Saturday, 22 October 2011

Birthday Card - Dad

Here is the birthday card/album that I made for my dad. It is based on the Build-A-Page Wallet tutorial by Paper Phenomenon.  The Wallet tutorial was available on YouTube for free, but I purchased the Build-A-Page tutorial that forms the bases of this card/album.  However, the tutorial doesn't seem to allow enough space for lumpy bumpy embellishments, so I had to redesign it slightly to ensure that it didn't come apart due to how I had decorated it.  The majority of paper used was Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman" series.  The photos of this card/album were taken before I put any photos inside, but I filled it up with old photos for a trip down memory lane. My dad absolutely loved the card/album. I had fun making it and plan to do a few more.  The album really lends itself to the Graphic 45 paper series.

 Front Cover
 Inside Flap of front cover
 Inside first flap
This flap opens up to the right
 Inside right flap
Left side, piano keyboard, flap opens up to the left
 Inside left flap
Centre flap that folds down
Photo taken before I modified the centre piece
 Modified the bottom border of this centre piece
This was to stop the feather lifting the doublesided taped
 Inside second left flap
 Inside second right flap
 Inside top flap
The underside of the theater decorated piece
Top of bottom flap just visible
The bottom flap has a chipboard love heart painted red
I think I forgot to take a full photo of the bottom flap
 Other side of bottom flap
 Centre/base of card
A photo was placed here
 Tag One
A photo was placed on the other side of this tag
 Tag two
This is where I wrote my birthday message to my dad
 Tag three
Stamp and rub-ons
 Tag four
Stamp and rub-ons
 Tag five
Stamp and rub-ons
 Mini Tag one
Stamp and rub-ons
 Mini Tag two
Stamp and rub-ons
Tag six

Most of the flaps had a top loading pocket and a half flap. The tags with stamped/rub-on images had some photos and the tags (not shown) that go in the top loading pockets had the main photos on them with the back left blank so my dad and write what he remembers when he trips down memory lane.
Cheers FiLoMa

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Farewell Card - Nizhoni

Back in August I was asked by a work colleague to make a farewell card for someone in her team.  I wasn't given much to go on, but was told she liked owls and the colour blue, specifically turquoise.  I didn't really have any turquoise card stock or paper, but I did have several owl images, such as stamps, papers and embossing folder. The card is like a mini album, with a few flaps that open up. I'm very happy with how the card turned out and I know that Nizhoni, who the card was for, was very happy with it and thanked me for such a beautiful card.

 Card Front
 Inside Front flap
The paper was so pretty, I didn't want to cover it up
Opening first flap
 Opening second flap
Opening the widows under the owls
There are several tags inside a couple of pockets
These tags were for her team members to write their farewell notes
Cheers FiLoMa

Cards - Inspired by Praire Paper and Ink

Back in August I made a dozen cards that were inspired, almost CASED from Praire Paper and Ink blog.  I loved what Amy did and couldn't wait to get into my craft room to make these cards.  I used several products I have rarely or never used, such as buttons and my stamping bella stamps.  

I used the following copics:

  • Skin: E51, E21, E11
  • Hair: E31, E35, E37
  • Jeans: B00, B02, B05
  • Table & Chairs: C1, C3, CT
  • Flower, Top, Shoes: RV10, RV13
  • Dress, Shoes: R32, R35, R37
  • Vase, Coffee Cups: E49
  • Belt: R85
Cheers FiLoMa