Winter Fun Folio Album

The Winter Fun Folio Album made using Eileen Hull’s New Folio Journal Die from Sizzix*

and the Carta Bella Paper Company Winter Market Collection*.

Hi Everyone!

Today, I’m participating with Eileen Hull and Teams for a Chapter 1 Release Party Blog Hop using

the New Folio Journal Die*.  Just wait till you see all of the fun options the New Folio Journal Die* has in store for you!

Here is my Album using the New Folio Journal Die*

It is a fun Winter Themed album with four smaller albums tucked inside.

It’s the perfect album for adding little nooks and crannies.  This album was fun to make.

I even added an Antique Bronze Hasp Latch Hook* to keep everything securely in place.

For fun, I will be giving my album away to one lucky commenter.

(Information on the Hop and chances to win prizes at the bottom of the post.)

Materials Used:   (*affiliate links)

*Disclosure:  This blog uses affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

Album Details:

  • The album pieces are die-cut using Sizzix White Matboard Sheets*, which is the perfect size for cutting long pieces.  (You will need to cut the album pieces twice.)
  • Before I assembled my album, I painted both sides of the album pieces with DecoArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint in Night Sky.
  • The two smaller rectangle die-cut pieces shown in the bottom right corner of the picture comes with the die. They are used for creating pockets with the outer flaps.  I painted them dark blue as well.

Album Making Tip:  I like to use my Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to my paper before sticking it onto the matboard.  It adds a complete adhesive layer with puckering or wrinkles.

Here’s a picture of the album when it’s open.

  • On one end, I left the flap in tack, I use it to corral the mini-albums in the center of the spine.
  • On the other end, I cut the flap down and created a pocket to hold a small removable album.
  • I used Rapid Fuse Adhesive* with the matboard to adhere to the pocket pieces. It not only dries extremely fast, but it holds well too.

(I apologize, there are too many details to write a full tutorial on the album.)

  • I used Blue and White Twine to attach the three small albums to the spine.

  • Each little album has several blank pages to add pictures and journaling.

Here is a close up picture of the back pocket. 

The Mini-Album easily slips in and out of the pocket.

There is plenty of room in the pocket for adding pictures or a second small album.

Would you like to Win my Winter Fun Folio Album?

There are several ways to enter.  

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me you’d like to win.
  • Follow, Like and Comment on my Facebook Page
  • Follow, Like and Comment on my Instagram Page.
  • US Addresses Only.

Winner will be chosen:  Wednesday, February 9, 2021

Welcome to the Chapter 1 Eileen Hull/Sizzix Release Party Blog Hop!

Please hop through the blogs and be inspired by the work of the talented Inspiration and Educator teams.  Leave a comment for each designer (list below) and, you could win a Folio Journal die (as soon as it arrives!)

Join Eileen and special guests for a Facebook Live on Wednesday, February 3rd at noon Eastern.  Comment on the Facebook Live and be eligible to win either the Mandala Die or the Folio Pages, Pockets and Flowers Die.  (two winners!)

Winners will be announced on Eileen’s Facebook Live show on February 9th at 6:00 EST.

We appreciate your love and support, friends!

You’re my Jam Valentine Shaker Card

Don’t you just love cheesy Valentines?

The “You’re My Jam” stamp and die set from The Maker’s Movement is one of the cutest sets

from the New Spring Release.  And it makes the perfect Cheesy Valentine’s Day Shaker Card.

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post  for the Maker’s Movement.  I have been provided product
and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The view and opinions are my own.

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Directions:

    • Cut a piece of double-sided craft foam approx. 4″ x 5.
    • Using the jar outline die, die-cut the jar shape into the lower section of the craft foam.
    • Cut a piece of the wood grain scrapbook paper approx. 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  Die-cut the jar shape into the lower section of the scrapbook paper.
    • Cut a small piece of acetate to cover the opening of the jar.
    • Remove protective coating off the acetate.
    • Remove the protective liner off the top side of the adhesive craft foam.  Stick the acetate over the opening.
    • Line up and stick the scrapbook paper over the jar opening of the craft foam and acetate.
    • Center a round rectangle die over the jar and craft foam and die-cut using the Crossover II die cutting machine.

TIP...I like to do when working with small die-cut pieces, is to run the paper through the Xyron Sticker Maker before die-cutting. It makes all the pieces stickers and makes assembling a breeze.

  • Die-cut all the jar pieces and assemble them onto the front of the foam.
  • Cut a piece of heart scrapbook paper slightly larger than the opening.
  • Turn the foam over and fill the opening with heart shaker sprinkles. Make sure not to overfill. You need to leave enough room for the Sprinkles to shake.
  • Remove the protective coating from the back of the foam and place the heart paper over the opening.
  • Cut a large layer using the round rectangle dies and stick onto an off white cardstock base.
  • Adhere the die-cut foam layer onto the front of the card.
  • Randomly glue a few heart sprinkles to the front of the card.

       

Introducing a New Class: Echo Park’s Happy Summer

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I  have a New Class for August at The Paper Forest in Washington, Illinois.

Echo Park’s Happy Summer

Summer Fun doesn’t have to end just because the kids are going back to school.  
There’s still plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine and play. 
Create a 4” x 6” Sunshine Frame, a cute little Mini Scrapbook and fun cards to capture and remember those fun summertime memories.

Saturday, Aug. 27th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost:  $26.00

Contact The Paper Forest at 309-745-3440 to sign up or for more information.

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This cute little album includes flips and flaps to highlight those fun Summer Memories.

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We’ll create a couple cards including “life is better in flip flops”.

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This Sunshine frame is so fun and happy.  You can replace the saying with a cute picture.

This collections comes with so many cute sayings to mix and match.

 

Happy Summer Frame

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I’m really starting to love this new summer schedule.

Everything seems a little more laid back.

I feel like I’m getting lazier by the minute.

But honestly, I’ve been busier this week than I have in a while.

This week has been full of gardening, cooking out, a couple of really cold dips in the pool,

movies, shopping, a soft ball game and to end out the week…

dance recitals and a retirement party.

And… I don’t want to miss a thing.

Summertime really is Memories just waiting to happen.

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In case your wondering…

The Happy Summer Frame was made using clear acrylic frames from Deflecto Craft Solutions

and the “Echo Park Collection Kit 12″”X12″”-Happy Summer”*.

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“This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been
provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.”

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Together is my Favorite Place to be…

Together is my Favorite Place to be

We took this photo a couple of months ago, the last time we were all together.

I always make them do a group picture.  (it’s what I do)

My youngest son had the idea to take the picture in front of the old barn.

So we set up the tri-pod and self timer and I got this fun shot.

I am so Thankful for my Family.

After we got this picture, the real run began.

The boys started kicking the soccer ball around.

There were foot races, push ups and a lot of good family fun.

Echo Park Family Album

I found The Story of Family Collection by Echo Park and knew it was perfect for these pictures.

Echo Park Family Album Inside

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Grandkids are Blessings

Grandkids are Blessings Layout with Truck

I have two adorable grandsons who are just the sweetest little guys.

I just love being around these two.  So many smiles, hugs and lots and lots of love.

Being a Grandma is Wonderful.  (Although I’m sure I don’t look old enough to be a Grandma)

My Grandkids are definitely a Blessing.

The “Grandkids are Blessings” Layout was made with:          (*affiliate link)

Tip:  I sprayed the Irresistible Texture sprays fairly thick on the front of the word “blessings” and allowed a couple of hours to dry before adhering to my page with Glaz On.

This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.

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