Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

How to make a Holiday Mini Album…

I wanted to share with you a Simple little Christmas Album that I made for

the Eileen Hull Comfort & Joy Event over on Eileen’s Facebook Fan Page.

Sizzix Notepad Scoreboards Die by Eileen Hull

I used the Sizzix Notepad Scoreboard Die by Eileen Hull* and paper from

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Christmas Lodge Collection* to create the mini album.

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Home for Christmas Mini Album

The album may be small, but it has plenty of room for Holiday pictures.

It measures approximately 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Sue’s Tips for Making the Home for Christmas Mini Album:

  • I used the Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the paper before adhering it to the mat board and die-cutting the pieces to make the notepad.
  • I adhered the spine of the front and back cover using Rapid Fuse Adhesive*.
  • For the inside of the album, I created four small “signatures” to place inside the album.
  • To secure the “signatures” inside the album, wrap thin twine around the spine and the paper.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

When it comes to family, Home is the best place to be.

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Halloween Shaker Jar Tags

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

How to Create Halloween Shaker Jar Tags.

A fun Halloween treat for kids of all ages.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

I just received these cute Mason Jar Shaker Dies from The Maker’s Movement,

and of course, I had to hurry up and make a few Halloween Jar Shaker Tags.

These are also going to make super cute Christmas Shaker tags.  (I can’t wait!)

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How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag using the Shaker Jar Tag

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How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

  • You will need Halloween paper from the Tricks or Treats paper pad, acetate, and craft foam.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

  • Die Cut the pieces using the Mini Maker Die Cut Machine as shown.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

A Tip for Easy Assembly…

  •  Place the striped paper, used for the top of the mason jar shaker tag, into the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*. Crank the handle to run the paper through the machine. As it goes through the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini* it adds a layer of adhesive onto the back of the paper. Die-cut the paper using the Mason Jar Frame Die. Now the die-cut frame is a sticker, which makes placing it onto the acetate easy. 

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

  • Remove the blue protective liner from the acetate.  Place the mason jar frame onto the acetate.
  • Remove one side of the protective liner from the craft foam frame.  Place the foam frame onto the mason jar silhouette.
  • Add Halloween Shaker Sprinkles in the center of the foam.  Don’t overfill.  You want to make sure to leave for shaking.
  • Remove the liner from the craft foam and line up the mason jar frame (with acetate) over the
  • Die Cut two jar tops and adhere them to the top of the shaker jar.
  • Wrap with twine.  Glue the Halloween ribbon around the base of the shaker jar.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

Tie the Halloween Shaker Tag onto a mason jar filled with Halloween Treats.

A Fun Halloween Treat.

Sweet Summer Sentiments Scrapbook Page

Sweet Summer Sentiments Scrapbook Page-Sue's Creative Workshop www.sueeldred.com 4730

A Sweet Summer Sentiments Scrapbook Page using the Simple Stories Simple Vintage

Coastal Scrapbook Collection and Maker’s Movement Summer Sentiments Stamp and Die Set.

It’s been a while since I’ve done any scrapbooking. 

I thought last year’s pictures from our vacation to Myrtle Beach might be a great

place to start.  (I’ve been meaning to work on them for a while.)

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Sweet Summer Sentiments Scrapbook Page

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Simple Stories-Simple Vintage Coastal

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Last year after our trip, I bought a 6″ x 8″ SN@P Flipbook* from Simple Stories to put my pictures in.

I thought the smaller size would be perfect for my vacation album.

Inspired by the Summer Sentiments Stamp & Die Set* from The Maker’s Movement

I decided to get out my supplies and start working on the album again.

I used Stazon Midnight Blue Ink* to stamp the words “Summer” and “Vacation Vibes.”

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I like to bring home the vacation book with maps and ads to use as ephemera in my album.

I found an ad with the words “Myrtle Beach, South Carolina” in the perfect shade of blue.

I cut the words out using the “banner die” from the Summer Sentiments Stamp & Die Set*.

Sweet Summer Sentiments Scrapbook Page

One page done and several more to go.  

Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

A Patriotic Red White and Blue Banner for your next 4th of July Get Together.

Is the Family getting together for the 4th?

Get the party started with a simple 4th of July Banner using StyleTechCraft Red and White

Glitter Vinyl, Navy Cardstock, and a Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine*.

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Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

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Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

  • Use a hole punch to add holes in the top of the banner pieces.
  • Thread the banner pieces and plain wood beads* onto a piece of twine.

Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

Patriotic Banner for the 4th of July

Set out the chairs and fire up the grill, and you’re on your way to a great 4th of July Celebration.

Creating Backgrounds with Gel Press

Creating Backgrounds with Gel Press

I was recently reintroduced to the Gel Press, a reusable gel printing plate.

I’d seen the Gel Press in action a few years ago and even briefly tried my hand at it.

