Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania I am Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome here!  It's been a chilly January but we're almost through it.  The challenge at Cuttlebug Mania this time is I am Crafting...sewing, knitting, carpentry, etc.  And don't forget to use your Cuttlebug.

Challenge - I am Crafting
(sewing, knitting, carpentry, etc.)
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks.
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I went with knitting for this challenge.  I had this Inspired Stamps set called New Baby that was perfect for the challenge.  I used dies that had stitching in it to continue with the theme.

Recipe:  PP-BoBunny Island Mist Double Dot, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, My Favorite Things-Stitched Scallop, Inspired Stamps SS-New Baby, Versafine Onyx Black, CTMH Ink-Juniper, White Organza Ribbon, Pearls, Foam Squares.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Die

I hope you can join us for the Crafting Challenge.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cuttlebug Mania Winter Wonderland Challenge (Template and Link)

Hello and welcome here!  Wow, time flies and it's a new year already.  Here's to being creative this year!!  Cuttlebug Mania is back at it and this time the challenge is Winter...nature, snow, ice, winter sports etc.

Challenge - Winter
(nature, snow, ice, winter sports etc.)
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.

Challenge runs for 2 weeks. 

Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug

Album Size:  4" x 6" (cover is 4.25" x 6.25)
I took a class at our local scrapbook store The Scrapbook Cottage and made a cute mini album.  I took my instructions and came home and made a ton more.  Okay, lol, not a ton, but at last count I made 14, with a few more prepped on my desk to finish. It's one of the one 12x12 sheets type.  But with this album you can add as many 12x12 sections that you want.  For these I added 2 12x12 sections.

So all in all, this album takes 3 cardstock and 3 patterned papers (or 2 pieces of CS and 2 pieces PP for the smaller album), with next to nothing left.  The spine is part of the measurements but I wanted a contrasting colour so I used an extra little piece of cardstock.

I love my Memory Box sled!  Perfect for the wintery feel of the album!

The way the cardstock is cut and folded, you can adhere the pages to make pockets for tags...which is all included in the measurements of the CS and PP.

Recipe:  PP-Authentique Wintery One, Three & Four, Bazzill CS-red, cream & green, Memory Box-Large Winter Sled, Richard Garay-Knitted Pattern EF, Martha Stewart-Branch Punch & Cherish Border Punch, Tonic Studio Ticket/Tag Punch, Hole Punch, Silver 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Red 1/4" Satin Ribbon, Natural Fibers, Foam Squares, Pearls.

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Memory Box Large Winter Sled Die
Richard Garay Knitted Pattern Embossing Folder

Hope you can join us for the Winter Challenge!

I found the instructions online at Astrid's Artistic Efforts. It may look complicated but it's not really.  I decided to re-draw her cutting instructions for you.  For instructions on how to fold and glue, you can click the link in the sentence above.

Album Piece (I used 2 of these)

Cover and Tags 
(I increased my spine from 2 1/4" to 2 1/2")

Once you've read Astrid's instructions, here's a diagram of how I like to fold the album.
 Using her numbers from the first diagram above.  I like to fold 1 up to 2, and 6 down to 5.

Then I fold the bundle at 2 behind 3, and the bundle at 5 behind 4.

And finally fold 4 up to 3.
Then continue with her instructions for gluing the album together, making pockets.


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