July Challenge -- Anything Goes

Monday, July 27, 2015

No Stamping Mini Album Tutorial

Hello and welcome back, so excited to share with you my No Stamping Mini Album, tons of ideas out there for albums and I thought it would be fun to try no stamping on one.  I know crazy huh!  Anyway, lots of photos here, and I hope you get a chance to create an album.  I am doing this tutorial for One Crazy Stamper.  Thanks again for stopping and I look forward to your comments, tell me what you think.  Cheers!

5x8 Album

Back cover outer pieces cut two card board or chip board 5x8, and one 2x8 for this

I cut this white card-stock 8 x 8 1/2" I put lots of double sided adhesive on here, and it has to stay glued and help bend and fold it hold the back together. I would not recommend using liquid glue, as it might shift while drying.

I used card stock to cover the back, this can be solid or pattern, up to you with this part.

For the binding or where the pages will go, I will add my scratch paper here for you to sort of see what I did as I am not sure words work so well.  
Here I go: Card Stock for the binding 7 1/4 x 11 1/4 
Score at 2" on each end then score at 1/2", 1/2", 1/4", 1/2", 1/2", 1/4"
When placing the double side tape put in the center of the row between the score lines. The tape will go right after the 1/4" score on the 1/2".  * Important That the Tape does not go on the 1/4" spot. See Scratch paper below for a better view on where to put it. Then fold and bend back and forth this is where the pages will be adhered too.  So will be need to move back and forth for turning.  I only put one row of tape on it  at a time and take off the backing of the double sided tape and do the next row, other wise you might have stuck the wrong one to the next fold. 

Then when centering the binding on the back cover you can measure the middle/center and put a mark on it, it will be covered with paper anyway.  I took my scoring tool and went over the folds and creases once it is adhere. The album will be able to bend, open and close. 

I covered the rest of the album.  I used solid card stock here. 

This is what it looks like finished.

4 3/4" x 7" For the pages, you can do it this the way like I have or single sheets, I folded them to be stronger and also was able to add flaps or folded inserts in them as well.  I slid the card stock inside the two and adhere it, and you later can add the pattern paper or lined paper for journal-ling.  Also I used a border punch on the bottom of the flap.   The flaps or inserts can be whichever sizes works for you mine are 3 3/4" x 4" and  can be opened either way.

When adhering the pages I put double sided tape on the green card stock the folded binding, and then add the pages.  I think you might be able to put the tape on the pages first, not sure, as I didn't.

For the following photos I used the pattern paper to decorate them.


Here is the shot from the top of the closed album.

Here is the close up of the chain and 'S' hook and ring.  I glued on the album to close it. 

Adding the fastener I used glue-dots and and small piece of chain, and 'S' hook.
  Thanks again, and this was done without stamping and the paper I used is from a few sheets from this wonderful paper collection!

Supplies-HFC-Birds and Blooms Collection, Adhesive, Double Sided Tape, Dies, Chain, Jump Ring and S-hook, Foam Tape, Border Punch.
Album size 5" x 8"-Cover (Back), 4 3/4" x 7" pages.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Vintage Babes!

Happy Saturday!

It's the weekend.....yippeeeee! Today I am sharing with you a card I made using the Art Impressions stamp set called "Bathing Suit Set". This is such a cute set with a vintage vibe to it!
I tried to stay with the vintage vibe when I chose my papers and embellishments. I decided on paper from the Teresa Collins You Are My Happy 6x6 collection. Using Antique photo Distress ink, I edged all my papers to help them stand out. I also added a peach coloured doily, some lace and pearls. Of course my best friend clear Wink of Stella came along on the hats, and different parts on each ladies suits.
Here's the inside of my card. I love the sentiment, it cracks me up! I think it might be my new motto LOL!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, R20, R35
Hair: E41, E43, E44
Reds: R20, R21, R22, R30, R32, R35
Greys: W1, W3, W5
Ground: W0, W1, W2
Outline shadow: W00

Don't forget to enter into our current Challenge "Anything Goes"! And while you have a minute check out the online One Crazy Stamper store for great finds!
Happy Crafting!
From my stash: Teresa Collins paper, doily, lace, PPP Stitched Borders

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bob Loves Tubing

Hello and Happy Friday!!!  Today I have another fun "Bob" card to share with you, let me know what you think....
 Supplies Used:
* Image:  High Hopes Stamps, Bob Loves Tubing
* Sentiment: High Hopes Stamps
* Copic Xpress It Cardstock
* Copic Sketch Markers
* Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black & Bamboo Leaves
* Distress Inks:  Spiced Marmalade & Tumble Glass
* Paper:  Doodlebug 6x6 Paper Pad, Boys Only
* White, Orange and Green Cardstock
* Glossy Accents (Sunglasses, mouth, splashes and entire innertube)
* Dies:  Spellbinder Classic Squares & Petite Labels 1 + Your Next Stamp, Puffy Clouds
(Please visit www.onecrazystamper.com to purchase the above listed supplies)

Here is a close up of Bob to see the Copic colours used....
Copic Colours Used:
* Skin:  E11, E00, E000
* Hair:  E79, E59, E25, E21
* Sunglasses & Tube:  T8, T6, T4, YR16, YR12 + Glossy Accents
* Shorts:  Paper Pieced + YG91
* Water:  BG53, BG11,BG000, BG0000, 0

I hope that you enjoyed today's card!

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Thursday, July 23, 2015


It seems that this year is the year of weddings, so expect to see a few different cards from me in the next few weeks.  My card today is one that I made for my son to give to his best friend from high school, who got married this past weekend.

This is Stamping Bella's Close Ups I Do image that I have colored with Copic Sketch Markers, and then designed to look like a polaroid photo on the card front.  The sentiment is a Penny Black die and the dp is from Santoro and the pearls and buttons on the outfits were made with Viva Décor pearl pens. 

Card Recipe
Suit - T4, T7, T10
Her skin - E000, E00, E01, E11
His Skin - E11, E23
Dress - C1, Colorless Blender, C2
Bow - RV25, RV06, RV17, RV19
Heart - R29, E39
Background - B0000, B000

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Your're on a roll! - One Crazy Stamper

 I know a young couple that loves Sushi they would get a kick out of this card! Also, my friends at work may like this one too as they love going for the all you can eat Sushi lunch (and  always come back very happy :)  
This little card is made using Your Next Stamp  Maki a Wish CYNS198 stamp set, Maki a Wish Die Set YNSD253.
Coloured with Copic #'s C0,C1,0,C3,YG03,YG00,R21,B000,R21
Added Oriental papers, stitches and natural fibers to help add to the theme.
Thanks for peeking, hope you get crafty this week!