Wedding Bliss

Hi everyone! I am here to share a mini album I created for a friend to give as a wedding gift. The colors of the wedding are a mix of mint green, pink, gold, cream and it also had to have a vintage feel to it.
The wooden frame I have had it for several years and finally found a use for it. I painted it with Tattered Angels Decor and DIY Ivory. This I used as the cover for the album. I used several different embellishments I had on hand. I so loved how the cover looks. 

I cut from both of the following collections:  7 Gypsies: Harmony and My Mind’s Eye: On Trend…12 pages…some I mounted to mat board with the Album Cover and Page diecut. I also used the Scalloped Envelope and Large Scalloped Square (both retired Sizzix) from Stamping’ Up. The Scallop Square was used as the back cover for the album.

I LOVE the dress form and how it turned out! I fussy cut that from the Harmony Collection and bunched up tulle which I tied off with thread and embellished with a tiny flower and a tiny heart shaped gem.

There are several pockets and tuck spots which I stamped tags with the Happy Ever After stamp set.

I used Small Antique Silver Rings to attach all of the pages together and finished off with ribbon and lace.
Here is a short video that shows all of the pages. 🙂
There you have it. I am really please with how it turned out.
If you have any questions please let me know.

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

December Daily Altered Book Cover

Hi everyone!!! I’ve always wanted to create a December Daily Journal but to be honest it has always been kinda overwhelming. One thing that stopped me dead was the thought, do you have to take a photo everyday and what if you don’t have anything to share for that day??? What to do??? Well, after scouring the internet…Pinterest especially…blogs, YouTube, kicking ideas around with a group on Facebook and my son paying for a December Daily online class to take…YAH!!! So I’m creating one for this year!!! 🙂
The December Daily I’m going to create is actually an old cookbook for teenagers dating back to 1969. 

The spine was intact and I could cut out the pages with no problem whatsoever.

After cutting the pages out this is what the inside looks like. Next I gessoed the outside cover twice and around the inside edges of the book too. 

Let dry and then paint all gessoed areas with Sea Breeze Americana Acrylic paint. Do two coats and once dry seal with Satin Mod Podge. 

I used a couple of scraps of cardstock I had leftover from other projects to decorate the cover along with Red Glitter Stripe cardstockLakeside Dew Drops  and Teal Mini Dew Drops and all this came from the Robin’s Nest online store.

The banners are printable from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden. It’s a simply adorable kit.

I cut scrapbook paper to fit the inside and then adhered. Next click on the Ring Binder link and this will take you to a past project I created showing how to attach the ring binder to the book spine. Be sure to use mod podge and I used binder clips to hold everything in place while it dries. I added book corners protectors to keep the edges of the book from being bent. Next I cut pockets from Red Glitter Stripe cardstock and adhered on three sides to the inside cover.

Next I used two #10 size tags which I cut 1 1/2″ off the bottom and decorated with Cindy Lou Dot Glitter AquaMarine Glitter and Eggs Glitter Cardstock on the tags below. I finished with diecuts, punches, paper doilies, glimmer mist and embossing folder. I also inked all the edges of my tags with Stem Green Chalk ink.

Now all I have to do is add pages which I can’t wait to do! 🙂

Supplies Used:
Sizzix Snowball Embossing Folder
Sizzix Snowflake Diecut
Tim Holtz Ring Binder and Book Corner Protectors
Seal Punch
Stampin Up Tab punch
Tattered Angel Mantis Chalkboard Glimmer Mist
Sea Breeze Americana Acrylic paint 
Ric Rac
Round and Snowflake Sequins
Wooden Snowflake
Book Plate
Mod Podge
Chalk Ink
Also be sure to stop by the Robin’s Nest and check out all their Christmas cardstock and embellishments. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Let Them Eat Cupcakes

Hi everyone! I’m back with a project I created with some awesome Glitter Swirl cardstock that is 20% off this month over at the Robin’s Nest. The cardstock is elegant but I wanted to convey something fun and whimsical. Do you remember last month I had the leftover sleeve off of the 250/300 matchbox from my Rolodex holder I  had created?
Well I created  something elegant, fun and whimsical with that little sleeve. I combined my love of cupcakes and Marie Antoinette and came up with a mini recipe album. 🙂

First you will need to find the center of the 1 1/2″x5″ side of the sleeve…I just took it a part on the side that was glued together. Once apart I made my cut with my paper cutter.

