Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mini Album Part 2. Stampin Up Designer Papers.



This is part 2 of Mini Album using mostly S.U. Prodoucts as you have probably noticed here I have used just a couple of other products but these do give the page a little bit of character.  Just needed to add a little bit more.


Here I have made pockets for Journalling and Photo Tags.  One side for journalling and the other as a photographs.   I myself very much love the Blue Pages.


Closer up of the Tags made to go in the pockets.  Tags finished with Itty Bit Flower Punch and a little bling.  On the yellow page I have stencilled a scroll and filled the scroll with diamonties.  All the stamped images  have been put on dimensionals to add a little texture to the page and allow photo mats and journalling mats to sit under the embellishments and hold them in place..


 I have added a few more colours to the book one being the Hello Honey and Delightful Dijon to of our in colours for 2014-2016 these two add a rich texture to the pages.


This is the pocket page of the Hello Honey.  I have embellished with a couple of bees and my own scroll design.  Just playing with colours and ideas.  Experimenting with different ideas helps to bring better ideas so enjoy being creative and using what we are lucky to have.

I still have a few more photo's I would like to share with you. Last part of Dreams of SU.
Thanking you for popping in.


love Carolyn 
xox



Friday, August 21, 2015

Dream Mini Album made with Stampin Up Products

I have been trying so hard to get back in to the routine of keeping up with my blog etc.  But since my surgery I have found it really difficult to find that artist within.  
This album I have made has taken me about five weeks to finish.  Doing bits and pieces at a time, as to sit for long periods is not easy. Also to concentrate on work intense areas is a little difficult for me.  

I made this beautiful Album out of one of our Current Designer Papers 'English Country Garden' our Card Stock Range and a Retired Designer Paper from last year  ' Painted Blooms'.  The both DSP's  and the card stock I had chosen went beautifully with one another . 

Each Page has places for Photo Mats and Journalling also I have added heaps of home made embellishments.  Just a few of the embellishments I had collected were in my stash the other embellishments were from dies or Stampin Up Bits and Pieces.

I have placed Mini Magnets into the  flaps and belly bands etc.  to give it the touch of luxury and sophistication.  I also made all my flower embellishment myself.  From the Roses to the Ribbon Carnations all were either made with card stock or made with fabulous  ribbons and fabrics. 


Some of the pages had hidden Photo Mats and Journalling areas for you to write your story.  These slide out or are on magnetics so they are held in place.


This page was made with our stamp set Flower Patch  . 134207  Photopolymer Stamps.  Which has 19  pieces that can be used together or separate to make gorgeous blooms, it really is a fabulous set.


There is also a die set to go with this so cutting out is simple as well.  Die set 'Flower Fair Framelits'  number 133731 . By using the dies and stamp set together  makes it so much easier to assemble.
  

The Pink page matches our beautiful die cut Rose so simple to make once you have the hang of it and our frames are made from one of our Embossing Folder sets.  This would have been one of the easier pages to make.


Waterfall pages are a great place to add tons of photo's You can place your photos on each flap or use the opposite side to Journal..  It is all up to you.
The Belly Band to this Waterfall section has Magents to hold the pages in place so they do not get crushed.



This page has an added flap at the bottom which is held shut with Magnets.  All the decorating is done by fussy cutting which I really enjoy.  The flowers I cut from the Designer Paper and moulded into shape then I highlighted them with Crystal Effects which finished then off and held their shapes. The flap has an area underneath to journal and also add little bits and pieces to store or keep hidden.

Will add Part 2 in a few days.
Happy Crafting and I hope you enjoy.
love Carolyn

Friday, July 10, 2015

Mini Albums

One of the rages at the moment are the mini albums.  Just love dreaming and creating with these.  There are so many things that you can incorporate into this little albums and make them for specific moments in life.  At the moment I have been working on Baby Albums.  This is the front cover of my largest one that I have made at the moment.
I used Stampin Up's stamp set "Something for Baby" and dies, also our new set which goes with these dies as well "Made with Love".  Fabulous sets to have in your collection for all sorts of baby cards albums, memories. Think these two sets are just fabulous.  The Pram In the photo is one of my favourite stamps.  Glam it up with pearls and diamonties to add a little class to your dies.
The next photo is the latch I made with chain and locket closure to keep the book closed.  As you can see once photo's and notes are added the book it will become quite full.  You can add charms and bead to dangle off the chain or something to add a little bling.


The next is the Birth Record Book.  This contains all the special details of babies birth.  Such as Weight, Length all of babies special features.   Each of the pockets I have lined with Window pages to give the pocket stability.  The one below has quilled Roses and hearts which I have made with my quilling..  The Butterflies are Stampin Up Papillon Potpouri and cut with the matching punch.
               

Have a lace Belly Band to hold cards in and have found our lovely Stampin Up Life Journaling  cards by Becky Higgins fit a treat into pockets and band to add some each class your your Mini Album

Below are the cards for each of the first 12 months of babies Life.  On these you list babies achievements or special things that happened at each month.  I have made a seperate pocket for every two months of babies life.
Home made envelope pocket for little tags or photos or any special item you would like to add to the book.

