Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Springtime Easter/Spring Tri-Fold Mini Album

Hello once again fellow scrappers!  Today's post is a project that I made about a year ago & have never posted.  Now that we're in Spring & with Easter just around the corner, I felt that the time had come for me to finally post this project.

It's a small Easter themed tri-fold mini album made with Authentique's 'Springtime' collection.

The mini has several pockets & tags that can be used to store photos and/or journaling.

Mini measures 6" inches in height by 4 1/4" inches in width. The inside is composed of a 3 part fold out that can hold up to 6 photos measuring approximately 5" x 3 1/4" inches. The base of the mini--including covers--is made out of white card stock.

What I found really cute about this collection were the bunny images & the pastel color scheme.  It all just came together so well.  The bunny images were so adorable & made for such an eye catching way to decorate this mini.

 On the cover, I've used a mini flocked bunny, a couple of flowers, a bit of bling & two mini Easter eggs

I have this mini available for sale in my Etsy shop, The Kraft Nook.  If interested, you can visit my Etsy shop here.

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Flowers - Prima, The Kreative Korner,  Punch - Martha Stewart, Other: Mini Flocked Bunny, Mini Eggs, Bling Swirl, Ribbon

I followed a tutorial by papercrafter45 on YouTube in order to make this mini.  Her tutorial was for an insert that can be used inside a larger mini album.  But I thought it was cute just by itself & made for a quick project & small keepsake mini.  If interested in the tutorial, you can find it here.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

'Beloved' & 'Eastertime' Pop Up (Twist and Fold) Mini Albums With Tutorial

Hello again fellow scrappers!  Today's project is one that is my fave by far.  While browsing through YouTube, Pinterest & other online sites I noticed several tutorials & images for the 'Pop Up' cards--I've also seen them called 'Pop & Twist' cards.  However, I'm not a card maker, so even though I thought the idea was original & unique--I didn't give it much thought.

Then I came across a fabulous tutorial by a fellow crafter named Alagaina.  Alagaina lives in Spain & has a YouTube channel full of fabulous tutorials, project shares & ideas.  She was clever enough to take the 'Pop Up' card technique & use it to create a mini album.  At this point I was hooked & had to try it!

I absolutely LOVED it!  It's such a creative twist to the 'Pop Up' card technique & you end up with a unique keepsake for yourself or for someone else.  I believe that these mini albums make for fabulous gifts as well.

So for my first 'Pop Up' mini album, I used one of Authentique's latest Valentine themed paper collections called 'Beloved'.
The mini measures 4" x 6" inches when closed & it has three different pop up panels.  For both of my minis I've used an elastic ribbon as a 'belly band' for the closure.

How you decorate the inside is really up to you.  You can make pockets, belly bands, adhere envelopes, add a flip page etc...or just simply leave them blank.

Here's a second 'Pop Up' mini album made with Authentique's 'Eastertime' collection. 

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Flowers - I Am Roses, Prima, Petaloo, Other - Mini Flocked Bunny, Shimmery Elastic Ribbon, Washi Tape

Both of these mini albums are currently available for sale in my Etsy shop 'The Kraft Nook'.  If interested, feel free to stop by my shop here.

As previously mentioned, I followed Alagaina's tutorial which is in Spanish to make these mini albums.  When my mini album was shared on Authentique's social media, it caught the eye of many people & the requests for a tutorial started flooding in.

Even though Alagaina does provide her measurements in both inches & centimeters, we still had many requests to have the tutorial in English.  So I reached out to Alagaina & asked for her permission to translate her tutorial into English.  She graciously gave me permission to do so.

Below you'll find the link to my translation of Alagaina's 'Pop Up Mini Album' tutorial.  In the description box below my tutorial in YouTube, you can also find links to Alagaina's YouTube channel & to her original 'Pop Up Mini Album' tutorial.



Friday, January 20, 2017

'Explore' One Sheet Mini Album

Today's project is a mini album that was created from just one sheet of 12"x12" inch card stock.  You gotta love these little mini wonders that can easily be put together in just an hour or two!  I've used papers from Authentique's 'Explore' collection to create this mini.   

This was a DT project for Authentique & is available for sale in my Etsy shop 'The Kraft Nook'.  If interested, please feel free to visit my shop hereUPDATE: Mini album has been sold.

The mini measures 4" x 6" inches.  It has a couple of fold out pages & several areas to store photos and/or journaling.

In the center of the mini there are two pockets that holds tags measuring 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" inches.

The back fold out mimics the front & also consists of a pocket where I've tucked in a few more life cards from the collection.

The front folds out to reveal an inner pocket where I've tucked in a couple of life cards from the 'Explore' collection.

I've also used a bull dog clip to hold a small booklet & a tag.  The booklet measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" inches & can hold either photos our journaling.

