Saturday, June 20, 2015

Linen Closet mini album tutorial.

Here is a written tutorial on how I made this mini album I showed in my Tresors De Luxe more projects video

Covers re 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 and I use medium Graphix brand weight chipboard that I get from or

There are 6 pages in this album.

The base pages:  7 x 9 and 7 x 10

Score the 7 x 10 sheet on the 10" side at 1/2 and 9 1/2  The score marks are indicated by the solid red lines.  

Fold on your score marks and attach the 7 x 9 sheet on top to create the base page. You will make 6 of these.

 The next step is to make the flap that I attached to the right side of the front of the base page. You will need a 7 1/2 x 9 sheet of card stock. Score on the 7 1/2 side at 1/2 and 6 1/2.

You will fold on both score lines and miter the corners on the 1/2 side. This is where you will attach this flap to the base page. The Right side of the flap is where I used a border punch and punched out a design.

  I then folded that to the back of the base page and applied score tape next to the fold to create a tension style pocket. 

Next you will create the criss cross pocket style page. Which looks difficult but really isn't.  First you will score the 8 x 10 sheet at 1/2 on all sides as see below.  Again indicated by the solid red lines. You will then cut out the squares that are formed i all 4 corners mitering each as you cut out.  

Next you will need to cut the sheet in half diagonal. You can do this with ruler or your paper cutter. 

You will need to cut out the square on all 4 corners. Mitering each one as seen below. 

You will need to cut off 1 inch of the 1/2 flap on the left bottom side. 

Then fold the flaps on the sheet you cut to the front and the other sheet to the back.  

Attach the sheet that is on the top right in the above picture to the left side of the base page as seen in the below picture. 

Attach the other sheet (the one you cut 1" off on the right side of the page as seen below. 

Next take the 10 x  4 sheet and score on the 10" side at 1/2 and 9 1/2 and on the 4" side at 1/2. You can use  border punch on side that is not scored if you wish.  Cut out the squares that are formed after scoring the pages and fold back. Attach the pocket you just made to the back of the base page. 

Now do this to the next 5  pages. I have a tutorial on my YouTube channel on how to make the hidden hinge binding, covers and attach the pages to the album.  

Thursday, May 7, 2015

ARTrageous Necessities Kits --

Hello all,

I am now working with Suazanne at ARTrageous Necessities to put together kits for scrapbook albums. About one time a month I will make an album using her kit. You can purchase the kit from her at her site.  Also she has supplies you can buy for your crafting needs along with other kits she has put together. I hope you find this as exciting as I do and love the price as much as I do!  Such a great value and everything is included to decorate your very own mini album just like I will.  I will be posting the video on this album sometime next week.
So why don't you head on over to her site and check her out on Facebook as well you can link to her Blog, and Facebook via her website.   

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I posted a walk through of the kit already. Just click above to watch the video
Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tresors de Luze design team package - Month 1

Ok so you know I said I had some exciting news to share.  Well I've been asked to join the design team for 3 months.  If I do well maybe it will be longer and I have no doubt that I will be able to create beautiful things with these goodies! 

Here is the video where I show you what I got.  Stay tuned for what I make!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Live Ustream Class Sunday, May 3rd at 3 pm Central time

Ok join me for a fun time. I will make a mini album from start to finish.  Here a few things you will need to create your mini album.  I'm not sure if there will be enough time to actually decorate the ablum so I'll just list the supplies needed to make the actual album.  If there is enough time to mat the pages then that's a bonus.

Paper cutter
Score board, scoring tool
8 1/2 x 11 card stock I use recollections brand from Michael's
2 pieces 12 x 12 chipboard for covers and spine
tyvek or duck tape for the binding.
Kraftex for outside cover. If you don't have this don't worry you can use card stock
double sided tape like score tape or red line tape.
ATG or tombo type tape runner.
Patterned paper and embellishments.

 Base pages
6x6 and 7x6 score on 7" sude at 1/2 and  6 1/2

Page flap
6x5 score on 6" side at 1/2 

Cross pocket
7x7 score all sides at 1/2

Hope to see you Sunday if you can't make it the class will be recorded.

Here is the link to my ustream channel

Friday, February 13, 2015

Good Day Sunshine Tutorial.

Hello all. 

Finally here are the 2 tutorials on how to assemble the pages.  

Part 1

Part 2 

Scoring the cut pages.