It was a beautiful weekend and I had time to do some card making. I used my BoBunny paper, BoBunny ribbon and embellishments, and I used Stampin' Up! Paper. I also distressed the layers of the card and I really think the distress look is just what the card needed to give it that rustic shabby look I was going for. Do you like to create in modern age, rustic, vintage, or even shabby? I used cardboard to attach the layers (just a cut up Amazon box) and Beacon 3 and one and I can't get away without mentioning Scor' Tape...My three most favorite adhesives....
Here is my pics of one of my cards...I hope you enjoy.
I wanted to share with all of you a mini album swap I completed. The instructions were for you to create a Julie Nutting Photo Folio using Julie Nutting Stamps and photo mats. I really loved decorating the mini album but had some issues with the instructions but all in all I made it all work and the outcome was better than I could ever had imagine. So, Here is a couple of photos for you.
More pics on my facebook page at www.facebook.com/aprilscraftyplace
I participated in a Faith Mini Album Swap over on Facebook. The instructions were to create a Faith Mini Album and send it to the person you were partnered with. I enjoyed making this album and I believe that this has touched the person who received it. I looked up quotes and wrote them on the pages without even knowing who this person really is. All I know is that she likes Nature and the colors hunter green and mauve. She also is an artist herself.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at the Faith Mini Album and it has inspired you to make one.
Where did the weekend go? I mean, seriously...before I knew it yesterday it was 8:00pm and I was getting into my jammies. I believe I need a redo weekend just to get some rest.
However...I did some creating this weakened, maybe that is why the weekend went by so quickly, and I created a couple of boxes to hold a 6x6 scrapbook and 10 cards with envelopes. This box was super easy to make and I enjoyed adding just a hint of embellishments to make the designer paper pop. The box formed pretty easily and no major complaints just that if you want it to last use scor' tape. Also, if you plan on mailing a cute embellished card I would use this box and secur' the flaps with cardstock. I used Stampin' Up! Garden Green 12x12 cardstock, Scor' tape (1/4), Heartfelt Creations Designer Paper, Recollections flowers and gems, Beacon 3 and 1 glue, and a paper trimmer. This is how it turned out.
Here is the scrapbook I put inside the box. It's packed full of 3d embellishments and Faith Inspirational Quotes that I found on Pinterest.
I hope I have sparked your interest/creativity. Come back and stay a while.
I used Prima Flowers, I used embellishments from Stampin' Up!, I fussy cut, and other embellishments came from Anna Griffin, and Petallo, and K&C Crafts.
I made these Julie Nutting Doll Tags for a Spring swap. A swap is where you join others and make the same thing and then mail your creations to your swap buddy and they send there's to you. I really like doing these because it's fun to see how someone else creates and you get other ideas. It's really fun and you should try at least one.
As a child, I can remember the days when my mom and grandma would allow me to play in there heals and dresses to have tea parties. I also played for hours with Barbie's and other dolls doing there hair and of course changing there outfits several times within an hour tops.... My favorite memory though is when grandma would get the JC Penny Catalog and remember the catalog was so thick, $5 cost, and it had everything from furniture, appliances, and of course the wedding and prom gowns. I would wait till grandma said she was done with the catalog and run to grab the scissors. I would cut out the wedding dresses and brides made dresses and would cut out and I would mix up the dresses on the pictures. Oh, how I loved these times with grandma and my mom.
So, when I was introduced to Julie Nutting Dolls and was taught what to do with them, I could not resist the urge...NOPE...I had to buy several and of course I needed to have more paper...so I bought that too...LOL
Here is one of my Julie Nutting Dolls I created. I think I will save this one for a birthday gift for a sweet little one.
I used BoBunny Providence Paper Collection, Prima Marketing Flowers, Twine, Bakers Twine, Double Sided Tape, Anna Griffin Die Cut Outs, Beacon 3and 1 Glue and E600 Glue, and of course chipboard I had saved from a designer paper pack...
Did another swap and here is what I made my swap partner. The swap was based on faith/inspirational mini album. My swap buddy loves nature and is an artist so I hope I did the mini album justice. Here is quick pics of the front of her mini album.
The book is made from medium weight chipboardFriskers trimmer
Double sided scor' tape
To make the mini album book I used medium weight chipboard. The chipboard comes in 12x12 sheets so I cut my front cover to 8 1/2x 6 1/2 the spine was 3 x 8 1/2. I then cut 2 pieces of cardstock to 2 x 8 1/2 and scored down the middle. I then placed double sided tape to each side of the scored marking and attached the spine and front cover then the spine to the back cover. Then I made hinges for the pages of my book. You will need to cut two pieces of cardstock at measure 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 and score a 1/4 inch on each long side. Then place score tape down the middle and adhere in the center of the cardstock you just adhered down. I cut 4 pieces of cardstock to 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 and applied double sided tape to the left side of the pages. I adhered these pages to the flaps that rare sticking up (the hinge) just folded over and adhere. Now, you have the basic idea for a mini album.