Thursday, March 6, 2014

American Girl Place Mini Album

This is one of the few projects that I sat down, started and worked on until it was done. It took me about 2 days at a retreat to complete this. I love how it turned out and my absolute favorite part of it is the mini book I made within the album to show the dolls the girls picked out at the store. Overall I am very happy with how this one came out and I am very proud that it is actually finished!

Disney Chef Mickey Cutting Board 3d Mini Album

This album was based on a kit I picked up at Archiver's last year. The kit came with the cutting board and some precut pages, but it would be super easy to make your own with a thin cutting board from the dollar store and chipboard pages. Originally, the kit was for a recipe book, but I saw it and thought it would be perfect for making a character dining album from our recent Disney trip.

Chalkboard Cedar Point Mini Album

I'm loving the chalkboard trend so I decided to use it on this mini album for our trip to cedar point last year. The album is 6x6 so it's a pretty good size to work with for a mini. My biggest goal for this album is to start using my silhouette to make more embellishments and rely on store bought stuff less. I want to start using up my massive paper stash and this is a good way to start!

For the mat on this page, I used some faux stitching rectangle die cuts I had bought from lil inkers back in December. I love the way it came out on the black white-core cardstock. It looks very crisp and fresh.

The layered letters were all made on my cameo, but I used Sure Cuts-a-Lot not the silhouette studio to create them. I've used SCAL for years with my Cricuts before I got the cameo, so I'm more familiar with some of the advanced cutting features on there than on the studio. Specifically, I know how to make the shadow borders with SCAL but not studio.

The stars are punches, the banner was handcut and the border around the CP is a spellbinder. The charm and metal star were both store bought leftovers, but I like how they pulled things together. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

3d Maya Road Disney Photobox Album Display

I saw a project similar to this one online and loved it. I knew it would be perfect for a Disney photo display. I used the Say Cheese line of paper for the box and inserts. The box is made out of a maya road photo album that I cut up and added chipboard sides to. There is a how to video somewhere out there on the web that was the inspiration. I also created additional inserts for the box out of chipboard that I cut to fit inside. Overall this was a very fun project that everyone enjoys looking at.

Cedar Point Printers Tray 3d Project

I love creating projects that I can display around the house or hang on the walls. Printer trays are excellent for this and provide a fun medium for scrappy and crafty projects. I made this one to display some highlights from our trip to Cedar Point last year.

The fun thing about printer trays is how you can combine scrapbook elements with objects and keepsakes from the trip. The gatekeeper key we picked up in the giftshop, and next to it one of our room keys is displayed. I mixed that with various photos from our trip and lined the cubby holes in the tray with washi tape to give it a more finished look. I also cut up a park map to display, both me and my son love staring at maps and it always makes me smile to see it. On top of the washi tape, I added some sticky metal brads and some 3d rollercoaster embellishments to add another layer to the project.

Overall, the printer tray is a fun and unique way to display photos and keepsakes from our trip on the wall, where everyone can see and enjoy it. I have been making more and more projects like this because I notice when I make these and leave the out, my kids and husband and visitors always stop to admire them and reminisce. I catch my kids staring at this one all the time remembering our fun trip!

Stampin' Up! Flower shop Get Well Soon Card

I used the Stampin' Up! flower shop bundle to create this cute card. I stamped the images on watercolor paper in black ink and then used clear embossing power to heat emboss them. I used the SU watercolor markers to color them, and layered two flowers of the same color to give it depth.

I love the way this one turned out!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Snoopy Hugs Mini Album Page

This cute little page I made using the Stampin' Up Chevon border punch, chevon embossing folder and some flourishes that I found in the Silhouette Online Store. The background is some black white-core cardstock with the stripes being SU designer paper. The silver is from SU as well.

After I embossed some scraps from the white-core cardstock with the chevon embossing folder, I took my Tim Holtz sander and sanded the embossed edges to make it look like white chevron on a black background.

I finished up the page with some mini gems and a flower embellishment I made with some punches.

The letters are two different types of thickers that I had partially used up on other projects. Overall, I love the way it came together!