Friday, February 17, 2017

"Pretty Great Together" Mini Album

Hi there,

Today,  I'm sharing a mini album that I created with the New DCWV Flower Shop stack. I absolutely love these papers. The colors are vibrant and fun. The stack includes beautiful double sided patterns that coordinate perfectly together. The Flower Shop stack was perfect for this album. The pages flowed together nicely with the use of the double sided papers in the stack. I really enjoyed this project.  Let’s walk through the cover and a few of the inside pages.

The album is bound with 2 loose leaf binding clips and a large antique gold diaper pin with fun dangles and ribbon. The front and back covers are wooden decorative frames that I covered with beautiful papers from the Flower Shop stack. I punched holes in the left side of each frame with my Cropadile and added the loose leaf binding clips. The elements on the front cover are components of the Flower Shop stack that I cut out to create the cover. I also added some lace ribbon and a coordinating button to complete the cover. The wooden frame covers gave this album just the right amount of structure and the loose leaf binding enables me to add additional pages at any time. I love the versatility of this little album!

All papers were sanded lightly to achieve an aged effect. I added journaling spots to pages 1 and 2 of the album. I also layered the pages with coordinating papers from the Flower Shop stack. The papers are so sweet. I added a wooden word to coordinate with the wooden frame. I love how the colors pop from the page.

Pages 3 and 4 are perfect for a photo and journaling. I added decorative mini binding clips and heart paper clips to add options for additional dangles. I also added a burlap page to add some texture and fun to the album. The sentiments were cut from the stack.

Pages 5 and 6 were designed to hold a journaling spot on the right and photo on the left. I carried clips throughout the album to enable adding additional photos and memorabilia.

Pages 7 and 8 hold a journaling spot, pennants from the Flower Shop stack, a wooden word and coordinating clips.
This is a super fun project that gives you an opportunity to use fun and beautiful double sided papers, coordinating elements and embellishments. The Flower Shop stack is be available at Joann stores.

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Inspirational Wall Hanging

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a wall hanging that I created with DCWV's Hello Darlin' Stack and coasters. I loved this project. It was such a great use of so many sweet elements from the stack.  The patterns in the stack coordinate beautifully.  Take a peek at my tutorial below.

DCWV: Hello Darlin' Stack
Wooden Words
Metal Frames
Adhesive: Xyron Creative Station, Mega Runner
Corner Chomper
Sanding Bar


 Step 1: Choose desired coordinated papers and elements from the Hello Darlin' Stack.

 Step 2: Trim papers down to 4 x 4 and cut coordinating paper strips from stack.

 Step 3: Run strips and 4 x4 papers through Xyron Creative Station.

 Step 4: Adhere papers and strips to coasters. Using the Corner Chomper, round the edges of each coaster and sand the coasters with a sanding bar.
Step 5: Cut coordinating elements from DCWV stack and set aside.
 Step 6: Punch holes in coasters and attach eyelets.

 Step 7: String ribbon through the eyelets to attach coasters together.

Step 8: Using the ribbon, tie bow at the top and bottom of wall hanging. Continue embellishing as desired.

The following are more pics of the Wall Hanging.

Inspirational Wall Hanging by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper: DCWV; Charms: Blue Moon Beads; Ribbon: May Arts; Eyelets: We R Memory Keepers; Cutting Tools: Fiskars; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Coasters, Wooden Words, Button, Charms, Metal Frames

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)