Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Spellbinders 2015 Summer Road Trip Partner Hop



 
Welcome to the Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop!  Xyron is partnering with Spellbinders for a fun and inspiring blog hop. The blog hop dates are Monday, June 29 – July 1st. There are 11 Partner Companies participating, 3 days of awesome tutorials and plenty of product giveaways too! This is day 2 and there is still many opportunities to get inspired as you hop from blog to blog over the course of the hop. The theme for this hop is “Road Trip.” Spellbinders sent me 2 beautiful Sapphire sets to play with, the Numbers and Letters and the Mini Fancy Tags Two dies. The Numbers and Letters set was perfect to use on this waterfall album that I created. Take a peek at my tutorial below:
 Road Trip Waterfall Album
 
Supplies

2 Paper Bags (6 1/8 X 12 ½)
Bone Folder
Patterned Paper (Various coordinating papers) Trimmed to size of bags
Coordinating Cardstock
Stickers
Ribbon
Star Pins
Bulldog clips
Circle Punch (1 1/2)
Trimmer
3D Tape
Hot Glue

 Instructions:




Step 1: Fold 1st bag and score at crease. Note: This will create the front and back cover to the album. Set aside.

Step 2: Fold 2nd bag over, leaving an inch to an inch and a half on right side of bag.
Step 3: Place 2nd bag in between the front and back cover of 1st bag. Note: This creates a waterfall effect when both bags are combined.  You may have to adjust your folds to accommodate even spaces between the pages.

Step 4: Using the Mega Runner, apply adhesive to the inside and side flaps of the pages. Note: The goal is to have flat pages and no openings on the top and bottom of the bags or between flaps. Leave all insert areas of the bags open/un-adhered. They will be used as pocket options.

Step 5: Clip the bags together using bulldog clips and open album to inside back cover and facing page.

Step 6: Run patterned paper through the New Xyron Creative Station and adhere to inside back cover and facing page, pages 5 and 6. Note: Your paper bag size may vary. Adjust your patterned paper accordingly. It may be necessary to add 2 pieces to fully cover the pages.  I used two pieces for these pages. This step will bind the album and you no longer have 2 separate bags.
Step 7: Continue adhering patterned papers to pages 3-4 and 1-2. Refer step 6.

Step 8:  Turn album over. Run patterned paper through the New Creative Station and adhere to back and front cover.

Step 9: Cut strips of patterned paper to reinforce spine and right side of front cover. Run papers through the New Creative Station and adhere. Note: The base of the waterfall book has been completed.


Step 10: Using a 1 ½ circle punch, punch half circle punch out of the page 2 and 6 creating an access point into the pocket. Trim coordinating cardstock to fit both pockets and insert.

Step 11: Add patterned paper strips and stickers to front cover and inside pages as desired.




Step 12: Wrap ribbon around front cover and adhere on inside cover. Set aside.
 
 
 

Step 13: Using cardstock, the Grand Calibur and Sapphire Letters & Numbers Dies, die cut letters and numbers.
 

Step 14: Run letters and numbers through the 1.5 inch Xyron Sticker Maker and adhere to cardstock. Apply to album with 3D tape.

Step 15: Add additional stickers, bows and star pins to album.

Step 16: Run mats through the New Creative Station and adhere to page within the album.

Step 17: Continue adding stickers, mats and embellishments throughout album as desired.
 
The following are pics of a few of the pages of the album:






Road Trip Waterfall Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper, Cardstock, Stickers, Ribbon: Close to My Heart; Pins: Maya Road; Dies and Machine: Spellbinders; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Craft-Dee-BowZ
Spellbinders is hosting a giveaway to celebrate the festivities.   To enter the contest, please click here.

For this hop there will be 3 daily winners chosen and 1 Grand Prize winner:

The daily winners will receive product from each of the companies featured on that day. For example, the Day 2 winner will receive the products from Deco Art, May Arts, Xyron, Chameleon and also the Spellbinders Sapphire dies. How awesome is that??

The Grand Prize winner will receive product from companies from all 3 days + a Sapphire machine.

