoolbook to put the event's date on the last page.

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Super neat spine!

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You can see the binding from here. It gives enough room for the pages
to be flipped back and forth and also to expand for embellishments.

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To keep it simple, I used just one MS punch to decorate the corners
of my tags.

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Small tags for small pockets.

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Large tags insert into the paperbags.

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I did not care to use any tabs for the tags since it's easy to pull
them out anyway, as long as there's a pull out space such as
the half circle in the photo.

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Again, super neat binding and covers! : )

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The "stack the deck" binding up close.

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Love this pattern. : )

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The mini from the back. I think this is the cleanest I've created so far.

     So there you latest mini album. I did not have a purpose for this mini in the beginning. Like I mentioned in my last post, I was making it to try the binding method and I loved the papers. Then last Sunday I met up with my college friends whom I haven't seen for forever. The mini-reunion took place in Manhattan. Naturally, the cameras just kep clicking away. As I was finishing the mini, I figured, what better way to use it than fill it up with photos from our get together?! The size was perfect for the amount of photos I wanted to show-off : ). I did not add journaling because the title, the first page, the photos, and the date in the last page are enough to tell the story.

     'Hope you liked it!

Happy Sunday,

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mini Album in Progress

I'm in a creative mode lately... ever since I cleaned up my craft desk : ) On the photo below is my new mini in the making. Two reasons for this project: I love the CHEVRON Paper Pack from Recollections, and I wanted to try a binding method I saw on You Tube last night.
So...we'll see what happens!

Happy Weekend!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Travel Card

Another quick one! Made with kraft card base, cardstock scraps, and Road Trip stamp set by Fiskars that I got from the dollar store (wink). You can see that stamp set behind my "Plane" Card in my previous post.
Thanks for being here!


Quick Birthday Card

Super simple card I created for a friend who's celebrating her birthday soon.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

"Plane" Card from Wild Card 2

     Hello! Just a little project share... I made this Plane Card from Wild Card 2. Turned out really cute!
I used papers from an older collection of KI Memories then a plain baby blue cardstock as the envelope liner to highlight the clouds. 

     I cut the card and all its layers at 4.5 as suggested in the handbook. I used Fit to Page to size the envelope which turned out to be 4.75. I'm giving this to a friend who recently made a trip to Arizona for a vacation (hint hint) and got engaged while there (wink wink)!

     Just thought the image was perfect for someone who had gone on a trip or is taking a sweet send-off gift.

     BTW, I inked the edges of the plane like crazy, just to distinguish it from the "clouds" behind it.

Airplane Card

With the envelope, for which I used baby blue cardstock
as a liner to highlight the clouds. Pretty!

     So there you have it...I hope you liked my Plane Card!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

I Finished "Two Kisses for Maddy"

     I finished the book, "Two Kisses for Maddy" by Matthew Logelin. sad. But full of hope. It's a memoir, by the way, which makes it even more heart-wrenching.
      I had been completely useless since last night because I have severe cough and colds (went to work yesterday without a voice) and all morning today so that gave me the opportunity to finish the book because honestly, there was no other task I could take without coughing my lungs out.

     Even if I had things to do, I'd still probably try to finish reading it by tonight because I just could not put it down. That's how I am when I like the book I'm reading.

     I recommend the book especially to those who are going through difficult's just so inspiring.


xoxo (extra xoxo for Maddy),

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Decorated Frame

Just a quick little post...
I decorated this frame from Michael's for a friend's daughter. 
I painted the wooden frame with a lime green color, and added some stickers from Recollections (butterfly, photo corner, swirly pearls). I used a scallop punch and gems for the top. I cut the letters from Alphalicious. The flowers are from Flower Shoppe. Lastly,  the leaves are from Recollections, too.
Thanks for looking : )


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fireworks and a Book

Hey everyone!  'Been a looong while : (
Busy with work, chores, etc., etc ... "the real life", I call it.

As I write this, I hear the fireworks in the background. Happy Fourth to all of you!

I'm excited to read this new book that I purchased from Target, "Two Kisses for Maddy". I feel like it's a sad story but I'm really drawn to it. I'll let you know how I feel about it when I'm done : )

So long!