Monday, March 10, 2014

Hexagonal Treat Box

Guess who's been prowling on Pinterest again? You guessed it! I love when I come across something that's a little different, but instantly gets my creative juices mixing. This was one of those things. When I find things on Pinterest, I always try to put my own spin on things, not that there is anything wrong with CASEing. (Copy And Share Everything) It's just not my thing. So here is my little version.

I found this tutorial by Erna Logtenberg. It was in Dutch. Thank you again to my handy dandy little computer for translating. It was intended to hold a tea light but as you can see, I changed it into a Treat Box instead and added some clear windows. I will work on a tutorial of my own for this one in the near future.
I made the cute little banner from this years Sale-a-bration products - Banner Blast and Banner Punch.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Mini Album Tutorial

As I mentioned before I found this awesome tutorial for a Mini Album on Pinterest not too long ago which was in French. But thanks to the marvels of technology my computer was able to translate for me. I just thought I would do my own to show the scoring step by step and of course for those that weren't able to interpret it.

For the album base you are going to need a;
12 x 12 piece of cardstock
Scoring tool like my Simply Scored Scoring tool sold by Stampin' Up! of course.

Lets begin!
First of all score your cardstock at 3 1/2", 3 5/8", 7 5/8", 7 7/8" & 11 3/4"

Turn your cardstock 90 degrees to the right and score at 4" and 8"

Keeping the cardstock in the same position, go back and score at 1 3/4", 2 1/8", 5 7/8", 6 1/8", 9 7/8" and 10 1/4" but only score down a third into your cardstock.

Again, keep your cardstock in the same position, go back and score at 3 3/4" and 8 1/4" but only on the 2nd third of the cardstock. (the middle row)

Cut out the extra bits as shown.

And your cardstock should now look like this.

Place adhesive over the tabs as shown. Fold the cardstock and adhere making sure to tuck the tabs under. You should now have a pocket.

Do the same thing with the smaller side pockets. I adhered the bottom end of the pocket as well to keep the tag from sliding through once the album was complete.

Your album should now look like this.

The two left pockets will fold in first, then the right, then the lower and the top will fold down.

Then the fun begins. The scrapbooking!

Here is one I completed with the 'Peachy Keen' stamp set and Retro Fresh DSP.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

GIVEAWAY! A Mini Album (made by me)

I found THIS awesome tutorial for making this album on Pinterest one day. It was in French but, lucky for me, my computer could translate for me. I plan on uploading my own here soon too. But in the mean time, here is what I have been up to. How cute is this?!All you need is a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock, some designer series paper, matching cardstock, stamps and embellishments. SO much fun to make.
I am giving away this pre-made album on my FB page. This one was made with some of this years Sale-a-bration' products. All you have to do to be in the running is 'Like' my page and then 'Like' and 'Share' the post. Easy! Here is a link to my Facebook page.

If you would like to make this album you can earn the products I used FREE.. Sale-a-bration runs until March 31st. You get to choose a FREE Sale-a-bration product for every $50 you spend. You can ONLY get these products through Sale-a-bration. You can NOT purchase them. Visit my Stampin' Up page HERE