Monday, June 1, 2020

June Mini Album Tutorials and Challenge

Happy summer friends!  We are amazed at your continued support and creativity and truly enjoyed each of your entries in our May challenge.   We hope you are enjoying bookmaking amidst this stressful time in the world.  We are excited to announce this month's challenge sponsor, The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  


We are happy to announce the winner of our May challenge, winning a $35 gift voucher for the Eileen Hull Etsy shop.  And the winner is Julia Dudnik of Blog Fox!  Julia shared an exquisite handmade journal with so many beautiful details on her blog.  Congratulations dear!  Please email Autumn at teamclark@rocketmail.com to claim your prize and to discuss joining us as guest designer.  



And now inspiration from our design team...


I have used some fabulous downloadable vintage papers to make this A5 wallet with pockets and flaps. The inside is decorated with small collages and sentiments. Do join me over at Live the Dream if you would like to see how it all came together.



Gayatri


I have an Envelope shaped mini album to share with you. It has flaps and pockets for adding photos and journaling cards.  Do join me over at my blog for more details.


Autumn


I was inspired to make a fun and funky accordion album from my gelli prints, filled with loads of my favorite PaperArtsy images.  Stop by SewPaperPaint for the details.


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Our challenge follows a few simple rules:
Any Handmade Book Goes.  Enter any form of handmade mini albums, scrapbooks, journals and book arts.  Our focus is on completed works, so no layouts or journal spreads that are not part of a complete handmade book project.  You do not have to provide a tutorial, but we wish you would.  Feel free to use one of the DT tutorials to make your project and give proper credit where due.  No back linking allowed.  You must add our badge to your post and link to our challenge to be eligible to win the prize.  Combine with any other challenges as applicable.  Please limit to entering 3 (three) handmade books per month in our challenge.  Permalinks only and no back linking.  Share the love by visiting and commenting on other entries.  Please become a follower.  That's it - have fun!


* Make sure to add our badge to your post *
and link back to our challenge. 



*GET SOCIAL*
Submit your entries to our Facebook page for extra love.
Tag us @minialbummakers with your entries on Instagram for a repost.

Please note: This is a public blog and by linking your project you agree to have your name, blog link and the creation you linked shown on this blog and other Mini Album Maker Challenge social media sites. If you do not agree to this, please do not join in the challenge. Also, remember that any comments and/or linked projects left on this blog will be visible/clickable by third parties as this blog is public.  Email addresses are required for entry by InLinkz and accessible to this blog's moderators.  Your email address may be used to contact you regarding your entries.  We will not share your information willingly for any other purposes.  (This was posted to be in compliance with the new GDPR law that will soon become effective in the EU, and will also apply to blogs located in the US if blog visitors reside in the EU.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Eileen Hull Tiny Book and Box Tutorial by Jennie Atkinson


Hello and welcome. Jennie here with you for the tutorial this month where I will share how I made this Tiny Book and Box using Eileen Hull's dies, tissue paper and mixed media products.


I have used crackle medium over printed tissue paper and used simple embellishments in the form of painted metal.


The matching book sits neatly in the box ....


...... again with simple decoration in order not to hide those wonderful papers!

So here is how it came together:


I used Gel Medium to glue the Tim Holtz Idealogy Floral Collage Paper to the board. As I wanted the later crackle product to show I have chose the darkest of the florals. I also added a top coat of the gel medium.


I left everything to dry overnight as it was quite heavy with medium. I was then able to die cut both the box and the book with the tissue adhered.


I then added DecoArt Crackle Glaze over the collage paper, this doesn't sink in to the board as it has been secured with the top coat of gel medium. It is worth leaving this to dry by itself rather than blasting with a heat gun - the crackle seems to develop better when left to dry itself.


Again once it had dried fully I enhanced the crackle with DecoArt White Antiqueing Cream.


You can see the effect that this has! The top book has had the crackle enhanced with the antiqueing cream whereas the box below still awaits the process. The colours are quite different!


I then made up the box easing the creases carefully as they do have some medium in them. I added a magnet in the inside of the box and added a metal floral embellishment to the front flap. A second magnet is not needed as the metal "clicks" to the magnet! I painted the metal embellishment with white acrylic chalk paint (PaperArtsy Fresco Snowflake) to blend in with the lightness of the tissue paper.


I made an accordion folded book for the inside of my book covers. I cut two strips of cream card to measure 10 1/4" x 2 7/8" and scored at 2 1/4", 4 1/2", 6 3/4" and 9". The strips were joined together, folded and the front and back pages glued to the covers.


I had enough of the board to cut this small oval disc (included with the die) which I used on the front of the book to capture the ribbon.


The collage papers worked really well being cut with the board after being glued down. You could also do something similar with stamped tissue or rice papers and leave out the crackle technique.

I hope you find the tutorial helpful.
Stay safe and well.
Jennie x

Friday, May 1, 2020

May Mini Album Tutorials and Challenge

Thanks so much our dear readers for joining us this May Day for another inspiring challenge.  We loved every single entry in our March/April challenge.  Make sure to pay those folks a visit.  This month we have a new challenge and an amazing sponsor, Eileen Hull.  Eileen is a designer for Sizzix and creates wonderful dies to be used to make mini albums and all sorts of crafts.  Eileen has just released her Tiny Book die and some of our teammates are showcasing it  below.  Eileen is generously giving one lucky winner in this month's challenge a $35 gift certificate to her Etsy shop!  WOW!  So come on and get those books made ladies!


