Sunday, November 2, 2014

Projects for November "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House

This is the first craft we will be doing for our Nov. Event. It is a two ring photo album for the holidays. This is the cover. It is 10"X 8". I started with the cover base made out of covers from paper packs, then I covered that with decorative card stock to make it thick and sturdy. I found this card stock with the tree of words at Tuesday Morning. I love to check them out and see what new stuff they have. I then cut words from some old Christmas paper that I have had for a few years. I framed the word and put them on the cover.
This is the first page. I made the these three pages 6"X6" decorative card stock and then decorated them. I cut a 5" X 4" white card stock for the photo, then framed it with 5 1/4" X 4 1/4". I used my old red Sizzix and cut the candy cane used foam squares to help hold in what ever picture you want to use, then I cut this cute snowman and package from a box of Christmas card I purchase on clearance from Walmart two years ago. I used foam squares to also help hold the picture from the other side and I cut this little present from the same card and used it to help hold in the card, this card can be taken out and placed back in. I placed a cute little tab cut from my Cricut Cartridge "From My Kitchen"
This is the second of the three tabbed pages, I made a red rectangle out of patterned paper and framed it, then cut the tree and bow with my old Sizzix and frizzy cut the word JOY from scraps of card stock that I am using for this project. I used foam squares to raise the rectangle so that a photo can slip in and out from behind it. Then using scraps I made a tab for this page.
This is the third of 3 tabbed pages. I had this lovely Martha Stewart Christmas card stock from last year with pretty presents all over it. I used it for the base page and then cut an L shape with another scape from this pack, using my corner punch I then raised it with foam squares so that a photo can go in and out behind it. I also cut a snowflake with my Old Sizzix out of white glitter card stock and used a foam square to at it to the corner helping to hold the photo in place. The word WARM came from a DCWV Christmas card stock pack and framed it with white, red, and green and attached it.
I cut this scalloped tag with my old Sizzix and printed some pages with lines and cut to fit inside it for journaling then I added snowflakes framed with white, red that I cut from the DCWV card stock pack.
Under that tag is this page, I took a 12X12 piece of patterned card stock and folded it in half. Then I cut 2" off the bottom (save this  piece). I printed this wonderful quote and framed it with green and then a patterned scrap of card stock I am using for this project. I then cut a piece of red card stock 11" and folded it in half longways, and cut three pieces of white card stock at 5"X 4" and used my corner punch and then layered one here and two inside under the flap. I cut a strip of red card stock at 1 1/2" and took my Martha Stewart Snowflake punch and then layered the two.
You can see here where I added the white card stock for your photos.

When I folded the 12X12 and cut off the 2" I then glued the top and bottom leaving the side open to make a large pocket you can stick stuff in.
I added another tag for journaling, this one is 3"X6" and I found this paper in some stock I had and cut it to fit in the center and then from that same page in the DCWV Christmas pack, I framed the word MEMORIES with white, red and green and added it to the top of my tag.

Under the tag is the next page and It is a glistning red card stock that I found at Ruby Tuesday. I cut my pages 9 1/2" X 7 1/2 ". I cut a 5x4 white rectangle of white card stock and then made another 1/4 inch larger out of patterned paper and then another one out of brown. I attached it towards the top. I then cut a tag from card stock with my old Sizzix and printed this quote and cut it to fit in the center of the tag. I use my Sizzix also for the Christmas ornaments that I cut from scraps that I am using for this project.  Oh, I also cut the stocking from scraps using my old Sizzix. I love that old machine! One of the stockings has foam squares to push it up and leave room to fit in a photo.
I added another tag for journaling.

For my next page, I used the folded strip that I saved and cut another strip out of a different patterned card stock at 2 1/2"X12" and folded it over the left side of the folded piece I saved. I then only glued the left side together in order to fit a photo in there. I used another box of Christmas cards to fuzzy cut The presents and glued that to the bottom strip. I cut the Season's Greetings from the card and framed that and attached it to the top.
Under that is another tag for Journaling. I added some holly leaves cut from on old Sizzix and two large rhinestone stickers.
Under the tag is anther page same size as the one before (9 1/2" X 7 1/2") I used part of the card that had this cute little window and glued it leaving the right side open for a pocket to slip a photo in and out. I used the snowmen from that same card. and the cute little trees in the right lower corner. I added printed from my computer the words, Do you wanna build a snowman? and framed it in green. I cut Winter Wishes from the card and framed it also in green.
You can use this style of album for any theme you wish. It is fun to create. We have a class at Jo-Ann where you can learn how to do this if you need help. Hope you enjoyed it I sure did!
If you would like to be put on the list for this event, I have one seat left. Or you can be added to the waiting list for Nov. Craft & Crop.
because you know how life is full of surprises. Someone may have to cancel and then you can squeeze right on in. Hope you enjoyed this project.
Marye Bird
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