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Fabulous Fall Stash Buster Mini Album

Fabulous Fall Stash Buster Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and I am so happy that it is finally here!  Today I have a Fabulous Fall Stash Buster Mini Album made with Really Reasonable Ribbon to share with you.  What do I mean by “stash buster?”  Well, if you are anything like me, you have some really wonderful retired fall collections gathering dust in your crafty space.  I decided it was time to put these beautiful collections (and scraps) to good use.  And what better way to use up your stash than in a Fabulous Fall Stash Buster Mini Album?

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This album measures 5″ x 7″ with a mixed media chipboard cover.  The simple “O” ring binding is finished off with beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Fabulous Fall Stash Buster Mini Album: The Ribbons

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In addition to the fall ribbons from the September Ribbon Club Collection, I used Autumn Diamond Print Grosgrain  and Noble Peacock Seam Binding.   The ribbon is simply tied onto the ring binding using square knots.  Doesn’t it look like fall leaves fluttering to the ground?

I did use some really cute dies to make the acorns, leaves and pumpkins in this mini album.  They are from My Maker’s Movement (formerly Cheery Lynn).

Since I created a video tour of this Fabulous Fall Stash Buster Mini Album, I’ll just share a few still photos with you here.

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Fabulous Fall Stash Buster Mini Album Project Share on YouTube

 

 

I hope this post has encouraged you to dig out your retired collections and use them to make something fabulous.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Treat Box Mini Album Kit

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Treat Box Mini Album Kit for Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Now that the month of September has rolled around, it’s time to get ready for Halloween!  This Authentique Nightfall Halloween Treat Box Mini Album Kit is one of my favorite ever designs.

As I share it with you here today, I can finally announce that I will be designing scrapbooking kits and tutorials for Button Farm Club.  If you’re not familiar with the Button Farm Club, you really should check it out!  They offer fabulous scrapbooking kits and supplies using all our favorite papers!  I’m really honored to be part of the team, and I think you are going to go batty over this project!  It’s pretty doggone spooktacular.

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You get everything you need to make this project in the kit, except for basic supplies like adhesives, black paint and tools.  Even the chipboard covers and black cardstock come in the kit.  This means that when your kit arrives, you can dig in and start creating.  The base is a high quality wooden cigar box.    My thought for this kit was to create a home decor piece that would last for years to come.

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The top of the box is a fun easel card design.  Open it for display, then close it when it’s time to pack away after the ghosts and ghouls have gone back into hiding.

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A step out tutorial with full color photos comes with the kit for stress free crafting!

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Authentique Nightfall Halloween Treat Box Mini Album Kit: But Wait!  There’s More!!!

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You didn’t think I would make JUST a box did you?  Well, you were correct!  This Authentique Nightfall Halloween Treat Box Mini Album Kit has a darling mini album tucked inside.

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The mini measures 5″ x 5″ with a 2″ spine.  Loaded with interactive features, techniques and inserts that you will be able to use in all your crafty adventures, it’s one of the cutest mini albums I’ve ever designed.

But don’t take my word for it!  Watch this Nightfall Treat Box Mini Album Kit video project share and see for yourself.

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this project and partnering up with Button Farm Club.  One of my favorite things in the world is to create mini albums and folios  So many of you have asked me to create tutorials for various projects.  Now I’ll finally be able to create and share these wonderful kits with you.  They are an incredible value, and I can’t wait to get started on the next one.

If you’d like to purchase one of these Nightfall Halloween Treat Box Mini Album kits, please know that the supply is limited.  You can find all the information on this kit at Button Farm Club.

If you’d like to purchase this Treat Box and Mini album, I have ONE available in my Etsy shop.  You can find it here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School: Mini Album with Accolade, Companions and Frontier

Hello Friends!  What a fun day this is!  Today’s the day that Authentique Paper Goes Back to School!  The Authentique Design Team have prepared some amazing Back to School projects to share with you.  You can find them all HERE on the Authentique Blog.  For my project share, I’ve created a chunky monkey of a mini album made with the Accolade, Companions and Frontier Collection Kits.

