Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Black and Gold Mini Album Created with DCWV Paper Collection

So I purchased this paper from a local retail store about 2 years ago and I finally decided I needed to do something with it. So last week, out came the paper and this is the design I decided to go with. Traditional open book style.

It is 6" wide x 8" hi and has a 2" spine. Normally I would only put 6 pages into an album with only a 2" spine but since I was not going to be adding additional embellishment to the pages, I put in 8 pages. More room for photos and speaking of that, there is enough room for 55 photos. 16 of the photos mats are for 4" x 6" photos.

There are 3 pages with a fold out section.and each of them  have a sideways pyramid shape attached to the edge of the fold out section. See the 3 in the photo below.

It is kinda of hard to show the fold out sections but in the photo below you are seeing a fold out section that is fully opened and you see the inside of the page.

In this photo below you see the other side of that same fold out section. This is the back side of it.

Shown below is the inside of fold out section.

Below is the back side of it.

This little lady will be up for sale in my shop, Scrapsforsanity on

I hope you enjoyed the photos !!

Happy Scrapping!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Mini Album

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea Mini Album

Recently completed this mini album and wanted to share. 
6" wide x 8" hi.  Double opening reveals the lovely mermaid riding your steampunkish fish!!!  This will be up for sale soon on in my shop Scrapsforsanity.  Enjoy !!!


Monday, September 17, 2018

Paper Pumpkin Ideas 9-17-18

Good Morning and Happy M.O.M. Day.

How many ways are there to make a paper pumpkin for Halloween, Thanksgiving or for Autumn decorations???  A lot!!!!  Here are jut a few of my favorites.

All of these (except one) have the directions posted on the website. The one that does not have directions is easy enough for you to figure out. Below I'll show you the one I decided to make.

It's Always Autumn Website

My Paper Paradise Website   You will need to scroll down the page to locate this one. Or use her Search window and type in Double. It is under her posting from October 2011. "Double, double toil and trouble"

Brit + Co Website  There are a lot of craft ideas for children on this website. For this project, scroll down to # 14 Paper Pumpkins. 

Court's Crafts Website There are no directions for making these but I'm sure you can figure these out. Very similar to Brit + Co listed above except they have punched the edge of the paper before  folding.

I usually make everything that I post, to be sure all they instructions are correct and easy to follow but in this case I have not made all of these yet.  Here is the one that I did create using some of the instructions from the Minted website.   I did not use her templates. I cut out 18 - 3" dia. circles on my circuit and folded them in half.

Then I cut the ends off to give it a pumpkin shape.

Then I started glueing the pieces together. If they did not match up perfectly, I just went back later and cut them to match. Beside pumpkins aren't perfect either. I also used distressed ink on each of the edges. 
Do not glue closed until you have your stem.

 I walked out my back door and cut one off of my orange tree. Then before I glued the two end pieces together I glued ( with hot glue ) the stem to the inside of the pumpkin. 
Then glued the two ends together

Again using my Cricut I cut out a couple of leaves and glued them to the pumpkin.

And there you have my paper pumpkin!!

A big Thank You to all the people who have created and/or designed paper pumpkins!! I know there are many more of them and one day I'll find them all.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping !!!!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Pyramid Box 9/10/18

Happy M.O.M. Day  

What is M.O.M. Day????  It's not what you think ! It is Modus Operandi Monday. Modus Operandi is a particular way or method of doing something, especially one that is characteristic or well-established. I'm sure you have heard on any of the police or investigative TV programs the term his/her MO was... M O Modus Operandi.  I wanted a term that would indicate a method or technique for my Monday postings  and that is why it is called M.O.M. Day. 

This week I am showing you these cut little pyramid shaped candy holders. These are great for party favors for any type of party, just decorate accordingly. Since Halloween is around the corner I decide to naturally go with a Halloween theme.  If you do not get many Trick or Treaters, this would be a great treat for the few that do go to your house.  

Of course, they would be awesome decorated for Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter. In fact these could be used for any holiday.

I discover these on Pinterest (naturally) at this website   Lines Across

Take a moment to vist her site and you will see just how easy it is to make these little pyramids.

First we need to open up the link to her  Box Template and print it on your 8-1/2" x 11" plain card stock paper or designer paper. I increased the scale to 100%. My printer was showing that is was scaled to  93%.
Here are my two printed ones. Now cut out the shape along the curved lines.

This is what they will look like after cutting.

Now you will want to score all the straight lines. 

Fold  the centers to form the square shape at the bottom.

Fold each of the curved sections inward.

This will be the result after all the fold have been folded.

Now for the decorating part. I printed one pyramid shape template on to plain copy paper and cut out one of the  side pieces. After cutting off the curved sections, I made a template for cutting out my designer paper. 

I opened up the pyramid shape and laid it flat on my worktable and glued the pieces on.

Next, I needed to punch the holes in the top portion of each side. I tried punching the holes just through the side section, then punched the holes with the flaps folded inward and it really didn't make a difference in the way the pyramid closed. 
However, it did look better with just the hole punched in the side and not the flaps.

Now it's time to add your ribbon and candy. 

Now wasn't the easy ??? 

Thank you for taking a look !!

Happy Scrapping !!!!