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You & Me Mini Album

This week’s Design Team Project for Wild Orchid Crafts… A lovely lush Pink flowery Mini Album

I kinda max’d out on flowers with this project, but love the effect all the same 🙂  You can see the video over on Youtube for this project Here

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

EM-00002 100 LARGE SILVER HOLOGRAM BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
LA-00011 1 METRE WHITE INSERTION AGLAISE LACE
PM-00134 50 MIXED PASTEL COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
BUD-061 50 PALE PINK MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 6mm
FS-00057 50 IVORY MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS
FS-00198 40 MIXED PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS
PM-00108 50 MEDIUM 2-TONE BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER WILD ROSES 30mm
PM-00024 25 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER SMALL CURLY WILD ROSES
WD-00013 12 BABY PINK BABY’S BREATH FLOWERS
FS-00045 50 PINK MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS
PM-00121 25 LARGE MIXED PINK MULBERRY PAPER WILD ROSES
FM-00292 50 MIXED 2-TONE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 25mm

I also used the following other products to create it …

  • Echo Park Victorian Gardens 12 x 12 Patterned Paper Kit
  • Pink heavyweight Cardstock from the Paper Mill Shop
  • Medium Weight Chipboard
  • Scor-tape, Hot Glue Gun and scotch quick dry adhesive
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Stapler (to adhere the tabs)
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Sintilating Silver Spray
Thanks so much for popping in 🙂
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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 🙂

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“Mini” Bags

Hi everyone…. it’s been a while, but I am still here,  still alive and kicking after a week of being poorly 🙂

A couple of weeks ago I moved a tall bookcase into the shed to give me more storage space, as I was rapidly running out of it!… so whilst I was moving stuff around, I came across a drawer full of the $1 chipboard mini albums from Micheals in all different shapes and sizes.

After 2 weeks of pondering what I could make with them I came up with the idea of turning them into gift bags…

This is my 2nd DT project for the month of June for Wild Orchid Crafts ……

Oh how I love the colour of these strawberry wild roses… they are on special offer at the moment

The paper collection I used is Nantucket by Pink Paislee..

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

  • HP-00020 PEARL HEAD PINS IN A WHEEL (40 PINS)
  • LA-00030 GUIPURE WHITE LACE
  • PM-00114  50 MEDIUM 2-TONE STRAWBERRY RED MULBERRY PAPER WILD ROSES 30mm
  • WD-00001 100 WHITE PEARL SPRAY
  • WD-00027 2 METRE FLAT BACK WHITE PEARL STRING – 4mm
  • EM-00002 100 LARGE SILVER HOLOGRAM BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
  • SP-000032 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – PINK
  • BUD-107 50 BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER SEMI-OPEN ROSES – 8mm
  • LL-00004 100 PINK SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS

other supplies used for the handbag bag:-

  • Pink Paislee Nantucket Paper Line
  • Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Doily Lace Punch by Martha Stewart
  • Hot Glue Gun, Scortape, Red Line Tape & Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist

I then decided to make another one, this one was in the shape of an apple, so I thought I would make a teacher’s end of school thank you type gift bag…

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

  • PM-00032 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
  • PM-00134 50 MIXED PASTEL COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
  • LL-00024 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY ROSE LEAVES

other supplies used :-

  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock (for the handle and the inside frame of the bag)
  • Hot glue Gun & Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • American Crafts Patterned Paper
  • Scenic Route Chipboard Alphas
  • Folkart Apple Barrel Brown Acrylic Paint
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher & Staples

I cut the cardstock into 3 x 1cm strips and pleated it to give the handle depth.. then glued more of the gorgeous cherry blossom flowers to the handle…

Finally the third bag that I made this afternoon, there is a full tutorial video for this one over on Youtube 🙂 just click here

