Showing posts with label Mini Book. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mini Book. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

TGIF: Color My World Mini Book

by Wendy Morris


Supply List:

Hampton Art Stamps:

Studio G (“pucker up”, “xo”, “carefree & fun”, “laugh out loud”, “tough guy”, “lazy day memories”, “defining moments”, “here’s my heart”, “unforgettable memories”, “smile...”);

7 Gypsies (“beyond measure”, “24/7/365”, “priceless”),

Art Warehouse (Background Border I - SC0163)

Hampton Art Ditto: Stickers (“it’s today”, “all smiles”, “don’t forget this”, “think happy”, “gotta celebrate”, “notes”, “this is the good life”); Stamps (“the best things in life are free”)

Hampton Art Embossing Powder: White

Doodlebug Designs: Create-a-Card (cards) [these cards were used as the pages to the mini book]

Doodlebug Designs (Paper: Sugar & Spice: Sweetie Pie Stripe #3250, Blankie #3245, Bundle of Joy #3242; Petite Prints: Limeade Daisy Stripe #2519; Bumblebee Dot Grid #2530; Tangerine Daisy Stripe #2517)

Doodlebug Designs: Pearls & Bling

KI Memories: Stickers (“wow”)

Clearsnap Colorbox Cat’s Eye Ink: Archival Dye - Wicked Black, Grasshopper

7 Gypsies: Tapes

Heidi Swapp: Letter Stickers - Day Glow Neon Letters (“color”, “world”, “home”, “gym”)

Lily Bee: Letter Stickers (“italy”, “you”, “me”, “ti amo”, “cozy”, “time”, “best”)

Martha Stewart: Stickers (“seaside getaway”)

Studio Calico: Doilies

Clearsnap: Embossing Rubons (“enjoy”)

American Crafts: Thickers (“my”, “xo”, “1”, “ha”, “yum”, “music”)

Bella Blvd: Stickers - Sunshine & Happiness - Miniatures #443; Paper - Sunshine & Happiness - Happy Clouds #438, High Five Alphas (“buds”)

My Mind’s Eye: Wood Accent (“all time best day ever”)

Hambly: Transparencies (rain clouds, chevron, “makes me happy”, “no.”, “&”, “made with love”)

Creative Imaginations: Narratives Stickers (“smart funny adorable...need I go on”)

A Life Handmade ( Flair Buttons (“snap shot”, “click”); Page Tabs (“hello today”, “favorite”)

Ormolu: Page Tabs (“he said”, “all smiles”)

Melody Ross: Chipboard Accents (“soulful”)

K&Co: Smash (“do not forget”, “love”)

Evalicious ( Good Day Tags

Ranger: Distress Ink (Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade)

Avery: Manila Tags

Quotable Cards: ( [quotable greeting cards used as pages in the mini book]

Zutter: Corrugated Book Board, Pink Bind It-All Coils [used in binding of book]

Mini Popsicle Sticks: Local Craft Store

Chatterbox: Rubons (“this is very good”)

Tools: Ranger (Tiny Attacher), Zutter Bind-It-All, Zutter Distrezz-It-All

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives (tape runner), American Crafts (pop dots)


Designer notes:

1. The Doodlebug Designs: Create-a-Card (cards) are not only great for cards but also easily do-able for a mini book! As soon as I saw these colorful cards, they instantly inspired my rainbow color choice and theme and I wanted to “step-out-of-the-box” and cut them apart (as shown) and make them into a mini book. You could also include the matching envelopes too as an add-in as a fun mix-in for some hidden journaling pockets.



2. The Hampton Art Ditto line is a fun and stylish way of flair to your mini projects and perfect for mini albums and cards. I love the fun & colorful embellishments from chipboard to a variety of stickers that I mixed into my mini book.






3. The Hampton Art Embossing Powders are perfect and in beautiful color choices for adding some interest to your titles and captions. I used the Clearsnap Embossing Rubons that are basically quick & easy embossing. Simply cut out the image of choice, apply the rub-on of the embossing image to your page/card, shake on the embossing powder of color choice, and heat set to emboss with your heat tool. Done!



4. I used LOTS of the Hampton Art Studio G series stamps! Love these mini stamps and they are just the perfect touch to capturing the moments in this mini.








