Monday, May 28, 2012

12x12 Layouts - June 2012 DT Project

My June 2012 Design Team kit from Shop and Crop (my local scrapbook store) arrived last Friday and I liked the papers so much that I started the layouts on the Saturday!

Using KaiserCraft's Check In collection (papers, cardstock sicker borders, acetate shapes, flower petals and buttons only) I made two 12 x 12" layouts.

This was easier to create than I originally thought, with just limited supplies it didn't take long using all the different papers with tag, postcard and photo mat pages to create a jam-packed two layouts!

I used multiple layers of the papers making tag holders, photo mats and more! Some of which was a bit too confusing to try putting into an instruction sheet, so I filmed the entire process of the two layouts and have uploaded the 11 parts on my YouTube channel. You can view Part 1 here.

Layout 1

Layout 2

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Log Cabin Project

This project was something I started after watching Jean (MusicScrp) made a laptop computer style box in a recent secret box swap. I wanted to see if I could actually make it.
Well, I did, but I don't think I'd ever attempt it again! It was very time-consuming - all that cutting of the 3/4" strips, wetting them and rolling them into logs took forever! Not to mention the roof! The roof was made of silver corrugated cardstock which I alcohol inked to make it look rustic.
I did enjoy making the chimney, though. Using tissue paper I stamped the brick pattern using archival black ink, sprayed LSG sprays and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, ran it through the Xyron and covered the chipboard-made chimney. I think this section came out the best!Link
The floor of the verandah was made using 1/2" strips of chipboard cut to varying lengths then adhered to the base piece of chipboard, then painted. The same method was used for the side door (which is the cover of the spine on the mini album).
The front door was made from a solid piece of 6 x 3" chipboard which I scored vertically every half inch to make it look like it was made of timber strips, I then painted it and added paper hinges (cut from Cricut) and attached it using a paper hinge on the inside. The door pull was a brad I bought from an Etsy store - love them!
The entire piece measures (approx) 12" wide by 11" tall by 10" deep.
I did stream most of the project and you can see part 1 here.
A slideshow of some of the process is also on YouTube and you can see it here.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fabric Applique Mini Album

Another project started - need to embellish inside and add tags yet, but I did stream the covering of this mini (click here for the Ustream), as well as making the hidden hinge binding section and creating the pockets.

4x4 Mini Storage Unit

Hi everyone!

So for the 20 of us who participated in the 4x4 mini page swap last year, I've come up with a storage solution for the 4x4's and here it is!

For all those who would like to make it, here are the details:
  • Front - chipboard cut at 2" x 4 1/2"
  • Back - chipboard cut at 3" x 4 1/2"
  • Base - chipboard cut at 6" x 4 1/2"
  • Sides - chipboard cut using the Tim Holtz On the Edge "Brackets" die
    you will need a piece of chipboard cut about 3 1/2" x 8 3/4" and cut
    with the die and create your own shape (or use the template provided here)
  • Kraft cardstock for joining pieces together, all scored lengthwise in half
    Front: 2 @ 2" x 1 7/8" (to join sides to front) & 1 @ 4 3/8" x 2" (to join front to base)
    Back: 2 @ 2" x 2 7/8" (to join back to base) & 1 @ 4/3/8" x 2" (to join back to base)
    Sides: 2 @ 5 7/8" x 2" (to join sides to base)
  • Designer paper for inside lining and outside covers

For the inside section (hidden hinge) you will need 3 pieces of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock (I used Recollections Kraft Cardstock):

  • Cut each piece of cardstock in half lengthwise to make 2 @ 4 1/4" x 11" per sheet (6 in total - you only need 5)
  • Cut each piece down to 9 1/4"
  • Score along the long edge at the following:
    1/4", 1 1/4", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 4 3/4", 5 3/4", 6 3/4", 7", 8", 9"
  • Burnish all scored edges and apply tape as shown on my Ustream (too hard to explain here) and join each scored section as shown on the ustream.

Once all pieces are joined, apply scor-tape to under side of hidden hinge piece, remove tape and adhere to top of base.

Punch a couple of holes in each side section about 1/3 from the top, add a handle using twine or yarn and voila! It's finished! All that's left to do is place your 4x4's in the storage unit.