Envelope Mini-album

Oh, My Goodness, Ashleigh’s Eighteen!

My granddaughter, Ashleigh, celebrated her 18th birthday last week. I wanted to give her something special to mark the occasion, so I made this envelope mini-album, filled with photos and special messages from me (Grammie) to her.

To see my video, which shows each and every page and tag, please visit my YouTube channel, Globug2005. Following below, are some photos with brief descriptions.

I hope this mini-album inspires you to create one for someone you love. Sometimes it’s hard to get started, but once you do, I promise you will enjoy every minute you spend creating your special gift.

Just as a note, all of the flowers were created with my Silhouette Cameo. I coloured them by rubbing ink pads right over them (I also coloured my thumb in a variety of pastel shades 🙂 On a few of the leaves, I used my Cuttlebug to add texture and then ran the ink pad over the surface to add colour.

PHOTOS:

Here is the cover. All of the paper embellishments on the cover were made on my Silhouette Cameo–doilies, roses, branches and vines. I also created her name with the Cameo. I added some matching ribbon for an even more feminine look.

Here is a close-up showing some of the Silhouette Cameo die-cuts and roses. I added a pearl in the centre of each one and a pretty butterfly from my stash.

The photos below show the inside cover and page one, which opens up to reveal two secret pages. The ribbon, which serves as a handle to pull open the page, is attached to a pink tag that fits into the pocket. The tag is a little money holder.




Ashleigh at her Army Cadet end-of-year ceremonies. That’s me with Ashleigh. I was a very proud Grammie!

Me and You…Tube

I’m addicted to YouTube tutorials!

Me and YouTube

It can happen to you, too! Just Google “card-making” and see what comes up. There are a million card-making tutorials produced by craft companies and individual crafters who wish to share their techniques, discoveries and projects. There’s really no need to spend money on classes, when  you can learn it all in the comfort of your armchair or craft corner. The other great thing is that you can refer to the videos over and over. Sometimes I even work along with a video, pausing it whenever necessary to stay in step with the expert.

On the other hand, though, you do get to meet other crafters when you take in-person classes…and that, as Martha Steward always says, is a good thing!