Hope you enjoy this book they are so much fun to make I have many more ideas in store for you.
Happy Crafting 
love Carolyn

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#Punch It Up Stampin Up Competition for Demo's


It has been a few months since I have posted on my blog.  I have just had a new disk put into my neck.  This makes life a lot more comfortable especially when sleeping of a night I can now get more than 2-3 hours sleep which is wonderful. I have finally been able to craft a little so this was my first an entry for #Punch It Up using our new Sweetheart Punch which the large White Roses were made from. The Pansy Punch which the small Roses are from as well as the Dog Wood Blossom.  The Border Heart Punch was used for the Ribbon running through the centre of  DSPaper.




I used the Stampin Up Stamp Sets:
"Kinda Eclectic",
"Butterfly Basics",
Salutation from New Baby Stamp:
 "Made with Love"




This is a close up of the White Roses made with the new Sweetheart Punch.



The Dog Wood and smaller Deep Red Roses were made with the Pansy Punch.
The Fern and Rose Leaves are made with the Stamps from the above stamp sets and Fussy cut around the images as well as shaping and moulding each leaf and frond.
All these products are available on my shop on line icon.


Have a wonderful week.  Happy Crafting.
Carolyn.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tutorial - Handbag Card.

 Handbag Card or Memory Album







Materials:
Base Card Stock                 15 cm x 30 cm   x 2  (Plain)
Designer s. Paper           14 cm x 14 cm   x 2  (Print)
Card Stock and Ribbon for decorating.
Bag Flap 4 Circles  (2 circles nested inside one another and part of magnet encloses between the two circles).
Magnets – Closures
Or Velcro – Closures





1. Take the two pieces of card stock and lay the long side along the top of the scoring board.  Score down at   15cm   and    22.5cm do the same with second piece.
2. On  front and back of purse overlay the 7.5 score line over top of each other and seal with tape or glue which ever you prefer. This will join the back and front together for you.
3. Then on the out side of the card 15 cm. x 15 cm. Front and back glue the Designer Paper which is 14 cm  x 14 cm square.  Place one side of the Magnet between the Cardstock and D.S.P. paper to give the tab for closing.



4. Add the Closure Flap to the top back of the card and place ruffled Lace around the half circle.  On the top of the gathered lace and top layer place the facing over to make inside finished off. Remembering to place the other half of the magnet on the inside of this flap for closure.

Inside of Album

5.  Cover the Large Square with DSP 14 cm x 14 cm.
6.  Then cover base of handbag with DSP 14cm. x  6.5 c.m  x 2.
7.  One piece on both sides of the fold in the centre of the card.
8.  Then Centre the Colour Card Stock on the DSP. At Large top sections of Card 
9. Contrast Coloured Card Stock
11cm. x 9cm    x 2
Base of the Album or Card
13.5 cm. x 5.5  x 2

10.  White Card Stock to sponged around the edge  and decorated before attaching to the Coloured Card Stock in side the Card.
11.  Size of the White Card Stock :
  10 cm. x  5 cm  x  2
  8.5 cm.  x  10 cm  x 2
Finishing Off.


Make a Fake Suede Flower by punching 4 Flowers out and then  scrunching them up until you are able to divide into two pieces then layer the divided flowers and mount on Flap Closure over the Magnet.
I hope this will be of some help to those who wanted the design. Please do not hesitate to email me if you need further help.
Sorry it has taken so long.  A lot on the plate at the moment.
love Carolyn

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics

Hello my loverly crafters, this lovely stamp set lends itself to a great new creation Level.  Just love it I find there is just unlimited ideas of what can be created with it.
Over the last week have been making handbag cards.Which can be used as Scrap book cards and Memory Albums.


The Handbag takes a little time to make , it is not difficult but just time consuming
Supplies :
Designer Series Paper, & Cardstock.
Brads
Thick Kitchen twine,
Favourite Paper Glue
Bone Scorer,
Stamp Set 'Basic Butterfly., There are a  lot of beautiful stamps sets that can be used for this technique..












When the bag has been opened up there are many different panels to scrap book or embellish.















Will be writing the lesson for this Handbag Album to share over the next few days.  So watch out for details.
Happy Crafting,
Carolyn

Saturday, March 7, 2015

70th Wildflower Birthday Card.


Our beautiful wild flowers.  They always inspire me.  This is for a friends brother who has a great love of our native Flora and Fauna.
The card is a huge envelope which folds up.  There is a little pocket behind the Tag for a gift card.  The Envelope Card folds up and is tied with a red ribbon for presentation it would not be able to be posted unless a special box was made for it as it is too thick.

The card also has flowers made from Stampin Up Dies and Punches and our great quality Card Stock.
Have a wonderful week.
Crafting love Carolyn