Sunday, May 25, 2008

Spoolie Album

I was flippin' through youtube and came across a video that just made me go "COOL ! I just HAVE to make one of those !"
So off I went down to my craft room for all the supplies. This album is made out of a ribbon spool (a really fat one that holds wide ribbon). I took off one side to make the lid and I kept the other side on (it's the bottom of the album). I needed "pages" but I didn't have any chip board so I used my Marvy scalloped circle punch and cut out circles from a cereal box. I cut out 12 circles (to make 6 "pages"). I laid out 6 circles about 3/4 an inch apart in a row, I then laid a long piece of black ribbon over the circles, then I put the remaining 6 circles over the ribbon. I used fast drying craft glue from my LSS to hold the circles together. I cut out pieces of SU! designer paper using the Marvy scalloped circle punch and adhered them to the cereal box "pages". Then I just embellished with pictures and stamps etc.
Isn't this just the coolest thing ever?

Lid of spoolie album

Inside album with the lid open. Hard to see but I left some extra black ribbon at the edge of the first "page" and I tied it so when you open the lid you can just pull the ribbon and it makes it easier to pull the "pages" out. (Actually it can be seen in the picture below)

The "pages" fold in like an acordian.

This is the bottom of the album. I put in a picture of my niece because I made this album for my SIL and since my niece is her only child I thought it was a nice idea.
This album is made of pictures of our trip to Santa's Village (hence the Christmas theme and paper) last summer. I took my oldest son and my niece. We had such a great day.
I will probably post the recipe someday LOL. Everything is SU! except for the Marvy scalloped circle punch and the cereal box I used instead of chip board.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me (see on right).

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I went away for the Mother's Day weekend and made a few cards. This is one of them.
Recipe - Bashful Blue cardstock, Real Red cardstock, SU! designer paper, Real Red ribbon, Enjoy Every Moment stamp set, Tart & Tangy stamp set, dimentionals, clear embossing powder, ticket corner punch. Non-SU! Versamark orange ink.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

More cards for the Canadian troops ....

I guess this first one is my favourite because it's just so dang cute ! I have made all of these cards very simple because I was afraid that if I put bows and things like that they would get ripped off too easily. After all these cards have a long way to go before they're sent back home. All cards are blank inside so the troops can put in their own message to loved ones.

This card is in French and says "hello". I make many of the cards in French because there are many French troops there too. I figure with this card it could be sent home to a child or even a wife or sister. There's lots of women out there that still like Pooh isn't there? LOL

This card looks slanted in the photo but it isn't really. I guess I'm just not all that great at taking pics :)

I didn't put the recipes for these cards because I mixed SU! with other stuff, too many to mention.

I've sent almost 200 cards so far and I have about 50 made right now. I'll wait until I have a few more before I send them. If you want to participate, email me and I'll send the info to you about what size they need to be, where you can mail them etc.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Funny pic I just had to share ...

I know this blog is intended to have just cards and things I've made but I came across this pic on youtube and I just couldn't resist.