Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Rolodex Cards

         Here's a fun little project I've been working on using the Heidi Swapp Rolodex and cards (they were a gift from my friend Cheryl Wells, thank you Cheryl!)  I wasn't sure when I got them what my plans were to be.  Artymaze, on YouTube, started a series on Rolodex cards, perfect timing.  She so inspired me I thought I'd give it a go.



So far I have 10 on my Rolodex and each one was super fun to make.  I love this quote, it's really me!  I have always Overthought Everything!  Everytime my Rolodex swings around to this card it's going to make me smile.


I'd like a mix of cards spinning on my Rolodex wheel.  Some funny to make me smile and some inspirational to make me think.

I love gathering quote books, this one is from the Dylusions Colouring sheets, lots of great snarky thoughts in there.  Don't you just love this one, again, me to a T!  Don't know the couple, they are one of Tim Holtz photo booth people but they were perfect for my card!

I did one dangle one to see how it would swing on the Rolodex.  As long as I don't make anything that dangles lower I'm good to go.  I just thought this quote needed a metal key to be complete.

OK that's just a taste of  what I made.  You'll have to hop on over to my YouTube channel to see the others. 


I have two other videos that go hand in hand with this one.  The napkins I received that got me motivated to start playing.  I also went back and gathered up all my napkin related videos and threw them into one Playlist if you're interested in that. Napkin Playlist

Have a great crafty day everyone, hopefully I'll see you on my YouTube channel.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Ephemera Notebook Holder

Hello Crafty Friends!  I'm sharing today a digital downloadable kit my friend Manuela (Bunny Bow) designed to house your bits and pieces of Ephemera.  Oh I'm loving the design.  When you're done you simply put them on your shelf, like a book, for storage.  Super cool and they house so many pieces I had floating all around my craft room.  I need about 10 more I think.

This is the second book I made. Since I planned on housing my Tim Holtz paper dolls and such it was the perfect choice of paper  and fabric (thank you Whitney Kosters for the fabric strips they were just what I needed!)   



I was trying to use up the odds and ends of this one paper line and didn't have enough left to cover the inside front and back covers.  So, as any good crafter would do, I collaged torn bits and pieces together, I love the look.  I may go back and add an additional pocket to each inside piece for even more room.


My daughter was kind enough to gift me my Granddaughters old sewing machine which had been hanging out in her attic for the past few years.  Yeah!  I got to stitch each of the pages together using those fabric strips from Whitney.  Never fear though, if you don't have a sewing machine you could just use a strong bond glue like Beacon's 3-in-1 or Fabri Tac.  I love the look of the stitching though.



Besides the envelope pages (which are two envelopes you make and hinge together with the fabric) there are also pocket pages done the same way with the fabric hinges.  On the first book I did it the way Manuela did in her examples by taking the four pocket pages and hinging them all together.  They then slip over the elastic cording in the spine.  This book though I only hinged two pages together and slipped each over one of the cordings.  For me this seemed to work better and not have as much bulk.  It's your book you figure out what works best for you and go with it.


Manuela did a great job of designing this Ephemera Holder.  I'll leave links to the digital download below, my video walkthrough and her video instructions.  I'll have two video uploads shortly on YouTube sharing my own process how tos.

Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you'll not only check out the videos but check out Manuela's stores and YouTube. Leave her a comment and tell her Patti sent you!


Manuela's links to her Envelope Ephemera Holder Book
Discount code for 10% off - Patti_BB146 (good only in store not Etsy)

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Hortensia Perpetual Mini Album

Hi Crafty Friends I'm here today to share a project for Clare at My Creative Spirit using Stamperia's Hortensia Collection.  If you aren't familiar with it please check out the links at the bottom of this post.  If you love flowers, especially hydrangeas then this is truly the collection for you.  Hydrangeas have always been a favorite for me.  Growing up Momma had huge ones growing outside our dining room window.   I remember one year she picked a large bouquet and dried them for a centerpiece.  My goodness they lasted forever.  So pretty, so many memories....


Isn't she beautiful?  She's dreaming of peace and contentment and a world free of Pandemics, less stress and turmoil, oh wait, I think that's what I'm dreaming of.  

This book has a hard front and back with accordian pages that open to the right and left.  A fabulous design Clare made!  It allows you to view the complete front or back all at one time.


Your best look at the mini is through my YouTube walk through video.  In it I will share each page and all the tuck ins, pockets, hidden treasures etc.  The link is at the bottom of this post.  

These are the first two pages.  As I said, it's stunning paper don't you think?  Stamperia never disappoints.



