Friday, 21 November 2014

Store Closed For 2 Days - Attending A Conference

Happy Friday Everyone!

Just letting you all know that I will be attending a Conference later today through tomorrow. So that means my Store will be closed starting at noon today (PT) as I won't be able to send  your order while I'm away. The Store will be available again later Saturday (tomorrow) evening. Thank you for your patience, and have fun working on your projects!

To keep you in the loop, I've started working on File Folder Folio #8 (Christmas)! And it will be different from all the previous ones!

Back tomorrow night! Happy paper crafting!



Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Christmas Lantern & Mini Album

Can you believe that it's only 36 days until Christmas!   But the reason for this post is that the Christmas Lantern & Mini Album is finally here!

Last year I entered a project for a blog challenge with a chipboard constructed lantern that had a mini album under it. (to see it click here) Many made requests for instructions on how to make the project.  I changed up the shape of the lantern for easier construction and less material wastage.


The lantern is constructed in parts with one layer, some with 2 layers, and still others with 3 layers of chipboard. I came up with a way to disguise those layers using ribbon rather than strips of cardstock, and show you how to do that on your project.

Measuring 20" in height and 6" x 6" square, the base contains a drawer that holds a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" mini album.

For those of you wanting to use the same designer paper, I used Carta Bella's "Christmastime" collection. This paper is more like cardstock and works well for this project.

Once you have all your chipboard cut, and layers glued together, this lantern comes together fairly quickly. I found the mini and the embellishing to take  little longer. You can of course embellish as little or as much as you like.

For the rest of this post, there will be a few more photos, and the walk-through video tour of this project, along with the link to get the instructions.








The mini album photos are included at the end of your written instructions so you can see nearly every page. Enjoy the walk-through tour of this project.



To purchase the instructions for this beautiful Christmas Lantern, click here!



Have fun with all of your Christmas projects!






Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Christmas Mini (2014) Now Available!

I can't believe it's only 43 days till Christmas! Didn't we just have Christmas! I'm not complaining though, just so you know, I love Christmas! It just seems each year the times speeds by just a tad more quickly.

Any way, many of you know that I've been working on a Christmas Lantern & Mini Album set. Some had expressed interest in only the Mini. And since I didn't think they should have to purchase a big project just to get the Mini, I have pulled out the video links and instructions that apply only to the Mini, added most of the photos I took, and created a second set of instructions.

Here are some of the photos for you to see. And for those of you waiting for the entire Lantern project, it's coming! Thanks for being so patient.







So that is a little taste of what some of the pages look like. I used Carta Bella's "Christmastime" paper collection if you are wanting to use the same paper.



To purchase the instructions for this cute little Christmas Mini click here!



I'm sure that everyone is busy having fun creating their wonderful Christmas projects, gifts, and cards! So thank you for stopping by to have a look at the latest.

Happy Papercrafting!



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Sunday, 2 November 2014

12% Off CHRISTMAS SALE!

Hi Everyone!

Hope that you are having fun planning and creating for all those Christmas needs! Beginning Monday, November 3rd, and ending midnight (PT) Sunday, November 9th, I will be having a sale on all of my instructions! Yes, even the new ones that come out during the sale!

The sale is only at my online Zibbet store, not on this blog. Zibbet still doesn't have their 'Gift Certificates' set up yet, but maybe next year, and then I can offer them to you as a gift idea for those crafting friends and loved ones in your life.  So hope on over and browse through the store. There might be something that you can make for a Christmas gift that you've been searching for!

Have fun crafting for Christmas!



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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Santa Letter Box & Christmas Stars Greeting

I know I say this every time, but I feel that way every time! And that is, "this is such a fun project to make!" Some of you may be familiar with this project if you follow my "Aspiring to Creativity" blog, or took this class last year. I've modified it and added another component to it this time. Here is the original version -





 And here is the new version for you.


This piece can serve a dual purpose as Christmas home decor Christmas greeting to all who enter, as well as a drawer that can hold either letters to Santa or a unique sized mini album (to design on your own or by requesting me to design one).

The glitter and sparkle of this project truly adds to the season as it sits on a mantle, a sofa table, coffee table, dinning table, buffet, or window sill. You of course can choose whatever Christmas paper you'd like, and may want to make multiples as Christmas gifts.



This project can of course be adapted to other occasions, such as Hanukkah, birthday, Valentines, anniversary, graduation, baby birth/shower, wedding, and so on.


I made the two end boxes look like little gifts....


Love the little snowflakes! But you can also add die cut stars or Poinsettias for Christmas, or if making for another kind of celebration, there are hearts, butterflies, and so many other shapes that could be added!

Now, if you are interested in a mini album to fit in that space, you can make a comment below and I will make one. Just so that you know however, it will not be done before Christmas.

Here is a quick little video. (not much of one)


So if you'd like the tutorial to make this for any kind of occasion, hope on over to my Zibbet store.

TO PURCHASE click here to link to my Zibbet store to find this project.
Most days I check for purchases several times a day, unless I am out, and once I've been notified by PayPal, I will email you your purchased instructions.




 Thank you so much for stopping by today. I will be working on the Christmas Lantern & Mini now for those of you that wanted it!

Happy papercrafting!



Saturday, 18 October 2014

Saturday, October 18th - Orders

Hello everyone!

Just a quck note to let you know that if you place any orders today, I will not be ble to send them until after 9:00pm Pacific Time. I will be out all day without internet access.

Thank you for your patience, and happy papercrafting!



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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Christmas Planner 2 (2014)

Last year we made a chipboard cover tri-fold Christmas Planner. This year the  tri-fold Christmas Planner, a 2nd design, is quick and easy to put together, made with 100# cardstock, and is a great project to make in an assembly line production method for several gifts if you so choose! No chipboard for this one!


