Friday, April 22, 2016

Double box card kit and other projects.

Even though I haven't posted too often lately, I really AM busy making stuff! I don't know how life can be so busy when I'm supposed to be retired!

Here are a few things I've made. If you want a tutorial on any of them, please post a comment and let me know and I'll be happy to do a tutorial.

(There are many YouTube videos out there on this little pocket album - search for "pocket mini album using one 12x12 sheet of paper".) I've been meaning to do a written tutorial on this but so far just haven't done it! let me know if you want one.

This is a little envelope that is open on the top that slides into one of the pockets.

This little album mostly consists of journal tags, but a person could also add some photos in the pockets.

(From Pootles Paper Craft Watercolour Chick Treat Bag video tutorial on You Tube).

I slipped two mini Peppermint Patties inside, punched a hole in upper corner and tied this onto a gift to use as a gift tag.

(Anna Powell on YouTube has two wonderful videos Card Box Part 1 and  Card Box Part 2. Very easy to follow and so fun to make!

This is a good sized box - holds two sets of A2 cards, side-by-side, or one side holds the cards and the other side holds embellishments for the kit. The box is about 9" x 11".

On the left side, I have put in eight cards and envelopes. The right side is divided into two sections to hold tags and embellishments.

I made four each of two kinds of cards that have a watercolor look. I got these free watercolor wreath printables from the website Free Pretty Things for You, go to her webpage here, and The Cottage Market, go to the webpage here. I mean.. it looks like I did the watercoloring right on the watercolor paper I used! Her artwork is awesome!

Their wreaths had quotes inside, such as this one:

but I opted to just use the wreath and erased the quote from the middle using my "Paint" Program.

This watercolor flower bunch also came from Free Pretty Things for You as a free printable download called Spring Watercolor Floral Spray.

I added lots of little goodies and embellishments to make your own card, such as sentiment labels, tiny bows, vellum butterflies, and some goodies from a Becky Higgins Project Life "130 pieces kit". 


I used some GORGEOUS DCWV Papers from the Midnight Berry 12x12 paper pad, some gold glitter paper, a doily that I inked with dark brown and a photo made to look vintage, of my dear soon-to-be niece-in-law!

This girl really has been busy! These are not all of the projects I've been working on!. I also managed to go with my sister to a weekend scrapbook retreat here in Madras. We had a great time!

Let me know if you would like further instructions on any of these projects.

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  1. Oh my goodness! Such BEAUTIFUL paper!

    I can see how much joy creating these gorgeous paper projects gives you Marilyn, as they should. Looking at them makes me smile :).

    1. Thank you Doreen. I do love creating beautiful things and enjoy sharing them. Marilyn

  2. Hi Marilyn, your blog and cards are lovely! I also see that you share gluten-free recipes, I will have to pop back for a look-see for sure! enJOY a sunny happy day!

    1. Hi Kimberly... Thank you for the nice comment. I DO share gluten free recipes and the ones I share are my "tried and true" (and loved by me and hubby) recipes. To find my recipes, go to my "Recipes" tab at the top of my blog. I have to occasionally go back there myself to use my own recipe as sometimes I forget to make notes in my recipe book on changes I made to make it better! I follow your blog too and LOVE what you create! Marilyn

  3. so happy to see my images being put to gorgeous use!! :) beautiful work my dear!!


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