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School Accolade Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 01

This “from scratch” album measures a hefty 6 1/4″ x 7″ x 2 1/2″.  I created a 5 tab hidden binding system inside the covers to hold my pocket pages.  (You can find a tutorial for the Valentine’s Day album I made using this same system HERE. )

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School Accolade Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 02I used fussy cut images from Accolade along with a Tim Holtz Vintage Globe Die Cut and cute buttons to create this collage style cover.  The album is a birthday gift for our dear daughter in law who homeschools our 3 grandgirls.  She can record all the wonderful projects, events and field trips inside the album pages.

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The spine is reinforced with a canvas binding for strength and durability.

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I’ve accented the album with some cute school themed charms and Bold Red Check Ribbon.

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School: A Peek Inside

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There is so much to see inside this album, that I created a video tour for you.  But I thought you might like to see a few of the still shots first.  This is the inside cover.  I’ve used the floral paper and kitty cat border from Companions here.  Our son and his wife have 3 kitty loving daughters, so I thought it would be cute to make a pocket with these cute cats on it.  Accolade is such a neutral collection that you can pair it with almost anything and it still looks great.

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The inner pages are loaded with flaps, fold outs and pocket pages.  To stretch my designer paper, I used Authentique Spectrum Cardstock.  It’s a perfect color match.

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Look how great these papers from Frontier look alongside Accolade and Companions!  I had such fun mixing and matching collections!

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This double page looks like a flap page, but it’s actually holding two very fun photo inserts.

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These 4″ x 6 1/2″ photo inserts slip neatly behind the page.  To do this, just place adhesive on only 3 sides of your paper.

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School: The YouTube Video Tour

There are too many pages in this album for me to share all the photos here.  So I created this 10 minute video tour.  I’ll show you how all the mechanisms work and share tips and tricks that I used while creating the album.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

I’m sitting in the corner with the dunce cap on my head!  The date for the Authentique group share post was changed to FRIDAY, but I missed the memo!  So pop on by the Authentique blog tomorrow, Friday August 31, to join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping  by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology

Natural Beauty: Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection

Hello, Friends!  Wow, this has been a busy month for me!  Earlier this month, I shared some projects that I made “just for me.”  This Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection was made during that time, but i simply haven’t had time to share it with you until now.

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Made in a “junk journal” fashion, this 3.5″ x 5″  mini has a 1.5″ spine.  I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun I had making it.  There’s something so relaxing about creating a junk journal.  You get to dig through your stash, use loads of embellishments and texture and basically, have a blast.

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Eileen’s Passport Mini  is a Sizzix XL Die.  It cuts covers, spine and inner pages.

The directions for binding the album come with the die, and you can find loads and loads of wonderful samples and tutorials on Eileen’s Blog.  I also share a lot of tips in the video tour below.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection: Creating the Signature Pages

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The signature covers are decorated, but the inner pages are acid free resume paper that I died with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Here’s how:

  • Die cut pages using the Eileen Hull Passport Die.  Use a Sizzix crease pad to prevent the die from cutting all the way through the papers.  The die will crease the pages and punch out the binding holes at the same time.
  • Swipe Vintage Photo Distress Ink directly onto your non-stick craft mat.  Spritz with water until little beads and droplets begin to form.
  • Place the die cut pages into this luscious inky puddle and swipe them through.
  • You may have to repeat this process several times to ink up all the pages.
  • When all the pages have been inked, iron them flat with an iron on the “low” setting.
  • Now you have a lovely stack of stained papers to add to your passport mini signatures.
Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection: Natural Beauty Vignettes

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Little nature vignettes decorate the cover of each signature. Some elements are fussy cut images from the Anthology Collection Kit.  You will see that I used the Graphic 45 Square Tag and Clock Dies in several spots.  That clock frame is sooo useful!

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Other items have been in my stash for so long, I don’t even know where they came from.   I also used lots of images and elements from  the 6.5″ x 6.5″ Anthology Paper Pad.  Kaisercraft also makes little ephemera bits that they call “Collectables” for this collection.

I’ve incorporated lots of natural elements, like this lichen I picked up at a local park, leaves, Spanish Moss and feathers to add to the natural, organic feel of the album.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection: Flips and Flaps

You all know how much I love to add interactive elements to my creations as often as possible.  This little mini is no exception.  There are flips and flaps galore!

