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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Card Storage Box by Jen (ozegran)

Hi everyone!

I have been quite busy making cards lately. I participate in some card challenges and am currently doing the Stretch Your Stamps Online Card Class, so I am building quite a collection of cards. I am also lazy and do not 'complete' the cards as I go - adding sentiment to inside and making envelopes. So I had to do something with my stockpile of cards. I intend selling them at a local market stall soon.

I have noticed some have started to come apart (tape peeling away) with our humid climate here in Oz, so I had to come up with something of a storage unit for them so they would be protected. So here is what I came up with! The overall measurements are 11 1/2" long, 5 1/2" wide and 6 3/4" tall. The box stores cards as large as 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

The box holds anywhere from 60 to 80 cards, depending on how dimensional they are. I added a lid to the box which doesn't sit down on top of the cards. The strips at the sides of the box sit an inch from the top and stop the lid from pressing on the cards inside. Works great!

I have written instructions HERE for you to make it, I know I couldn't give even half of my cards away quicker than I make them, so having this storage box to store them in the interim is the best solution I could come up with.

If you follow my blog you know that I am an organisational freak, so I had to add dividers inside to sort the cards into categories.

Products used (grab them from
Tim Holtz Wallflower paper (would have been awesome to have the vellum to go with this paper!)
Tim Holtz On the Edge FILE TAB die (if Barrie & Carol don't have it in stock, send them an email)

Here are some more pics!

Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Handy Holder Part 2 by Wendy Kats

Oh my here we are at part 2 of the Handy Holders and this is one of my favorites.
I will not keep you any longer and I proudly present holder no 2..... BILLS

Okay okay I know that bills are not a fun part of life but unfortunatly we all do have to pay them. Well I thought I had the perfect system when I was sticking them on a bulletinboard to keep them in sight but....boy was I wrong.
So while I was working on the coins holder this holder started buzzing in my brain. My new system with this holder will be easy...a bill will drop in my mailbox and I will write the date I have to pay it in the corner. The bill will be placed in order for payment with the first up in the front. True it still might not be the perfect system but it sure is the prettiest system :)
And again true that their is no fun in paying them at least they will get paid on time.

You will find the supplylist for this holder and the link to the tutorial at the end of the post.

I hope you will join me again next week for part 3 and for now I will just say...scrap on...have fun and if you have any questions you can buzz me on facebook or trough my blog.

Hugs Wendy


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Come Away With Me Album and Chest By Debi

Hello again! I want to share with you the album and chest I made for my youngest daughter. She just started her Senior year of High School and she is planning on going away for college. I wanted to make her something to hold pictures of her friends and mementos. Plus I want her to take a little piece of me with her. I am planning on adding some letters from me to her in the pockets and on the postcards. You can find the tutorial here. There are videos here showing how I made it as well.



The supplies I used can be found at Scrapadabadoo Crafts:

Here are pictures of the album pages.
 The front cover

 This is the Envelope Style page closed.

 This is the Envelope Style page opened.
Here I added chipboard elements to hold tags.
 This is the Double pocket/Double flap page closed.
Here it is opened.
 Again, here it is open with tags inside the pockets.
 I used more chipboard elements to hold tags.
This is the Double Diagonal pocket style.
I used the Noteworthy pieces for the tags throughout the album.
 This is the Envelope Style page closed.
Here it is opened. I used the different map papers to make it look like a map unfolded.
 I just love the Noteworthy pieces for tags.
This is the Double pocket/Double flap page closed.
This is the Double pocket/Double flap page opened.
 This is the Double pocket/Double flap page with tags
More of the Noteworthy and chipboard pieces.
 This is the Double Diagonal pocket style.
 And even more of the Noteworthy and chipboard pieces.
The back cover.
And the spine with the handle.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hello Baby Configurations Book by Jen (ozegran)

Hi crafters!

I am so excited to finally reveal my latest project for Scrapadabadoo Crafts! This project is one very close to my heart as it is a gift to my daughter, Mandy to hold for her daughter, my only grand daughter Amelia.

It is made from a Tim Holtz Configurations Book - yes, but it is not embellished the way most of his configurations books have been. It is totally girly and beautiful! 

It is an heirloom book which holds a number of Amelia's baby mementos, such as a lock of hair from her first hair cut, her first hair bow, photos of her hand and foot prints, her birth certificate, a mini album with photos from each of the first 12 months of her life, and a heartfelt message from me, her nan, contained in a corked glass vial.

This is such a special project and what mother would not want to make it for their girl(s)?

