Wednesday, 15 June 2016

My first flip book........

Hello and welcome to my studio. I finally got around to making a flip book. I know I know, I am so behind the rest of the crafting world! I knew I wanted to create something shabby chic so here it is.....

I will be making a video tutorial for this album to add to youtube so please stay tuned for that! The album itself is made using card stock . The papers used are all Pion from various collections. Their papers all seem to coordinate pretty well so I just used from my scraps and a recent purchase I made from a shop going out of business. I grabbed a bargain!

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The first page includes this pocket for two tags made using the Tim Holtz tag dies. In fact, all the tags in this album I made using this die. 

Lots of vintage lace and seam binding ribbons added. I love to collect vintage lace and am always looking at my local car boots ( yard sales) and thrift stores.

This tag I used on the front is my favourite of the book. If you follow me you know I am trying to master creating my own flowers. I used the pion papers and tattered angel glimmer mist to make this shabby rose which sits beautifully in the metal flower I recently bought from a not so local scrapbook store. I just love how it came out!

 This page I made two little pockets for these small tags.

The first time I have used this stamp recently purchased. Love it! The little pencil is adorable!

The centre of the album is a gusseted pocket to hold a couple of tags and some vintage lace for the recipient.

This tag offers a pocket to hold a nice tea sachet for my friend to enjoy while looking through.

I created a little book to write a little about myself for my new flip book pal.

                                             And this is the back cover. Love these papers!

 I am super excited to make more of these books. I find them much less intimidating that mini albums. Even so, I had to work up the courage to attempt my first one. I hope you have enjoyed stopping by today. Please leave comments below as I love to hear from all my visitors! Have a great week!

Shabby Envelope with Pockets

Hi Stampers ! I hope you are having a great start to the summer. Most of us struggle to find time for crafting in the summertime or at least I do! I always feel guilty staying in my space when the weather is dry & sunny. We get so few of those days here!Because it's been raining for a couple of days now I have had a little more time to create. I have two projects to share today and so there will be two posts, so check them out. 

My first project is this shabby envelope with pockets and card insert. You can find the directions on youtube if you'd like to give this a try. I have an abundance of 12 x12 papers so I am always on the lookout for new and creative ideas to use my stash. I just love this idea which turns an envelope into something special to give to friends and family. The back has two pockets which I intend to add a tea packet and homemade cookie to. 

I made this flower using my Stampin Up pansy how it turned out! I am on a mission to master homemade flowers so I've been trying to find more time to practice practice practice !

 I will be making many more of these to have on hand. Just a nice way to wish someone Happy Birthday or whatever the occasion may be!

I would love to hear from you and appreciate all the comments left by my visitors. Have a wonderful summer and drop by again soon!