Thursday, April 18, 2013

Booking it with Scor-pal

Hi there! This is Tya and I wanted to show you the cute mini album that I made using my Scor-pal and the awesome Urban Traveler Line from Simple Stories. I was inspired by this mini album and tweaked the measurements and the theme to make it a travel album. Thank you Dawn for the inspiration!
Suitcase Mini Album

8x12 inch kraft cardstock
(2) 1 x 3 3/4 inch kraft cardstock
2x12 brown dot pattern paper for belly band 
Brown dot pattern paper for handles ( cut on Silhouette) 
(4) 4x7 brown cardstock for mini album pages
2 3/4 x 7 inch grid pattern paper for inside upper flap on suitcase
1 1/2 inch circle punch
(4) copper brads
Twine, and buttons for mini album embellishments
All Pattern Paper and Stickers are from the Urban Traveler line from Simple Stories

Step 1- On the 12 inch side of the 8 x 12 inch kraft cardstock, score the paper at 3 , 3 1/4, 7 3/4 and 8 inches.
 Step 2- Take the (2) 1x 3 3/4 inch kraft cardstock pieces on the 1 inch side score the 2 pieces at 3/8 and 5/8.
Step 3-Round all four corners of the paper. Fold up the paper so that the smaller section is on the top.

Step 4- Using the 1 1/2 circle punch, punch half a circle in the middle of this bottom section.
Step 5-Using the Scor Tape, adhere the 1 x 3 3/4 scored sections to the sides of the middle section of the paper.
Step 6 - Add the grid pattern paper to the top section
Step 7-Decorate the outside of the suitcase. Add the handles and the belly band.Add the tag and stickers to the handle. Just add a little bit of removable adhesive on the belly band so that it can be removed easily.

Step 8 - To make the mini album that goes inside the suitcase, take the (4) 4x7 inch brown cardstock and score each of these papers on the 7 inch side at 1 inch.
Step 9-To bind the mini album, simply take 2 large brads, punch 2 holes and add the brads to the 1 inch scored section of the mini album as shown:

Step 10- Decorate the pages of the mini album.

Happy Scoring!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Doodlebug and Kiwi Lane

Hello everyone! Hope all is well and that you are enjoying Spring! I love this time of year - flowers are blooming, the windows are open and I just want to get outside and enjoy it all!

This week on the blog the Doodlebug Design Team has been featuring products using templates from Kiwi Lane Designs - stop by and check out their site for all the details on this super fun tool that you can use to spice up your layouts! So fun!

I was given the Tiny Shapes templates to work with as well as one that I already had to make the rolling grassy hills along the bottom.  I decided to use the shapes to make this cute 3-D hot air balloon Thank you card.

I used the circle and half of the hexagon templates to make the hot air balloon. To make the 3-D element you simply cut out 4 circles, fold them in half and layer them next to each other to make them pop off the card. Super simple and easy, yet eye catching as well. I also added a few fussy cut clouds on top of the cloud pattern paper background for a little more 3-D fun. I used Doodlebug's new Flower Box line for all of my supplies.

Happy Spring everyone! And thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Doodlebug projects - Stars and Stripes and Take Note

Hey everyone - just wanted to add my 2 projects here that were showcase on the Doodlebug Design blog these past few weeks. We have been highlighting the 4 new lines that Doodlebug release at Winter CHA,. Previously I showed you Flower Box, and Fruit Stand. This time I am showing you the projects that I did for the Stars and Stripes and Take Note lines, which of course are darling as usual!

First up is this cute photo tray featuring the Stars and Stripes line. It is one of my very favorite patriotic lines of all time because it has that beautiful pop of teal blue in it that I think just accents the red, white and blues of the line perfectly.
I can't believe how little my kids look in these photos - this was taken a few years ago but I loved the pics of the kids doing sparklers for the first time.

The next project I did was this fun little desk set using Doodlebugs Take Note line and a Silhouette die cut for the holders. My 2 favorite things right now - Doodlebug and my Cameo - love :)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! Happy Scrapping!