Sunday, March 2, 2014

Photo Twist - Recreated

Hello dear friends!

I love making cards, but not only :) Sometimes my creative mojo looks for variations and then as a result comes to life a mini-album or a box.

Today I'm here to share what is called 'Photo-Twist'. I saw it on Pinterest and then followed the link which brought me to this gallery and I practically fell in love with this project. On the picture it looks really tiny, but in fact it's a 5" X 5" cube which holds these absolutely adorable mini-folders.

I looked for additional pictures and even found the original post from where these pictures were taken. I told myself that no matter what, I'm making this photo-twist too!

I wrote an e-mail to the Club Scrap Community who suggested to visit a workshop for creating this project back in 2010, but the answer I got was as follows: "We offer the video tutorial free with a purchase of the project, however we no longer have the project in stock and won't be making it any more. Most of our projects have a limited quantity available".

So I thought to myself that even without a tutorial but with a little bit of patience I could recreate it by myself. And ta-da!!! Here it is:

I didn't use designer paper on this one, I just stamps different images on a craft paper and distressed the edges with Walnut Stain. The handles are from kind of a "Home Fix" shop, I was eager to finish up this project so these handles were the best I could find in a short time :) But they seem ok to me, and the most important thing that the whole construction stands still, doesn't fall apart and doesn't lean to the sides.

Each of the folders is about 4 3/4" X 3.5".

One of them has a small shadow-box inside:

But the rest have 18 pages (each) for pictures of the Fuji Instax' size.

The binding is made in the style of these Grade Books and the pages are glued to the back cover.

My new photo twist looks really great on my desk. I have to print more pictures to fill in the folders and then any minute I want to have a look at them, they will be available just at arm's length.

That's all for today! I'm grateful for your visit and hope that you liked my photo-twist project.

Have a great week!

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  1. Wow, wow, wow, WOW!!! This is just incredible! so gorgeous.
    I really, really want to make this too now! x

  2. This is breath taking. A real piece of art. I LOVE it! Hugs! xx

  3. Сашенька, я просто поражаюсь твоей нескончаемой фантазии!!!!!
    Здоровья тебе и твоей семье! Пусть муза тебя никогда не покидает!!!!!

  4. Simply stunning Alexandra! What a gorgeous creation, every detail is perfectly executed. Will visit the links to see the tutorials. Have a lovely day.
    Hugs, Katie

  5. I love this project - amazing!
    Have a sweet day...

  6. Hi Alexandra I love this box and I when to the links but they don't have a tutorial anymore because they are'nt selling the project I was wondering if you could show us how to create this..tfs hugs yorlis

    1. Hi Yorlis and thanks for your comment. That's the problem that the links don't have a tutorial. For that reason I decided to figure out by myself how to make this box.
      took several pics while creating it, so I guess I'll have to work on them a little before posting. It will not be a tutorial or something, but I'll try to explain how to do it and give you the measurements.

  7. Alexandra!! this is stunning, really breath taking! I love it. And your little girl in the last picture is so cute. So big already.
    Would love to see a tutorial to this...

  8. Wauw... Absolutely amazing project ....

  9. Bloody hell! This is amazing! I'd love to see a tutorial! xx

  10. Amazing project, beautifully crafted, thanks for joiining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

  11. This is so beautiful. Thank you for joining in at Scribble & Scrap. Keeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

    Great you only used stamps ....
    XX Christa.

  13. Wow Alexandra, this is fabulous. So pleased you were able to recreate this. The papers you have used are gorgeous as are the albums. Every bit of this is stunning.
    Hope you are having a good week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  14. Awe...this image is super cute………So pretty and so many fine details……love how you designed with all the details around to highlight the image…….. Thank-you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week !!!!

    (Robyn's Fetish Challenge DT)

  15. Fabulous creation! thanks for playing with "Robyn's Fetish Challenge". Good luck!

  16. Oh, no I think I not submised my comment on this work. Is fantastic .....and without the pattern; Wow!...this is a real artist. Elena.

  17. I love this and am going to have a go. What a fantastic present this would makes thanks for the inspiration! Maddy x

  18. Where can I get the instructions to make this photo twist project

    1. I did not create instruction for this project. I was from being able to film tutorial back then :)
      Kathy Orta created a similar project in 2015. Maybe you will be interested in her tutorial:

  19. Your boxes with the album's are BEAUTIFUL. Each one has a surprising element to it. The beauty is seeing the complete & to me, complex of all fitting together like an orchestra. Thank you for sharing.


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