Sunday, March 13, 2016

Hello Darlin' Mini Album for a friend 6x6

I found this stack from Die Cuts With a View a few months ago with the intention of making a mini out of it.  It is called Hello Darlin' and is super sweet. I made a larger one, and this one is actually the second one I made with this stack with the leftovers.  I made this one with 6x6 pages and I decided last weekend to get started on one for a friend.  I have an adorable coworker with an adorable family, so I creeped on her Facebook account for the pictures!  I gave it to her yesterday and she was thrilled. She is not patient when it comes to crafty things, so could appreciate the time and effort that went into this book.  I am super pleased with how it turned out as well.

I didn't measure it carefully before I gave it to her, but the pages are 6x6 inches with a 3.5" spine.  I also added orange accents even though there is no orange in the papers, because it is her favorite color.  After seeing a video on YouTube, I decided to make my own embellishments out of the scraps that were left over, and they turned out awesome.  I have watched a ton of her videos and love her style!

This picture was perfect for the cover and the wording was already on it, win!

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It is pretty chunky!

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This page on the right opens up like an exploding box and closes with a magnet

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The page on the left is a flap that opens book style and a magnet closure.

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The page on the left here, the pictures are on a piece of cardstock that opens like a greeting card and slips into the pocket.

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The page on the left is a waterfall of picture mats that is held shut with another magnet.

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All done!  Such a cute family!  Here are some close ups of some of the embellishments

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The back I left plain.

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So I enjoyed making the embellishments so much I decided to make more.  I didn't make any for the first album I made with this stack, and it was just crying out for some.  I haven't finished it completely yet, but will be sharing the other one soon.  I turned all of this scrappy mess into some serious cuteness!

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Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Large Custom Disney Album {9 1/2 by 11 inches with a 2 3/4 inch spine} Simple Stories Say Cheese 1 and 2

My family and I went to Disneyland last year, and I have been collecting supplies for quite some time, probably close to 10 years or more.  I knew we would go one day and wanted to be prepared!  After I finished my own personal album I realized I had a serious stash left over, so I decided to create a few albums with the leftovers.  I designed it with an assortment of photo sizes in mind.  There is plenty of space for 4x6 or 4x5.3 (standard digital size) photos as well as other fun sizes.  Such as 4x4, 4x3, 2x3 ans 2x2, but you are of course not limited to these sizes.  There are full sized pages with room for 5x7 photos as well.

I absolutely LOVE the Simple Stories Say Cheese collections, they are so cute and fun!  They were so popular that they have the original Say Cheese and the Say Cheese II.

My other latest fun thing is magnets.  I have been using the Basic Grey adhesive ones, and they work wonderfully.  However, they are kind of pricey to buy in any quantity so I did some research on the internet and came across K&J Magnetics and ordered these.  They haven't arrived in the mail so I haven't got to try them out yet.  I have to wait and see for those!

These albums were inspired by this woman's YouTube Channel, and I love her style.  After watching a few (several!) of her videos, I had to give it a try.  I love all the flaps, pockets and extra doodads.  Here is a link to the video I made of this album.  It isn't fancy, but it shows how everything opens!

So the front cover is decorated with Mickey of course, which I cut out with my Cricut machine and matted.

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This page has a couple of flaps.  The first one opens to the left.

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Then the entire thing opens to the right, and is held closed with a magnet.

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Also, each page has a pocket on the edge that holds a full sized tag.

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Thi page is made of two flaps as well, the small blue one that opens to the right and the large red one that opens to the top.  Again I used a magnet closure.

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This page has a pocket that is on a flap.  The pocket has two tags inside.

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Then the pocket flap opens to the left.

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This page has a pocket as well, with two full sized tags.

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And a small flap

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The page on the left with the heart is a tri-flap page.  The two top and bottom flaps..

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And one that goes to the left.

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This page has a 3 sided flap..

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And inside the flap is hiding a pocket with two tags.

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The page on the left is a large memorabilia pocket, for ticket stubs and other ephemera.

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The right page has two flaps, and again a magnetic closure.

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But surprise!  There is a 3rd flap inside.

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...With a pocket and tags,

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Two flaps with a magnet...

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The end, thanks for looking!