Tuesday, October 27, 2015

New One Sheet 12x12 Folded Mini Album tutorial & Mini Album Monday (MAM)

Hi Everyone,

So I am starting a new project.  Some may recall my attempt at Mini Album Monday (MAM) some time ago.  The problem with MAM is that I had more Mondays than I had completed albums at the time.  LOL.  So I am going to do MAM once again but this time once a month to start and then we will see how it progresses. 

SO I started a new mini and I am doing a tutorial on it.  I have a lot of ideas and not sharing them is not helping me any.  So here we go.

To construct this album you will need 12x12 paper.  As many sheets as you want pages. I am using 5 sheets of Colorbok card stock.  It's a great weight to create the pages.  This is also the same process that I used to make this album here only I used 8.5x11 size card stock for the pages.

1. Score your paper on the vertical at 3".  Rotate the paper 180* and score at 3 1/8".  You should have a page that looks like this.

2. Fold on the vertical score lines and then turn the paper horizontally and score at 7".  Your page should look like this. (I pray you can see the score mark).

3. Cut on the 7" mark up to those original score lines that are now horizontal.

4. Now Fold on the vertical score line the is in between the two cuts.

5. Time to assemble.  We now have two sections. Place your adhesive on the edge of the top and bottom sections. Just on one side.  I chose to put the glue on the right side and fold my left flap on top of it.  You may want the flaps of each section to be glued identically. I alternated for purpose of the photo.   You also want to use a strong adhesive.  For this photo I am using my ATG but sticky strip, score tape, or even liquid adhesive would be great here.  

6. Now this smaller section is going to form a pocket.  Depending on whether or not you want the opening on the right or the left determines where you are going to place your adhesive. 

I chose to place the adhesive on the right side for an opening on the left when the flap is closed.  And now your page is complete. You just have to repeat the process for however many pages you choose to have in your album.

To make the pockets you will need to seal one side of the open pocket (see pic above), whether the right or the left side, depending on which way you want your pocket to face.


Now you can bind however you choose but here are three methods that you may want to try.

1. "Hidden Hinge" Kathy Orta has a video about a binding method she brought to the public that would be great with this album.  This is the type of method I used when I made my Christmas Album.

2. Another option is to use a Cinch, Bind-it-All, or binder rings.

3. Any other method that you prefer.

I am trying to get a video version of this tutorial uploaded but life with a 1 yr old is not that easy. Especially when she likes to pretend she is Mommy and wants to play with the keyboard and mouse. LOL.

But I will update this post once I get the video finished.  Let me know if any of these instructions are not clear.

And there you have it.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New One Sheet Mini Album

Hi Everyone,

The fall is upon us and that means that the holidays are right around the corner.  I am looking forward to taking lots of pictures of my lil girl picking apple, and pumpkins, and participating in fall events, and thanksgiving and Christmas, whew!  This means that I need a place to put all those pics and its no fun just letting them sit in the computer so I have started to create some easy photo albums where the measurements can be adjusted to fit different size photos.

I am still on my challenge not to buy any new paper, etc till I use what I have, I have caved a bit when it came to stamps but I am going strong with not buying paper.

So today I sharing a super simple, One Sheet Mini Christmas Album with you.  Each page is made of one 8x11.5 sheet of card stock.

Here is the video ..

Here are some stills...

If you are interested, let me know, and I will publish the tutorial on how to make this album.

Here is the tutorial: http://favor8favors.blogspot.com/2015/10/new-one-sheet-12x12-folded-mini-album.html

And there you have it,


What I used..

-Recollections White Card stock
-Recollections Jolly & Bright Paper stack
-Fiskars Kaleidoscope Punch

CAS Stash Note Card Set

Hi Everybody,

I made these cards about 5 months ago, filmed a video and forgot to publish. So here they are. I used Kraft card stock and White card stock for the base

View the video here...

When I filmed the video my lil girl was sleeping so that is why I sound the  way I do.

And there  you have it,


***The Dollar store stamps sadly are no longer available and Amy R stamps are retiring so if you are interested in this set I encouraged you to GET THEM NOW before they are gone.  All her stamps have been marked down 25%!

