Sunday, October 30, 2016

A card for I Am Roses DT

Hello all!
Here's a quick share of a card which I created for the I Am Roses design team, and as usual we would like to remind you about the October Anything Goes Challenge.

I've used the following IAR flowers for creating the card:

The paper is from Galeria Paperu, the chipboard is from Wycinanka and Scrapiniec. The dies are by Fluffy Duffy and Fantasy

I missed the purple color scheme, haven't used it for a while now :)

Here is the reminder of the IAR challenge rules:

Contest runs Oct 15th - Nov 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
Theme: "Anything Goes"
Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
One project submission per participant
One winner will be chosen
Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “Oct IAR Challenge”
Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th

Thanks for stopping by today!

A girly album with the "Fantasy" dies

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to share with you a girly mini album which I have recently finished putting together. The album measures 8 1/4" x 7" (21 cm * 17.5 cm), has 5 spreads, can hold 40 pictures of 5" x 3.5" (9*13 cm), and also has tags and pockets for notes and journaling.
The paper is from the "Baby Shabby" collection by Fabrika Dekoru.

I've used the following dies by Fantasy hobby shop:
Нож для вырубки Fantasy бантик "Бантик XL "
Нож для вырубки "Fantasy" стрекоза "Василиса"
Ножи для вырубки Fantasy "Веточка смородинка"
Ножи для вырубки Fantasy листья "Пузыри"
Ножи для вырубки Fantasy листья "Лисичкин хвост "
Ножи для вырубки Fantasy цветок "Паутинка счастья"
Ножи для вырубки Fantasy цветок "Мальва-скрап"
Ножи для вырубки Fantasy цветок "Кудрявый шафран"
Нож для вырубки "Fantasy" " Виноградная лоза"

Here are the album's pages:

If you watch the following video, you can flip though the album's pages together with me:

Thanks for visiting me today.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Graphic 45 Off to the Races - Tuxedo Box and a Pop-Up Album - Tutorial


Graphic 45 are having a fun blog hop in collaboration with the Scrapbook Adhesives these days (todays is DAY 3). Lots of inspiring projects are showcased for you to have a look over G45 blog, as well as tutorials for you to try.

Along with that, the members of the G45 design team were given an assignment to create a pop-up project in October, so my today's post is dedicated to both of the topics: 
- Scrapbook Adhesives Products
- Pop-Up Elements in the Tuxedo Box + Mini Album.

Pop-up becomes now more and more popular in scrapbooking. Crafters seek for something new and unique to add to their creations.

I would like to show you a pop-up mini album, which has 3 pop-up elements’ designs and 6 pocket pages. It can hold 14 pictures of 5” x 3.5” and 6 more pictures of 3” x 4”.

It comes along with a tuxedo shaped box, which was created from scratch out of chipboard. I have been thinking about the shape of the box quite a lot, and looking at the picture on the signature sheet of the “Off to the Races“ collection gave me the final idea. The most inspiring for me personally, funny as it may sound, were the gentlemen’s bows. 

I created a fabric bow by myself (using this picture tutorial (in Russian)), to put on top of the box as a finishing touch. I think it adds more character to the whole project and looks much better than if it was made of paper.

The three pop-up designs that I was talking about are called as follows:
- Twisted pop-up panel
- Automatic pull tab
- Z-fold pop-up panel

In the world of card making these 3 designs are very popular now, and since I mostly made cards before I developed my love and passion for mini albums, I decided to adopt the designs for the pages of the mini album.

In the accompanying tutorial, I will show you how to create the tuxedo box, as well as how to create and album with its pages. I hope you will enjoy the tutorial and use the wonderful G45 papers for crafting along.

Tutorial Part 1 

Off to the Races Decorative Chipboard
Off to the Races Ephemera Cards
Scrapbook Adhesives Products used:
E-Z Runner Grand
3D Foam Squares White
Thin 3D Foam Squares Black
Creative Photo Corners Mixed Colors