Website: http://www.eileenhull.com/
Blog: http://www.eileenhull.com/blog
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eileenhulldesigns
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eileen_hull/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EileenHull
Shop - https://www.etsy.com/shop/EileenHull?ref=pr_shop_more

Now, for the results from our previous challenge.  Our winner is...  Silvia from Mi Mundo Scrap!  Congrats Silvia!  Please email Autumn at teamclark@rocketmail.com to discuss joining us as guest designer.  Look at Silvia's exquisite tag book!  Make sure to visit her blog for the rest of the book.


And from our design team...

Jennie

As a lover of tiny books and boxes the new dies from Eileen Hull are just perfect for me! I have used some small pieces leftover from a favourite paper pad to make this nature themed book and box. Do join me for more details over on my blog and again later in the month when I will be sharing a tutorial for more ways to use these wonderful dies.


Gayatri

I seem to be addicted to trifold folio/ album. For this month's inspiration also I am sharing a trifold album with pockets and flaps for adding journaling and adding photos. Visit my blog for more details about the album.



Hi friends!  I had a firm intention to make an album this month ... But I again made a notebook ... And again I recorded a video tutorial for you. On my blog you will find it.


Autumn

It was so exciting to get to make a book with one of Eileen's newest dies!  I created a mixed media wee journal with the Tiny Book die.  More details can be found on my blog, SewPaperPaint.  


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Our challenge follows a few simple rules:
Any Handmade Book Goes.  Enter any form of handmade mini albums, scrapbooks, journals and book arts.  Our focus is on completed works, so no layouts or journal spreads that are not part of a complete handmade book project.  You do not have to provide a tutorial, but we wish you would.  Feel free to use one of the DT tutorials to make your project and give proper credit where due.  No back linking allowed.  You must add our badge to your post and link to our challenge to be eligible to win the prize.  Combine with any other challenges as applicable.  Please limit to entering 3 (three) handmade books per month in our challenge.  Permalinks only and no back linking.  Share the love by visiting and commenting on other entries.  Please become a follower.  That's it - have fun!


* Make sure to add our badge to your post *
and link back to our challenge. 



*GET SOCIAL*
Submit your entries to our Facebook page for extra love.
Tag us @minialbummakers with your entries on Instagram for a repost.

Please note: This is a public blog and by linking your project you agree to have your name, blog link and the creation you linked shown on this blog and other Mini Album Maker Challenge social media sites. If you do not agree to this, please do not join in the challenge. Also, remember that any comments and/or linked projects left on this blog will be visible/clickable by third parties as this blog is public.  Email addresses are required for entry by InLinkz and accessible to this blog's moderators.  Your email address may be used to contact you regarding your entries.  We will not share your information willingly for any other purposes.  (This was posted to be in compliance with the new GDPR law that will soon become effective in the EU, and will also apply to blogs located in the US if blog visitors reside in the EU.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, March 1, 2020

March Mini Album Tutorials and Challenge

UPDATE: Our March Challenge will continue through the end of April.  Please continue to add your entries through the linky tool at the bottom of this post.  Thank you for your patience.  Stay safe and well, love MAM DT

It has been wonderful seeing your projects show up in our linky tool and being tagged @minialbummakers on Instagram.  We are loving what each of you are doing creatively!  Make sure to check out the entries in our February challenge HERE. We are pleased to announce the February winner...


And that's @sab_myart!  Sabrina wowed us with her exquisite layers and mixed media details.  Contratulations!  Please email Autumn at teamclark@rocketmail.com to discuss joining us as guest designer.  


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And now let's see what our design team has created to inspire you this month...


I hope you can join me over on my blog for this wopper of a Junk Journal using Eileen Hull's Wrapped Journal Die. I recently sorted all my old papers into colour bags and grabbed the green bag and some old bits and pieces to make this "feel good "journal.


Gayatri


Please join me on my blog to see more of my Tri-Fold Folio using Graphic 45 - Floral Shoppe. It has pockets for photo mats and journaling. Some surprise flaps too for storing more photos. 


Autumn

I've been having so much fun making my own papers for albums!  I pulled out some hexagon background stamps and dies and made this boho little album for you.  Join me at SewPaperPaint for more.  


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Our challenge follows a few simple rules:
Any Handmade Book Goes.  Enter any form of handmade mini albums, scrapbooks, journals and book arts.  Our focus is on completed works, so no layouts or journal spreads that are not part of a complete handmade book project.  You do not have to provide a tutorial, but we wish you would.  Feel free to use one of the DT tutorials to make your project and give proper credit where due.  No back linking allowed.  You must add our badge to your post and link to our challenge to be eligible to win the prize.  Combine with any other challenges as applicable.  Please limit to entering 3 (three) handmade books per month in our challenge.  Permalinks only and no back linking.  Share the love by visiting and commenting on other entries.  Please become a follower.  That's it - have fun!


* Make sure to add our badge to your post *
and link back to our challenge. 



*GET SOCIAL*
Submit your entries to our Facebook page for extra love.
Tag us @minialbummakers with your entries on Instagram for a repost.

Please note: This is a public blog and by linking your project you agree to have your name, blog link and the creation you linked shown on this blog and other Mini Album Maker Challenge social media sites. If you do not agree to this, please do not join in the challenge. Also, remember that any comments and/or linked projects left on this blog will be visible/clickable by third parties as this blog is public.  Email addresses are required for entry by InLinkz and accessible to this blog's moderators.  Your email address may be used to contact you regarding your entries.  We will not share your information willingly for any other purposes.  (This was posted to be in compliance with the new GDPR law that will soon become effective in the EU, and will also apply to blogs located in the US if blog visitors reside in the EU.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Metallic Mixed Media Journal Video Tutorial by Inna


Hello friends! With you Inna Bronnikova.  Today it's my turn to share the monthly tutorial for our blog.  I made a notebook. Decorated the cover and recorded a video for you. I hope you find the video useful.





Kindness and Peace to All!  Inna