Chunky Mini Vintage Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I had started this project almost two years ago…do you have ¬†several of those types of projects laying around? ūüė¨ I had started this for another design team that I was on but the company was bought out and all the design team members were let go. Soooo I just laid it aside with the intent of finishing it for one of Eileen Hull’s projects. When I did pick it back up to work on it I found out the Needle Book diecut had been retired. Soooo I put it up again until now. One of my goals for this year is to work on my mountain of unfinished projects…along with new projects, of course! ūüėĀ ¬†
I started by applying Adhesive Sheets to the front and the back of a piece of Mat Board, placing on top of the diecut and running through the Diecut Machine. I then cut the diecut down the middle of the spine.
I cut another needle book from mat board and I cut it¬†down the middle diecut. I measured 1″ on each side of the fold and cut.
Then I cut another piece of matboard 2″ wide by 3 5/8″ high and adhered each 1″ sides to the matboard. This re-enforces the spine of the¬†needle book.
I adhered each of the covers to each of the flaps of the spine.
I measured on the inside of the spine and marked where I would sew in the signatures and punched small holes on both ends of the spine.
Each signature has 8 pieces of patterned cardstock. I used an abundance of leftover scraps from my stash.
I punched holes in the signatures and sewed each one into the spine and tied off.
Before decorating the inside pages I decorated the cover with a frozen Charlotte that I made with a mold and paper clay. I inked it and added butterfly wings to the back. I added an oval diecut, a flower with leaves before adhering the frozen Charlotte to the cover. 
I added bits of ephemera, scraps of cardstock, diecuts, etc. to the pages of this mini. 

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge: 
Mini Album Makers Challenge: February


Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Needle Book Diecut (retired)
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Paper Flowers
Frozen Charlotte Figurine 
Various Patterned Cardstocks Scraps

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Canvas Corp: Be Yourself Canvas

Hi everyone! Sorry if I have been MIA ¬†but I have been cranking out projects for Creativation/CHA ¬†which I can’t share until a later date but now I am able to share my first project of the year with y’all!¬†
Each year Canvas Corp crew members are asked to create a 4X4 canvas and this is what I came up with.
I spritzed the 4×4 Canvas with the¬†following Glimmer and Simply Sheer Mists: Bahama Blue, Verdigris and Baby Blue…if you haven’t figured out these are some of my favorite colors to work with. ūüėä Once it was dry I gathered up an assortment of Canvas Corp and 7 Gypsies cardstocks and started fussy¬†cutting and punching out before I got down to layering everything¬†onto the canvas.

I cut out from the following scraps of cardstocks I had laying on my desk: Architextures Old Window and Architextures Stenciled Crates cardstocks, roughed up the edges of the cardstock, added a piece of a doily and inked all before adhering to the canvas base.

I fussy cut the woman from the 7Gypsies Seamstress Pattern Cardstock and¬†since there was and arm going a cross the body and the woman’s legs hung off the canvas I decided to cover it with a saying and banners. Also from my own stash I fussy cut butterfly wings from a¬†printable and added to the¬†back of the woman. I didn’t glue the wings down so I could curl to give them a little¬†definition and I added Stickles to the wings. Also I added three little gems to the hat for a little bling.

The banners I cut from the Architextures Market Signs cardstock and the sentiment is from the 7Gypsies Gypsy Moments: Pose and Reflections cardstock. I inked all of the edges and cut the sentiment a part before adhering to the canvas.

From the 7Gyspies cardstock scraps I had laying around I distressed the edges of cardstock, inked and adhered around the edges of the canvas. 

The front of the canvas still looked a little bare so I punched out flowers and leaves from my Canvas Corp cardstock, shaped and added gems and flat back pearls to the flowers.

This was definitely a fun project to create. If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Also I would like to submit this for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes-Challenge #318-#319

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Canvas Corp: Mini Spring Flowers Notebook

Hi everyone!¬†If you don’t already know I love to create junk journals and my own traveler notebooks and I always have leftover scraps of notebook and grid paper that I can’t make myself throw away so I thought why not make a mini notebook from my scraps?¬†
I am excited to share that I have a notebook I created up on Canvas Corp’s blog today! For more info and photos you can find the post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Quilt Queen Shadowbox

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share that my little shadow box is featured over on Canvas Corp blog today! As you know I love creating with diecuts¬†but they can a little expensive if not on sale or if you are lucky enough to find them on clearance. When I do purchase them I always try to think of other possible uses besides the obvious use the diecut is intended for and this is the case with the House Gift Card Holder Diecut. I had purchased these cute printables from Lisa’s Altered Art on Etsy and I had wanted to use an image or two in some type of shadow box. Then I had the bright idea that I could use the¬†House Gift Card Holder¬†and the Make it 3D diecuts to make my own¬†shadow box. For instructions and photos you can find the post HERE.¬†

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Fall Fairy on Wheels

Hi everyone! I am here to share my project I created for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team. This month we are showing how to use the Twist and Style Tool.¬†You can do all sorts of fun things with¬†this tool…jewelry, create stems for flowers, etc.

For my project I started by cutting from Matboard the “drawer” from the Candy Box Drawer diecut. I embossed the drawer with Honeycomb Embossing Folder and¬†spritzed both sides with the following Tattered Angels mists: Walnut Gold, Bronze and Tattered Leather. I then put the drawer¬†together according to directions.