Be sure to check out the partner links below to see more inspiration and enter their giveaways!
May Arts
Chameleon
Marcia Dehn-Nix (Designing for Xyron)
     
For the contest rules please click here.

Thanks so much for visiting and hopping with us!!

87 comments:

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - what a COOL album!!!
I have never made one like this before and really appreciate your tutorial & inspiration - THANK YOU for sharing :)

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks, Tracy!!

Michele Henderson said...

Great project! I love so many pretty details and touches! Thanks for the inspiration!

elf1023 said...

I so love this album, so colorful and interesting. You give wonderful instructions and have such great ideas.

SILVANA RIZZO said...

Karen, this album that you created is absolutely fantastic! What is the paper brand, I must get it. You are very talented!!!

Theresa said...

Beautiful Album. Thanks for the details.

Terri Burson said...

This is so fun! I love my Xyron products. These paper bag albums are so popular too. Thanks for the tutorial!

keysha said...

Super cute album!!!

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks, Ladies!! The paper is by Close to My Heart. :)

Rannah Romps said...

I just love your directions on the project.

pattyk said...

Great project --I love my Xyron

jenbar said...

Lovely project. Great use of the Styron! x

jenbar said...

Whoops auto correct! Xyron!

Jean said...

LOVE this album! I really need to make one of these! THanks for the inspiration!

Joyse Interiano said...

great project, I'm sure I'm going to make it, thank you for gicing us the chance to win

Susan Kapp said...

Love your waterfall album, very clever to use paper bags.

Beastybunny said...

FUn little album! And I adore the little license plates!

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a beautiful album, you´ve shared here, and a really great tutorial too.
You´ve done an awesome job on this one here.

Mary Holshouser said...

Bright and colorful. Great album.
thanks for the detailed description in making it.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful album! Lots of special keepsakes and memories!

Heather Thompson said...

no way!! what an awesome idea, a paper bag, who woulda thunk! I need to try this one!!! thanks you bunches for sharing.

Kaye W. said...

I love your book! It is so awesome! Route 66 always reminds me of the movie "Cars" which I loved to watch with my kids. Thanks for the inspiration!

Penny Hanuszak said...

The Road Trip book was awesome in of itself, but watching it become assembled using this Xyron machine was mind-blowing. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration and talent!

Cheri said...

What an awesome waterfall album! I've never created one of these, but I will now! I love it and your instructions were so well done! Thank you.

Daylene said...

Wow! That is a great album! I have only seen a few things done with paper bags and this one is truly awesome! Thank you for all the great instructions and details.

Chris Calabrese said...

Thanks...love this! It's the first time I have read clear instructions and using the Xyron machine...well, I think I could make this!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Wow! an amazing card full opf lots of ideas and tricks- thanks!

Lieve said...

You made a beautiful, colourful project; it's a great album !

Rosemary said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing.

Carolina Kathy said...

Great project!! Love your tutorial and just might have to give it a try! Thx for sharing!

JPScraps said...

Wow! Super cute album!

Aletha J. Williams said...

Gorgeous work. You have a great eye for detail. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kris said...

Great project....great products!

Kathy said...

Awesome idea for an album.....I've never used paper bags before! Thanks for the excellent tutorial and photos!

Barbara said...

Wow! I can picture me making these great projects!

turk1002 said...

Very clever and darn cute. I also have never used paper bags for albums and I will have to give it a try. Thanks.

Billie Dee said...

What fun! Love the project. Thank you!

Billie Dee said...

What fun! Love the project. Thank you!

Billie Dee said...

What fun! Love the project. Thank you!

graham Brand said...

What a gorgeous album, just love the "licence plate"stickers.....

Sue D said...

Fabulous road trip album!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a great project! I love the design of this nifty little album and your tutorial was fantastic! (I know how much work that is! So thank you!!!)

Helena said...

Beautiful album. It is evident the amount of time spend on this project. Thank you for sharing.

Lora said...

Wow, what a great album! You can see your heart is in your work!

Noreen said...

What a great album, and I love that it uses paper bags!

JoanneO said...

I love this idea. Now I need the machine to go with the ideas you gave me! I have the paper bags and now I know what to do with them.

