Listen Up Bird Mini Album

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with another project for Eileen Hull. If you didn’t know the theme this month on her blog is Birds, Nests and Eggs and I actually was able to finish a mini album in a bird theme using the Shadow Box Frames Set 1 Thinlits. Last week I shared a Butterfly Boy Tag as a substitute project since this has been a crazy month and wasn’t sure I would be able to crank out a bird project. But I did so let’s get started.

I cut out four of the “frames” in patterned cardstock.

I folded the smallest “tab” on all the “frames” and adhered those together along with the larger tabs to the inside of the larger tab. The larger tab will become the spine of the album.

I glued the fronts and the backs of the frames together to create the front and back covers of the album.

I cut a piece of patterned cardstock the width of the spine and then “butted” the larger tabs together and adhered the strip of patterned cardstock over the tabs. Next I cut to fit and put together the Bookbinding Thinlit and glued onto the inside of the spine. I cut out a total of eight frames, cut the larger tab off of each frames, folded the smaller tab and adhered each frame together to create four pages. Those were then glued to each “hinge” on the inside of the spine.

Now for the fun! I dug into my stash of embellishments along with using the flowers, leaves and sprigs from the Folio Page Pocket and Flower, Shadow Box Elements and Wreath and Snowflakes Thinlits and decorated each page.

I used label diecuts from the Full Size Journal Diecut, Bookplate, Hinges and Label Thinlits (retired) and flowers from theShadow Box Elements Thinlits. Also I stamped the “listen up” sentiment and a label from the Making Plans Stamp Set and used an assortment of embellishments to decorate the cover.

If you haven’t stopped by Eileen’s blog to see what her Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up to you can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE.


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 1 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookbinding Thinlit

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flower Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflakes Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Full Size Journal Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Bookplate, Hinges and Label Thinlits (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Making Plans Stamp Set

Diecut Machine

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Various Embellishments

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Gems, Fltaback Pearls, Lace and Threads

Paper Cutter


Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

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

Spring is Here Matchbox

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a quick post of  a 300 count matchbox that I had altered over a year ago for a magazine call. It wasn’t selected so I put it back to share at a later date and since I have Spring fever…lol…I thought I would share. 🙂 
I used scrapbook paper, a variety of flowers, gems, dew drops, seam binding, and a “Spring is Here” sticker to create this vintage Springtime matchbox. Also I had found the little ceramic dove when I was cleaning so I added Crystal Stickles to it to glitter it up.

If you have any questions about how to alter a matchbox please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!

Easter Joy Tea Cup

Hi everyone! Is everyone ready for Spring??? Blooming flowers, longer days and warmer weather…I know I am. I have been on a creating frenzy of fun springy, flowery, Eastery crafty goodness and I want to share one of my latest creations.
I used the tea cup template and I printed on Purple Ant Glitter Cardstock which is from the Robin’s Nest and their whole Spring Collection is 20% off this month. Before running the cardstock through the printer I cut the ants off. Once printed I cut out and glued together. The paper doily I adhered to the saucer and glued the tea cup on top of that.
Also this month we are cross promoting with Altered Pages and we received some fun vintage digital images to play with. This bunny is from the Vintage Easter Garden Collection which I am just giddy over. I printed this on a piece of textured white cardstock which to me looks like it has been printed onto a canvas. I did fussy cut the bunny out and I saved the Easter Joys be Yours to make a tiny sign out of.
The outside of the tea cup I glued buttons, sequins and dew drops around the lip. I waded up a piece of tissue paper and adhered it inside the bottom of the tea cup and then glued the bunny to it. Then the real fun began by adding moss, tiny plastic eggs which I doctored up with glitter, paper flowers with gems and dew drops added.
I cut rosettes from the Spring Stripe Glitter Cardstock ,which is double sided, and added a sequin, dew drop and the little sign.

A tip if you have some of the store bought flowers that has many layers you can carefully take them apart and make flower buds with them. Also I added Crystal Stickles around the edges of the flowers for a glittery look.

I love the look of the bunny…so vintage!!! 🙂

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little tea cup I created and if you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!