Next I cut four 8 inches of 20 gauge jewelry wire, folded in half and put each end through the button holes. To use the Twist and Style tool you can watch the how to video HERE.

Once I got all the buttons and wire twisted I cut the wire down to fit the bottom of the drawer to create wheels which I adhered to the drawer.

I printed a little girl image that I had found on the Land of Nod blog (which has since been deleted :-(). I fussy cut the little girl out, used butterfly wings from my stash, added a little Stickles to the wings and then adhered together and then placed in the drawer box.

I cut a Rosette from specialty paper, adhered to the top of the drawer a long with a small bead.

I twisted a few copper color wire on the Twist and Style tool and then I wrapped the wire around a small dow.

I added moss, a mini pinecone with an assortment of flower and leaf punches to the inside to finish off my little drawer on wheels.

Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog¬†to see what the Inspiration Team has created this month. You can see their projects: HERE, HERE and HERE¬†and as¬†always if you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

It’s a Paper Flower Party with Eileen Hull!

Hi everyone! I am here to share a project I created using diecuts from Eileen Hull’s newest collection that will becoming out in May. Since I love working with flowers diecuts I am so excited about all the new and re-release diecuts coming out!

The Flower Pocket project I actually created last year for display in Eileen’s booth at CHA and I am now able to share it.

I adhered the box together according to the directions and then Mod Podge pieces of an old sewing pattern to the outside and inside of the Flower Pocket. The Heart and Soul Flower Diecut I cut one flower from white cardstock along with a leaf from the Spring Leaves Diecut.

I spritzed the flowers with Wedding Pink and the leaf with Moss glimmer mists. I put those to the side and let dry completely before shaping them.

I glued the flower shapes together along with the leaf and then added a vintage button and a Dew Drop to the center of the flower. I also added pom pom trim, Lace, thread and cording to finish off the box.
I foresee adding goodies to these flower boxes and giving them as gifts in the near future. There are so many ways you can use these!

If you would like to catch up on what the Inspiration Team has created you can find the posts HERE and HERE.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Canvas Corp: Spring Bunny Banner

Hi everyone!¬†Spring is right around the corner and I am so ready for warmer weather, leaves and grass to turn green and the flowers to bloom and today over on Canvas Corp’s blog this little Easter banner is featured. If you would like more info and photos about this project please click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Gypsy Blue

Hi there! I wanted to share this gypsy fairy vase I created for Liza. She had seen the Fairy in a Vase I had created for Eileen Hull’s booth and wanted to know if I could created one for her but with a gypsy. Of course I said yes and after much searching on the internet I realized I already had in a gypsy image in my stash. I fussy cut this little gal from the Gypsy Moments: 12×12 Poses and Reflections Cardstock¬†and laid her off to the side to work on the vase.

I cut the Vase from a piece of mat board and spritzed with Dragonfly Glimmer Mist and let dry.

Once dry I put the vase together according to directions and weighted the bottom of the vase with four of the flat back marbles that are used as filler in vases. I put the marbles in a small plastic baggy and glued to the bottom and crumpled tissue paper and adhered to the inside.

I printed butterfly wings from the computer, fussy cut out and glued to the back of the gypsy image. Next I adhered the gypsy to the tissue paper inside the vase and added moss around the gypsy.

I punched flowers and leaves from the following cardstocks: Yellow and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse, Pink and Ivory Ribbon Stripe and 7G Gypsy Moments: Take Our Breath Away, shaped, added dew drops and sequins to the center of the flowers. I adhered the leaves and flowers around the gypsy.

I finished off with a touch of Lace, pearl sprays and thread and sequins and Dew Drops to the vase.
I am pleased to say that Liza was happy with her little gypsy which I am so glad. I kinda stress out when I am making something for someone that they might not like it. So that was one big¬†wheew from me when she messaged me! ūüôā
If you have any questions about this project please let me know. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Mini Valentine’s Day Cards

Hi everyone! I am back with another 10 minutes or less project (that is per card) to share with you. If you remember yesterday I made planner paper clips with one of Eileen Hull’s diecuts. You can find that blog post HERE. Well, today I am using the Needle Book Scoreboard Diecut to make little Valentine’s Day cards. I started by cutting from¬†Pink and Ivory Dot Reverse and Navy and Kraft Mini Dot Reverse Cardstocks.

I folded all three of the pieces in half. The first two cards I used scraps from¬†the 7 Gypsies Maritime 6″x6″ pad. The fish and¬†the ship I had fussy cut out before hand and was in with my stash of punch outs¬†and diecuts that I keep handy. The fish is cut from the General Store on Ivory Cardstock. I¬†used one of the banner diecuts from the Banners and Pennants Diecuts to make a little hat for the fish and placed a little punched out heart under its fin. The fish wasn’t complete until I added a¬†googlie eye to it. ūüôā

The ship cut out is from Bon Voyage on Ivory Cardstock and I tore a piece of cardstock and adhered over the bottom of the ship to create the look of water and  I adhered a punched out a heart to the front along with a sentiment. I forgot to add that all the sentiments are printed from the computer.

The basket of flowers is a printable that I had cut out and didn’t use. I added it to the front of the card along with a scrap of Tan and Ivory French Script Cardstock and felt heart ribbon. I also added¬†sequins, Dew Drops and a bit of lace and twine.

I plan on added these cards to packages that will be going out in the mail soon and think each card only took 10 minutes to create.

For more inspiration please check out Eileen Hull’s blog¬†HERE. If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!