January 18, 2010

Wintery wonderland projects....

It’s a winter wonderland around the world with record low temperatures with plenty of snow. Make the most of this time to capture the moment and preserve the memories. This treasure box and album is created using Helmar Adhesives and multiple preferred vendors’ products: Clearsnap, Creative Impressions, Inc.,Elle’s Studio and The Robin’s Nest.

Zutter 4” x 4” Chipboard Covers
Zutter ¾” Antique Brass O’Wire
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar Super Strength PVA Wood Glue
Amerock Hardware
Creative Impresions, Inc. Large Felt Snowflakes
Creative Impresions, Inc. Bits of Bling
Elle’s Studio Vintage Label Cut Outs
Making Memories Clear Creations Tags & Acrylic Paint
The Robin’s Nest Winter Retreat
The Robin’s Nest Snow Fun Rub-ons
Prima Wood Box
Ribbon – Source Unknown
Clearsnap ColorBox Ink

I covered the base of the wood box using with wintery papers from The Robin’s Nest applied using Helmar Acid Free Glue. To add to the vintage feel of the papers, I rubbed ColorBox inks around the edges for a distressed look. For the box lid, I used coordinating papers from The Robin’s Nest applied using Helmar Acid Free Glue. I drilled a hole in the lid of the box and put a hardware drawer knob. Using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, I embellished the box lid with large felt snowflakes form CreativeImpressions.com. I placed Bits of Bling from Creative Impressions in the center of each snowflake. The box wouldn’t be complete without a label, here I used Elle’s Studio Vintage Label Cut Outs and distressed with sandpaper. To give the box some legs to stand on, I painted wood knobs and adhered to the box using Helmar Super Strength PVA Wood Glue. The box if beautiful on it’s own, lets’ take it a step further by making a coordinating album to fit inside the box. Using the Zutter Bind-it-all, I punched holes and bound it with Brass O’Wires. I dry brushed the chipboard covers with blue and white acrylic paints. Once the paint dried, I applied The Robin’s Nest Snow Fun Rub-ons. The inner pages of the album are from The Robin’s Nest Winter Retreat papers cut to 4” x 4” size of the covers. Apply a Large Felt Snowflake with a Bit of Bling all from CreativeImpressions.com. The ensemble is complete and ready to fill with memories of wintery events.

January 1, 2010

Happy New Years!

A year in review album is the perfect start for the New Year. Create an album to highlight special events from the previous year. The good news is this album can be made quickly. The use of Zutter pre-punched page protectors gives you the flexibility to change your photos in your album as you desire.

Supplies Used:
Zutter Black 4x6” Bamboo Spine Cover-All
Zutter Black 5/8" Owire
Zutter Inner Pages
Zutter 4x6” Pre-Punched Page Protectors
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Pink Paislee Amber Road Collection
Prima Flowers, Inc.
Ribbons by Fibers & Yarns & Threads, Oh My!, Tulle and Grosgrain from Michaels
The Mountain Idea Coin & Tassel, Asian Title Source Unknown

To create this album, I chose the black Bamboo Cover-All. I liked the elegant look of the black spine with the Asian theme pattern papers. I cut pattern papers for the interior and exterior cover, using Helmar Acid Free Glue to adhere to the Cover-All. Wrap a piece of grosgrain ribbon around the cover along the edge of the paper. Embellish the cover with flowers and metal charms with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.

I hope your upcoming year will be memoriable and unforgettable!
Tish Treadaway, OZZ Zutter Bind-it-All Design Team Member