While prowling Pinterest I came across a tutorial that inspired me to make this mini.  I altered it slightly from the original tutorial.  The tutorial is in on a French blog--but it does have English translations.  You can find the tutorial here.

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Embellishments - Authentique, Flowers - Petaloo, Ribbon - Petaloo, Other - Charms, Bull Clip, Washi Tape

As always, thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A 'Wintery' Tri-fold Mini Album With Tutorial

Hello once again fellow scrappers & Happy New Year!  I hope everybody had a memorable, happy & safe New Year.  I know I spent it quietly in my PJ's along with the rest of my family snuggled up in bed while watching the festivities in Times Square on TV.  :-)

Let's start off the New Year with this project share conveniently made with Authentique's 'Wintery' collection.  The weather is cold outside & this collection conveys those feelings with images of mittens & snowflakes plus a color scheme of blue/grey with pops of red here and there.

I've decided to make another tri-fold mini album--this time complete with a tutorial.  I've made this sort of mini before & have gotten several requests asking how this mini is made.  Let's start off by saying that this was not my original idea.  I ran into this tutorial on a French blog about a year ago & that's where I got the idea from.  With my first tri-fold mini I included a link to the tutorial I used, but it was brought to my attention that the owner took down the tutorial.  So I decided to do my own take on a tutorial for this tri-fold mini.
The mini measures 9 1/4" x 3 1/4" inches & opens up accordion style.  It consists of several 3" x 3" inch squares that can be used to store photos, journaling, sentiments, embellishments etc...

The back of the mini has additional squares for more photos, plus I've included one pocket that holds a tag meant for journaling & one square that I've used to place a sticker element from the 'Wintery' collection.  Mini is held closed with ribbon.

This mini is up for sale in my Etsy shop 'The Kraft Nook'.  If interested you can visit my shop here.

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Embellishments - Authentique, Flowers - Recollections, Other - Ribbon, Fabric Poinsettia, Mini Pine Cone Spray

I'm sure there's probably another tutorial out there for this type of mini album--but for now I've decided to create my own version.  Below you'll find the tutorial.  Enjoy & thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas Through The Years Waterfall Mini Album

Today's post is about a long overdue project.  This mini was made last year around Christmas time & I just never got around to posting it.  So now since it's 'tis the season'--I'm circling back & finally posting this project.

I made this mini based on a tutorial I found on YouTube by Ginger, a.k.a My Sisters Scrapper.  You can find that tutorial here. Mini measures 3" x 4" inches so it's really cute & small.  You can store Instagram photos or wallet sized photos in it.

I think this little mini makes for fabulous last minute stocking stuffers.  It holds  a good amount of  photos & you can store & take this mini just about anywhere.  I'm using it to hold Christmas pictures of my son through the years.  As you can see, I've already included pictures from his 1st Christmas through his 3rd.  He's currently 4--so I'll be adding his 4th year Christmas photos soon.

  I've used one of last year's Holiday themed paper collections by Authentique called 'Tidings' to make the mini & it's held closed with ribbon.

On the back of the mini I added a pocket & tucked in a couple of tags that can be used for journaling.

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Embellishments/Tags - Authentique, Punches - Stampin' Up, We R Memory Keepers, Other - Ribbon, Tinsel Trim, Mulberry Paper Flowers, Leaf Spray

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!


Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Magic of The Season Layout

Today's post is a page highlighting both a fabulous template created by The Nifty Pixel & one of Authentique's latest Holiday themed collections: Classic Christmas

This is my little guy for last years Christmas photo shoot.  We have yet to do this years.  So I'm sure I'll be scrapping this year's photos NEXT year.  :-)  I always seem to be a year behind in my scrapbooking, but hey--at least it's getting done.

As previously mentioned, the design of my page is based on one of five templates created by The Nifty Pixel titled Chevvie Delight.  These templates are meant more for the digital scrapper but as you can see they can also be used for traditional scrapbooking.  I'm all about paper & I can't seem to jump on the digital trend of scrapbooking. I've done a few hybrid layouts--but my passion is still good ol' fashioned paper!  You can find more info about these templates here.

I added a few pops of color to my page with bright red fabric star flowers.  These flowers are from my own stash & can be found in a few more colors in my Etsy shop.  If interested, click here to take a look.

The mini gift boxes & Christmas balls are actually ornaments that I found at my local Michaels.  They're meant for those mini Christmas trees but I found that many of those mini ornaments make for great embellishments for layouts as well.

Too add more flair to my background, I've splattered some mists in both red & black colors.

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Flowers - Manor House, The Kreative Korner, Flair Buttons - Recollections, Mists - Ranger, Heidi Swapp, Embellishments - Michaels, Authentique

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the upcoming weekend!