Monday, January 21, 2019

Prima Moon Child Mini Album Tutorial by Elena Martynova

Hello scrappy friends!  My name is Elena Martynova and I live in Russia, Astrakhan.  I am honored to be here as a guest designer.  I love to do practical things, and just beautiful. Wife, mother, passionate, adored felines. Have the care of three baleen-striped. I really appreciate in people sincerity, kindness and sense of humor. I dream to travel a lot. But not like too long to leave home. 

At home I'm always fine. Scrapbooking is a hobby that makes my life happier and more interesting. Gives a lot of communication, new friends, the joy of self-realization in work. And of course, happiness of owning a scrapbook treasures. Even in the fifth year of fascination with the scrap does not get rid of the habit to buy any particular paper or embellishment to just "own" for aesthetic pleasure.

The outside of this album measures 5.5 x 6" and the inside pages are 4" x 6".  The spine is 1.5" wide. I used collection of paper Moon Child by Prima Marketing. This is a very beautiful collection with amazing space backgrounds and lots of pictures to cut out!  I invite you to watch my video tutorial to see the whole process of creating my project. Enjoy! 

I decorated the cover with lace, flowers by Prima, chipboard by 2 Crafty and metal key.

I like to decorate the spine of the albums with different pendants! This adds charm to any work!

So that you could have a good look at all the pages of the album, I took a lot of photos.  The pages in the album are composed according to an interesting principle. You'll need two 12"х12" sheets of paper and a template that you'll see just below. In the video you will see how to fold the pages using my template. I like this design, since it helps to get additional pockets, in which you can put tags or photos.

I didn't decorate all the pages, or it would have taken too long. Besides, I didn't want to cover the beautiful background paper. And the third reason - photos of different sizes can be inserted into the album.

Hope I have inspired you!
Thanks for looking and happy album crafting everyone!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Mixed media notebook cover tutorial by Maria Lillepruun

Dear friends! Today it is my turn to present my new video tutorial to you! I decided to make a masculine mixed media notebook, a bit of fantasy steampunk. This is a gift for my boss :)))
The chipboard I used on the cover is by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, our generous sponsor.

Here is how I created it:


Some close-ups:


This tutorial is added among others to my YouTube channel. You are welcome to visit and subscribe if you like what you see there. Please be my guests and visit my blog, my creative Facebook account, and my Instagram account as well.

Maria Lillepruun

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January Mini Album Tutorials and Challenge

Happy New Year to you and yours!  We hope you each had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to make 2019 your most creative year yet!  Our team enjoyed a nice long break and were amazed at the many entries in our November/December challenge.  Make sure to visit that post HERE for more inspiration.  We are working hard to bring you fresh, exciting ideas for this New Year's challenge and hope you'll take the time to pay our DT blogs a visit.  And make sure to add your projects to the linky tool for a chance to win a prize pack from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  And now for a look at the lovely DT inspiration projects...


Happy new year everyone. This mini begins with a new folder from this month's sponsor, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  Please visit my blog to see more.


Happy New Year, dear friends! My first post of this year is about a small masculine mixed media notebook. I shot a short video tutorial on how I created this cover. You can see it on my blog.

Here's a fun album created to highlight photos from a Disney trip.  It's 6 1/ 2 inch wide by 9 1/2 inch tall size has lots of flips, folds, flaps and some pop up surprises. Visit my blog to see how I made the base album and check out some of the interactive elements.


Artist Trading Coins seem to be all the rage at the moment with lots of people swapping them.  I made a mini album to hold three coins securely for posting.  See more HERE.

Every New Year I intend to make a book for jotting down all those lovely quotes you come across through the year, or the funny things the grandchildren say.  But this year I did it! However it wasn't all plain sailing as you will see if you visit my blog.

I have very special motivation behind my album for our New Year's challenge.  I'm hoping to inspire joy and January vibes through this cardboard mini.  Hop on over to SewPaperPaint for the closeups and tutorial.


I hope these peeks have sparked your imagination and you will pay the design team blogs a visit plus play along with our challenge, which ends at 11:55 pm EST on January 31.  Join us on January 7 for the November/December challenge winners announcement.

Qualifying entries in this challenge will go in the draw to win a prize pack from our sponsor, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

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!

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