Sunday, 22 July 2018

Minibook for June 2018

When a new little one joins the family there are hundreds of photos taken by all of the family. I wanted to keep a book per year for not only my Great Niece but also for all of my grandchildren. The thought of making all those mini books filled me with dread until I saw and bought Eileen Hulls Wrap Around Journal Die. 

This is the Mini book I made in Class as part of the Scrapping Your Family Special Edition Class.
Instead of an elastic closing I used a belly band Decorated with washi tape, die cut flowers and a stamp with the month on.
The cover of the book was covered in blue cardstock and the edges reinforced with washi tape. This is the back of the book.
I kept the inside really simple. I used Eileen Hulls Passport Die and cut eight double pages which i made into 4 little books and added using the elastic spine.
Here are just a few samples of what is inside
I made full use of the 7 Dots wording strips which I had in my own stash
and here you can see the pages standing upright. Although I haven't shown it these pages are all added using the black elastic i added to the spine.
I have already made 6 more of these and there are definitely more needed lol. x

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Halloween in July

Well why not lol. Makes a change from making Christmas projects and although not everyone gets in the spirit of Halloween I bet we all have at least one photo of the children doing Trick or Treat.
So easy to make and will look fantastic at Halloween. I am looking for a mini book that my sister and I made for Halloween. If I ever find it I will be sure to share. OK now back to Christmas sigh xx

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Our Mermaid

The last of the class layouts today. Again the main focus was on the handmade embellishment, this time the beautiful mermaid.

The little sea horses were stamped onto the page  as were the bubbles which were then topped with stickles to make them sparkle.
The die cuts were all coloured using pro markers
and I also added some stickles onto the mermaids tail.
Still loving these papers x

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Sun, Sea, Sand

This is the first from the July Scrapping Your Family class. 
The idea was to make embellishments from scratch on each of the two layouts made in class. In this one it was the under the sea creating a scene through a porthole
The flying fishes were stamped, cut out and then added using 3d foam pads.
The additional star fish were also stamped and cut out
and the wording was done in a silver glitter alphabet which was also part of the kit. x

Monday, 16 July 2018

Lots of surprises

Now this one took some doing. I loved the stamp and originally just added flowers onto the magnifying glass on the stamp. It was ok but I wanted to make it pop so i stamped and cut out the magnifying glass twice.
added acetate to the centre of the top piece raising it up on foam pads and putting 3d flowers underneath. It looks really cool.
I am going to try it again with butterflies I think. Great stamp this one and class loved it x