Showing posts with label October Afternoon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label October Afternoon. Show all posts

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's Movie Night!

Happy Thursday, everyone! It's my turn to share with everyone here, over at SHE'S A SASSY LADY and over at CRICUT IS CLOSE TO MY HEART ! I enjoy the chance to share with so many people! Today I decided to use my new Artiste cartridge for my project! If you thought that Art Philosophy was amazing - just wait until you see Artiste! There is so much packed into this cartridge - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! If you don't already have a CTMH consultant, feel free to click the link in my sidebar to go to my website to order either or both of the CTMH cartridges or any of the other awesome products that we have! Ok, commercial over, here is my completed project:



Here are the Artiste Cricut cuts and dimensions:
from pg. 67 - MOVIE NIGHT - 1.94"H
from pg. 67 - ticket with stub 1" H
from pg. 67 - film strip - stretched and rotated with my Gypsy to 8.82"W x 3.12"H
from pg. 77 - card front (yellow paper) 6.41"H

Now for some close-ups and more detail:
I started with a shelf from a paper cart that I had that broke. I have about 12 of these that I can use for various projects! I covered the shelf with paper from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop collection.

Partially completed. I think I picked a kind of busy background paper but it really looks better in person! The two cream-colored tickets and the pointing hand are stickers from the Thrift Shop collection, as well.

close-up of the film strip and the tickets

close-up of the titles

Just tied some twine around the corners for some added dimension




I attached this with a temporary adhesive because I plan on laminating it before I permanently attach it. I was out of laminating pouches when I went to put this together. :-) That will allow us to write in and erase whenever we have a movie night!
I think it looks pretty cool hanging on my wall! I'm all ready for our next movie night!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a creatively wonderful day!

Java Jen




Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fun Accordion Album

Happy Thursday, everyone!! Today is, once again, my day as a designer over at She's a Sassy Lady ! Her blog is full of great tutorials and inspiration so if you've never been there, do check it out! You'll be glad you did!!
Today I made a fun Accordion album!  I hope to do a video of this project in the future but for now I took plenty of pictures. I'm hoping that I can explain myself well enough so you can recreate this project for yourselves!  Here is the finished project, all tied up:

I started with a few basic supplies:

Here are the basic cuts that you need for this album:
2 - 4.5"x4.5" thin chipboard or posterboard squares
3 - 8"x8" kraft paper squares 
2- 6"x6" printed paper squares

Lay each chipboard square in the middle of a printed paper square. Make sure you pay attention to which side of the printed paper you want to show if you're using double-sided paper. Fold in the edges and glue with a strong adhesive.


Take the 3 kraft paper squares score them at 4", then rotate and score again at 4". Do one last score line from corner to corner to make the creases for folding this album up. This picture doesn't show the score lines real well but hopefully you can tell how to do this from the pic showing it folded.


Using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, cut 6 of the pocket on page 113 using the blackout feature. I cut this pocket at 7.94"H and this was the perfect size for holding the journaling tags that came in this kit! By the way, I wanted to mention how much I like this collection kit from October Afternoon! It is called The Thrift Shop and it is full of great printed papers, card stock stickers and journaling tags! It made it really easy to embellish this little album!  

Now to attach the kraft panels to the cover. Adhere one panel to the back of one of the covers. 


Adhere another kraft panel by attaching it to the other solid square of the previous one. (This is where a video would really come in handy so I could show you exactly how to do this!)

Here is how it looks with 2 panels attached to the cover:

Here is how it should look after attaching your cover to the last kraft panel and adhering that to the other 2 kraft panels. Hopefully, you can see from this pic that to fold it up, you fold the two end panels up and the middle section down to allow it to close properly.

Here it is fully open and decorated with a few close-ups of the detail:





To add the ribbon closure just adhere a strip on the back side that is long enough to wrap around to the front, then put another pocket on over the ribbon.


All done and tied up! I love how this turned out! 

Thanks for stopping by today and please let me know if you have any questions about how this album goes together! I tried to be as clear as I could! Maybe I'll get that video done soon! :-)