Let’s start the week on the right foot, shall we? How about a patttern paper sale? Pattern paper has always been my weakness but at 60% off, no one has to feel guilty about it. :0)
We have over 500 patterns to choose from so there’s definately something for everyone. Head on over quick as a June bug ’cause once a pattern is gone, it’s gone.
This sale ends Saturday, April 24th, 2010.
Start shopping here.
By Noella A.
I hope you will join me in making a Mini Travel Bag Album! 😀
2 Chipboard Sheets Approx. 8 1/2″ x 11″ (You will be cutting them)
2 Sheets of coordinating Patterned paper
Coordinating ribbon approx. 6″ in length
1 Sheet of Cardstock to match for bottom accordian
1 sheet of cardstock for inserts
1. Cut 2 pieces of chipboard following instructions in diagram below:
2. Measure in top 3/4″ in toward the center on both sides as shown in diagram. Draw a line down to the corner of each side and trim off to make the shape of the bag.
3. Cut 1 – piece of chipboard 5″ x 1 1/2″ (this is the closure) and 1 – pc of chipboard 5″ x 1″.
4. Using glue stick Cover all your chipboard pieces with patterned paper making sure to overlap and fold over to back. (This makes a nicer smooth edge). Then cover insides with another pattern or cardstock leaving a bit of an edge.
5. Cut 4 – 1″ x 1/2″ strips of Patterned Paper. Fold in half and join Top back of travel bag to top and top to closure with glue. (see photo)
6. Then Glue back piece on the back of the bag making sure that the flap will fall to the front.
7. Using ribbon create a handle glueing it under the flaps
8. Cut a piece of cardstock that is 5″ x 6″, accordian fold in 1/2″ measures. Should create 6 slots. (I only got 5… )
9. Glue to each piece of the bag on the larger edge which will be the bottom of the bag.
10. Cut 6 – 5″ x 4 1/2″ pieces of coordinating cardstock and adhere between each accordian, creating your pages for your album.
11. Add your embellishments and photos and whaa laa!!
Please post links to your blogs in this post. I am very excited to see what you all will come up with!
Have Fun and Happy Scrapping! 😀
This company has some of the most innovative transparencies around. They are definately trendsetters! I am talking about Hambly Screen Prints. :0)
Transparencies, of course, are not their only product but it is one of their most popular. If you check out their blog, you will find they also carry paper, rub ons etc. Their design team creates the most delicious creations and quite a bit of it is a little “edgier”, which I like.
See the Hambly blog here.
See our Hambly products here.
Have a fantastic day!
Don’t rock the stamps – place the stamp down and try to place your fingers in all 4 corners for a perfect stamp.
Don’t press really hard, especially with acrylic stamps or you smoosh your image or slide the stamp.
Stamp with a pad, magazine or pile of papers under your paper for a good image.
Before you stamp on something “permanent” like a layout or card that you don’t want to ruin, take the stamp on a test run. Try several different types of ink until you get the desired look.
Clean your stamps. It is the worst when you stamp something in bright pink and then you realize that the stamp was stained with black….NOW you have black ink impression on your brand new pink ink pad.
This is one of those blogs that, sadly, appears to be discontinued but (thankfully) is still available for pubic viewing. It is called Mojoholder. It features sketches and samples by their design team along with creative works by popular names in the industry like Kelly Goree, for example.
Head on over to Mojoholder and see what I’m talking about! I’m sure it’ll get your “mojo” going!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!