Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Graphic 45 Off to the Races - Tuxedo Box and a Pop-Up Album - Tutorial


Graphic 45 are having a fun blog hop in collaboration with the Scrapbook Adhesives these days (todays is DAY 3). Lots of inspiring projects are showcased for you to have a look over G45 blog, as well as tutorials for you to try.

Along with that, the members of the G45 design team were given an assignment to create a pop-up project in October, so my today's post is dedicated to both of the topics: 
- Scrapbook Adhesives Products
- Pop-Up Elements in the Tuxedo Box + Mini Album.

Pop-up becomes now more and more popular in scrapbooking. Crafters seek for something new and unique to add to their creations.

I would like to show you a pop-up mini album, which has 3 pop-up elements’ designs and 6 pocket pages. It can hold 14 pictures of 5” x 3.5” and 6 more pictures of 3” x 4”.

It comes along with a tuxedo shaped box, which was created from scratch out of chipboard. I have been thinking about the shape of the box quite a lot, and looking at the picture on the signature sheet of the “Off to the Races“ collection gave me the final idea. The most inspiring for me personally, funny as it may sound, were the gentlemen’s bows. 

I created a fabric bow by myself (using this picture tutorial (in Russian)), to put on top of the box as a finishing touch. I think it adds more character to the whole project and looks much better than if it was made of paper.

The three pop-up designs that I was talking about are called as follows:
- Twisted pop-up panel
- Automatic pull tab
- Z-fold pop-up panel

In the world of card making these 3 designs are very popular now, and since I mostly made cards before I developed my love and passion for mini albums, I decided to adopt the designs for the pages of the mini album.

In the accompanying tutorial, I will show you how to create the tuxedo box, as well as how to create and album with its pages. I hope you will enjoy the tutorial and use the wonderful G45 papers for crafting along.

Tutorial Part 1 

Off to the Races Decorative Chipboard
Off to the Races Ephemera Cards
Scrapbook Adhesives Products used:
E-Z Runner Grand
3D Foam Squares White
Thin 3D Foam Squares Black
Creative Photo Corners Mixed Colors

Sturdy Chipboard Matchbox Style Box Tutorial

Hello everyone!

My today's post is for the Fantasy Hobby Shop Design Team and I prepared an easy tutorial in which I am going to show how to construct a sturdy matchbox style box out of chipboard. The finished box measures 4 3/8" X 5.5" X 2 1/4".

The tutorial consists of two parts, one of which is for the basic construction of the box (and it is available for you to check out at SnapGuide), while the second part is for the embellishing (and may be found on my You Tube channel). You will find the video link at the bottom of this post.

Here are a few close-ups of the details:

I used the following dies from the Fantasy brand:

The SnapGuide of the first part of the tutorial is below, Note that the explanations in the tutorial are in Russian, but all the measurements are stated at the pictures and are self explanatory.

Check out How to DIY Chipboard Matchbox Style Box by Alexandra Morein on Snapguide.

And as I already mentioned here is the link to the second part of the tutorial on You Tube:

These boxes are very addictive. I made two and plan to do more with another paper collections.

Thanks for visiting me today!!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Songbird Card - Fantasy DT

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a card which was created for the Fantasy Hobbyshop.

I've used the following dies while creating this card (click the links if you want to be taken to the products):
"Веточка смородинка"
"Бантик XL "

The bird is cut from a Kaisercraft paper sheet ("Fly Free" collection), the flowers are from "I Am Roses".

A few close-ups with the details:


Is it still hot and sunny where you are? I am so happy that there are no cold seasons in Singapore. It's a perfect place for me! I hate cold :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Halloween in Wonderland Notebooks and Boxes

Hello and good day everyone!

Today I am sharing my "Notebooks and Boxes" created for the Graphic 45 DT using the deluxe paper pad - "Halloween in Wonderland".

I think there is no grown up person, who doesn't like the famous 'Alice in Wonderland' book by Lewis Carroll, as there is no crafter who would not like the “Halloween in Wonderland” paper collection by Graphic 45. All the illustrations are simply adorable and the gorgeous patterns and backgrounds of the paper make them even more special.

I decided to create a project, which could be used not only as a display piece, but be functional as well. I stacked two staples boxes together – the bottom one is the 5x5” mixed media black box, and the top one is an ATC Book Box. Each one of the boxes holds a notebook. The top one has magnetic feet and can be dis attached from the bottom base, so opening the bottom box would be much easier with no additional box on top of it ☺

The notebooks which are inside the boxes were created from scratch. I used the plain printing paper to create the pages, and the paper from the 'Halloween in Wonderland' Deluxe collection to make the dividers.
In the mixed media box’s lid I added sequins and created a shaker window, sealing it with the acetate from both sides.
The mirror on the lid of the top book box is attached to the easel, which is magnetic and stays in place when you flip the lid open.

Although there are lots of pictures of the finished project in this post, I have a short video presentation on my channel as well to give a better idea about how everything works together."

Supply List:
Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Black
Other products used:
Tim Holtz Mirror Die,
Tim Holtz Pocket Watch Movers and Shapers Die
TJ Designs Stamp Sets (The Mad Hatter, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Down the Rabbit Hole, Through the Looking Glass, Silhouettes)

Thanks for stopping by today!