The completed project measures 5 1/2"w x 8 1/2"h x 1 1/16" thick, and holds a 5" X 8" paper pad, a 6 compartment file pocket, and a calendar. There is also an hidden pocket behind the paper pad. This project can be adapted to be a wedding planner, a baby arrival or shower planner, a birthday party planner, a special anniversary party planner, a family reunion planner, and so on...

In the following video you can see the project as I walk you through the completed planner.



Thank you for watching! Have fun creating your planner with the easy to follow instructions and video tutorials.
TO PURCHASE click here to link to my Zibbet store to find this project.
Most days I check for purchases several times a day, unless I am out, and once I've been notified by PayPal, I will email you your purchased instructions.



I would like to say that all the FaceBook fans would love to see some of the projects you have made. So please share and post some photos on the Paper Architecture FaceBook timeline for us all to see!

Happy Papercrafting!
 


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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Thanksgiving/Fall - File Folder Folio 7

I love working with Fall colours! This is the 7th in the File Folder Folio series, and depending on your choice of paper for the project, it can be for any occasion! It holds 60+ photo and journaling spots! It has booklet photo mat tags, larger tags for mini layouts, and regular tags for photos and journaling.



You will also find within a unique pocketed belly band system holding the tags tucked into position under what looks like a belly band. The flip pockets are a fun element for this folio, too.

Why not see more in the walk-through video tour of this folio!


Thank you for watching!

TO PURCHASE click here to link to my Zibbet store to find this project.
Most days I check for purchases several times a day, unless I am out, and once I've been notified by PayPal, I will email you your purchased instructions.

I would like to say that all 190 FaceBook fans would love to see some of the projects you have made. So please share and post some photos on the Paper Architecture FaceBook timeline for us all to see!

Happy Papercrafting everyone!



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Saturday, 20 September 2014

"Come Away With Me" File Folder Folio #5

It seems strange to be posting this project now, since I had completed this folio a couple of months ago. But now I've taught the class and can go ahead and post it for the File Folder Folio enthusiasts. Thank you for liking them so much.

This one is a little thicker than some of the previous ones, so I recommend that you don't use heavy cardstock when making this folio. If you are using the same paper as I did for this project, may I also recommend that you use a kraft file folder. They are amongst the recycled folders. The colours will fit much better than the stark contrast of black with these paper colours.

With this folio you will have filled your first Folio Storage Box, and you can make another one for more Folios to come.

I hope that you will have fun constructing this project. Here are a few photos, and a walk-through video tour of the project.


Using Graphic 45's "Come Away With Me" collection makes this folio a perfect one to keep a record of your Summer vacation to share with family and friends.





There is a ton of photo space as well as plenty of journaling space to share your vacation experiences in this folio. And now for the walk-through video tour. You must excuse the music that ended up over my voice at the beginning. Something went wrong when uploading I guess, because it wasn't like that when I edited the video. Again my apologies.


TO PURCHASE click here to link to my Zibbet store to find this project.
Most days I check for purchases several times a day, unless I am out, and once I've been notified by PayPal, I will email you your purchased instructions.

Thank you for stopping by today, and for watching the video.

Coming soon File Folder Folio #7 with a Thanksgiving or Autumn theme. (Then comes a Christmas project) 

Happy papercrafting!









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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Make an Album with Magazine Envelopes and Lots of Tags!

Greetings!

This album is easy and fun to construct! it has several interactive components that makes it an enjoyable album to fill with photos and share the photos.

Completed it measures 11 1/2"w x 10"h x 3"d and has several pockets, a variety of tags in a variety of sizes, and has pages large enough for mini-layouts. Most of your photos won't even have to be cropped if you don't want to.

The generous 3/8" space between the seven pages allows for the additional thickness one photos are added, and even some thicker kinds of embellishment.

For my version, I used 2 packs of Fancy Pants "Burlap & Bouquets" and 2 packs of Kaisercraft "The Looking Glass".  I still have enough left for a small project. The size and pockets make this an ideal album for a wedding, even if I didn't think to use wedding related paper.




I'm not going to post my 25 photos, but will share with you the walk-through tour video so that you can see all the details of this album. So enjoy!


TO PURCHASE click here to link to my Zibbet store to find this project.
Most days I check for purchases several times a day, unless I am out, and once I've been notified by PayPal, I will email you your purchased instructions.

Thank you for stopping by, and for watching the video. I'm looking forward to the next project! A Christmas one!

Happy papercrafting!




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Sunday, 31 August 2014

New Zibbet Is Up And Running!

Just letting you all know that the New Zibbet is up and running! That means that my Zibbet storefront is now available for shopping!



Once I've received notification from PayPal that your payment has gone through I will email you your ordered instructions.

Happy papercrafting!




Friday, 29 August 2014

Hanging Calendar Mini in a Box

The new "Hanging Calendar Mini in a Box" is now available for you to make as a great gift for any ocassion or to keep for your own personal use!

Here are a few photos to show you this unique Mini-Album.





The following photos are a collage of the page as seen before flipping down the flap, after flipping it down, and with the tag pulled out a little so you can see the paper used on the tag. I will not post all the months as that would be 12 photos! But you an see them all in the video walk-through futher on down in the post.





Here is a quick video walk-through of the project.



To purchase these instructions, check out my online store, at ZIBBET.
Most days I check for purcahses several times a day, unless I am out, and once I've been notified by PayPal, I will email you your purchased instructions.

Thank you for stopping by today to have a look at this latest project that you too can create.

Happy papercrafting!