Sunday, April 28, 2013

Robin's Nest: Sew Special

Hi everyone! I hope your weekend has been wonderful. I'm here to share a fun little project I created for the Robin's Nest. But first can I ask you something? Can you keep a secret??? I hope you can cause I'm getting ready to share with you  a mini paper bag album I created for my mom for Mother's day using the Glitter Sobert Cardstock  collection which is on sale this month over on the Robin's Nest site 
I want to brag on my mom for a minute. My mom is super talented in her own right.  Never had any type of art training...other than when I took a couple of folk art painting classes she asked me to show her what I learned. I do "ok" at painting. Well with what little I showed my mom she ran with it. She is a incredibly talented painter and crafter I might add.  :-)
Thanks for letting me brag on my mom and now back to my project. :-) I only used two little paperbags to create this little mini album and it is quick to make too.
Below is the supplies I used for this project.

Supplies Used:
Lakeside Dew Drops
Two 3.5" x 2" x 6.75" small paperbags 
Baker's Twine
Mini Cloths Pin
Prima flowers
Bits of trim
Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers
Sizzlets Large Sewing Machine and Bobbins Diecut
SU Sizzix Bigz Scallops Squares Duo
Sizzix Flower, Daisies #2
Sizzix XL Banner, Layered Oval Scallop Diecut
Tim Holtz Alterations College Embossing Folder and Scallops Diecut
Tim Holtz On the Edge Scallops Diecut
Sizzix Flourish Embossing Folder
The Paper Studio Script Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Seal Punch
Stampabilities Sewing Clear Stamp set
Martha Stewart Ocean Chalk ink

First you need to fold one of your bags two inches down from the top.

Insert the 2 inch part of the bag into the other bag and glue down to the inside back of the flat bag. I used Zip Dry Paper Glue since I don't want my mini to come a part.

Next measure 1/2 inch down on the flat bag. Cut to your 1/2 inch mark on either side of your bag and fold over. Now cut off the folded tabs edge that are in between the long 1/2 inch flap. Discard and adhere the long flap down. Also ink all edges of both bags.

Cut a piece of Kiwi Glitter Sobert Cardstock to 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Slide cardstock down inside pocket and other end of card stock slide up under the flap of the bottom of the bag.

Cut a 3 1/2 x 5 inch piece of Blue Raspberry Glitter Sobert Cardstock to fit the paperbag that I cut a 1/2 inches off the tab. Slide cardstock up under bottom of the bag flat and adhere to paperbag.

Cut a 3 1/2 x 8 inch piece of Aqua Marine Glitter Sobert Cardstock. Fold one end an inch from the bottom and then measure 3 1/2 inches from the 1 inch mark and the other 3 1/2 end I used the Tim Holtz On the Edge Scallops die. Slide the one inch folded end up under the flap and glue down. The flaps (bottom of bag) on both side add a strip of glue on each side of the flap to make a pocket to slide mini tags in. Also cut two 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches of kiwi and blue raspberry glitter sobert cardstock and glue to the top of each flap (bottom of bag).

Next I cut tags in various sizes to fit all three pockets inside the mini. Some of them I embossed  with theTim Holtz Alterations College Embossing Folder.

I also added a pocket to the back of the mini which I embossed with The Paper Studio Script Embossing Folder. I cut a tag from Sizzix XL Banner, Layered Oval Scallop die and embossed it with Sizzix Flourish Embossing Folder.

The front of the mini I added another pocket which I embossed with Tim Holtz Alterations College Embossing Folder. I also used the Sizzlets Large Sewing Machine and Bobbins die and along with the Chocolate Brown Classic Glitter Cardstock I cut the vintage sewing machine out and embossed. The bobbins I wound bakers twine around each one and then I embellished with flowers, trim, buttons and stickers.
I cut a scalloped square with the SU Sizzix Bigz Scallops Squares Duo die. Inked the edges of the square, added a stamped vintage sewing machine and then added computer typed sentiment. Last but not least I added a mini cloths pin to keep the album close.  
Now all my mom has to do is add photos and journal. :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by and remember to drop by the Robin's Nest site and check out the sell that is going on the glitter sobert cardstock and be sure to stop by the Chattering Robin's blog to see what the other design team members are creating. 
Hope your day is wonderful and remember enjoy creating!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

My Scrap Room:Springtime Pocket Tag Mini Swap

Hi everyone!!! I'm just now getting around to sharing a project I created for a swap I was in over at the My Scrap Room site. I used the Sizzix Scoreboard Gift Card Holder, House diecut as a bases to start my mini on.  For this swap we had to have five decorated  pockets with five decorated tags and the minimum size they could be was 4"x6"…well I over achieved and this little mini wound up with 16 tags total. lol :-) I was very please with how everything turned out and my swap partner, Sarah liked it too.