The Gel Press is a fun and creative way to make backgrounds.

This month, the Eileen Hull Teams collaborated with Gel Press

to create some awesome samples.  Check out Eileen’s Blog Here.

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Creating Backgrounds with Gel Press

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Creating Backgrounds with Gel Press

I watched several Gel Press videos online before jumping right in.

I was impressed with the idea of using die-cuts to make backgrounds

and used a few of Eileen’s Dies to make mine.

Creating Backgrounds with Gel Press

Here’s how I made the Snowflake Background:

  • Start with several colors of acrylic paint and use a Brayer* to blend the paint onto the gel press.
  • Place the Snowflake die-cuts (cut using the Wreath & Snowflake Thinlet Die Set*) directly onto the paint.
  • Place a white piece of paper onto the gel press and press over the cardstock to remove the excess paint.
  • Remove the snowflake die-cuts.  Place another piece of cardstock over the Gel Press to pick up the remaining paint and patterns.

Creating Backgrounds with Gel Press

I die-cut another snowflake in blue and adhered it to the background to create this card.

I used the Eileen Hull Sweater Embossing Folder* to create the background layer.

Creating Backgrounds with Gel Press

I also tried the same technique using dye inkpads instead of paint.  

I used small inkpads and dabbed them all over the gel press.

Use a Brayer* to blend the inks before adding the snowflake die-cuts.

Creating Backgrounds with Gel Press

Use the Xyron Creative Station* to adhere the snowflake background paper

to Mat Board*. Die-cut the mat board using the Tiny Book Die to create

this sweet little album.  (This tiny album measures 2 1/4″ x 3″.)

Creating Backgrounds with Gel Press

The perfect mini-album to add those snowy day pictures.

Creating Backgrounds with Gel Press

Create a simple accordion out cardstock for the inside pages of the album.

Interested in learning more about using the Gel Press?  Check out this video.

Tulla & Norbert’s Love Story Album

Tulla & Norbert's Love Story Album

Tulla & Norbert’s Love Story Album

I thought I would share with you a fun little album I made for Xyron using

Tulla & Norbert’s Love Story Collection by Photo Play Paper.

A great album to add your photos.

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Tulla & Norbert's Love Story Album

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Tulla & Norbert's Love Story Album

Directions:

  • For the cover, cut the matboard into two 5” x 7” pieces.
  • Cut two 5” x 7” pieces of black dot scrapbook paper and two 5” x 7” pieces of diagonal stripe paper.
  • Place the scrapbook paper into the Xyron Creative Station®* design side up. Crank the handle to run the scrapbook paper through the machine. As the scrapbook paper goes through the Xyron Creative Station, it adds a complete layer of adhesive to the back of the scrapbook paper. (You will need to add adhesive to all four pieces of scrapbook paper.)
  • Remove the clear protective coating. Peel the paper from the white backing and stick it directly onto the matboard. Each piece of the mat board* will have black dots on one side and diagonal stripes on the other.
  • The Black Dot Scrapbook paper will be on the front and back cover with the diagonal stripe paper on the inside.
  • Cut two 1 ½” x 7” strips of diagonal striped paper. Run the strips through the Xyron Creative Station®* to add adhesive to the back.
  • Stick onto the edge of the front and back cover. Pay special attention to the placement on the back cover so that the pieces line up on the right side.

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  • For the inside pages, cut six 5” x 7” pieces of black cardstock.
  • Cut two 9¼” x 7” pieces of black cardstock. Score the cardstock at 5” lengthwise to create a page that has a flap.
  • Adhere a variety of Tulla & Norbert Love Story scrapbook paper onto the front and back of each section of the black cardstock using the Xyron Tape Runner*.
  • Using a Book Binding Machine*, bind the album together.
  • Cut apart the 3” x 4” journaling cards to adorn the front cover and some of the inside pages.

Tulla & Norbert's Love Story Album

  • A great way to add adhesive to the Tulla & Norbert’s Love Story Ephemera is to place them into the 3″ Xyron Disposable Sticker Maker*. Just pull, rub, and stick. To remove any excess adhesive around the die-cut pieces, use the Xyron Adhesive Eraser*.
  • Create fun page flaps and pockets to add your album using stickers, die-cuts, ribbon, and twine*.

Tulla & Norbert's Love Story Album

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Top 3 Favorite Paper Crafting Projects of 2021

2021 Top 3 Paper Crafting Projects-Sue's Creative Workshop www.sueeldred.com

My Top 3 Sizzix/Eileen Hull Paper Crafting Projects.

As part of the Eileen Hull Educator Team, I post projects every month using her dies.  

This month Eileen asked us to pick our three favorite projects for 2021.  

These three projects are my top three favorites.  

Click on the pictures or links below ↓ to go to the original post with all the details.

