Sunday, April 17, 2011

I Am A Guest Designer this Week.....

on Mini Album Scraps!  I am so honored to be a guest designer this week.  If you're not familiar with this site, please stop by.  The ladies there are so nice and very talented.  It's a great group of gals!  Click Mini Album Scraps and check it out!

I was asked to create a Spring-themed home decor project.  When I think of Spring, I think of birds, flowers blooming, new growth, and lots of colors.  I also wanted this project to be more than an item that would sit on a table or shelf so I designed this Birdhouse from a Priority Box.  Okay, you're thinking---it's an ordinary cardboard birdhouse.  Look again----there's a mini album inside!  I have to admit that I was inspired by Laura Denison but I totally changed it up to make it my own.  The roof of the birdhouse is actually the covers to the album!  How cool is that!  I cut the fencing from a Cricut cartridge that I can't think of at the moment (brain cramp!).  I also used an assortment of flowers--mostly Prima. I cut a vine with leaves from cardstock and inked it then added white felt flowers.  K&Co. butterflies were added as well.  The box is covered in paper from the Mariposa collection as well as the pages in the mini album.

I'll be making a tutorial on this sometime this week and it'll be posted on YT as well as here.  If you want to make this, gather a priority box (free at the post office), chipboard for your album, paper of your choice and lots and lots of Springy embellishments.  











I'll add photos of the mini tomorrow.   Well, I'm off to work.
Thanks for looking!

4 comments:

Kimibee said...

This is just awesome Lori. I am totally blown away by your talent!! Now I can't wait to see your mini

1jmass said...

This is amazing. I love all the details. Your video will be a definite must see.

Jean

jeanmass@comcast.net

Brenda said...

OMGOSH I loveee your mini I did a fall one for a swap...love the lace on yours....soooo beautiful!!
I need to do one for myself thanks for the inspiration!!!
hugs
Brenda

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Lori. Love the pretty papers and flowers! Just perfect!