Altered Items · Frugal · Scrapbooking

Frugal Friday – Playing Card Mini Album

I don’t know about your house, but at my house it seems that no matter how hard I try to keep games together, they still end up scattered to the four winds.  So when this happens I take the orphaned pieces to my studio and turn them into works d’art.

This piece d’art is a deck of mismatched and worn out playing cards turned mini album.  I sewed onto a few cards using my sewing machine.  I adhered photo mats and journaling spots to some and just drew journaling lines on others.  I distressed the edges of the cards with ink and splattered white paint on some of the finished cards.

Then I used the back cover of paper stacks, cut to the size of the cards, as covers for my mini album.  (You can also use cereal boxes).  I painted, distressed and splattered them as well.  I punched holes for my binding, and used jute to bind my book.  Now I have a fun mini album made from “trash”.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon and stay awhile.
Happy Scrapping.

Let’s scrapbook together, it’s cheaper than therapy.

Greeting Cards · Papercrafting

Valentine Card and Envelope

Here is a Valentine card.  I used printed cork, burlap and did some machine sewing around the edge of the card.  I did a lot of experimenting on this card but it turned out pretty cool.  Valentine Card SuppliesHere is a photo of some of the supplies you’ll need.  Any kind of heart shape will work for this card.  You’ll also need a corner rounder, a border punch, ink and stamp of choice (I used Close to my Heart chocolate ink and stamp set D1283 Say it in Style).

Tracing Template onto CardstockTrace your template onto a folded piece of cardstock but be careful not to cut the fold.Don't Cut on FoldI used my sewing machine to add some stitching to the card front before I attached it to the card base.Sewing Machine Stitching on CardI made a “candy” heart out of clay for the flower center.Making a "Candy" Heart Out of Clay "Candy" Heart Done

I put it all together then added some Cotton Candy Stickles on the arrow.Completed Valentine CardThen I made a custom envelope to go with the card.

Making the Envelope on the Punch BoardI used the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board to make my envelope but you can also use the Martha Stewart score board as well (the large one that has the envelope triangle on the back).

Putting the Envelope TogetherI added a liner to my envelope because it’s so easy to add one when you’re making an envelope.

The Completed Valentine Card and EnvelopeThe completed custom card and envelope.  So pretty.

Here is the video for the card.

Here is the video for the envelope.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon and stay awhile.
Happy Scrapping.
Let’s scrapbook together, it’s cheaper than therapy.

Altered Items · Papercrafting

6″ x 6″ Paper Organizer Mini Album

This 6″ x 6″ mini album is made with one of Close to my Heart’s 6″ X 6″ Paper Organizers (the my acrylix stamps come in the same type of envelope).  You just cut the sides to make a “book” with a snap closure.

Z335Photo of 6 x 6 Mini AlbumThen cut some 12″ x 12″ pattern paper in half so you have strips of 6″ x 12″ paper.  Then score and fold in half to make 6″ x 6″ pages.  Next pierce the folds of the cover and pages in three places and “sew” the pages into the cover.  Embellish as desired and within a few minutes you have a mini album with a durable cover that can withstand bouncing around in your purse or diaper bag.  Quick, easy and simple.  An awesome weekend project.

 

Photo of 6 x 6 Mini AlbumIf you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, come back soon and stay awhile.
Happy Scrapping. 

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