Thursday, February 15, 2018

Crafty Storage and it's Red!

a Canvas Corp Brands CREW project

Hello everyone, just a little sneak peek at a project I just completed for the Canvas Corp Brands CREW.  I had this paper mache pitcher and decided it would be the perfect holder for my stencil brushes. I used the luscious DIY and Decor Paint in Scarlet to transform it to fit into my crafty space.  Yep, you guessed it I use white with red accents anytime I can in my space.  Red is my happy color.  I hope you'll pop on over to the Canvas Corp blog to check out the full post and see how I did what.  As always I'll also have a full video of the process and the after photos.  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget Canvas Corp Brands is based right here in the USA and if you place a minimum $10 order in the USA shipping is free, yep you heard me right free.  So jump on over there and check out the fabulous offerings they have.  Be sure and hit the NEW button since new 2018 items are being added weekly and you sure wouldn't want to miss out on any of the yumminess available for your crafty hands!  You can see the full blog post, video link and how to steps and photos HERE


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Monday, February 5, 2018

Photo Play's Love Notes - Chipboard Mini Album

a Country Craft Creations Design Team

Today I'm sharing a fun collection from Photo Play called Love Notes.  Even though it's primary use is for Valentines I've designed this mini to be used for any special family photos or occasion.  You won't find the word Valentine inside anywhere.  But, you will find lots of opportunities to showcase those special ones you love.


I couldn't resist using the Pigs Flying paper.  OMG they are just so darn cute.  I tried lots of options for the closure of the book including the two metal rings which were included.  I finally opted for two lacings of three of the colored seam binding from the Country Craft Creations store.  I love the scrunchy look (achieved by wetting the seam binding, scrunching it up and allowing to dry)


The book is constructed of 8 premade chipboard album pages measuring 6x6" not including the tabs.  


As is typical in most of my mini's the two adjoining pages match with corresponding paper and elements to provide a good flow from one page to the other.  I've used a lot of Stickles and Glossy Accents throughout the book to give lots of glitter and glitz as you turn the pages.


Because I also had the sticker sheet I incorporated as many as I could here and there throughout the book.  One way to keep the bulk down, which I've used numerous times within, is to ink around the edge with a permanent black marker.  This gives the illusion of another sheet of black without the weight. You can see how nice this looks on the Kisses tab above.


There are belly bands and pockets and frames to add numerous photos and notes within the pages.  Lots of room to capture those wonderful moments for generations to come.  You can see how I trimmed around the hanging hearts to create the cute pocket above.  I backed the top edge of the cut out with heavy packing tape before cutting the decorative edge.  This gives a smooth flow in and out of the pocket and also strengthens that top edge.

Please join me on the video for a complete walk through and lots more photos.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a fun crafty day playing in your own crafty space.


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