Shabby Sunday #5

Hi everyone…

Welcome to Shabby Sunday #5, and this week I have made a shabby chic tag book.

If you popped into my blog on Friday, I had mentioned that I was attending a book making workshop over in Edinburgh, at a craft shop called Stampers Grove.   It was a really good class,  a great tutor called Yvonne, I had a lot of fun! and I enjoyed craftingwith a lovely group of  ladies  :-)

My project today is a Tag Book, using my newly learned techniques from yesterday’s class.

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I have a video that I will be editing after I complete this blog post, It should be up on Youtube later on today and I will also post it here on my blog.

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you can use whatever paper you have, I used patterned paper, you might fancy watercolour paper, ordinary copier paper, or scrap paper to use up your “bits”

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I also used some vintage pink buttons to embelish the front of the tag book/

Supplies list :-

  • Ranger No. 10 Manilla Tag
  • Glitz Design Patterned Paper 12 x 12
  • K & Co 12 x 12 lattice cut paper painted in antique white acrylic paint
  • Vintage Pink Buttons
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses 5mm 10mm and 15mm
  • Dylusions White Spray Ink
  • Vintage cream ric rac ribbon (from MaryBeth)
  • White Lace from Lavish Laces Etsy Shop
  • Ranger Glossy Accents, Collage Glue Stick and Hot Glue Gun
  • Linen Thread and a book binding needle

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There are various different sizes of roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I painted them with Dylusions white ink

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Thanks for popping round :-)

Sarah

Trendsetter Mini Album

Hi everyone….Hope you are all well ….

I managed to finish the trendsetter mini that I started a few weeks ago, feels good to get this project finished.

It’s my next Design Team Project for Wild Orchid Crafts.

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The dimensions are 4.5″ x 4″ with 2″ allowance for the spine/binding.

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I used the Fancy Pants Trendsetter Collection pack from www.angelcrafts.biz 

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Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

BM-00027 100 mixed 1″ Summer Blooms
BM-00030 100 mixed 1.06″ Summer Blooms
SP-00010 60 Spice Colour Self Adhesive Pearls

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other products used :-

  • White & Manilla Tags
  • Stampin Up Pool Party and Calypso Coral Cardstock (to make tags)
  • Pool Party Bakers Twine
  • My Minds Eye Enamel Dots
  • Scortape & Hot Glue Gun
  • kraft cardstock
  • American Crafts Pink Twine

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there is a video showcasing the mini over on my youtube channel.. just click {{here}} to go straight there..

 

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I nearly forgot to mention that the cover for this mini album is made from corrugated cardboard packaging that I Recycled.

 

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and also the binding technique used is by Ozegran on Youtube, which is a mix between the stack the deck and the hidden hinge binding systems.   Ozegran (Jen;s) channel can be found {{here}}

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Thanks so much for popping in

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Sarah x

 

Shabby.

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This is my latest design team project for Wild Orchid Crafts, it’s a re-purposed face cream selection box, which has had the shabby treatment, and tomorrow I will make the mini album to go inside.

This is what the box looked like before I set to work on it today…

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and the inside

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I decided to leave the silver cover visible on the box and not paint it out in acrylic paint, opting to matt and layer it with patterned paper, pearlescent shimmer card stock, lace and fabric.

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I incorporated the shabby rose pins on the front of the box, that I made last week…

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and I also made layered up some new flowers, after being inspired by some Prima Flowers that I had seen online

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There is also little banner’s featured on the box, one in the top left corner of the box and another on the inside of the lid:-)

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Its been fun making this today, and I am looking forward to making the mini album tomorrow, be sure to check out my Youtube channel for the video tomorrow showing the completed project

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Thanks so much for popping in

Sarah x

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Shabby Chic Amore Envelope Mini

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Hi Everyone..

Its been a funny old day today, I worked from home all morning, went food shopping in the afternoon, came home and fell asleep on the sofa for 2 hours!!!

I headed up to the shed late, about 9.30pm …  recorded a video of me making this mini from start to finish, took a few pictures for the blog and here I am writing about it now

This is a project for Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team, which will be released tomorrow, so you are getting first dibs at this weeks project ;-)

I made the entire mini from 8 x 8 patterned paper, turning each sheet into a small policy style envelope.. click {{here}} for the tutorial

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The book is bound by gorgeous aquarelle seam binding..

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Wild Orchid Craft Supplies List:-

  • BUD061 50 PALE PINK MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 6mm
  • EX-00042 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” BLUE TONE MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM FLOWERS
  • FM-00008 50 PALE PINK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 15mm
  • PM-00123 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER TEA ROSES 25MM
  • FM-00091 50 AQUA MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 15mm
  • SB-00033 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – AQUARELLE
  • EM-00058 100 MIXED SMALL IRIDESCENT BUTTERFLIES
  • GL-00002 Collall All Purpose Glue

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other products used..