I used the Sizzix XL diecut Gift Card Holder House to create one of pockets and I also used  Tim Holtz Collage embossing folder to give it a vintage, shabby chic look. The roof I used the Sizzix SU XL die Tasteful Trim on a piece of corrugated cardboard which I distressed and inked.  

I also used My Mind's Eye Bramble Rose collection, a variety of colorful cardstock, trims and embellishments to decorate with.

All the vintage/shabby chic images I used I got over at the Ephemera's Vintage Garden. I absolutely love all the gorgeous images  that Debbie has over there. So when you get a chance stop by and check it out!!!

The mini pockets on top of the regular size pockets are one of my favorite things about this mini.

Well there you have it a colorful, springy shabby chic pocket tag mini. I hope this inspire you create one for yourself or as a gift. Thanks for stopping by and just remember to enjoy creating!!! 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Daisy Day Blog Hop: Everything is Coming Up Daisies Altered File Folder

Hi everyone! I'm so glad you have taken the time to stopped by and check out The Robin's Nest Design Team Daisy Days Blog Hop that is happening today. 
First off I would like to thank all the wonderful folks over at the Robin's Nest for providing the Daisy theme prize pack that is worth $15 that I will be awarding to one lucky person. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and your name will be placed in the drawing. Also hop on over to the other design team member's blogs and leave a comment too because you will have a chance to win a prize pack from each of them also and there is a chance to win a $25 store credit to The Robin's Nest store. Now how awesome is that?!?!? Just think so many chances to win and you could win several times too! :-) Well, the winning does't end there because I will personally be giving away a pack of goodies. Scrapbook paper, embellishments and a "bare" mini album to decorate with the goodies you receive.
Ok, now I would like to share with with you an altered file folder mini album I created. It was very quick and easy to make. 

Here are the supplies used:

Distressed Honeycomb Cardstock
Daisy Stripe Teal
Calamity Jane Glitter Roses
Robin's Egg Blue Classic Glitter Cardstock
Spa Journey
Bird Sticker
Angel Sticker
Fresh Mowed Grass Dew Drops
Lakeside Dew Drops
Stampin Up Seam Binding Pear Pizzazz
Beige Lace
Tan Felt
Prima Flowers
Chocolate Cardstock
Industrial Chic Metal Accent
Sizzix Dies used: Embossing Folder Winter Set (Snowballs), Banner Layered Oval Scallop, Tim Holtz Alterations Scallops, Stampin Up Tasteful Trims, Flowers-Daisies #2, Stampin Up Scallop Squares Duo. 

First you need a 8 1/2 x 11 inch file folder and just follow the direction below for folding. 

 I cut two 7 inch pieces of seam binding which I adhered one of the pieces to the top of the inside of the pocket. Two folds over I cut a slit in what I would call the spine of the folder. Run the seam binding through the cut and glue down. This will be covered with card stock.
Then I used two sheets of Spa Journey to decorate the outside of my little file folder mini. I measured and glued each section down. 

The daisies were made with the Sizzix diecut flowers-daisies #2 . For the larger and smaller daisies I used  four daisies a piece which I spritzed lightly with water so I could shape and then I let them dry. Then I glued them all together and added  a dew drop to the center of each of them. 
The little bird's nest that I created for the front of the folder I borrowed from Melissa Phillips LilyBean's Paperie blog. You can click on the link and Melissa gives very detailed directions on how to make one. I think it is just super cute :-)

The inside of the folder I used Daisy Stripe Teal, which is double sided, flowers on one side and stripes on the other side. 

Ephemera Vintage Garden is where I found these cute printable robin and nest and best part it is free. I wound up using them as pockets to hold some mini tags.

I absolutely love the swirls and the soft colors of this card stock!!! 

There you have it...a super simple file folder that is quick and easy to make. :-)
Thanks for stopping by and please remember to hop on over to the other design team members and leave a comment ( leave one on mine too :-)) for a chance to win one of those daisy prize packages. Also if you aren't a follower of my blog please follow. I will be giving away a goodie package myself to one lucky person that is a follower and leaves a comment too. Good luck and enjoy creating!!!