January 30, 2013

Snowfall Card

Have you seen this kind of fun interactive card?  It's called a waterfall card and it was new to me when I found this video by Karen on YouTube.  She has great instructions in the video and you can even download a pdf with the instructions.

January 27, 2013

Endless Card

Yesterday I saw a really cool card when I was looking for something else on YouTube.  It's called an endless or never-ending card.  I'm sure many of you are familiar with it, but it was new to me.  I watched a video by Robin Messenheimer which has really great instructions and I was able to make a card very quickly by following her instructions.

I used four piece of black cardstock 2-1/2" x 5".  Robin explains that you can use any size you want as long as the length is twice the width.  I just added paper from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found pad and a couple of stamped images.

Want to see what makes it endless?  Take a look....

January 26, 2013

Optimism Reliquary

Last fall I was browsing around and came upon the Friends in Art website. Linda had created a shadowbox and used one of Paper Whimsy's reliquaries as a component.  It was a wonderful project and inspired me to get a few reliquaries from Paper Whimsy myself.

The reliquaries are precision cut wood or fiberboard boxes and are very easy to assemble and finish.  I used the Medium Angel Reliquary for this project.

I knew I wanted to add something to the shrine to hold a small book or tags  and an idea finally came to me last weekend.  I decided to make a second box the same size as the reliquary and then attach it with hinges.  The opening of this second box would face inward and hold some tags.

January 20, 2013

January Tag for Vintage Typewriter

In the fall I made Kathy Orta's Vintage Typewriter.  It was a really fun project.  Today I completed a tag and an insert for January.  Since the temperature is in the single digits this morning I added the "brr" insert in front of the roller.

The tag is pretty much all things Tim Holtz.  I used the wrinkle free distress technique for the background.  I used one of his stamps for the quote.

I used four Sizzix Alterations dies:
  • Typeset (January)
  • Tattered Banners (behind January)
  • Word Play (brr)
  • Snow Flurries (pocket on the tag)
If you're interested in making the typewriter, visit Kathy Orta's website Paper Phenomenon and look for "Vintage Typewriter in the Tutorial section.

January 19, 2013

Nutcracker Sweet Slider-PopUp Album

Over the Christmas holidays my niece and I made this Nutcracker Sweet slider-popup album following the tutorials of Anne from AnnesPaperCreations.  We had a lot of fun learning new techniques and then putting our own touches on the album.  There was quite a bit of fussy cutting which my niece loves to do- she does a fantastic job at it.

Watch the video to see all the cool things inside...

January 18, 2013

Imagination Album

The Imagination Album started with Laura Denison on the New Year's Eve Scrap Bash is done!  I used a kit with Basic Grey Serenade paper and accessories that I purchased from Laura.  I added stamped images that went with the imagination theme.

If you would like to make this album, the pattern is available on Laura's website.  She also has recorded Ustream videos available on her blog for this project.

And now a look inside the book...