Friday, January 25, 2013

"Sweet Daughter" Mini Album - Part 4

Hello scrappers!!  It's time to finish up with the "Sweet Daughter" mini-album series of posts. In this post I will go over the design of the inside pages and give brief instructions of each page.  If there is some technique or design element that you don't understand how I did, or want more info about...
Please don't hesitate to comment and ask.
I will be glad to discuss it further with you.  :)   I hope you enjoy!!

Happy Scrappin',

This mini-album was created with the DCWV "The Preppy Princess" stack,
My Mind's Eye "Madison Avenue" glitter stickers, Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink,
silk flowers from "Spare Parts", diamond stickles, and coordinating open-stock cardstock.
The first page was a tag/pocket page.  I used the cut-apart pages from the stack to make the pocket, matted with brown, then pink cardstock.

This is the front of the tag from the first page. I used a piece of patterned cardstock
from the stack and punched with a decorative corner punch. I inked the edges & added a crown sticker in the bottom right corner. I used silk flowers from "Spare Parts" with a pink button center for the "pull tab".

This is the back of the tag. I used a cut-apart from the stack, punched
with the same decorative corner punch. I then inked the edges & added some
stickles around the journaling block & the crown. I used a silk flower with a pink button
center for the "pull tab" on this side also.

This is the second page. I stamped/embossed decorative corners and "fussy cut"
them out to give more dimension. I then layered silk flowers, added a button
center, put in 3 decorative stick pins, and added a glitter sticker banner. I also
added some stickles to edges of one of the flowers for added sparkle!
This is a close-up of the flower detail on the second page.
This third page is my favorite!  I covered 2 library pockets with patterned cardstock
from the stack. Wrapped baker's twine around the pocket twice,
then finished them off with a bow. I added more embellishment to the page
by adding some flowers with cardstock sticker centers and a title
cardstock sticker matted with solid pink cardstock.
After adhering the pockets to the page, I made 2
tags from the solid brown cardstock. I punched the tags with the decorative
corner punch, spritzed with homemade glimmer mists, and added
a pull tab made with washi tape. To make the pull tab more decorative,
I added a silk flower with a resin flower center.
On the back of the tags, I added a journaling block that I printed from
my computer. These journaling blocks provide a place for Mommy & Daddy
to write a special little note to baby!

This was a pretty simple page. I made the banner across the top with
some of the cut-apart strips from the stack. I added "diamond" stickles
to it all for some added sparkle!
This is another pocket page. I made the pocket with a strip from the cut-apart page, matted with solid pink cardstock that I scalloped with the spellbinders scalloped borders. I added some stickles to the flowers for some sparkle!

This is the front of the tags. I used pieces of patterned cardstock from the stack, punched the corners with the decorative corner punch, inked the edges, adhered it to a slightly larger piece of solid brown cardstock that I spritzed with homemade glimmer mist, added a ribbon pull, and added an apoxy stickers to embellish.

On the back of those tags, after spritzing with the gold homemade glimmer mist, I heat embossed the corners, inked the edges of a small doily and adhered that. I them matted some of the cut-apart sentiments & designs and put those on top. I added some stickles to each piece for some BLING! 

This is a pretty simple page. I used a piece of the blinged crown paper from the stack, added a piece of pink polka dotted washi along the side and top, and inked at the edges of the washi. I then added a metal medallion in the top left corner with silk flowers and a gemstone layered on top of it.

You may not be able to see it well, but the delicate lace on this page is gorgeous.
I received it in a swap and LOVE it!  After adhering the lace only at the top of it, I added some pink ribbon, and a strand of pink flat-back pearls. I made the title with a carstock retangle, punched the corners, added an apoxy sicker, and went around it with some iamond stickles. I put some brass eyelets on each end.

This pocket was also made with the spellbinders scalloped borders die. I added a strip of pink polka-dotted washi tape in the center of the pocket, with a ribbon and ribbon slider to finish it off nicely. 

This is the tag from that pocket page. After masking the center of the tag, leaving about 1/2" all the way around, I spritzed it with homemade glimmer mist. I stamped the corners with "fancy corners", then added stickles when they were dry. I adhered a silk flower to the top for a "pull tab", on top of that I added an apoxy sticker for added strength.

Closeup of the flower "pull". Added stickles to the tips of the flowers.

The backside of the tag has a place for journaling. I inked the edges of the doily before adhering to the page. The background is spritzed with that homemade glimmer mist. This journaling block was from the cut-apart page in the stack.

A close up of the stamped, fancy corners with stickles added!

This page is simple, yet AWESOME!!  I inked the edges of the doily before adhering it to the page. I then layered several different flowers in the corner. I punched 2 scalloped circles... one in solid brown and one in patterned paper from the stack. I stamped the crowned heart on the patterned one and colored it in with coloring pencils.

I added a couple of stick pins for more depth and texture. I received these in a stick pin swap.  They were just the right touch to make this page complete!

This page is pretty yet simple also.  Just goes to show ya, that the right patterned paper/cardstock that you use can go along way!  Just added a scalloped banner up top, matted with brown cardstock. Then a ribbon all tied up in a pretty bow.

This is by far the COOLEST page I have ever done!!  It's a multi-flip page!!  It has a total of EIGHT mini-flip pages with a place on the front of each for a photo. On the back of each mini-flip is a journaling block or sentiment from the cut-apart pages.


To help with the flipping of the mini pages, I "sandwiched" a piece of washi tape on the edge of each page and cut in a "fish tale".