Winter Fun Folio Album

The Winter Fun Folio Album was made with the Eileen Hull Folio Journal Die from Sizzix*.

If you like an album with a lot of options, then the Folio Journal Die is for you.  

You can see the full project details here.

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The Sweet Life Tiny Book

Good Things Come in Small Packages.

The “Sweet Life Tiny Book” was made with the Eileen Hull/Sizzix Tiny Book Die*

and Hershey Peanut Butter Cup Wrappers.  You can see the full project details here.

Simple Vintage Fall Memories Scrapbook Album

The “Simple Vintage Fall Memories Album” was made with

the New Full-Sized Journal Die* from Eileen Hull and Sizzix. 

This was probably my most favorite one.  I love this die because of its impressive size. 

The finished album measures 6 1/4″ x 8 3/4″.  

You’ll need to have a Sizzix Big Shot Plus*or Sizzix Big Shot Pro* to cut this.

You can read all the project details here.

Simple Vintage Fall Memories Album

Simple Vintage Fall Memories Scrapbook Album

The Simple Vintage Fall Memories Album is the perfect place for your Fall Memories.

The album uses Simple Stories Simple Vintage Country Harvest Collection*

and the New Full-Sized Journal Die* from Eileen Hull and Sizzix.

Simple Vintage Fall Memories Album

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Simple Vintage Fall Memories Album

One Important Thing to Note…

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Country Harvest Collection Kit

Simple Vintage Fall Memories Album

  • I folded six 8 1/2″ x 11″ pieces of cardstock in half to create little “stories” to insert inside your album.  
  • I used thin twine to add my “stories” to the spine.

Simple Vintage Fall Memories Album

Simple Vintage Fall Memories Album

I’m happy with the way the album turned out…

and I love the size of the New Eileen Hull Full-Sized Journal. 

Now I’m off to take More Fall Photos.

 

Thankful & Blessed Fall Inspiration

Thankful and Blessed Framed Decoration

Thankful & Blessed DIY Framed Inspiration…

One of my favorite parts about decorating for the seasons is creating new decorations

to add to the mix. The Thankful & Blessed Framed Inspiration uses an inexpensive

Dollar Tree* frame, a few pieces of scrapbook paper, and StyleTechCraft Luster vinyl.

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Thankful & Blessed DIY Framed Inspiration

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Thankful & Blessed DIY Framed Inspiration

Directions:

  • Choose three pieces of coordinating 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper to use in the frame.  
  • Cut the background paper to fit inside of the frame opening.  (mine measured 11 ½” x 11 ½”)
  • Cut and adhere a 4″ strip of paper to go horizontally across the center of the background. 
  • Using an SVG File (from the Silhouette Store) and my Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine*, cut the words “Thankful & Blessed” out of StyleTechCraft Champagne Luster Adhesive Vinyl*.  I sized my words to fit on a 4″ x 5 ½” piece of mat board*.

Thankful & Blessed DIY Framed Inspiration

  • Cover a 4″ x 5 ½” piece of mat board* with decorative scrapbook paper.
  • To cover the white core of the mat board, edge the mat board using a bronze chisel point paint marker.
  • Cut a 4 ¼” x 5 ¾” piece of Bronze Luster Vinyl*.  Apply the vinyl centered onto the strip
  • Adhere the covered mat board* centered over the Bronze Luster Vinyl*.

Thankful & Blessed DIY Framed Inspiration

Thankful & Blessed DIY Framed Inspiration

  • Rub over the vinyl words with the scraper tool to make sure the words have transferred to the mat board.

Thankful & Blessed DIY Framed Inspiration

  • Gently lift and remove the transfer paper.
  • Add to the frame with or without the glass.

Thankful & Blessed DIY Framed Inspiration

A Simple and Inexpensive Framed Fall Inspiration for my mantel.  

Another thought…after the Holidays, you could also add photos to the background

for a quick and easy scrapbook page.

First Day of School Scrapbook Layout

First Day of School Scrapbook Layout

Capturing the First Day of School Smiles…

As a kid, I always looked forward to going back to school.

New clothes, new supplies, and the new fall lineup on TV.

As a mom, I was a little sad sending them.

It always felt like summer was over as soon as the kids went back to school.

I was never that mom that couldn’t wait for them to go back.

But once we got back into the routine, everything was good again.

(The layout is of my older two Grandsons First Day of School.)

First Day of School Scrapbook Layout

Die-Cutting Tips…

  • For better results with dies that have grooves, use thick or double-layered cardstock.
  • I adhered two pieces of cardstock together using the Xyron Create-A-Sticker Mini*.
  • I also added a second layer of adhesive to the cardstock before cutting the pieces out using the Mini Maker Die Cutting Machine.
  • You will want to run it through and then back again to make sure that all layers have been cut.
  • Each little die-cut piece becomes a sticker which makes it easy to put all the parts together.

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