Thursday, June 14, 2012

Binded ATC-Style Mini Album + Cards . . .


We had lots of seriously fun activities going on at school and in our household this past May, from field trips to an annular eclipse.  So I decided to make a mini album.  I didn’t want anything too complicated, just iPhone pictures with page titles.  No fuss.  Jodie Lee’s Art Journal Printable ATC Cards (available soon at were just what I needed.  I printed the PDF twice for the pages and went to work creating this simple mini by cropping and adhering the pieces to chipboard and binding it with my Bind-It-All using 3/4-inch rings. This size was fun and NO STRESS.  Best of all, it fit in the hands of my children and they loved flipping through the pages.  Also, the title/page titles were pretty easy, too.  I printed the title/page titles out, placed the paper on a light box, and adhered popsicle sticks to the back.  Then I used my craft knife to cut away the excess paper and filed the sides, etc., to give it a shabby-like look.  The popsicle sticks gave the album just enough weight and dimension.

Below are some images of cards I completed recently but just haven’t posted to my blog yet.  I hope you enjoy looking at them.  The one just below this uses my favorite Jenni Bowlin papers from her Farmers Wife Collection at  The second card uses papers from her Tangerine Dream Collection at  TFL!



Vintage Tray Goodness

crobinson.mism061112lgFinding treasures in thrift stores is a vital part of my creative process.  Sometimes these treasures are purchased long before their hybrid rebirth.  Mostly I wait for inspiration to come my way before altering.  That’s the case with THIS tray. Jodie Lee’s Vintage Collage Papers are P-E-R-F-E-C-T for this type of project.  They will make you look like a decoupage collage genius.  I printed three 8-1/2-x-11-inch collage papers on Epson Presentation Paper, one for the top right of the tray, one for the top left of the tray, and then I cut the last paper into strips that would fit the middle and bottom row of the tray that was not covered.  It was an excellent fit and I know I wouldn’t be able to make a collage as pretty as these on my own—what a great combination!

A Package Deal for Dad

Almost Father’s Day! This year I decided to make Dad’s gift fun for me, too. I’ve always wanted to admire my husband in a bow tie, so I made him one with a little help using Photo Fabric and digital scrapbooking supplies from This is why digital reigns supreme—not only can I make paper supplies like scrapbook pages and cards but I can also make a useful, fun, and inexpensive keepsake ensemble using coordinating supplies for a bow tie, card, and box! Supplies
Dapper Dan Complete Kit by Designs by Dani

Other Supplies
Photo Fabric, thread, fusible interfacing, Spellbinders wonky reverse rectangle die and small scallop circle dies, Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2, Bakers Twine, and cardstock.

Have a Happy Daddy Day!