Tuesday, April 24, 2018


     This is the Deep Square Matchbook Box by Graphic 45.  I chose to decorate it with 'Moments In Time' paper collection from Photo Play.  The paper collection and box are available at Scrap N Create.

I began by burnishing all the edges.  I covered the open square with cardstock as I needed a solid top.

Then I measured the sides, top and bottom inside and out and covered them with the 'Moments In Time' papers.  I used the paper scrapes to punch out the flowers with a floral punch by EK.  All the edges on the box and the flowers are burnished with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

This is the front of the box.  All the hardware came from my stash.

Here's a close up of the cluster of flowers and tag.  The tag is a cutout from the collection.  The pearls are from Michaels and attached with Art Glitter glue.  Ribbon and yarn are from my stash.  I made the large rose with 'Tattered Florals' die by Tim Holtz.

Both sides and the back panels are decorated with 'Fancy Flourish' die by Cherry Lynn Designs and the smaller flowers with their pearls.

Here's the top of the box.

                                         Here's a close up of the tag with attached key.

Photo of box opened to reveal small storage box I made inside.  Decorated with the same flowers and flourish die.

The box is a perfect place to store more flowers.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Today I created this 'Card Folio' measuring  5 1/2 " x  7 1/2 " with a 1/4" spine.  I chose 'Penny's Paper Doll Family Collection' by Graphic 45.  The whole collection is available at 'Scrap N Create'
The large pink flowers are from The Penny Lane Garden Collection by Petaloo.  The small roses are handmade using 'Tiny Tattered Florals' by Sizzix.

I began by cutting all the paper layers and attaching with Art Glitter glue.  Don't forget to cut a navy and green for the cover back.  Kathy Clement has a wonderful tutorial on the basic construction of this folio.  
I burnished all the edges with 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

While the glue was setting, I did all the fancy cutting of Penny, her clothes and hats.  

Here's the folio opened up.  The top page holds a small  4" x  6" folio full of Penny's clothes.  The bottom page holds Penny along with Ephemera Cards for photo mats.  There is also a chipboard packet to hold her hats.

This is the  4" x 6" folio opened up.  You'll notice there are no tabs on the clothes.  That's because they all attach with magnets.

                                                           And here's the back cover.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018


Envelope is for dimensional cards that measure 6" x  6" and  3/4" thick.  I used paper  and ephemera from 'Paprika' collection to match the 'Easel Card' I just posted.  Paper collection is available at 'Scrap N Create'.

Christina Betts has a tutorial on how to make this envelope.

                     The card just slides inside.  I used magnets to hold the flap in place.

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