Saturday, November 15, 2014

Naughty Or Nice? Layout

Hello again fellow scrappers!  With the Holidays just around the corner I figured I'd do a Christmas themed layout that's long overdue.  This is my son last year for Christmas--so I'm only 1 year behind!  :-)  I absolutely loved this photo of him where he's giving us one of his infamous backwards glances.  This photo begged to be fussy cut--so I did exactly that & I loved the end result.

This layout is a DT page for a cross promotion between Authentique & Petaloo.  I've used papers from both the 'Believe' & 'Faith' collections by Authentique.  For embellishments, I've used several flowers by Petaloo as well as their tinsel trim.
Once again, I turned to Page Drafts to kick start my mojo. I found this fabulous sketch & had to give it a go--I loved the design of this sketch--it's different & unique--right up my alley!

The Christmas tree is an idea I found on Pinterest.  Many referred to it as the 'Folded Christmas Tree'. I found this to be a quick, simple & easy way to create a Christmas tree embellishment for a layout since all it takes is half a circle & a couple of folds.  Plus once complete, you can decorate it in so many ways.  I dressed up my tree with clear rhinestones & red tinsel trim by Petaloo.
This was the best template I found to create this folded tree.  You can also search Pinterest with the words 'folded christmas tree' and several hits should come up.   Based on where you fold the half circle, you can also control how thin, wide or even how many layers your tree will have.
I've stored my journaling on this tag.  I created an on page pocket to store it & added a bit of red tulle to dress it up a bit.

The flower cluster is all by Petaloo--mostly from their Darjeeling collection.

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Flowers - Petaloo, Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs, Chipboard Confetti - UmWow Studio, Mists: Heidi Swapp, Stamps - Stamps by Judith, Other - Mini Candy Cane, Mini Pine Cones, Mini Present Embellishment, Rhinestones, Spiral Clip

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


Friday, November 7, 2014

An Autumn Wavy Zig Zag Mini Album

Hello fellow crafters!  I'm way overdue for a post--I have several projects to show case--I just have to make the time to create the post. 

So let's start with this recent project that I created for Authentique where I used one of their newest collections 'Grateful'.  This collection is full of rich earth tone colors that represent Autumn as it's best & also the Thanksgiving holiday.  For this mini album I steered away from the Thanksgiving concept & made it more towards an Autumn themed mini.

This style of mini album is called a Zig Zag mini album.  I found a wonderful tutorial for this mini by My Creative Spirit on YouTube.  You can find her tutorial here. I followed her tutorial fairly closely & the main difference was on how I created the top edge of the mini since I used a mini border by Kiwi Lane to give it a 'wavy' border.

The bright orange organza star flower & the smaller white & yellow ribbon flower are items from my own stash.  You can find these & several more in different colors for sale in my Etsy shop The Kreative Korner.

A piece of burlap string keeps this mini closed.

Here once can better appreciate the 'wavy' border of this mini.  I used the Mini Madison Ave template by Kiwi Lane Designs to create this border.

This mini has double pockets on both sides which I've filled with photo & journaling inserts in different sizes. This mini can hold 2" x 2", 3" x 4" & cropped 4" x 6" inch photos.  The number of photos it can store depends on how the journaling cards are used.  They can be used as both journaling and/or photo mats.  

Here's the back of the mini. I created a belly band where you can slip a large photo mat. As a stopper for the photo mat, I'm using a sticker from the elements page that come with the 'Grateful' collection. It's only adhered at the bottom so the photo mat can tuck itself right inside.

This mini album is available for sale at my new Etsy shop The Kraft Nook.  If interested, feel free to visit my shop here.

To go along with this mini I created a brief video to show all the different journaling cards, photo mats & pockets this mini album has.

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Stickers/Embellishments - Authentique, Templates - Kiwi Lane, Flowers - Petaloo, Kay's Kreative Korner, Other - Burlap String, Stick Pins

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy!