Friday, October 19, 2012

Bird Song Mini Box

I made this box for Graphic 45's October Bird Song Challenge.  I will be making as many Bird Song projects as I can before the end of the month in hopes of winning their great prize.  Head on over to Graphic 45 on Facebook for more details.

I started by painting a dollar box black that I purchased at JoAnn's.  I then used Glossy Accents by Ranger to attach all the pattern papers to the box as well as the stickers from the Sticker Sheet, and metal embellishments.  I used both 12x12 and 8x8 stacks.  The flowers I got in a swap with Karen.  She sent me some great flowers and I'll be getting her the new Place In Time paper when it is available.

Here is the inside of the box.  I used the butterflies for the inside bottom and the black and gold paper for the top, inside top, and bottom of the box.  I added a lady as well as some chipboard to the inside of the lid so that you can write who this box belongs to or any other message.

Here is a close up of the top.  I really love the way these papers work together.  Hope you like my little box and I'll be working on an itty bitty mini to go inside.  I'll post those pictures later.  See you all again soon, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Today's Project
Graphic 45
Ladies Diary Box Set

Here is the project I completed today.  I started it last week, but with the stomach bug that I have been fighting, I didn't feel up to completing it until now.

I use Graphic 45 almost all the time.  My place is full of it and I can't help but buy discontinued stacks and every collection that they come out with.  

I started with the box I purchased from Michael's in their wood department.  I removed the hardware from the front of the box and painted all the edges black with Folk Art paint.  I added this drawer pull from Graphic 45's Staples line.

I took a sheet of chipboard the was in the middle of a stack of paper that I purchased.  Cut it down to 4x6 and painted all the edges with more black paint.

I cut sheets of paper to just smaller than 4x6.  This is so when attached to the chipboard you will be able to see the black paint.  I inked all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger.

I attach all the papers to the chipboard using my favorite go to glue Glossy Accents by Ranger.

I organize all the papers so that they are in random order.  

I use my Bind-It-All by Zutter to punch holes and then use it to add the spiral binding.

I then fussy cut the image for the top and added a bow with a Graphic 45 Staples Brad.  I'm not big in OVER-DOING things.  Sometimes less is more when you have such great papers.  I hate covering them up with "stuff".

I added these roses to the front from one of the sheets of paper.  They are really pretty.

Here is the inside of the box.  I decorated the inside top with my favorite polka-dots from this collection and a beautiful image.

Here is a better picture of all those dots.  They are just the prettiest.

I added one of Graphic 45's Staple keys to the front of this album with a Tim Holtz Pin.  I also added Graphic 45's Staple Tag with the key hole.  This lolly pop flower was made by my good Idaho buddy Audra who makes really amazing flowers.

I used some pretty lace from a swap for the leaves next to the black flower.  I added this image to the front and the handle is by 7 Gypsies.

Here is the first two pages.

This first page I left lots of room for a large photo and a tag to write on.

This page I did not leave much room for anything else.  The pink trim was sent to me by California's own Karen B.  

More of that beautiful trim on this side.  I added an envelope and tag to the pocket.  You can fill the envelope with additional ephemera that would normally fall out of the book.

This photo mat has machine stitching and a pocket with a tag in it.

I machine stitched a zipper to this page.  I hung a teapot (from Miss Debi from TX) from the zipper.  This is also a pocket page and has a tag tucked inside.

Here is how the zipper looks when down.

I love this Graphic Staple Clothespin.  I attached it using E-6000 glue and clipped a small booklet to it.

The blue flowers on this page I got from Karen B. (of Cali) and I think they are Prima.  She hooked me up with some flowers that I just cannot get here in Idaho.  I fussy cut the pretty lady  and popped her off the page.

Here is room for a wallet photo with trim from a swap and some rhinestones from Kat (Christina) in our black swap (Chipboard is all from Audra).  Thanks ladies for spoiling me in our swaps.

I inked the edges of this doily and used it for a pocket to add photos to.

This page has a side pocket for tags, photos or anything else.

Here is the back of the album.  This post card fit perfectly and I knew it had to be the back.

Hope you like my album and box.  It was a lot of fun to make.  I hope it makes a great gift or keepsake for someone.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today and checking out all these photos.

Monday, October 15, 2012

What's New 
Sew Scrappin

I've been working on a new project for my Ebay Store.  I've been giving some hints tonight.  If you check out my Facebook Page I show the beginnings of the box.  This photo shows the beginnings of the album.  I started with a 12x12 piece of chipboard and cut it and then painted the edges with black paint. Hoping that it will be done tomorrow and I can show the whole project on my Youtube Channel so look for it there.  Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been busy working on.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Graphic 45 Hair Clips


I love making useful things.  

I love making jewelry, but my daughter can't wear it at her school.  They can wear whatever they want to in their hair though, so I like to try to make interesting hair accessories.  She has a really funky style and she loves Graphic 45 almost as much as I do.  She has been begging for these and I had to tell her to wait so I could get pictures and do a video.  But the good thing is I can always make more if I need to.  So in the morning I plan on surprising her with some.

Start with Bezels, Frames & Filigree by Bead Landing.  I find them at Michael's and they cost $3.99 for four.

I first use Glossy Accents by Ranger to glue the photo in place. I then cover it with a layer of Glossy Accents and then set it to dry.  This one is made with Once Upon A Springtime paper.

You can also use Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.  It dries just the same.  It starts out a little more cloudy than Glossy Accents but once they are dry they look identical.  This one is made using Steampunk Debutante paper.

Here is one I made using Bird Song paper.  This is what they look like when it dries.

I'm always telling my scrappy friends to keep their scraps no matter how small.  These scraps are smaller than 1 inch.  Some of them I used Graphic 45 Sticker Sheet Stickers (I still glue them down just to make sure they stay).

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I can't wait to get started on my next project.  -Idaho Amy

 Graphic 45 Bird Song

Here is my first Bird Song mini album.  Hope you like it.  I made a video on my Youtube Channel if you want to hear all about what I used.  Sometimes I think that pictures say a lot so here are a lot of pictures.

I really love how this set turned out and I can't wait to start my next project.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope that I inspired you.