Wild Orchid Crafts products Used :-

  • LA-00030 GUIPURE WHITE LACE
  • LL-00033 100 DARK BROWN SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
  • SP-00029 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – TAUPE
  • WD-00026 2 METRE FLAT BACK IVORY PEARL STRING – 4mm
  • BUD-064 50 YELLOW MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 6mm
  • FM-00292 50 MIXED 2-TONE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 25mm
  • PM-00024 25 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER SMALL CURLY WILD ROSES
  • WD-00001 100 WHITE PEARL SPRAY
  • FM-00013 50 CREAM MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 15mm

other products used :-

  • Melissa Frances 5th Avenue 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack
  • Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Docrafts Artiste Storm Cloud Acrylic Paint
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Hot Glue, Red Line Tape, Scortape and Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Van Dyke Sepia Moonshaddow Mist
  • Spectrum Noir Brown Alcohol Ink Pen

Hope you all had a great weekend and thanks for popping round 🙂

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Lil’ Puddle Jumper ~ For You

Happy Sunday everyone… its another beautiful hot and sunny day here!

I got up early this morning and headed up to the shed whilst it was nice and cool and made another couple of pillow boxes for this weeks DT Project for Wild Orchid Crafts .. I also recorded me making them over on Ustream  {Click here to view}  The video is also up on Youtube too {click here to view}

The first box I decorated in Amy Tangerine’s 6 x 6 Sketchbook Patterned Paper along with some Citron green acrylic paint…

Supplies Used :-

  • Pillow Box from Hobbycraft (20 pack)
  • Americana Citron Green Acrylic Paint
  • Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Patterned Paper from the 6×6 paper pad
  • Studio G Stamp set
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Laurel Leaf Chalk Ink

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :~

  • BM-00027 100 MIXED COLOUR SUMMER BLOOMS (20 colours – 2.5cm / 1″)
  • BO-00013 MIXED GREEN BUTTONS – 30g (1oz US)
  • SP-00005 60 MIXED PINK SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS (SET B) – 5mm

Then I made another box using the distress ink method again …

Supplies used:-

  • Tim Holtz Iced Spruce Distress Ink
  • Echo Park Hello Spring Accent Sticker ” Lil’ Puddle Jumper”
  • Stampin Up Pool Party and Calypso Coral Cardstock

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

  • BM-00027 100 MIXED COLOUR SUMMER BLOOMS (20 colours – 2.5cm / 1″)
  • SP-00038 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – SEA BLUE

I hope you enjoyed this week’s project and i;m looking forward to planning next weeks already 🙂

Thanks for popping in!

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The Love Bug!

Here’s my latest Project for Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team… a Little Love Bug Valentine Mini Album..

Making this book was a challenge as I had completely ran out of Scor tape and created the whole thing using wet glue.. the majority was Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium in Matte, Collal Glue and my Hot Glue Gun!

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

  • EX-00020 20mm Red Tone Roses
  • FM-000141 10mm Taupe Roses
  • FM-000146 50 SEPIA BROWN MULBERRY PAPPER ROSES 10mm
  • EX-00002 15mm Pink Tone Roses Set A
  • LL-00029 2 Tone Leaves 20mm
  • EM-00087 100 SILVER SMALL HOLOGRAM BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
  • BUD-013 100 OLD GOLD MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 4mm
  • CR-00005 6 PINK CRYSTAL DROPS (Chandeliers) ON SILVER STEMS
  • SP-00032 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – PINK
  • SP-00005 60 MIXED PINK SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS (SET B) – 5mm
  • WDE-001 12 WOODEN DOVE EMBELLISHMENTS
  • GL-00002 Collall All Purpose Glue
  • WDE-004 12 MIXED WOODEN CAT EMBELLISHMENTS
  • FM-00082 50 PALE PEACH MULBERRY PAPPER ROSES 10mm

Other Products Used :-

  • Sizzix Die Ornate Frame No. #656457
  • Old Envelopes that I had lying around for ages (UIU)
  • Soul Food Patterned Paper
  • The Best of K & Co too Paper Pad
  • Burlap
  • Stampin Up Heart Punch Trio
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte
  • Jump Rings, Silver Head Pins
  • Swarovski Roundelle Crystals in Rose Pink

I used a binding technique “stack the deck” from Laura Dennison of Following the Paper Trail.. its a neat technique to try out.. I watched her Youtube video which provides clear instructions.

There is a Youtube Video showing this project.. the link to my YT channel can be found in the side bar..

a special thank you to Mitzi Curry for teaching me how to make bead charms tonight 🙂