5. Additionally, I used inks to dye some doilies and also dyed some mini plain wooden popsicle sticks to mimic fun & summery popsicles. Such an eclectic twist, colorful, and whimsical flair to the theme of my mini.



Want to see more pages & creative tidbits to this mini, “Color My World”?

Hop over to my blog, ScrapNspire ( to check out all pages revealed up in this mini book!

TGIF: Mini Tag Album

Not only do we have two winners to announce… we have an adorable, Mini Tag Album brought to you by our DT gal Adora Concepcion!

First project… then winners, we just wanna tease you a little bit :)

mini tag album

Mini Tag Album Supplies:


IC0165 Hot Air Balloons Cling Stamp

1C0133 Tropical Travelogue Cling Stamp

PS0626 A Good Thing Wood Stamp

IC0041M Word Borders Clear Stamp

Sc0040 Whoo Love You Clear Stamp


Color Box Fluid Chalk- Bisque

Color Box Archival Dye – Tree Frog

Color Box Pigment – Pink

Color Box Fluid Chalk – Chestnut Roan

Color Box Fluid Chalk – Olive Pastel

Other supplies

7Gypsies, Imaginisce & The Twinery.



Designer Notes:

1. Ink tags using several color ink pads. (6 Pages Generic Tags)

2. Size, cut and adhere photos as shown.

3. Stamp and cut images onto a cardstock for use as embellishments.

4. Stamp directly onto the tags opposite the photo placements.

5. Add the stamp and cut images with pop dots for added dimension.

6. Tie several color twines on each tag.





And now… Our two winners are… (drum roll please) not too shabby of a picture with my eyes closed!


Prize 1 – Hampton Art/Clearsnap goody mix :


Prize 2 – Clearsnap Ink Haul :


Congratulations!!! E-Mail with your mailing address to claim your prize!

Once Upon a Springtime Mini Book

Hello Hampton Art fans! I, Britt Bass, have a mini book to share with you today!

Once Upon A Springtime Mini Book

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Today’s project showcases some Graphic 45 – coordinated stamps. These are wonderful to use on their own, but when you combine them with the paper collections they really shine. But, the REALLY cool thing was, I was able to pull in several other sets of stamps and they all complimented the theme and paper choices.


Supply List:

Hampton Art Stamps: IC0091 Once Upon a Springtime 1; IC0154 Crowning Moments; IC0152 Molto Bello; SC0397 Patterned Butterflies

Hampton Art Other: V60014 Glitter Glue, Clear Glitter Embossing Powder

Colorbox: Pigment: Olive, Curry, Wild Hare, Black

Smooch: Gold, Kiwi

Patterned Paper: Once Upon a Springtime by Graphic 45, Lost and Found by My Mind’s Eye

Cardstock: (black) Recollections

Flowers: Recollections

Other: (green) Fiber Adorments by EK Success, (peach) satin ribbon, (white) Decorative rope, (green bows, flat back pearls) Martha Stewart, Stick pins, Thickers by American Crafts

Copic: BG11, V12, G12, RV11, E04, YR02, E02. 0 –Colorless Blender

Tools: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Spellbinders Grand Labels One, Spellbinders Fancy Labels, (Photo Corner Chomper) We R Memory Keepers

Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG, foam tape, hot glue gun, glue dots


Designer Notes:

1. Die cut album pages from black cardstock and layer with patterned paper to create pages. Apply smooch to all edges.

2. Stamp and emboss images, color with Copics. Fussy cut stamped images and elements from the paper collection.

3. Trim black cardstock to create photo mats. Use collection elements and photo mats to create page layouts.

4. Embellish pages with flowers, ribbon, pearls and fibers.

5. Punch holes in corner, bind book loosely with decorative rope and fibers. Fray rope ends to create fringe.

6. Finish with glitter glue and smooch where needed.


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Monday, November 5, 2012

“Hello Adventure” Mini Book

Design Team member Wendy Morris (be sure to check out her awesome blog after this) has an awesome tutorial for her memory filled trip to Italy to see her beau to share with us today!

