I've been busy finishing up some swaps and finally got them in the mail on Monday. Both of these swaps were at http://yourpaperpantry.ning.com">Your Paper Pantry . The first one was in the Correspondence group titled: "Pocket for Your Thoughts". We had to make 3 file folder mini albums, preferably all different and we will received three different ones back. I had alot of fun making these and they hold ALOT of photos and/or journaling spots.
I used three different paper packs--to the far left I used the Bo Bunny "Gabrielle" collection-- in the middle I used the 12x12 Colorbok "Rosewood" paper pack which can be purchased at Walmart and
the far right mini uses the 7 Gypsies 'Conservatory" paper pack (6x6). The tutorial by Michelle of The Paper Addiction, was very easy to follow and can be found here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZMxfvLOJtc (Part One)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay_hVYS_nno (Part Two)
Here's my video of my three completed minis:
The other swap I sent out was for the Embellishments group and the swap was March Grab Bag Embellies--Steampunk. I made flowers and journal spots, five of each.
I used the Sizzix Tattered Flower diecut (a Tim Holtz product) and cut the flowers from copper cardstock and foil especially made for crafting. I then embossed the flowers and 'aged' the foil ones by smudging black ink, gold rub n buff and copper ink to get rid of the shine. I then coiled some copper wire for the flower center and added a TH ideaology mini gear. I also added a TH ideaology memo pin and glued a gear onto that. I attached a clip and I apologize that I can't remember who makes the product, but I used that to attach a smaller flower. I had some screening left over from a Tim Holtz class I took last year and I used it to make the leaves. Perfect! I like how they came out and am hoping the girls who receive them like them too!
Above is the journal card I made. I embossed steampunk clocks and gears over an entire sheet of 12x12 black cardstock that had a bit of a shine to it. I believe the paper is made by Recollections. The embossed a butterfly, added some wire for the antennae. I had some bolt style brads and added them for effect then glued on a spiral paper clip, a large eyelet, an eye screw, a TH mini gear and a TH memo pin. When the card is opened it looks like this:
I have one more swap to complete and then I won't be swapping until the Fall. I have bouquets to make for my daughter's wedding and a bridal shower to plan.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll visit again to see what else I've been crafting!