The paper collection I used was Simple Stories 'Hello Baby'. There are so many cards, brads, papers and embellishments in this kit - enough to make many more projects! You get everything you need to make this project (except for your basic supplies), including a detailed tutorial. So what are you waiting for? Go check out what you get for your money here!

I have uploaded a video on Scrapadabadoo's YouTube channel showing the baby book in all its glory and you can watch it by clicking here. Don't forget to subscribe to Scrapadabadoo's YouTube channel so you don't miss out on any of our videos! Don't forget to check Scrapadabadoo's FaceBook page too, you never know where this one is going to pop up :)

Don't forget to post photos of your finished baby book to Scrapadabadoo's FaceBook page so we can all see your beautiful creation!

Jen (aka ozegran)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Handy Holders Part 1 by Wendy Kats

I was bouncing of the walls when this project found his way to my brain. This series has a total of 5 parts and at the end you will have 5 fun holders. Each week I will share a new holder and I hope you will have just as much fun making these holders as I had creating them.

Okay the first holder in this series is called COINS...and this is the result...

I don't know if I'm the only one with this problem but it seems that if you wander trough my house you will at least find 4 or 5 little bowls or jars I dump my lose coins in. You know the are in a hurry and quickly stuff the change you get when you get a coffee or your newspaper into your pocket.
You get home and when you get changed the whole lot drops out of your pocket. Well instead of these ugly little bowls you can hang a few of these around the house matching the colors of your house. 

For this holder I have written a short tutorial  and together with the supply list you will find it at the end of this post.

For now i say scrap on...have fun and hope to see you next week for part 2.
Ohh almost forgot..if you have any questions you can buzz me on facebook or trough my blog.

Monday, August 18, 2014


Hi, Patti here with another design team project.  this is a mini album I created using the Ahoy There collection from Carta Bella  
Since I live in Florida I have a lot of photos of my grandsons either at the beach or in a boat on the lake and this collection was the perfect choice to document those memories.  I took my cue from the collection and wanted to create an album that replicated a life preserver.
I started by cutting my cover using the Quickutz nesting circles dies using the 5.5” circle and the 2.75” circle in the center leaving a 1.25” rim to create a life preserver. If you don’t have the Quickutz dies any circle dies would work.  I then covered the covers with white craft tex  I then wrapped (4) 1” strips in red around the white rope and the ring to recreate a life preserver.
Ahoy There 011
I then cut 6 more circles out for my pages alternating between the life preserver and the porthole look.
Ahoy There 014
For the porthole pages, I used brass colored, mirrored cardstock cut with the 5.5” die then surrounded the page with brass brads to complete the look.
Ahoy There 015
I embellished the pages opposite my photos with a variety of beachy die cuts   and stickers from the collection.
Ahoy There 017
I left the photo pages unembellished and just adhered the photos using foam adhesive.  I think it helps to keep the focus on the photo.
Ahoy There 018
Ahoy There 019
I molded the seashell die cuts  much in the same way as you would die cut flowers using the McGill stylus and molding pad to give added dimension.  I then lightly inked the edges with antique linen distress ink then lightly sprayed them with pearl perfect pearls mist.
Ahoy There 022
I just used the cropadile to punch a hole and put in a brass binding ring to bind the book.
Thank you so much for looking.  ~Patti~

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Pearly Girl by Margaret Ann Moffat

Margaret Ann had done a project earlier this year and used this Beaded Hinge binding so I begged her to do a tutorial on this because I thought it was so lovely and feminine. So here is her post for the Beaded Hinge.

I so do love beads, wires and anything like that so of course I need to put it into a mini album.  So Pearly Girl was born.
Items used:
Darice Pearls  10 mm Pearls and 8 mm pearls
Sprays  Prima Color Bloom  Gold Foil, Cotton Candy, Pearl White, Soft Teal
Wires, jump rings and spacers from my stash

Ok you want to see it lol here’s some pictures, more are on my blog along with a tutorial.  I loooove flaps and pockets soooo had to put flaps into this one lol.

Front Cover

Front Cover side decoration
photo 2  

I used wire, but you can use anything to bind the spine, more details on my blog.

Some Inside Pages
front section has a flap going up
flap going to the left
close flaps and opens to the right

reverse side

Opened top flap

Close flap and open to the right

This was such fun to do, more pictures and detail on how I did each page is on my blog

You can also use this method on chipboard:
I love all things ethereal so when I saw the KaiserCraft Enchanted Garden paper collection I had to use it, so when I used it lavishly on my Boxed Memories Album I still had leftovers woo hoo.
No waste in this household so had this lovely chipboard album to play with and decided it would go together beautifully.
More info on my blog.