Karen Schroeder said...

So very, very cool! Thanks for the tutorial!

Denise Sullivan said...

I love love love what you do! Ive been crafting for years and never think of doing the things you do I bookmarked your blog so I can browse at my own pace. Thanks for sharing your style with us!

Jackie said...

Very cool Album♥ Who knew what you can do with paper bags!!

Dawn S. said...

What a great idea! I'll have to start saving my paper bags!

TYJ419 said...

Super cuute....colorful album! Love it and thanks for the tutorial!
Tracey

Robin B. said...

What a fun album! I love the embellishments and that you used paper bags. Thanks for the inspiration.

Patry Ro said...

Fabulous Album!!! I love this step by step that your sharing it!! And the new Xyron Creative Station is simply AWESOME!!!! Thanks for this chance to win!!!

Renee Collier said...

Thanks for such great inspiration. I've always been a fan. Love your style!

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks, Ladies!!

Sue D. said...

Thank you for your step-by-step tutorial...I realize that this must have taken quite a bit of effort to do this. It's a great album and a wonderful machine!

sandi_serge said...

An amazing album! I always wanted to try the paper bag album! Thanks so much for the tutorial, it is now on my must do list! You made it look so easy! Had to PIN this one! and now you have a follower!

Ann w said...

What a great album. Thank you for sharing the step by step instructions.

F said...

I love all the details of this album! Just perfect for the summer! So happy you shared the details of how to make it!

Veronica Tovar said...

Great album, I have done some of those lunch bag albums and they are fun to make, great job

Juanita Braun said...

Thanks for the step by step album made out of paper bags. Great lesson.

Jan Castle said...

Thanks for the tutorial....fun project!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

cghundley said...

Terrific project.
Looks cool.
Carla from Utah

Dorina D said...

Fun project with that wonderful water cascade effect. Great tutorial

jamie vanskiver said...

Wow awesome albun and awesome tutorial! The machine looks amazing and easy to use and looks like it makes projects like these alot easier to put together! Thank you so much for this fun project!

chaoscorner said...

Great abum and such a detailed tutorial - I'll certainly be following this carefully when I make one of these for my recent trip.

SuzieJ said...

Bags, how simple.

Tanja said...

Great inspiration :)

Lee Ann Vehstedt said...

This is adorable. I have not thought of using paper bags in a while. Thanks for the refreshing idea!

Debbie said...

Hey, great way to keep track of a vacation or other events. Neat way to journal and keep things together when you are traveling! I really like this idea! Oh, the new Creative Station looks like it can keep you going so easily while crating!

Tammy said...

Wow! This is beautiful!! What a way to organize memorabilia from a vacation!

Wendy L said...

Great project, so useful. xxx

Kimberly Cobb said...

Great tutorial...can't wait to give it a try.

Judy said...

What a great little album. It looks so festive, perfect for summertime. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

Carol Jones said...

Such a great job incorporating all these products into a super looking album. Love your directions and pictures. I've got lots of Xyron products, but was never sure what the Creative Station did until now. Thanks!

Tina said...

Great idea, and very detailed instructions. Thanks for sharing.

Jodie Stoddard said...

Love this. You truly have an eye for matching color and patterns. Great instructions and truly inspirational.

Becca Cruger said...

My goodness, the sheer amount of work that must have gone into this is incredible!! WOWZAS I am impressed!

Tina said...

Great idea, and very detailed instructions. Thanks for sharing.

A. Everhart said...

I am impressed! This is beautiful and your instructions are so thorough. Thanks!

Tracie said...

What a fun project. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial.

Sheila said...

Never get tired about reading how to make books. Your paper bag book - fantastic...very colorful and functional!

Anonymous said...

Who thought that paper bags could look so good!! Palmier from Tamworth

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I love your album! TFS

SandiB said...

Love the album and great tutorial. Thanks for sharing with us.

LChippy76 said...

LOVING the Album!!! TFS!!
THANKS For the Chance to WIN!!

Keren Baker said...

Fabulous waterfall album- love the number plate detail you've created- really inventive!