The back cover of the album has the elastic band for closure. I punched a hole with my crop-a-dile big bite, pulled the elastic "hair band" through, and secured it with a decorative paperclip. Simple and easy!
This is what it looks like on the outside of the back cover.
Whew.... There you have it!!  The finished "Sweet Daughter" Mini Album.  Thanks for laying along; I hope this tutorial has provided some SPARK to get your INSPIRATION flowing for you to make your own mini album!!
TUNE IN next Friday, as I make my FIRST showcase for "Lone Wolf Designs" Design Team. Showcasing products from the facebook group...
Where products are sold at 75% of MSRP!
Check it out!! You'll be glad you did.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The CREATIVITY starts here!

It's time and it is awesome!  What is it you ask? 
The start of the Design Team Showcases for Lone Wolf Designs. 
Check out the first showcase by Kris Whittaker...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


I have some VERY EXCITING news that I have been
waiting to share with you all... 
I have been asked to be a member of the
Design Team for Lone Wolf Designs, LLC!! 
How exciting is that!?!  This will be my first ever DT spot and I am very honored and excited to get started.  Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs. You are sure to be INSPIRED!  Stay tuned for some awesome creativity and amazing designs.


Happy Scrappin',

Monday, January 14, 2013

"Sweet Daughter" Mini Album - Part 3

Hello!  And WELCOME to the NEW and IMPROVED "Fashioned In Faith" blog. There are some exciting changes going on here... starting with my NEW LOOK and ADDED CONTENT!  I hope you enjoy it. If there are any concerns with the readability or links not working, please inform me so that I can make changes. Thanks!!
I also want to take some time in this post to show the best part of the "Sweet Daughter" mini album... The EMBELLISHMENTS!!  Embellishing is my favorite part of Scrapbooking.  I like to challenge myself when it comes to the design and decor.  I try to come up with new & interesting ways to use the products.  I will start with the cover in this post... the inside pages will be covered in more posts to come.  I was quite pleased with the album and the recipient was as well.
ENJOY... and as always, THANKS for visiting!
Prayers  & Blessings,
This is the completed cover with tulle tied onto the binding wire.  There is a combination of resist canvas, silk flowers, paper flowers, resin flowers, lace, flat-back pearl strands, and a resin heart with wings that I colored with acrylic paint.
These are some of the paper flowers that I used. The top flower is the before... I sprayed each flower with coordinating, homemade glimmer mists. They turned out BEAUTIFULLY!  I will be doing all of my flowers like this in the future. These paper flowers take the color and shimmer of the glimmer mists so well. 
Allow ample time to dry before adhering to your project.
Above are examples of the resist canvas. Spray a canvas piece of your choice with coordinating glimmer mist color.  Let the color soak in as much as desired and "dab" off excess with a paper towel.  If you would like the color to be darker,
repeat process as needed.

These resin pieces from Prima are AWESOME!! They add so much texture and dimension to the project. This particular one was white. Paint over it with acrylic metallic paint, making sure to brush it into all of the cracks. While the paint is still wet, wipe off all of the excess paint, leaving the paint heavy in the cracks. After, smear some gold acrylic metallic paint onto the tips and edges for
more shimmer and depth.

This is a close up, before the gold was added.

Another new technique for me was this button and elastic closure.  Punch holes in both covers with a crop-a-dile big bite or other strong punching device. In the front cover hole,place a shank button into the hole. If the shank is not long enough to go all the way through to the back, tie a short piece of ribbon to the button shank. 

Pull the ribbon through the hole and secure it on the back with a decorative paperclip. I added some very strong wet glue to the back of the ribbon knot and
the deco paperclip for added security.

This is the inside of the front cover.  I made sure to make the back of the button closure neat and coordinating with the album... make it part of the design.  I created a "Welcome Baby" tag on my computer and printed it out on colored cardstock. This makes a place for Mom & Dad to write the Baby's info from the hospital... adding more ways to save memories!
(posts of inside pages to be continued...)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Sweet Daughter" Mini Album - Part 2

Here it is, the continuation of  the "Sweet Daughter" Mini-Album.  The following is some helpful hints on making a mini-album that is completely constructed out of photo mat-board scraps that you can purchase at your craft store in packages for
about $4-$5 depending on the size.

The mat-board is durable and easy to work with. For the covers (as in the previous post) I doubled up on the board; for the inside pages I kept them single. 

The colors in the mat-board package will vary. The edges may look white or black, but the face color could be something totally different.  So, to keep from the odd BLUE color showing in my PINK & BROWN album, I painted the edges of the inside pages
about 1" in all the way around.
While waiting for the edges to dry, I cut some coordinating solid cardstock slightly
smaller than my mat-board pages. After that, I trimmed the patterened cardstock
slightly smaller than the solid pieces. I then distressed...
...and inked the edges of each piece.
After adhering the two pieces together with my ATG and putting them onto the mat-board
with mod-podge, I spritzed them all with homemade glimmer mist to add some SPARKLE!  (doesn't show up well on camera)
After all of the mod-podge has dried COMPLETELY, now is the time to
punch your binding holes. 
I used my "Bind-it-All" on this particular mini album. If you do not have a binder machine or just do not wish to use it on this project, you can use a crop-a-dile or other strong punching method to punch holes for binder rings. You would need at least 3 for this project. I would suggest measuring and marking the placement of the holes on each page/cover before punching in order to keep your pages & covers aligned.
I hope that you have fun if you decide to try a mini-album with mat-board. I really enjoyed working on this one and am very pleased with the way it turned out. 
Thanks for visiting "Fashioned In Faith"!!
Until next time... Happy Scrappin',