I hope that everyone has someone in their life who is so inspirational, and so wonderful, that even when you feel down they are the light that brightens your path.
I am so grateful and so lucky to have this person in my life.
Spoke to her on the phone the other day, and felt I needed to make a card just for her. She loves birds, bird cages and whismy colors. So this The Avenues I Want It All Bundle by BoBunny couldn't have been more perfect.
Several years ago I made a mini album to hold my Christmas cards. I use the album every year and I love it but somehow it never holds all the Christmas cards I receive. That gave me the idea to make a second one with the beautiful My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas collection. I've been working with this collection all month for Fotobella and honestly I was just looking for another excuse to use it again!
The first thing I did was go through all the paper and decide what would be the cover and the backgrounds for the inside pages. I kept it simple and cut the 12"x12" paper into 6"x12" pages for the album.
All of pages of pockets to tuck cards into and some of the pages have more than one pocket so that the cards can be layered on the pages and kept from falling out.
On this page, the Holly Paper and the brown Peace paper or both pockets.
When placing the embellishments, I was careful not allow them to block access to the pocket by either removing the sticky part of the sticker or only placing adhesive on part of it.
For some of the embellishments I hand cut shapes such as the holly leaves and ornaments seen on this page.
Here is a close up of a Christmas card tucked into the side pocket of this page.
And on this page, the side green brackets are also pockets.
I bound the album using my Zutter, Bind It All. Tied some raffia and dangly embellishments on to the spiral rings and now its ready for it's first round of Christmas Greeting and Wishes!
The papers and embellishments are really awesome in this collection and practically does the work for you when putting a project together. Hope this has inspired you to make your own album.
My latest inspiration to come from the My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas Collection is a Christmas list. Every year, my kids leave Santa their list of requests. This is usually composed on a piece of torn out notebook paper and a crayon, at the last minute on Christmas Eve. I attempt to save these with plans to scrapbook them....not sure that has actually happened yet! Maybe I'll have better luck with this one!
The notebook patterned paper was the base of this project, naturally. The embellishments are the chipboard pennants and button with twine. I used the clear stamps at the bottom of the page and added a few rhinestones.
I tested it out on a 12x12 piece of patterned paper from the collection and it's going to look great next to the photo of each of my kids. Now I can't wait to use it! Stop by Fotobella.com to get the bundle of goodies from this collection and you can make your own!
Hello there Fotobella friends! I've been busy working with this beautiful My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas Collection. It's such a great collection and I am loving this "Joy" background paper and the beautiful brown color. When I spotted this paper I instantly set it aside to use for a layout.
I did something a little different than I usually do and that is add craft paint to my layout. I've been wanting to apply this technique to my work for awhile now....and finally I have! I used white craft paint and a sponge brush and aimlessly applied the paint to the paper. That gave me the background of the layout to begin building the layers.
Here I made this flower using the Imaginisce 16mm punch.
I added some of the chipboard elements from the collection.
I wanted this layout to have an ecclectic but classic feel. Ecclectic in the way of using the craft paint and the slightly sporadic placement of the embellishments and the classic look by using the traditional Christmas colors and patterns.
Using the Special Sheet of paper,
cut a 12”x5” piece.
Fold into a tri-fold, with the
inner piece shorter, so the front portion overlaps.
With some scissors, cut around
the green shapes in the card
the Hello Sheet of paper, cut a bunch of conversation bubbles out. As many as
you would like
From the Story Sheet of paper,
cut the Pink Heart Box out. Secure to the front of the card. I like to put a
strip of double sided tape down the center, so it is easier to slip the
conversation bubbles under the sides.
With the Arrow Stamp, stamp a few
of them randomly on the card. Making sure there is one stamp near the bottom of
Grab the Arrow Stickers, and
place them on top of the Arrow Stamp.
Then secure the conversation
bubbles around the front of the card, however you would like them. I added a
few word and phrase stickers as well.
Also sticking a Flower Chipboard next to the ‘hello’
Punch a small hole in the center
of the right side. Find this cute Heart Brad, and put through the hole.
Grab some Bakers Twine or the ribbon of your
choice and wrap around the card and around the brad. This will hold the card