Monday, July 19, 2010

Sharing Another Mini Album with a few Paper Techniques

This is a Christmas Mini Album that I designed for the Christmas in July Crop at Remember When Scrapbooking Store. I have to say that Tonya the owner throws a mean crop! She has owned the store since November 2009 and I have to say that she has turned  into "The Store" you want to be at! I'm so proud to be on the first ever Design Team and my term is over after this month! I will be applying again...wish me luck! I love the up coming months so I really hope I get on the next team.

So this is the album I did for the Crop. I used a pack of My Minds Eye Christmas Paper
 I also only used the basic tool kit that the store suggest to make the this album.
Let me tell you it was a challenge for me!


Scalloped Pleated Ruffle: Cut 1 ¼” strip from desired paper. Scallop edge punch on one long side. Ink both front and back of scalloped edge. Place strong adhesive around edge of chipboard. Apply with straight edge of strip to chipboard with scalloped edges out, fold and pleat strips as needed to create fullness.

Scalloped Flat Ruffle: Cut 1¼” strip of paper scallop edge punch on one long edge only, ink scalloped edges. Cut strip into 1½“ – 2” chunky bits. Using a strong adhesive, adhere to chipboard creating a flat ruffle.

 Ruffled Pocket: cut out an extra background and cut in half with print sides together glue along round edges. Cut 1” slits approximately every ½” across straight edge of half circle. Using your finger curl every other tab of the top layer of paper towards you. Curl the entire tab. Using your finger curl the second layer of the same tabs toward you. Curl second layer of tabs to just above the first layer of curled tabs. Trim remaining straight tabs at an angle.

 Rolled Ruffle: Cut 1 ½” strips from Christmas Tree patterned paper. Cut approximately 1” slits every ¼” in one long edge of strip. Using a strong adhesive mount to the edges of the circle Christmas Tree side up cutting inside edge as necessary to make paper lay flat around circle and with fringe hanging off chipboard. Curl each individual fringe alternating one toward and one away from you. Tip: When placing strips around a circle, cut small ¼“ slits as needed on the straight edge of the strip to allow it to lay flat as it goes around the circle.

With all this Christmas in July I'm hoping to be ready when the actual day of Christmas is here...LOL
Thanks for taking a peek!


Sue Frazier said...

this is too cute liz! i love the pleats!

Sophie said...

Lovely album! Great pleating techniques! I'll have to try that out!