“Hello Adventure” Mini Book

hello adventure

“Hello Adventure” Mini Book Supplies:

Hampton Art Stamps: Studio G (“live for today”, “at the beach”, “because you matter to me”, “you are amazing”, “carefree & fun”, “i have a thing for you”, “unforgettable memories”, “i’m not Irish but kiss me anyway”, “sugar lips”)

Hampton Art Signature Collection (Kiss the Cook - #IC0061M, Best Day - #PS0358)

Creative Cafe (“life is worth it”, “today”, “i believe”, “i want to remember”, “be real”, “happy you happy me”, “the good stuff”, “behind the scenes”, “travel”, “because i never want to forget”)

Hampton Art licensed 7 Gypsies (“to be continued” PS0629, “adventure”, Abundance - #IC0148)

Hampton Art licensed Graphic 45 (Tropical Travelogue 1 - #IC0133)

Hampton Art Ditto: Sticky Labels - Brights #DT0031

Clearsnap Colorbox Cat’s Eye Ink: Archival Dye - Wicked Black; Fluid Chalk - Lipstick Red, Sour Apple, Yellow Citrus; Pigment - Picante

Paper: Echo Park

Pink Paislee (Heidi Swapp): Memory File - FotoStack Openable (Mini Album), Letterbox Alphas - Color Magic

Studio Calico: Fabric Canvas Mistables, Flair Buttons (“take note”), Wood Veneer Shapes (cameras, airplane, man & woman icons, letters), File Folder Tabs, Mist (Calico White)

Whiskers Graphics: Mini Graph Paper Bag

Freckled Fawn: Washi Tape Style 308

American Crafts: Thickers Foam Letter Stickers (“me”, “italy”, “yum”, “2”)

Recollections: Mini Glitter Heart

Making Memories: Clear Page Pebble

Chipboard Alpha: The Girl’s Loft (“xo”)

Hello Forever ( Flair Buttons (“happy”, camera)

Ormolu: Flair Buttons (“he”)

Want2Scrap: Pearls & Bling

Ranger: Distress Ink (Broken China, Worn Lipstick)

Tools: Ranger (Tiny Attacher)

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives (tape runner), American Crafts (pop dots)


Designer Notes:

1. I used a medley of various stamps on the cover of my mini - postage stamp stamps, script stamps, and a pop of color in red using the “adventure” stamp.


2. I made use of the tabs on the mini by adding some fun mini version of stamps.clip_image004

3. I also used some pre-cut file folder tabs and stamped onto these as well to draw a bit of interest more to the photos. Using a pre-designed mini card, I added in layers of stamps using two different stamped phrases (“live for today” and “i want to remember”). For the plain wood veneer airplane, I added a pop of color to the design using the amazing Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink in Picante.clip_image006clip_image008

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4. One these pages, I collaged and layered in lots of different stamps and again added a splash of color with the red ink and misting on the page.

5. Using inks, I added some interest to rather plain canvas mistable shapes and layered clip_image016clip_image018in some additional diecut shapes to focus on the octagon pattern along with a splash of mist. Further, I used a collage of different stamps along the edge of the page and “kissing” some of the stamps for repetition and fading.

6. On this page, I used plain wood veneer shapes and cut out the cameras from pattern paper. I wanted to play on the repetition of the cameras with different textures - wood, flair buttons, paper. For the plain wood veneer shapes, same as the airplane, I colored the wood using Clearsnap Colorbox inks but this time using the Fluid Chalks and Pigment. Such a beautiful palette of colors with the black & white photo! Love love this page in my book!

7. I added a bit of an eclectic twist with a mini paper bag, after stamping on the bag, but this will be perfect for tucking away a sweet note/hidden journaling from our trip together!



8. On this page spread in the mini book, I really love the feel of the envelope that really draws on the them of my mini book in the focus of adventure & international love for my boyfriend. He’s Italian but lives in Austria. Such a beautiful love! Last month, we had a mini vacation to his country of Italy to the seaside and here I used the envelope to play on the theme with script stamps, postage & passport style stamps.clip_image028

9. Well, this page is just happiness and a smile (and a kiss). Ha! A sweet surprise when my boyfriend came to the airport to wish me “goodbye” after I had went through security & gate check before flying back to the States. Sweet. I used a series of two different phrase stamps on this page under the photo. Fun!

10. Hampton Art Ditto has great elements, such as these sticky labels! They are perfect for a bit of a fun twist for your stamping. I added a bit of a fun touch behind one photo with the “best day ever” stamp. clip_image030clip_image032

11. LOVE this 7 Gypsies stamps “to be continued” and because it is so true of our story together. Also, I used some inks on the resist letter stickers that say “us” for a bit of a watercolor play behind the number “2”.