Happy Monday Everyone! Hope your weekend was a good one. Well, we're staring the week out with some fun.. because it's Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge Day! woo hoo! The entire team has pretties to share with you today, so please be sure to check out the links to their blogs at the bottom of this post to see what they've been creating :) This months challenge is to is use any of the Crafty Secrets products .. in a "fairy" theme. Brace yourself for a very "visual" post today. lol I have lots of photos to share. I decided to create a eclectic little mini album to use as a place to keep and collect favorite quotes. I created the album from random things in my room, like, bingo cards, envelopes, tags, transparent overlays, corrogation, journaling pieces and about anything else that I thought might work. After cutting my different pieces to approximatly the same size, I punched the wholes for my rings, and then started to create each page. ( note I said, I "punched" my wholes before I started to create. lol You have no idea how many times I had to punch through part of my design before I finally learned to start punching my holes first :(
I've had a number of people as me where I got the little bottle I have tied on the front. (filled with fairy dust AKA.. "glitter". You can find them here at Eclectic Paperie.
Here is what the different pages of the album look like when the album is opened up.
Born to Fly Stamps Set, Update: this is now a Digital Set so all the images
are larger and resizable.
are larger and resizable.
Update: Altered Fairy Scraps are now Printable!!
The lace stamp used below is from the "Antique Trims" stamps set. I used papers from the "Creating with Vintage Patterns CD".
I added different cut page shapes ...and added them under the flap of a couple of Maya Road envelopes to help create the inside of the album. It's hard to see from here, but the image of the little whispering girls are actually on a piece of transparentcy. You can see the writing on the page behind, through the transparentcy.
I stamped and Glimmer Misted shipping tags in different colors as a way to add more space for quotes in my little book.
I think this little floral pattern is my very favorite. love it!
There are so many fun ways to use all the different stamps on this set. Below you can see how I used the ticket strip and the legs(stamps), to create a little pedistal for my fairy to sit on.
And below I used the little party hat stamp to create a banner by stamping it on different colored patterned paper. fun huh?
In the upper left corner I added some jewlery tags with the little words stamped on them.
I love being able to cut out the extra little pieces from the Fairy Creative Scraps sheet and add them with dimension.
I wanted to make this little book something that was kind of a work in progress, so I could add new quotes and saying whenever I wanted. Having envelopes and tags tied here and there should make that easy to do.
Hopefully my little chunky book will be bursting with sayings and quotes!
It was fun to just "play" when I was creating this little book. I didnt have any certain design plan, I just added to a page when I came to it. Creative Freedom! My favorite!
I totally enjoyed creating this little book
I hope you enjoyed taking a look.
Vicki Chrisman Team Leader ( you are here:)
Fauve van Maanen
Victoria Warren Mears
Heartwarming Vintage Blog
Crafty Secrets website
Enjoy the day!