July 31, 2011

Magic of Oz Mini Album

Hello everyone! Amber here. This is my first project as a Paper Pals design team member. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

For this project I used "The Magic of Oz" line by Graphic 45. You have GOT to get down to Paper Pals to check it out. What a fabulous line! It's whimsical, fun, and nostalgic. I absolutely LOVE the coordinating chipboard tags too! I used lots of Tim Holtz charm clips. Love those little guys.

I'm not going to show you every page of this album, just my favorites. If you want to see it all in person head down to Paper Pals! Pick up some of this awesome paper and chipboard tags while you're there.

Front Cover - All I did here was cover two pieces of chipboard and glued them together on three sides to create a pocket for a tag. I also added some stickles to the Emerald City and poppies for a little punch of bling. The chain is attached by a jump ring and has a clasp on it, but I like to just slip it on and off.

I added a Tim Holtz key and sprocket gear as well as a chipboard tag to the chain. Did I already mention that I LOVE these chipboard tags? They're nice and thick.

There's the tag I mentioned earlier. I printed off a few fun quotes from the movie and used them throughout the album.

On the inside cover I added a little spot to write a personalized note to the recipient of this mini.

I added two folding folders inside that stick into small pockets.

They give you the option to add four more photos or mix it up with journaling spots.



This is one of my favorite elements. I used a Tim Holtz memo pin to create this latch along with one of the chipboard tags and an elastic band. This folds out and has two pictures inside.

Just like with the front cover, I made a pocket for a final tag that slips into the back cover, but instead of slipping it in from the top it slips in from the side.

That's the end folks! This paper really was the star of this mini. I didn't feel like I had to over embellish or add much to it.

Before I sign off I want to tell you about a fabulous product that will be coming to Paper Pals soon; Scor-Tape. It's double-sided adhesive like the red line tape, but you can tear it. No scissors needed people, and I personally think it's stronger than the red line tape. Not to mention you get a lot more for your money. It's a must-have if you like to make mini albums. I love this stuff!

I hope you enjoyed my first design team project. I'm looking forward to creating more in the next five months!
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July 9, 2011

Hip Hooray-- Boy by MME

Hip Hooray! A super duper birthday line that works great for boys AND girls! They created this line for boys, but I found it to work great for girls too-- especially girls who are a little older or not so fond of pink. :)

I had a lot of easy ideas come to me for the cards and I'm happy with the way they have turned out. The accessory sheet  and the Bazzill pleated borders made it simple!

Layouts were fun using this line and the Technique Tuesday chipboard circles. I covered the largest circle w/ pattern papper and wrapped the smaller one with tulle. I think it has quite a unique look to it.

Then I did a layout for my daughter's birthday-- the colors from this line worked perfectly with the environment of the gymnastics party.

Lastly, I made the layout w/ my son on the bike. "The Whee! Part" was a story I wrote down a couple of years ago and have been waiting to scrap it. So glad I got it down on paper now!

Go in to the store and get some "Hip Hooray" for your next birthday layouts!
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