Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cross Canada Blog Hop ~ LOVE & Friendship!

Welcome to our February Blog Hop
Featuring artwork inspired by Love and Friendships.
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If you came from Nicky of Simply Artistic then you are in the right place!
I have created a Mini Album Using envelopes & Chelsea Garden B&T paper
& the coordinating Compliments...
This paper collection is an all time favorite ~ I just can not stop using it!
Chelsea Gardens & Coordinating Complements
This is a Super fast project you can complete in just a couple of hours as I used 2 sheets
of patterned Paper & 2 sheets of cardstock ~ I just love that our cardstock is now 2 tone ~ it has a lighter shade on the back... makes matching easy!

I just LOVE the 2 toned cardstock... one side lighter that the other
you can never go wrong with matching

We start with the creation of an Envelope Album

Check out my video on how to create a basic Album

Now for the Creative & Fun stuff... Let's decorate it!

Start with attaching the paper cut to 1/4 inch smaller than the envelope ~ I used a total of 2 sheets of patterned paper & 2 sheets of Cardstock to decorate the album... as well as the zip strips from the patterned paper.

Front cover of Album
Back cover of Album

First page
First page showing Mat for Pocket
Second Page
second page showing the folded mat

Second page showing a folded mat for the pocket

third page with pocket

third page showing the mat
fourth page

fourth page showing the mat

Now to add Complements ~ these are great stickers & Chip board pieces that go with the paper collection ~ and make creating easy... great for a beginner or if you just need a fast project to complete!

I love how fast it is to decorate the album using the Chelsea Garden Compliments

Page one
Page one mat for pocket

page two with folded mat

page two with mat folded open

Page two

page two mat removed
Close up of a pocket on the front of the
folded mat for Page two 
Page Three

Page Three ~ Mat pulled out

Page Three Mat removed ~ check out the butterfly tab.
It is just a compliment folded over & attached to the mat

Page Four
Page Four ~ Mat removed

Back Cover ~ documented!

Supplies used Include:
Sure Cut Paper Trimmer ~ Z1783
Bonding Memories Dual Action Glue Pen ~Z553
Chelsea Garden Paper Packet ~X7230B
Chelsea Garden Compliments ~ X7230C
Heather Cardstock ~ X5948
Cards & Envelopes ~ x254

SUpplies used for this project
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Carol of Crafty Carol.
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle has the complete blog list.
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring What we love about Spring. So mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.