Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dreamin Big Damask Divas Bloghop - Disney Autograph Book

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If you came from Fromm the Heart blog, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

One of the reasons I fell in love with Close to my Heart over 4 years ago was the patterns on their papers!  I STILL love the patterns they release and this paper packet, Dreamin Big, is a favorite of my customers right now.  I have been busy, not only still un-burying my craft room and garage from moving boxes, but also getting ready for a Spring Break trip to Walt Disney World.  On my to-do list is making an autograph book for my two boys.  The Dreamin Big Paper Pack has two pages of pocket scrapbooking cards you can cut out.  Pocket scrapbooking is fast and easy, and with my head spinning, I need fast and easy right now!  So read on to see a useful autograph book for Disney that my boys will be excited to look at and share with their friends (my Pinterest inspiration can be found at the Grey Luster Girl blog).

Dreamin' Big Paper Packet

This is the paper packet, double sided paper of coordinating prints and "zip strips" (the 1/2" printed strip, one side on each paper).  Note in the bottom of the photo is the two sheets of the pocket scrapbooking pages.  I cut them up....

Dreamin' Big Pocket Scrapbooking Pages
The pocket papers are double sided and can be turned to work horizontally or vertically, depending on what you need.

Mini Mix Album
(please ignore the corner that I damaged, this one was still in the package and I used the two good ones I had)

I had some of the Mini Mix Albums already.  And the good news for you if you want any, they are discontinued and now only $2.00!!!  Get these before they are gone!  The pages inside are brown kraft paper, vellum, and white cardstock.  

I taped three sides of the pocket scrapbook paper, leaving the top open, added one of the Dreamin' Big Complements stickers and that's it.  Now I can slide in a FujiFilm Instax mini instant photo of the boys with a character.

My plan is to have the characters sign the vellum pages over top of the photo and photo pocket.  The kraft paper pages will be for my older son to journal a little about his day and my youngest to draw his own photos / characters.  And since the books are not huge I made pockets on both sides of the white pages.

And there you have it!  I will personalize the fronts of the books with the boys names and dates we are there.  I hope they love it and I can't wait to get and use my new FujiFilm Instax Mini 8 that I have been wishing for over a year now.  I think the boys will get a kick out of this.  I would love to hear what you think too.  Please let me know below!

The next blog on the list is Glitter on a Dime. Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using Dreamin' Big Paper Packet. If you get lost, just hop on over to the Damask Divas page for the full list.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Damask Divas Hello Lovely Paper February 2017 Blog Hop

If you came from Jen's Messy Studio, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.
This month's featured paper is Hello Lovely (Item X7216B).  This paper is gorgeous with great variety in complementing patters and colors.  I love it.  I decided to use this paper to make a cute little bunting of love notes to my boys.  

I had seen several people on Pinterest turn hearts into envelopes.  I thought this was super cute and that my boys would get a kick out of it.  The Hello Lovely Paper Packet is beautiful enough to display so I did!  

Supplies you need include:  
Hello Lovely Paper Packet (Item X7216B)
Blush Shimmer Trim (Item Z3313
Non-Stick Micro-tip Scissors (Item Z1836)
Bone Folder (Item Z1204)

I used my Cricut to make a cut file for the hearts with score lines.  However, you certainly do not need a Cricut.  You can simply cut hearts out and fold and press with the bone folder for a smooth edge.

I cut two per page so that I could have one of each patterned paper (the papers are double sided with a different print on each side).

I ended up with a pile of cut and scored hearts.

I then took the bone folder and folded the hearts as follows:

Easy, right???  I then cut a length of Blush Shimmer Trim (Item Z3313), tied the ends up, and hung the envelopes on the ribbon.  

No glue, no fuss.  Just beautiful love notes on hearts!  If you are interested in this project and maybe even embellishing with more paper, stickers, or bling, you may be interested in saving money with the Hello Lovely Workshops Your Way (Item G1119) which comes with two sets of this patterned paper, white cardstock, the Blush Shimmer Trim, gold glitter gems, and coordinating stickers for $26.95.  You can also make scrapbook pages (free instructions available), Everyday Life quick scrapbooking, and cards if you love this paper and want more options.  

Well, you made it to the end of this month's hop.  We hope you had as much fun browsing our creations as we had making them! Thanks so much for hopping with us--now go get your crafty on!