Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Paper Bag Album, part 2

Hi Everyone, Well I finally did it I created my first craft video!!!  Now that I have done this and it worked I will be creating tutorials also; I can't wait!  I already now what tutorial I will be doing first, dryer sheet flowers.  This will need to wait until I finish my paper bag album.

The video contains the two mini albums I made to go into my paper bag album.  This is episode 2 parts 1 & 2 from Kathy of Paper Phenomena. 

Enjoy the video and I will be posting more when I create more mini albums to go inside my paper bag album.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August 2012 Card Class

Saturday was a busy day in crafting; loved it!  What better way to spend a day with friends and fellow crafter's creating new things; doesn't get any better than that.

For this month's class we made 3 cards with 3 different techniques and one card style.  Faux linen, faux silk, embossed kisses and a double dutch card.

My favorite was the faux linen and faux silk techniques.  I combined both techniques on one card and loved how they turned out I will do this technique again.  For the faux linen you take glossy paper and sand it in one direction than turn the card stock and sand in the same direction until all the glossy is off the paper.  Take distress ink and you can see the horizontal and vertical lines giving it that fabric look; so cool.

The faux silk was fun and so simple.  Stamp an image on tissue paper, crinkle the tissue paper up to create wrinkles.  Unfold the tissue paper and glue it to a piece of card stock removing some of the wrinkles but not all of them.  What a quick and easy technique.

The embossed kisses didn't work so well and I need to experiment more with it.  What we did create was cool it just didn't transfer the 2nd ink color from the embossing folder so I'll experiment with different color inks and see what happens.

The double dutch card was simple to make but wasn't my favorite style of card.

Below are photos of my cards.

Group shot of all cards

Faux linen background and faux silk center flower

Close up of faux silk

Embossed kisses technique is on the guitarist with the marble technique as the background.  The top guitarist I used a spider web embossing folder and the bottom guitarist I used a folder with circles.

Double dutch fold card open on the left closed on the right.

Next class will be September15th with all new techniques and card style.

New Paper Bag Album

Last Saturday I taught 2 classes; one my monthly card class and the other was a paper bag class.  While I was sending out class instructions I did a search on paper bag albums and found the coolest video on YouTube and a new way to cut and fold a paper bag to create a paper bag album.  Now I need to re-teach my class since I love this new way of creating this style of album.

The instructor of this video series is named Kathy and her blog is Paper Phenomenon.  She creates the most beautiful projects; I will definitely be checking out all her projects and tutorials on her blog.

I recently did my family tree on my mom's side of the family on and I thought I would order one of there books when I was done.  Well I didn't like their format so I wanted to make my own and since I've really never done a scrapbook was getting overwhelmed on how to create my family album.  When I saw this project by Kathy I knew with was the way to go.

So far I have created the basic album so now I need to start creating the mini albums that go inside; there are 9 videos in her series and I'm on episode 2 part 1 :-)  Needless to say I have a long way to go.

Below are photos of what I have put together so far.  I will update my blog with more photos after each episode.

This is the 1st page, I still need to create the front and back cover but that's episode's 7 & 8

Page 2 showing the flap up

Page 3 which is the same as the 1st page

Page 4 with the large tag pulled out and the flap up

Page 5 with the large tag pulled out

Page 6

Page 7

Page 8

Page 9

Page 10

Page 11 where you can see the pockets plus the large tag

Last page showing the pockets in the flap and along the side. 

As you can see I still have a lot to do and can't wait to create all the mini albums that go inside to hold photos, documents and more.  Than I get to decorate with all my family photos.  The goal is to have this done by Christmas this year :-)