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Monday, October 12, 2015

Rexburg Idaho Temple card

The last couple months have been a bit of a blur. I can't believe my son is already finishing his Fall Break and returning back to school in a couple days. It's already mid-October?! Crazy!
Well, a couple months ago a friend of mine got married. I gifted her some small yet fun banners for part of her shower gift...

I had also made a Fourth of July banner but somehow didn't snap a picture before I gifted it. ��
I also create the shower invites and wedding announcements, assisted with setting up for their reception, and where ever I was asked to help. All-total, it was six months of crafty preparation for her daughter's big day. The happy couple got married in the Gilbert Arizona LDS Temple. Typically I give a card that has the location on it of where they wed. But since I've known the bride for many years she already had something with the Gilbert Temple on it. So I asked her if she'd like something else. She requested the Rexburg Temple since she and her new hubby would be living near that temple for at least a few years. Thus, this card was created:

These dimensional creations are so fun. They are a challenge too, but I love that part of it!
Anyway, that's it for today. I plan to be posting a few other odds and ends that I haven't had a chance to post yet. Some are recent creations, others have been sitting on the shelf for a while. 

Thanks for visiting! Hope you have a terrific day!

Cardstock: Gold Shimmer (PaperTreyInk), Black (Recollections), White (GeorgiaPacific)
Paper: Valentines (Recollections), St. Patrick's (Recollections), Halloween (K&Co)
Software: Adobe Illustrator, Silhouette Design Studio
Hardware: Silhouette Cameo, scissors, hot glue gun
Other: stardust gel pen (Sakura)

Friday, September 4, 2015

Simple gift idea: Notepad and Pen Holder

With all if the school supply ads and promos in stores I got an idea in my head to whip up some fun notepad gifts. I have a Dollar Tree store a mile from my home that had some bright colored pens and 3-1/2"x5" notepads in stock so I used them to make the gifts with. 


But then I thought, "What if these notepads aren't in stock when I want to refill my notepad holder?" Welł, it's pretty easy to put together some homemade notepads, in custom sizes to fit what ever holder or purpose you want them for. 

I simply repurposed an empty cereal box chipboard for the backing, cut down some binder filler paper, bound it together with some Pad/Book Compound, and viola! Homemade notepads! I can stick a magnet on the back and put it on my fridge, put it in a holder like the ones pictured above and keep it by my phone or in my purse, and I'm ready to write a note when the need arises. Love that!

That's all for today. Thanks for visiting. Hope you have a terrific day!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Baby Boy / Family Album

I've got another album to share today. My niece had a baby shower a few weeks ago. She and her sweet hubby are expecting their first child, a baby boy, in just a couple short weeks. I wasn't able to attend the shower (it was in another state) but I was able to put together an album for them to load up with pictures of their sweet son. 

The basic design of the album is the same as the last few I've made and shared on the blog. The size is 6"x6" with 5-1/2"x5-1/2" pages. This time I added some different flaps, added a couple angled pockets, and turned one of the pages on its end to give the page a different look. 

Once again, I added a pocket to the front cover with a couple pull-outs.

I placed a nice size pocket with a pull-out inside the front cover. 

The first page has a flap that unfolds to the left...
...and a large flap...

...that lifts up to reveal a good size pocket with a pull-out inside.

On page two I added another flap that folds out to the left.

Page three is an angled pocket with a bi-fold pull-out.

Page four is the backside of the angled pocket.... Snazzy, right?

Page five has a flap the folds up...

....then a larger flap that folds out to the right...

...revealing a large pocket with a pull-out.

On page six there is a horizontal pocket...

... holding both a flat pull-out and a smaller bi-fold pull-out.

The next page is another angled pocket holding a bi-fold pull-out.

Here's the backside of the angled pocket. Love that dotty paper!

Then a page similar to the first page with a small flap that folds out to the left...

...then a larger flap that lifts up...

...to reveal a large pocket holding a pull-out.

On the back I put a simple corner pocket/holder.

Then on the inside of the back cover I tried something I haven't done before. I created two flaps than fold over each other and are held in place by a magnet. The flaps can hold four pictures or pictures and journaling and then a large picture spot is revealed on the inside of the back cover.

Here's the outside of the album showing the covers and spine.

It is hard to tell but I embossed the Kraftex closure with a houndstooth patterned embossing folder to make it less blah.

And, that's it! Nice and bright colors, fun patterns, and oodles of places for photos and journaling. Perfect for a new mom and dad!

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day.

Paper: patterned paper - Stripes, Dots and Plaids (DCWV), Beach Party (Colorbök); card stock- Black (Recollections)
Cutting tools: dies - Edgers dies (Spellbinders); machine - Cuttlebug (Provo Craft); craft knife (Fiskars)
Adhesive: tape- 1/2" (Scor-Tape); 1/4" ATG (The Tape Depot); glue - white (Scotch Quick Dry), FabriTek (Beacon)
Misc: KrafTex; hitch (Tim Holtz); bone folder (bonefolder.com); various twines; embossing folder (Provo Craft)