Saturday, 8 May 2021

Elegance Shadow Box

I joined another My Creative Spirit Facebook Live class, this time Clare taught us how to make a shadow box and pocket album, I am making this to give my Mother in Law for her Birthday, it's OK, she doesn't look at my blog.


There is a window in the top, you will be able to see the album through it, in the photo above you can see the flap on the front with magnets to hold it closed.


This is the inside of the box, it is fully lined and there is a small box on the inside, I will put some nice chocolates in it.


This is the little box open, I will take another photo when I have filled the small box and popped the album inside - I've not completely finished it yet, I need to get a move on.


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Pauline
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Thursday, 6 May 2021

Create

I have another card to share today, I have used my Graphic 45 Imagine collection again.


I have mitred the corners on the base layer again, I rather like how it looks.  I have used two papers, a journaling card and some flowers that I have fussy cut from another of the papers.  I have inked the edges and used cream card stock to layer everything up.


Thank you for popping in today and thank you for all of the lovely comments that you leave, they are all read and much appreciated.

Pauline
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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Imagine

I am busy creating a Travel Journal with my Graphic 45 Imagine collection at the moment, as it is taking ages I thought I would take some time out and make a card.


I saw a card like this on Pinterest and guess what, I can't find it again - I think it was by Sabrina, Aspiring to Creativity. I really liked the way she had framed the papers and the mitred corners.  I used two papers from the Imagine collection along with a topper and some fussy cut flowers and butterflies.


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Pauline
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Saturday, 1 May 2021

Mixed Media Blossom

I have created a little mixed media project using some of the leftovers from the Graphic 45 Blossom collection, I was inspired by a project that I saw on the Graphic 45 Blog.


I covered some chipboard with some woodgrain paper and then painted it with Gesso to lighten it a little.  I then stamped some text in pink ink and added some texture with a stencil and texture paste.

I fussy cut lots of the beautiful blooms from the Blossom collection along with some butterflies from some leftover Simple Stories papers, I also die cut a couple of foliage pieces.  Everything has been layered up with foam pads, hopefully you can see the dimension in the photograph below.


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Pauline
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Thursday, 29 April 2021

Blossom Album

This the Album that I created at the online Craft Retreat that I joined recently, it was run by Clare from My Creative Spirit. We created four projects, the first of which was the Tall Boy that I shared HERE.  This is the second project, an Album, we could also create a Brag Book and a Ribbon Tied Journal.

I apologise in advance for all of the photographs, it is so difficult to share something like an album!


I used the Graphic 45 Blossom collection again, above is the front cover and below is the inside front cover and first page.  I added a pocket that contains the tags that I shared HERE and the first page is a policy envelope, it opens up so that you can store things inside.


This is the back of the policy envelope and the front of the second page, there is a flap and a pocket, the flap is held closed by the Journaling/Ephemera Card, you can see it open in the second photograph below.



This is the back of the second page and the front of the third page, the back of all the pages is the same design, there is a belly band that you can tuck things behind.  The third page has another flap with a pocket, you can see it opened up on the following photograph.



The third page opens out twice and you can pop photographs or Journaling/Ephemera cards behand the little belly bands.


This is the flaps opened up once and in the photograph below they are fully opened, I was struggling to get everything in the photographs at that stage.



This is the fourth page, I have another flap on this one, you can see it opened up on the following photograph, all of the flaps have magnetic closures.



This is the inside of the back cover, I haven't decided whether or not to decorate it yet, I'm thinking about putting a waterfall element on it.


I hope you are not bored with all of the photographs, it's difficult to capture everything - a video would probably be easier but then I would need something to mount my camera on!

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Pauline
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Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Sending Love

I have taken another little break from the album that I am creating to create a quick slimline card.


I have used my Graphic 45 Blossom collection again, I used 3 of the Journaling & Ephemera Cards, I have two collections of these, I fussy cut the blooms two times so that I could layer them up.  Two of the papers are from the Patterns & Solids pad and the other one is from the 8 x 8" paper pad, I used my Die-namics Fishtail Flag Dies to cut the banners and cut the doily with a die from the Graphic 45 Square Tag & Clock die collection.


Thank you for popping in today and thank you for all of the lovely comments that you leave, they are all read and much appreciated.

Pauline
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Sunday, 25 April 2021

Wonderful Friend

I'm still busy creating the album that was part of the online Craft Retreat that I joined last weekend, I created these tags to go in one of the album pockets and thought I would pop in and share them with you.
 

My inspiration came from some tags that Teresa Cruz shared on the Graphic 45 Blog.  I used two large black tags and covered them both with papers from the Blossom collection.   I then punched one edge of two 4" x 6"Journaling & Ephemera Cards and distressed the edges.


I fussy cut lots of flowers from one of the 12" x 12" patterned papers and layered some up on each tag.  The sentiments are old ones from my stash and I added a couple of seam binding bows.


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Pauline
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