  • Papermania Rose Garden 8 x8  patterned paper stack
  • Tonic Studio Butterfly Punch
  • WerMemory Keepers Corner Chomper
  • Cropodile
  • Spellbinders Labels Dies
  • Pink Cardstock
  • Cinnamon Chalk Ink
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glittered Chipboard Alphas

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Thanks for stopping by  .. .  Sarah

Shabby Chic Photograph Book

I headed up to my shed late morning to make something shabby… it feels like an age since I made anything shabby…

I was supposed to be working today, but I worked my butt off for 10 hours straight yesterday, so that I didn’t have to go into work today.

So shabby chic it was and as it turned out, very much a recycling project..

here is what i made:-

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it started off  it life looking like this

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then I chopped the sides off

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and made it into a bookcover..

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I added some watered down acrylic paint..

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and painted the cover back and front with several coats, until it looked how I wanted it

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I took a second & third piece of corrugated cardboard, ran it through an embossing folder, and gave it the same paint treatment, all the edges were inked with pumice stone distress ink..

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the picture above is the piece that I added to the outer spine of the photograph book.  I then added some burlap strands and a piece of junk jewels from my local charity shop and it looks like this…

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The inside pages are just a heavy weight textured cardstock that I stitched together, then stitched them into the book, I used Ozegran (Jen’s) binding technique, a link to her blog is on my sidebar.

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I roughed up all the edges of the book pages..

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the front of the book features another one of the wooden hearts that I picked up from Hobbycraft at christmas.

there are also some vintage flowers, a padlock and a heart stick pin.. and I also incorporated some of my own handmade paper that I made last year from pulping down old letters and envelopes

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As I mentioned at the start of my post, I have done a lot of recyling and “using it up” in this project..

  • The cover was from an old cardboard box
  • the spine gem came from the charity shop
  • the cardstock I had for 4 yrs (using it up)
  • the handmade paper on the front I made from old letters and envelopes

you can see the handmade paper just peeking out from behind the wooden heart..

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Thanks for popping round.. hope you have had a great weekend!

Sarah

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Handmade Memory Book

Hi everyone…

Hope your all having a lovely weekend… it’s a bit of a wet weekend here in Scotland, in fact, it’s not stopped raining for 2 weeks!

This afternoon in the shed, I made this memory book, it’s this week’s DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts and also a tutorial for a fellow you tube crafter who had requested a video on how I make these books.

Instead of filling the book with paper, I created glassine bag pockets instead so that keepsake items can be stored.

The Youtube video can be viewed here  towards the end of the video you can see my Glue blooper!

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

BM-00073 100 MIXED GREEN TONE HYDRANGRA BLOOMS 50mm (2″)

FS-00200 40 MIXED GREEN TONE MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS

EX-00004 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” GREEN TONE MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 15mm

EM-00011 100 LARGE ORANGE IRIDESCENT BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS

BUD-064 50 YELLOW MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 6mm

FS-00215 50 WHITE COSMOS DAISY STEM FLOWERS

SP-00002 60 MIXED GREEN SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS – 5mm

Other Products used :-

  • K & Company Patterned Paper
  • 6 x 6 Headyweight Chipbaord
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Twine
  • Glass and Pottery Beads
  • Glassine Bags
  • Prima Chip Pieces
  • Storm Cloud Acrylic Paint
  • Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo Distress ink

Thanks so much for popping in :-)

My Journal Book and a footnote

I made this cute little journal tag book up the shed today… it is this coming week’s Wild Orchid Crafts YT DT Project  :-) Video now recorded and on Youtube here   It uses the stack the deck binding technique by Laura Dennison

I am also entering this wee spring-like mini journal book into the challenge this week over at Snazzy’s

I used the new Amy Tangerine 6 x 6 stack Sketchbook  inside the book… it has a lovely mix of vibrant colours.

The outside cover is from the very best of K & Company 12 x 12 Bumper stack, it kinda has an old school feel to it..

Its got loads of tags and pockets, and plenty of space for journalling & photographs.

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

BLM-020 100 CORAL DECORATIVE MULBERRY PAPER FLOWERS

FS-00124 5 2-TONE BABY PINK/IVORY SUNFLOWER DAISY STEM FLOWERS

WT-00011 10 METRES AQUA DIVINE BAKERS TWINE (10.93 yards)

BM-00076 50 FOUNDATION WHITE DAISY BLOOMS (5cm / 2″)

FS-00044 50 WHITE MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS

BO-00012 MIXED PINK BUTTONS – 30g (1oz US)

BO-00013 MIXED GREEN BUTTONS – 30g (1oz US)

Other supplies used :-

  • Kraft Envelopes
  • Kraft Cardstock for the tag inserts
  • Manilla Tags
  • American Crafts Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Paper
  • Basic Grey Stamp Set
  • Lily of the Valley Words for Tickets Stamp Set
  • Scortape, redline tape and hot glue gun
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Archival Black Ink

Thanks for popping over…

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A wee note…

for those that follow me on Twitter.. I have changed my twitter name to 3dogsand2kids to keep everything the same and

for those that follow my Ustream Channel my new Show name is “3Dogsand2Kids” and my channel name is SeafoamBlue.