Next cut one 1 1/2″x5″  and two 3 1/8″x5″ pieces of chipboard. These are for the ring binder and for the front back of the mini recipe book…this makes it more sturdy.

 Paint the spine with Ceramcoat Hydrangea Pink. It gives your project a more finished look.

Cover the 1 1/2″x5″ piece of chipboard with White Glitter Swirl on White cardstock.

Take the ring binder and lay on top of the 1 1/2″x5″ piece of covered chipboard. Line up and lightly make a mark as to where the holes need to be punched and then attach the ring binder with the brads that are included in the pack.

Adhere the 3 1/8″x5″ chipboard to the front and back sides of the matchbox sleeve.

 Cut two 4″x6″ pieces of Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink Cardstock and adhere to front and back of sleeve. Next the edges of the cardstock over and glue.

Measure and cut two White Glitter Swirl on White to fit the inside of the mini. First glue the seam binding down on the inside and then adhere white glitter swirl over the seam binding.

Cut a 2 7/8″x5″ piece of Teal Water Glitter Chipboard  and emboss with Fluer De Lis Cuttlebug embossing folder. Fold 1/2 inch on the 2 7/8″ sides. Once folded this will be the spine of your mini album. Before adhering to the mini attach a eyelet in the upper center of the spine and add the swivel hook now because it will be hard to attach after it is glued down on. I know I have done it and I was about ready to pull my hair out.

I used Mod Podge to adhere both sides of the spine down.

I used clothes pins to hold down the sides until it dried.

For two of the charms I used a bottle cap and a old watch front. For the bottle cap I painted two coats of gesso on the inside and out. Once dry I painted it in Hydrangea  Pink and then sealed in Mod Podge. I used the Epiphany Crafts scalloped circle 25 Punch and Bubble Caps and punched out a 1″ square Cupcakes and then I adhered it to the inside of the bottle cap. Punch a hole in the top and bottom of the bottle cap. Add a jump ring on the top and hook to the swivel hook. The bottom add some dangly beads.
The old watch front I sized one of the digital 1″x3″ Marie Antoinette images down to fit inside of the watch front. Add a small flower with a sequin center to the front and some smaller charms on the “bar” below and attach to the swivel hook. Also add bits of ribbon to the swivel hook. 
The backs of the charms.

The front cover and this page came from Cassi’s Creations.  I actually combine the Marie Antoinette and the large rose cupcake together along with a the 1″ square cupcakes and stickles to make these sweet little Maries. 🙂

The inside of the recipe mini I used various digital images which the links are below.

Here are a few of the recipe pages I created using some of my pins from Pinterest.

I can’t wait to try this recipe…YUM!!!

 I printed the recipes from my computer and the inside pages I cut just slightly smaller than the cover.

I will be added more recipes to my mini as time goes by. 

Robin’s Nest Supplies Used:
Teal Water Glitter Chipboard 
Gold Glitter Swirl on Creme
Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink Cardstock
White Glitter Swirl on White
Ocean Blue Classic Glitter Cardstock
Dew Drops-Vintage Round Solids

Other Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Ring Binder-Large and Swivel Clasp
Crystal Stickles
Trim: Seam Binding, Pom Pom ribbon, Ric Rac, fiber
Buttons, brads, eyelet
Epiphany Crafts: SST 42 Scalloped Circle 25 Punch and Bubble Caps
Ceramcoat Hydrangea Pink
Cuttlebug Fleur De Lis Embossing Folder
Digital Images:
1″ square Cupcakes
1″x3″ Marie Antoinette
French Patisserie Ovals
Cassi’s Creations

I hope this inspires you to create your own mini recipe album or if you are not into cooking maybe a mini scrapbook. The possibilities are really endless. 🙂Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the sale that is going on over at the Robin’s Nest. Hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!