What I used...

-$1 Stamps form Dollar Tree
-Recollections Card Stock: White, Kraft
-Amy R Happy Harvest Rubber Stamps
-Colorbox Pigment ink in Frost White
-White GellyRoll pen

The links are connected to Michael's store online, All That Scraps online, Frantic Stamper online,

Friday, August 7, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday

Hi Everyone,

So July has kept me pretty busy with the planning of my lilttle girl's 1st Birthday party. I can hardly believe a whole year has passed already. 

Her birthday party was inspired by Sesame Street's ladybug picnic song. My little girl loves this song so her birthday invitations, decorations, and thank you cards all carry the ladybug theme. 

Here's a photo of what her birthday cards look like. I use my cricket to make all the invitations.

Yes I have fallen in love with my cricket once again. All of her invitations were cut at 5 1/2 inches using the create a critter cartridge. I used my clear wink of Stella on the light pink circles for a little shimmer and added a green bow on the ladybugs antennas.

I cut the case of the card once again in the light pink card stock and then cut off the antennas.  I scored the top of the card base about 1/2 in from the top and then glued that 1/2" top flap to the underside of the front of the card.

I wrote in her party deals and I was done. I love how these cards came out. And not bad for a 1st birthday invite from a new Mom.  So there you have it.

The best part about this project is that I did not have to buy anything!!  I had all the card stock on hand already.  This no-buy challenge has been pretty good to me. I did not realize how much stuff I had purchased over the years. Well at least i am using it all.  Yay!!

Until Next Time...


Monday, July 27, 2015

SOC - Happy Birthday Shaker Card

Hi everyone, 

I have fallen in love with my Cricket once again and used it to make my first shaker card for this months project. It has helped me to make all the decorations for my little girl's first birthday party too. 

Today I am sharing with you the birthday card that I made from hubs and I to our little girl. I used the Teresa Collins Sophisticated Cricket cartridge and created this number one shaped birthday card.

I cut the white number one at 5 1/2 inches on the shadow effect and then moved the cricket two spaces horizontally and two spaces vertically in to make the white border and then cut the scroll font one again at 5 1/2 inches in pink to create the space for the for the shaker window.

 I cut the transparency and the two-base 1's at 5 1/2 inches on the shadow effect, assembled the shaker wells and then fill the shaker with iridescent white, pink, and clear seed beads. And my little girl's card was done. There is just enough space for hubs and I to write a little message to her. 

I really love how this card came out and I like that it is not the traditional 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 size shaker card. I hope she enjoys it when she gets older. 

This also opens the playing field for shaped shaker cards! 😉 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope this sparks some inspiration for you when making shaker cards. And there you have it.

Until next time,


Thursday, June 25, 2015

CAS - Stash cards

Hi Everyone,

Okay so I had to step away from the Nilla Card Box Series so I could figure out how I am going to create a closure for the box.  I think I am going to go with a Chinese knot closure.  Maybe something like this but in black:

But we will see.

In the meantime I have been bus going through my stash, getting reacquainted with those items I have purchased over the years and did nothing with and I am having a blast making new friends with my supplies.

Lately I have reconnected with several sticker (friends) and we have been making beautiful projects together.  Some simple cards and even embellies for my cheating version of scrapbook pages. More on that later.

But today I want to share with you a set of cards using dimensional stickers and an addition to the CAS card series that is ongoing.  I am starting to embrace my CAS style so the series really isn't a series. Any who enough chatter chatter. Here are my cards.

(sorry about the glare on the bottom left card)

Aren't these the cutest!! They are dimensional stickers I found in the dollar store. I just placed the stickers on some MFT Kraft card stock, added some flatback white pearls and took a white gel pen and drew on a border and some white dots and that was it. Oh yeah, the sentiments, from AMY R, MFT, and a Mike's $1.50 bin special, I stamped in white Color box ink.

I am so in love with these cards.  These have a home they will be going to but I do have a few left over so I can make a set for myself.

