Baby Photo Album with Fairy Land

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share the biggest project that I have created since joining the Merly Impressions Design Team! It is this beautiful album that I have decorated with the gorgeous Fairy Land Collection by ScrapBoys and I have used every single page of this collection for this project. Many of you may recognise this album as it is from the 2017 Merly Impressions Retreat! I know many of you will probably still have them to be used. So here is some inspiration for what you can do with them (3 years later!). I created this album as a gift for an unborn baby so I couldn’t add the photo’s yet but I know the parents like to take many photo’s so I know it is the perfect gift that will be filled up quickly!

To begin with I decorated the outside because I found doing so many pages at once was too over whelming! So I started by preparing a front, back and side strip with KAISERCARD ORCHID WEAVE CARDSTOCK. Under this layer I glued (and taped) three ribbons with different thicknesses so the album could be tied closed. Then a second layer of patterned paper where the front and back were from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 03 and the side strip I made from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01.

After this step, the back was complete so I focused next on the side where I took a wooden letter E, painted it purple and covered the top surface in DISTRESS STICKLES – DUSTY CONCORD. Once the letter was dry I glued it to the side of the album and left it dry.

To decorate the front, I cut a photo matt from white cardboard and stamped the Toadstools from CLEAR STAMPS – ENCHANTED COLLECTION in Perfect Medium and applied the white Perfect Pearls. I have also included a SCRAPFX CHIPBOARD fairy that I painted in DISTRESS STICKLES – DUSTY CONCORD and DISTRESS STICKLES – BUNDLED SAGE. Next I fussy cut the elements from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01, FAIRY LAND – PAPER 04 and FAIRY LAND – PAPER 07, and added them to the front and side, along with RHINESTONES – SILVER and WHITE ZIG WINK OF STELLA BRUSH MARKER. Lastly, I added some DISTRESS STICKLES – BUNDLED SAGE grass along the bottom of the front and added the name from painted wooden letters from in my craft stash.

Next I moved into the inside covers where I made pockets to store tags with photo’s and notes. I have gone for the animal pairs from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 07 as features for these pockets and more Perfect Pearl toadstools.

Next I moved on to doing the pages of the book, for those that haven’t seen this album before it comes with already made pages so I have just gone ahead and decorated them with the same Fairy Land theme from as the covers.

For the first page I focused on a purple theme with FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01, as the main background and have included a panel for a 7.5 x 5 cm (small) photo. I have embellished the page with some CHEESECLOTH GAUZE and a painted Uniquely Creative laser cut word.

For the second set of pages I have gone for a green theme, using KAISERCARD DEW DROP WEAVE CARDSTOCK and FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01 with one small photo square and two tags. On the tags I have used an ink blending tool and KAISERINK PAD – SPEARMINT through the STARS MINI DESIGNER STENCIL.

For the next set of pages I have selected purple as the main colour focussing on FAIRY LAND – PAPER 02 and FAIRY LAND – PAPER 06 with one small photo on the right page and a series of manual flip photos on the left hand side. The Flip photo section can hold up to 5 large portrait photos (just smaller than 10.2 x 15.4 cm) is tied down with a green bow on each side.

I have created this set of paged with contrasting colours compared to the rest of the album using KAISERCARD OATMEAL WEAVE CARDSTOCK and KAISERCARD MAROON PREMIUM CARDSTOCK. I was inspired by another project I created with this collection which focuses on the flowers from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 04. I just couldn’t help but bring it in here too. There is space for one 4 x 6 cm photo on each page.

For the last set of double pages I have gone back to the main purple theme but have included a fancy mechanism mini flip album the right page which is better viewed in a video that I will shared on my Roxii’s Craft Studio Instagram and Facebook accounts. The page on the left has a simple pocked with punched edges and two removable tags. The main paper inspiring this set of pages was FAIRY LAND – PAPER 05.

Lastly, I created the final page to match the first single page of the album with FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01 as the main background. I have used the MINI BACKGROUND STAMP – TEXT and MINI INK PAD – ORCHID to create the stamped background for these pages.

There is also a secret pocket space on the edge of each page for more tags which i have created from left over pieces of the album. I have also added some texture paste rhinestones, laser cut words into the album, as well as lots of Perfect Pearling, stencilling, stamping and edge inking too.

