Flower seed minialbum – Paperilla, summer 2014

Hello there, just guickly sharing a project that was published in the Finnish Paperilla magazine earlier this year. To be exact, it was in the summer 2014 issue 🙂 :

I used kraft pockets for storing the flower seeds and always added a photo of the particular flower on top of the pocket/envelope and also some info on what kind of care that particular plant will need. Other than that I used lots of heat embossing, 3rd Eye stamps and many happy papers and embellishments. The cover has some burlap on it as well as some DIY canvas flowers.

For more inspiration and regular challenges check out the Paperilla blog :).

Happy scrapping,

Travel journal, London – Pipilonias kreative Welt

Hello lovelies!! Today I´m sharing a travel journal which I created for our London city trip.

I used 3 sheets of cardstock (vanilla) and 3 pages of patterned paper for this album. I dry embossed the cardstock pieces with a „Plus One“ dry embossing folder and then wiped some Distress Ink over them. I naturally had to add some color splatters too 🙂 – this time I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine for creating splatters :). The book is 14,5 x 11,5 cm in size.

I used my Cinch for binding it all together.

I decorated all the pages beforehand and added some stamped elements here and there too. Then I also added some fussy cut images from the ueber lovely Las Mas Bonita-paper  (gorgeous, aren´t they????) as additional decorational elements.

I even used some older product on this album too. I´ve had some of the stickers for quite a while – good to find a nice spot for those too. Minibooks are perfect for destashing :).

The cover and the back is decorated with some twine and sequins.

I took this mini with me to London, but of course did not find any time to fill it. I mean, the meaning of a travel journal is to fill it as you travel, not afterwards. Now I really need to fill it soon, otherwise I will forget some details.. How about you? are you done with your albums from this summer season? ..if so, make sure you fill them right away, don´t do it the way I did :).

Happy summer, lovelies!

Used products:
Cardstock: Bazzill – vanilla; Patterned Paper: Webster´s Pages – Our Travels (journey begins, pretty sunsets, out and about) & La Mas Bonita 004; Embossing folder: Plus One – Amy Tangerine; Alphas: Pink Paislee; Sticker: Crate Paper; Pen: Staedtler; Twine: We R Memory Keepers; Color shine: Heidi Swapp; Distress Ink: Ranger Ink; Sequins: Rayher Hobby; Stamp ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink; Glue: Aleene´s; Binding machine: Cinch; Label Sticker: from my stash.

Wachau – Pipilonias kreative Welt

Hello lovelies! I have totally forgotten to share my minibook project with you that I made for the local craft fair in March. Here are some photos from the minialbum – it is about our daytrip to a wine region in Austria called Wachau. It was a lovely, lovely day, so it deserves to be documented in a minibook :).

There is also a video tutorial about this minibook over at the Pipilonia blog, It is, however, in German, but I am sure you will get the idea even though you might not understand the language :). Enjoy!

xoxo, Sanna

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Notebook in a box – Frog Dog Studio

Hi, here comes my second box project for the Frog Dog Studio Mixed Media Kit Club with the March mixed media kit. This time I wanted to create a little present set with a tiny DIY notebook inside the box. And this is what I did:

I first cut a piece of corrugated cardboard to match the lid size.

Next I sprayed with the „Silhouette Silver“ and the „Golden Doublooms“ mists (Lindy´s Stamp Gang) over the paper and the let surface dry.

After that I dabbed some acrylic paint (Pebble) here and there for additional grungy effect.

And finally added some rusting powder (Dusty Attic) here and let it do it´s magic.

After that I started decoration the box. The chipboard elements got a layer of mist and acrylic paint over them.

When that layer was dry I applied some black ink droplets here and there (Mantilla black).

After the chipboard pieces were all dry, I added some metal clockwork pieces and a little piece of dry embossed, with alcohol inks treated foil cardstock.
I layered various pieces over each other (also some stickers from the Tim Holtz sticker sheet book that was in the kit).

After finishing the lid decoration, I swapped over to the bottom part of the box and taped a washi tape around the box for additional interest.

After finishing the box I wanted to create a little DIY notebook to go with it and made it the size to fit into the box. For the notebook I cut a piece of kraft carstock, rounded the edges and folded it in the middle. Then I took some notebook paper, cut it to match the book cover size and using a stapled the pages to the cover.


Next I just decorated the notebook cover with corrugated cardboard, foil tape and some Lindy´s Golden Doublooms mist.
I also added some sticker elements and a small chipboard piece on top.
This is what the book looks like after it was finished.
And here is the complete finished set.
I hope you have enjoyed this little project idea! Should you be interested on the kits, Frog Dog Studio ships worldwide 😉 ! To make sure you get your kit every month, go and subscribe to the kits (detailed info over here).
Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna

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