So there you have it.

Until next time everybody


What I used...

~MFT Kraft Card Stock
~Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white  (Michael's)
~Colorbox Frost White Pigment Ink
~MFT LJD Cheerful Blessings
~Amy R Happy Harvest Rubber Stamps
~Hampton Art "You Are Loved" stamp

Friday, June 12, 2015

Recycled Cereal Box Mini Album

I'm Hi Everyone,

So as things would have it, I got pulled onto a project at work which took away my free time for a lil while which explains my long absense.

Now the project I'm sharing with you today is not part of the series, it's a project that I was working on simultaneously using the same paper lines.

I am still on my "Use the Stash" mission and this is a result it.

Okay, so I think is the last project I will show using the DCWV Bella Boutique/La Creme collections for a lil while minus the Nilla Box series posts.  I need to work the other paper lines I have.  I feel like I'm getting into a rut and forgetting how to use color, lol.

Okay so here is the warning. There are A LOT of pictures!

And I even made a video about it.

Here is a video of the album:

This album will hold 34 photos (mostly 3x5) and 4 smaller ones & 8 tags to record dates, places, people, events, or whatever you can think of.

Because I have a lot of wonderful creations that I will need to sell some of my projects.  If you are interested in owning any of the projects I have/will post, please let me know, otherwise if you head over to my FB page you will see all of the items I have for sale.

So there you have it.  Until next time.  Have a great weekend!!


What I used...

~ Cereal Boxes
~ Recollections black card stock 8.5x11 and 12x12
~ DCWV Bella Boutique 12x12 collection
~ DCWV La Creme 12x12 collection
~ Copic R59 marker
~ Flat back pearls
~ Fiskars Butterfly punch
~ Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Monday, June 1, 2015

SOC Project and CAS Card Series

Hi There,

So I needed to make a card for someone who is going through some things health wise and I came across Deconstructed Sketch #46 and thought that is would pair well with a sentiment/image I saw on Facebook.

Hubs and daughter gave me a gift card for Christmas and I was able to purchase some MME 6x6 packs on sale 50% off.  Yes I know this goes against using my stash but the gift card was in my stash and need to be use soon.  It works out in my mind; I'm sure someone else can see the logic.

Anywho here is the original sketch...

I turned the sketch on its side and used it that way.  I also matted everything with Kraft card stock, added a lil paper lace, some flat back pearls from the stash and a lil glossy accents on the image and I was done. I think it came out cute. 

There always seems to be sentiments or quotes that I come across and think, that would be great on a card.  So in this case I printed the scripture and backed t with cereal box chipboard.  I have done this with several quotes with the intent of using them on cards or mini albums or any other project.

And there you have it, another card in the CAS series.  I really pray these cards inspire you to create with what you have around you.

Until next time...


What I used....

~ Scripture post found on Facebook
~ My Mind's Eye, Now and Then 6x6 pad
~ Recollections Kraft and white card stock
~ Miss Elizabeth's Adhesive Lace from the $1 store
~ Brown flat back pearls

Friday, May 29, 2015

Nilla Box Card Set & Mini album Series #6

Hi Everyone,

Ok I am having way too much fun with these cards, with this DCWV Bella Boutique/La Creme paper line, and with these Retro Sketches.  So yes I have another one to share.  Now I know I originally said there were 5 cards in this series but I had to add another one.

What a great layout for a card. So simple and easily interpreted.  Yeah I think this is going into my "go to" collection.  Super Duper Simple.  A ribbon, some butterflies, and a sentiment and a card is made.  This is a great quickie card sketch for those last minute occasions.  Mine just happens to be intended as a sympathy card but I will make another one and it is going in this set.

So there you have it, Card #6.  I may add another card and if I do I will share it but I think this will wrap up this series and bring us back to the CAS series. I have just a few more cards to share with that one as well.

So until next time..


What I used...
~ DCWV Bella Boutique Collection
Recollections card stock
~ Sheer black ribbon
~ Satin black ribbon
MFT LJD Words of Inspiration stamp set
~ Retro Sketches #14
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch