Sunday, January 21, 2018

Winter Wonderland Envelope Flip Book Project Share

Last month I did a fun mail swap with my friend Noelle and I had to make her a few handmade goodies to tuck along the other treats I sent her like some Bath & Body Works products in a scent she likes, pretty nail polish, and stylish boot socks.  Since it's me, that meant it was best to stick with a paper craft!

While I've been taking time away from blogging, I have been watching a lot of amazing YouTubers and one of my favorite crafty girls to follow along with is Sabrina Ann and I used her Envelope Flip Book Tutorial as a starting spot for this project.  I found the tip to add a gusset so you have enough room to stuff your envelopes with goodies for your pen friend to be especially helpful.  Since I found that hint improved my experience with assembly, I'd like to add one of my own.  I've made projects with prepackaged envelopes before and have found that I get a much sturdier and higher quality envelope if I made them out of my own cardstock.  I like using the We Are Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to do so because it makes it so easy to make them in a wide range of sizes.

Hope you enjoy the quick flip through the Envelope Flip Book I made, the lighting is a lot better than in my last video so I think the colors are truer to real life.  The paper pad is by Craft Smith and it's called Winter Wonderland, it was purchased from Michaels when it was a Hot Buy and I snagged it for just $5! 

Here are some additional pictures too.

I created this pretty ribbon tie closure with a cut apart from the paper pad.

My daughter made a bunch of ribbon paper clips for her friends and I joined her by making a couple too.  The card I washi taped them onto is flocked and textured, very cool!

I added little stamped tags identifying the contents of each pocket, purely for cuteness factor.

My friend's monogram is on the front of this embellishment cluster.

I used a We Are Memory Keepers Tab Punch to make coordinating tabs for the second project I created to send, I'll be posting a quick video of that tomorrow.

More goodies like premade tags and Target's Bullseye's Playground aka the $1, $3, $5 section at the front of their store.

In side this last pocket I added a little note explaining what I think a Flip Book is and my intention behind making and sending her one.  I also used a simple paper banner paper clip to include an extra filler card.


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Mini Album Project Share: Chipboard & Pocket Pages by Heidi Swapp

Hi Everyone!  Long time - absolutely NO BLOGGING!  Wow, I missed 2017 entirely, whoops.  I have still been crafting, scrapbooking, and keeping up on Project Life.  Here's a little mini album I made as a gift.  I hope you enjoy this quick flip through, and I apologize for the video quality, it's a little dark for my taste but I don't really know what I'm doing so this was the best I could do after four or five tries.  Hopefully, you can still see what a fun album it is regardless.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Project Life 2015: Lilacs Blooming

The lilacs in our backyard are almost ready to bloom again!  I look forward to it every year and it's a tradition to take the kids' photos by the bush every spring.  Here's how I documented this very day, one year ago.

My daughter had a half day so we met my husband for lunch.  We came home to take pictures in the backyard and then went to the park for a quick walk and some swinging.

Cards are from the Seasons Snap Set (3X4 & 4X6) by Simple Stories.

***Notes: I photographed this page before journaling or as they say, "Before the pen" so to speak.  I think I will be doing this whenever possible, since it saves me from having to digitally edit out names and personal details, which my husband prefers I not share.  It really cuts down on the time needed to get a blog post up.  I hope this does not detract from your enjoyment of my pages.***

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