Monday, November 24, 2014

3 - Page Mini

Craft Smith's ~ Type Craft ~ paper pad is full of
colors and designs!
It's just the thing for a quick mini or organizer.
Here's a great tutorial that only requires three 12x12 papers. It's all about pockets, a super functional binding,
and having FUN with paper!
3 sheets of Paper including the Journaling Cards
Twine:2 pieces at 25 inches, 1 piece at 10 inches
Binding and Base
Cut three pieces from this sheet.
The base will be 4.5x6.75
Crease bottom at 1.25 and fold under. 
When folded the piece will be 4.5x5.5
Cut the "always blooming" journal card 3.5x5.5.
Adhere to front of base.
Cut two binding pieces at 5x5.
Crease every half inch.
Fold piece into a single strip.
Pierce every half inch.
Pages and Backing
Trim this sheet into 3 strips: 3.5", 4", and 4.5"
The 4.5" strip is the backing.
Crease it at 1.25, 1.5, 7, and 7.25.
Place the base on the backing, lining the folded end of the base up with the 1.5" crease. Pierce every 1/2 inch starting at the 7" crease.
The 3.5"strip will be three of the pages for the right side.
Cut it into the following lengths:
Use the following measurements to cut the
Journal cards for the right side:
The 4" strip will be the pages for the left side
and one for the right side.
Trim it into the following lengths:
Use the following measurements to cut the
Journal cards for the left side:
Adhere the Journal cards to the corresponding pages. Leave a half inch strip on the edge of the page for the binding as shown in the photo. Carefully place the adhesive around the edges of the cards to form pockets. Add brads to pressure points to reinforce the pockets. Line the pages up with the base, pierce the pages every 1/2 inch.  
 Stack the pieces in the following order:
Pages, inserted between creases of the binding.
Stitch the pages to their corresponding sides
using the long pieces of twine.

The pages are designed so that they vary in height and when folded together alternately the tip of each one is visible.
Place a brad at either end of the backing, 1/2 inch from the edge.
Wrap with the small piece of twine to close.
 Slip notes to Grandma in the pockets and photos of the kids on the backs of the pages. If you just can't bear to give this cheerful mini away use it as an organizer for your shopping lists, receipts, and coupons. Either way the majority of the fun is in making the project from Craft Smiths high-quality papers and fresh designs.
Scrap On!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sun Kissed

SWAT Drill #44
This drill is all about spelling out the word TURKEY.
I used the following items:
T: texture, U: umber cardstock, R: rub-ons,
K: "kissed", E:embossing powder, Y: yellow mist.
I wanted drips of glowing colors on my layout to represent the suns rays. I used hot glue and covered the drips with beads and mini-sequins.
~ Sun Kissed ~
The Circle Links chipboard on this layout and Ombre Dreams cardstock are by Blue Fern Studios. I proudly purchase these supplies from C'est Magnifique Kits
Paper:Blue Fern Studios, The Paper Studio
Chipboard:Blue Fern Studios
Dimensional Stickers:Momenta
Embossing Powder:WOW
Rub-Ons:7 Gypsies
Flowers:The Paper Studio
Modeling Paste, Gesso:Liquitex
Glimmer Mist:Tattered Angels, Heidi Swapp
Mask:Anna Griffin
Bronze Pin:Michaels
Journal Card:Kaiser Craft
Ink:Close To My Heart
Cork:The Paper Studio
Beads, Mini-Sequins:Greenbriar International
I flipped the sketch horizontally.
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Friday, November 21, 2014


Type Craft is my first paper pad from Craft Smith.
What an introduction! I'm all kinds of IN LOVE!
~ EPIC ~
I took a quick break from a Mini tutorial and threw together this card. It really shows off the design combinations of the hexagon and triangle paper. 
Paper: Craft Smith
Title: Silhouette Cameo
Twine: Twinery
Sequins: Lawn Fawn
Pearl Paint: Ranger
Stick Pin: Stash

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Todays project is a mix of Sweater Weather and A Perfect Autumn. This photo was taken during a road trip to Wyoming. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the sites and experiencing new places!!!
~ Grateful ~
The oversized blossom is a flower of my own design! I call it a bottle cap flower. Stop by Memorable Seasons today to get the instructions.
Paper:Carta Bella, Summer Stories
Tiny Type:Authentique
Die Cuts:Summer Stories
Stickers:Carta Bella
Button:Basic Grey
Chip Board:American Crafts
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Monday, November 17, 2014


Paper Girls Challenge #68
This challenge comes with an extra requirement...the card actually needs to be sent!
I made mine for my Mom. I have much to be thankful for from her!!!
~ thankful ~
Paper, Stickers:Echo Park
Twine:My Mind's Eye
Modeling Paste:Liquitex
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014


It's a cold, dreary day outside but I'm enjoying the warmth of my house, the sounds of my children playing, and the creativity of scrapbooking.
~ hope ~
For this layout I used a mask as a stamp and applied embossing powder over it. I also used purple pigment ink on an acrylic stamp and dusted with lavender embossing powder. The chipboard I painted with Lindy's Magicals or inked and embossed. I like to contrast purples and yellows.
Michele Singh
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This layout is my entry for Blue Fern Studios November Challenge.
I used Ombre Dreams, Turkish Bits, and Circle Links.
I proudly purchase my Blue Fern Studios products from C'est Magnifique Kits.
Paper:Blue Fern Studios, The Paper Studio
Trim:May Arts Ribbon
Pigment Ink:Color Box
Flowers:The Paper Studio, Recollections
Kraft Tickets:MME
Metal Findings:Momenta
Brads:Echo Park
Tint:Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals
Gold Edging:Ink-a-Gold
Mist:Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels
Embossing Powder:American Crafts, Stampendous
Texture Gel:Liquitex
Journaling Cards:Prima, Kaiser Craft
Enamel Paint:Ranger
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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Build a Better Pie

SWAT Drill # 43
Cozy Fall Mood Board

This mood board illustrates why this is my favorite time of the year!!!
Stop by the SWAT Blog and see what our designers have done!

Last year my son was my pie helper for Thanksgiving. Once he got the hang of crimping the pie crust he was excited to finish this beauty up and have a slice!
~ Build a Better Pie ~
These fun bricks were
Paper, Stickers:Carta Bella
Tiny Type:My Mind's Eye
Foam Adhesive:Elmers
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