All posts for the month February, 2013

album with acetate cover

Published February 24, 2013 by theodoodles

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This is a little album that I picked up from lisa the snazzycrafter on You Tube last night.  It is made from cardstock and the front and back covers are made from acetate.  The pages are made from cardstock cut 6″ x 8″  and scored at 1″, 2″ and 3″  I noticed when I was folding them up that I had to take a little shim of the 1″ fold to make them fold under so that they wouldn’t bend the cardstock out of shape.  It is a delightful little album and takes 6×6″ papers beautifully if you remember to apply them before you punch your holes for the rings.  If you needed a present in a hurry you could make this up in no time.  Beautiful!  Thank you for stopping by.


photo album 6 x 4

Published February 24, 2013 by theodoodles

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This little album is made out of a packet of apertue cards and envelopes. The envelopes have been sealed with Dst and slit open along both long sides. A stack the deck binding hinge has been used although in this case a very small one as there are only four aperture cards. The decorations on the corners and the surround of the aperture are Spellbinders Parisian Accents, the papers are from a collection given free with a magazine.  The paper edging on the front is also from Parisian Accents.  The chinese braid down the spine and round the inside of the cover back and front was supplied by Fiona @ jennings 644. Etsy store along with the little flower arrangement on the cover made by Jolee’s by You.  Thank you for stopping by.

5 x 5 album

Published February 24, 2013 by theodoodles

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This is a little album I made out of scalloped cards that I had left over from last christmas.  Because the cover paper has buttons all over I made the theme for the tags about sewing.  Each tag has something to do with sewing a mannequin, scissors, neddle and thread, etc.  The photo mats are covered with a 6×6 paper mat that I got free in a magazine, and the little journals are free downloads from  Thank you for stopping by.

Graphics 45 Zig Zag Album

Published February 24, 2013 by theodoodles

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This is a beautiful little album to make and you will find the tutorial for it at charliejones2686 You Tube How to make a Zig Zag Album.  I have got the ABC Primer papers in 8 x 8 and I don’t think I have ever seen them in 12 x 12 as a paper pad only as single papers.  When making this album I found I had to resize a lot of the graphics to make them look right for the size of this album so I can only think that Claire uses the indiviual 12 x 12 papers.  Saying that it is a really beautiful little album and would make a lovely little gift for a mother who child is just starting school to collect all the memories that come from such a big event in a child’s life, even possibly for an older child starting bigger school.  It would make something to look back on when the child is older.

Old Curiosity Shoppe 8 x 8

Published February 24, 2013 by theodoodles

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I made this album following the video by Cass @ flipacano 2 on You Tube.  This is a very smart looking album as it is Glossy Accented throughout, everywhere.  I have learned from this album that you can Glossy whatever you want and it will look good not only the obvious things like bottles and glasses  but signs and buttons  and everything.  Graphic 45 papers make for some beautiful artwork but they take a lot of time and effort to achieve the necessary effect but well worth it.  It was nice making this album from just one set of papers without having to use the bigger 12 x 12 sizes. As these papers are very expensive you can’t always afford to have both sizes.

Old Curiosity Shoppe mini album

Published February 24, 2013 by theodoodles

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This is from a tutorial by Claire @ charliejones2686 on You Tube.  In her version she used 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 papers, as I only had 8 x 8 when I was making the album I have had to try and resize some of the pieces.  The album is made using the stack the deck binding system developed by Laura at  Charlie takes you through her tutorial in a step by step method from beginning to end and I have found her a very good teacher.  She also like many designers tries to make you think outside the box, to look at designer papers and use them in many different ways.

Steampunk TP mini album

Published February 24, 2013 by theodoodles

My Latest Projects 022My Latest Projects 028My Latest Projects 020This is my first Steampunk TP mini album.   For this tutorial you need to go to Ginger @ mysisterscrapper on You Tube and look for Vertical Mini Album Tutorial.  This tutorial is in two parts and Ginger will take you through step by step.  I decided to do mine as a steampunk album.  I decorated the toilet rolls and the cover in the same paper and added steampunk pictures which I got of Papermania Chronology Cd and free downloads on my computer.  The back of the book is done with decoupage.   The charms are made up of a penny farthing, a butterfly and a heart which I alcohol-inked and some glass beads.  This is a lovely solid little album and because the toilet rolls are covered over all over there are no raggity edges.  It also makes a nice change to see one done vertical rather than horizontal.