I hope I have inspired you to have a play with this gorgeous collection or with your old retreat album!
Stay safe and keep crafting!
Xx Roxii xX

Twist and Pop Mini Album with Uncharted Waters.

Hello, Karen here with my second project using Uncharted Waters.  I was really excited to see if I could make a mini album using the instructions here for making a twist and pop card.

I started by cutting a piece of Kaisercraft Snow Weave card into three 12in x 4in pieces to use as my card bases.  I covered the inside of each card with a piece of paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and then made the internal mechanism, using thin white card, as in the instructions above.   The cards were stuck one on top of the other to make a stack of three.  I turned the stack around to make my album landscape rather than portrait and began to decorate it.

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I used two pieces of paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to cover the front and back of my album. I then added some stickers from the Sticker Book and some Collectables, a curio,  finishing off with a phrase strip from the bottom of one of the papers.

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I decorated my pages with some pieces of paper and pop outs from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, stickers from the sticker book and a phrase from the Shallows 12 x 12 paper.

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My other two pages were decorated in the same way.

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I really enjoyed constructing this project and adding photos from when my daughter got engaged earlier in the year. I am going to give it to my mum as a little extra Christmas present.

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Handmade with Love- Crafternoon Mini Album

Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing a Mini Album that I have created using Kaisercraft’s CRAFTERNOON Collection. I was excited to use this collection! I think it is very versatile and it just perfect to capture and record those creative memories, especially for those photos that are a little more difficult to use with “just any collection”. I have used the great mix of colours in this collection to create this Mini Album, to display a bunch of photos taken on a painting day with my partners nephew, nieces and Dalmatian.
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To create this Mini Album I have followed the instructions below:

  1. To from the pages of the Mini Album, take KAISERCARD LEMONADE WEAVE CARDSTOCKKAISERCARD ANCHOR WEAVE CARDSTOCK and KAISERCARD SNOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK, cut two rectangles (17.5 x 14.5 cm) from each colour. From the top-right and bottom-left cut out a 1.5 x 3.5 cm rectangle from each corner. In the remaining 1.5 x 10 cm section on the right, punch two holes 8 cm apart. Ink the edges of each pages with an ink blending tool and KAISERINK PAD – SMOKEKAISERINK PAD – BLUSH or KAISERINK PAD – AMBER20191013_192753
  2. Take 11 sheets from PAPER PAD – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTION and cut down to 16.5 x 12 cm. Ink the edges of each pages with an ink blending tool and KAISERINK PAD – SMOKEKAISERINK PAD – BLUSH or KAISERINK PAD – AMBER.   20191013_192609
  3. Spray KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BLACK 50ML onto a mixed media mat or backing paper. place the patterned papers, patterned side down into the mist and allow to dry.   20191013_193817
  4. Attach the patterned papers to the the cardstock pages. Transfer the stitch pattern of  QUILTED 6X6 DESIGNER STENCIL randomly onto the patterned papers using TEXTURE PASTE.20191013_223336
  5. To form photo backings, take KAISERCARD LEMONADE WEAVE CARDSTOCKKAISERCARD ANCHOR WEAVE CARDSTOCK and KAISERCARD SNOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK, cut as listed below and ink edges with an ink blending tool and KAISERINK PAD – SMOKEKAISERINK PAD – BLUSH or KAISERINK PAD – AMBER.
    1. Three 11 x 11 cm squares
    2. Four 11 x 8.5 cm rectangles
    3. Two 22 x 11 rectangles, folded in half
    4. Two 11 x 25.5 rectangles, folded at 8.5 cm and 17 cm
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  6. Attach photo backings as desired to the pages of the Mini Album. Attach photos of sizes 10 x 10 cm (x9) and 7.5 x 10 cm (x10). Embellish the pages with elements from PAPER PAD – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTION, stickers from STICKER BOOK – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTIONCOLLECTABLES – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTION, CURIOS – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTIONFLOURISH PACK – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTION, doilies from CROCHET – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTIONRHINESTONES – ICE BLUERHINESTONES – DEEP YELLOW, and PEARLS – BLUSH.
  7. Use foam tape between the tabs on the edges of the pages to form the binding. Thread ribbon through holes of the binding and tie a bow.20191027_20184420191027_15504320191027_155058
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I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and full instructions to recreate this Mini Album.

Happy Scrapbooking!

Xx Roxii xX

Easy Peasy Mini Album with Crafternoon

Hello, Karen here with my second project using Kaisercraft’s Crafternoon collection.  On my last project I focussed on using the elements from the range that related to sewing and for my mini-album I am focussing on using the elements that relate to scrapbooking.

I decided to make a mini-album to showcase some of my favourite layouts and wanted to make it as quickly and easily as possible.  After going through my stash I found some 4 x 4 greetings cards and decided these would be perfect for my little project.

I have made an instructional video showing how easy it is to make this little book which would be perfect for so many other themes rather than just a mini scrapbook.

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For my front cover I used Snow and Lemonade weave cardstock, the reverse of Decoupage 12  x 12 paper, a 2in x 2in phrase from DIY paper and two phrases from the corresponding page in the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

To cover my pages I have mostly used papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad but have supplemented these with squares cut from Cut and Paste, DIY  and Measured. To decorate my book I have used stickers from the Sticker Book the Collectables pack and elements cut from both the DIY  paper and the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad . 

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I hope I have inspired you to give this little mini-album a go!  I was so inspired by the possibilities available with this very pretty range that I have already made my third project and am planning more with the bits and bobs I have left over.

Karen

 

Brag Book

Hello,

Karen here with my second project using the Morning Dew collection.  For this project I have made a little brag book with photos of my daughter Gracia’s engagement which happened when she was on holiday in Italy.  Be warned there are lots of photos :0)

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For this project I used Kaisercraft Snow Weave Cardstock , Tranquil paper, 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad, Sticker Book and Collectables.

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I used the  Snow Weave Cardstock to make a simple concertina brag book – instructions for a similar ones can be found on this Pinterest  search – and the tags to go between the pages.

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Once made I used the Tranquil paper to cover the inside and outside of the book covers.  I then used the  6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad, to cover the inside pages.

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I added the photos and embellished each page with stickers from the Sticker Book and Collectables.

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This is such a quick project I was able to make it in time for her return from holiday and gave it to her to keep in her handbag to show off her beautiful ring and all the other lovely photos.

Karen xxx

Traveller’s Notebook with Breathe

Hello,

Karen here with my last project using the Breathe collection from Kaisercraft. This time I decided to experiment with a Travelers Notebook.  I have wanted to use one of these for ages and bought a set of three, complete with a leather cover.

For this project the papers I have used are Blue Blush, Mosiac Stroke, Pale Wander, Floral Twilight and Clear Skys.  In addition I used the Sticker Book, Clear Stamps, 6.5x 6.5 Paper Pad, Collectables and Die and Stamp Set.

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IMG_7521For this page I used a 2 x 4 phrase from  Clear Skys and the pink feather design from the 6.5x 6.5 Paper Pad the Sticker Book, , Collectables and Die and Steamp Set.

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On this one I used are Blue Blush,  Sticker Book 6.5x 6.5 Paper Pad and Collectable

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Here I have used are  Mosiac Stroke and Clear Skys along with Clear Stamps, 6.5x 6.5 Paper Pad  and Collectables.

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On my final page I have used Pale Wander the Sticker Book, 6.5x 6.5 Paper Pad and Collectables.

I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this small scale scrapbooking and most certainly will be doing much more of it.

Exploding Box with Rosabella

Hello,
Karen here with my last project using the beautiful Rosabella collection. I have made a hexagonal exploding box and am thrilled with the results.  Be warned this post is very photo heavy.

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For this project I have used Coal cardstock (4 sheets),  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Collectables, Clear Stamps, Wooden Flourishes, Decorative Die – Rose and Leaves, Kaiserink Pad – Licorice and paper blooms in Black and Dusty Pink.

I cut my box from Coal cardstock on my Silhouette from a design I had made several years ago but there is a tutorial for making a similar box here.  Once I had made my box I and lid I used papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to cover the top of the lid, base of the bottom and the pages.

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I then used some more pages from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to stamp the lace pattern from the Clear Stamps set, using Kaiserink Pad – Licorice , and used these to cover the sides of my lid.IMG_5905

I decorated my pages with tags and sentiments from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and flowers from the Collectables pack.
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I used the Clear Stamps and Kaiserink Pad – Licorice  to stamp some butterflies and added them on strips of acetate to the bottom of my box and then decorated with Black and Dusty Pink paper blooms, I used the Decorative Die – Rose and Leaves to cut leaves from 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and tucked these around the flowers .

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Finally, I used more die cut leaves and Black and Dusty Pink paper blooms to decorate the top of the lid adding Wooden Flourishes to finish off.

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I loved making this and am going to add photos of my daughter as a Mother’s Day present for my mother-in-law.

See you again next month

Karen x

The Adventure Begins

Hello,

Denise here with my final project using Imagine from Graphic 45.

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I  absolutely loved making this album, lots of fussy cutting and plenty of gllitter was added on the front page. It has a ‘steampunk’ type feel to it.

There are plenty of photos to follow !

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I made lots of little side pockets using the 12 x 12 papers in the collection and also the 8×8 paper pad. 

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I also made tags and matted cards form the Ephemera Pack using Licorice Black Kaisercard

I varied the colours as they all mix and match so well.

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I used some gorgeous ScrapFX chipboard elements that I painted on the pages too.IMG_E3885

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I added some Platinum stickles to lots of the elements.

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This was another of the ScrapFX chipboard elements that I added to the spine.

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So there we have it, I loved making this and it was made all the easier by using the Flip album. Hope you like it !

~ Denise ~

Christmas Memories Mini Album with Sparkle

Hello,

Karen here with the last of my projects using Kaisercraft’s Sparkle range.  I am sooooo excited to show you this one as it took a while to work out how to make it and even longer to make but I must admit I loved every minute spent doing this.

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Here it is – a mini album all ready for my Christmas photos and there had better be plenty of those because this little album can hold more than 50!

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I made the album from chipboard, for the covers, which I painted black and Licorice cardstock. Once I had assembled my book it was time for the fun part – the decoration.  For the covers I added a piece of Aglow paper to which I added rose gold texture paste through  a 6 x 6 stencil – Geo Lines. Next I added some flowers from Glint, a title block from Luster and a phrase from the Sticker Sheet.IMG_4035 IMG_4036 IMG_4037

To cover the inside pages I used a mixture of papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and scraps of 12 x 12 papers that I had left over from my previous projects.   I have listed below the supplies I have used for this project.

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6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Collectables, Washi Tape,Sticker Sheet., Sticker Pad, Champagne Gems, Wooden FlourishesGeo Lines Stencil  Illuminate, Luste,  and Glistening.
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If you would like to see a ‘walk through’ of this project follow this link to a YouTube showing all the interactive pages in this album.
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I have another lovely Christmas range to work on next month and am really excited to get started designing with it xxx

Mini album with Anthology

Hi everyone,

Denise here with a little mini album using the Anthology collection.

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I loved all the gorgeous little butterflies and phrases in this collection and really wanted to include them in a little book.

I used Kraft card for the book,cutting four pieces measuring 6 x 9 inches. They were then folded in half. Next thing was to open out each piece,then adhere one right hand back side to one front left side of each, making the book. I cut a piece of card measuring 2 x 6 inches to make the spine. Before I covered the front and back pages, I stuck a piece of ribbon to each side with some strong tape.

This collection has so many gorgeous little sayings and illustrations it was perfect to sit and cut out lots of butterflies and phrases.

I made some tags from the Kraft card and stamped some butterflies and sentiments using Kaisercraft  stamps as below

DIAMONDS

Clear Stamp - Diamonds

TIMELESS

Clear Stamp - Timeless, Botanical

Everything I used for the mini album was inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink I used a combination of papers from the 6×6 pad to cover my pages,together with some of the Collectables.

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I also used stickers from the Sticker Sheet to embellish the book.IMG_2503IMG_2502

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I’ve really enjoyed making this little book with a bit of stamping, some snipping and inking using some  my favourite techniques, I hope you like it !

~ Denise ~