For those of you that have followed my creative journey you know I love repurposing things.  The parchment bag and the pink doily with the flower cluster were all one bag gifted to me by my friend Paula.  I cut the bag top off so I could use bits on both pages.  It's the perfect complement to the papers. These are pages 3 and 4.



Pages 5 and 6 share one of the lovely purple hearts my friend Manuela (Bunny Bow on YouTube) gifted to me many moons ago.  I've been hoarding but I thought it time to share with whomever purchases this book. Things are always better when shared don't you think?



I have created a playlist for anyone wishing to know how I created any of the elements you see on these pages.  Each two pages are a separate video so it will be easy for you to find the correct video without having to wade through all the things you may not be interested in.  These are pages 7 and 8.  Here I created an acetate window which eventually could house a very special photo.


And as all good things this one ends with pages 9 and 10.  I hope you've enjoyed this little visual of the book and pages.  Please join me over on YouTube so you can see the whole book, start to finish.  

Have a wonderful crafting day my friends!




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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Post Bound Albums

 Hi Everyone I'm sharing today another kit I did for Clare at My Creative Spirit.  Check out the bottom of the post for links to her store and social media, my social media and the two videos I made sharing the finished project.  Enjoy!


I'm just going to share a few teasers here so you can get a feel for the book
You'll want to check out the videos
to really get a feel for it!


This is a post bound kit, meaning you can replace or
extend the posts to give you all the 
expandable room you want
to add more and more
photos.


My mini has 9 pages 
plus the front/back covers
I used black cardstock that
Clare had sent me for the
inside pages.









narrated walk through


photos only

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Notebook and Wrapper using Stamperia's Inspire Collection

Hello my friends! Today I'm sharing my first project for the My Creative Spirit Design Team, owned by the fabulous Clare Charvill.  I've used Clare's A5 Notebook Holder kit with the Stamperia Journals.  I loved the journals at first sight.


The wrapper is actually a plain paper bag transformed into this lovely carrier for the journals.  I have a complete, step by step process video which I will link below if you'd like to adapt the concept to one of your journal projects.


The front inside cover has a clustered pocket to hold tags.  The journals are held by black cord elastic so they are removable and replaceable as you so desire.  I won't be doing a process of the video with the journal how to's since you get those directions with the purchase of Clare's kit.


The back cover also sports a pocket, a little different shape, but easily able to hold multiple tags, photos or mats like the ones included with mine.

I included a dangle on the front with two metal charms that say Handmade and Made With Love.


The front pocket on the wrapper has this darling tag included with paper from the collection.

Please check out both videos, the walk through and the process, to really get a feel for this journal and wrapper.  These would make such lovely gifts.


Walk Through


The Process


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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Napkin Embossed Cards

 It's always so fun to find a new technique, try it out and fall in love.  Wow that's how I've felt using the napkins Whitney Kosters and I exchanged.  I came out on the good end though because she really had a bunch to share!  I've seen YouTubers using napkins on tags, mats, cards, journal pages lots of stuff but I really hadn't given it a good shot.  Boy am I sold.  How easy fun and wow what fantastic results.


Here are the four cards I've made so far.  I used some Anna Griffin Mix and Match embossing folders on two of them.  They have pop out sentiments that you can change up.  I'll link to where you can find them below.


Remember these color papers I made from the my last post?  They are the remains of the Viviva paints on my glass mat after I was done.  My goodness you just cannot toss something like this.  Let's see what I've made with two of them.

 

These two background were some of those papers.  They just were the perfect accompaniment to my napkins.  I can't wait to use the rest of them.



I'm hanging my head in shame here, I've had these beautiful embossing folders from Anna Griffin for eons and had rarely used them  The card directly above I made step by step on the video below.   I really like how the embossing adds to the napkins.  I'll leave a link below where you can purchase the folders since they are out of print now.

 

I did add some antique lace on a couple of the cards.  Can you imagine the house it took to do the tatting on the right?

Please check out my video and as always thank you everyone for stopping by.


Friday, September 18, 2020

Viviva ColorSheets

Viviva reached out to me to see if I'd like to play and review their colorsheets.  

Oh my goodness I love them.  Any of you that follow me know I'm no where near close to an artist. If you asked me to draw a cat and I did you'd say what's that.  Yeah I'm that bad.  But I can make blobs and I can doodle and the two of them together created some very beautiful cards.  Well, let me show you - 


 


 


Because I'm such a beginner I have a habit of picking up way too much color so when my cards were done my glass mat had lots of color still on it.  I couldn't throw all that away ink so I used my blank watercolor paper to pick it up.  I'll be able to use them for more cards, backgrounds already made!

 

Gorgeous colors huh?




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