You can find many of the metal charms I’ve used at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection Video Tour: Tips, Tricks & Ideas

I always find it helpful to view a video of a project like this.  It helps you gain a sense of the size, depth, dimension and function of all the mechanisms.  You’ll find photos that I did not share in this post along with lots of ideas that will be helpful if you decide to make your own Passport Mini Album.  Enjoy!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Note: Whenever possible, I share product links.  Some items, however,  have been in my stash a very long time, and are no longer available for purchase.  Thanks for understanding!

 

 

 

 

Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Mini Album

Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Mini Album for Frilly and Funkie “By Airmail” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  How do you feel about joining me for a little escape to Paradise today?  I’ve created this Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Mini Album for the “By Airmail” Challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  We’ll dig into the album in a moment, but first, let’s see what the marvelous Jenny Marples, our lovely challenge hostess, has to say about the theme.

Challenge Theme: By Airmail
I just love sending and receiving letters in the mail. And especially love the stamps, airmail stickers and postmarks that these letters pick up along the way. For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic postal themed project. Think old fashioned aircraft, airmail stamps, post marks, postage stamps.

Now, grab your flip flops and suntan lotion and meet me in Paradise!

Tropical Travelogue Mini Album

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These are the colors of summer, my friends!  And I love them.  I found this 9″ x 6″ wood cover mini album while cleaning out the Closet of Shame.  The base is thin wood with pre-drilled “O-rings that serve as the binding mechanism.  The cover is treated with some fun mixed media techniques that I discuss in the video tour below.  (I think I’m starting to get the hang of this mixed media thing…and I think I love it!)

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To keep with the challenge theme, I used this large postage stamp from the Tropical Travelogue Collection as the focal image.  The postcard, also from the collection, is stitched onto burlap.  Wood charms (Prima French Riviera/retired) and antique bronze charm are tapped with Vintaj Patina inks to age and distress them.

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These charms are from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I love the palm tree!

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And here’s a look at the front and back covers.

Tropical Travelogue Mini Album: How to Make a Belly Band

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The belly band inside the front cover holds three 7″ x 5″ photo mounts covered with the zebra print from the collection.  Here’s how I made it:

  • First, fussy cut the border strip from the signature page.  I used my paper trimmer, most of the way, then switched to scissors when I got to the flowers.
  • Next, trim the width so that it is 2″ wider than your inside cover.
  • Now score a 1″ flap on either end of the border strip.
  • Then adhere the flaps to each side of the page.
  • Finally, cut out a postage stamp and adhere it in the upper right hand corner.
  • Photo mounts measure 7.25″ x 5.25″.  The zebra lining is 7″ x 5″.

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On the facing page, I created a little gatefold flap.  You’ll see how this works in the video.

Tropical Travelogue Mini Album: Flap Page and Waterfall Feature

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This flap feature lifts to reveal a 6″ x 4″ postcard for journaling.  And every tropical paradise needs a waterfall.  So I created a waterfall feature on the facing page.  You can fit 18 photos in this, and the final page has a fun pocket with inserts.  You’ll see that in the video.

Tropical Travelogue Mini Album: Pull Out Page and Back Cover

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Even though this album only has a few pages, it has loads of room for photos.

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This accordion style pull out page will hold a dozen 4″ x 5″ photos.  I attached the flap behind the main panel.  The green giraffe print will hold a 7″ x 5″ photo, or lots of smaller photos.  The gorgeous image of the sea goddess is actually a flap page with room on the back for journaling or photos.

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Inside the back cover, I created a pocket page.  This is made with the other large border strip from the Tropical Travelogue signature page.  Once again, I combined fussy cutting with straight line cutting to create an interesting edge.  These images and journal cards from the collection tuck inside the pocket.  And there’s plenty of room for more photos, if desired.

Tropical Travelogue Mini Album Tour on YouTube

In this 10 minute video I’ll show you how all the interactive parts work.  I’ll also talk about the process I used to create the mixed media background on the album cover.  There are lots of good tips and tricks shared in the course of the presentation.  I hope you enjoy!

“By Airmail” …Now it’s YOUR Turn!

I hope you’ll play along in this fun challenge by linking up your vintage or shabby chic postal inspired project at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.

The winner will earn the chance to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. We are also awarding Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because we can’t pick just one favorite!

You have until 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, July 3rd to link your project.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your own craft adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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