Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Craft Hoarders Anonymous October Blog Hop



After taking the summer off, the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop is back! The Designers this quarter are concentrating on fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas or winter projects. Did you catch that? With everyone's busy schedule, the team has decided to move to a quarterly Hop from now on. To help celebrate our return I have a small giveaway you can read about at the end of the post. 

You should be coming here from Tracey Sabella's blog, Garden of Grace.  As always, if you find yourself lost along the way or want to go to the beginning, head to Gloria Stengel's Scraps of Life for the full list of participants.

For my project, I finally unwrapped a Graphic 45 Kraftboard Altered Art Box with Album that I have hoarded for a while.




After applying a light coat of chartreuse paint to all sides of the box and inking the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, a piece of patterned paper was added to each panel.




The accordian style book that came in the box was put aside to make a new one using a mix of cardstock, patterned acetate and patterned papers. 




Five pieces were cut to 9" x 7.75", scored in the center at 4.5" and stacked together.  The sixth piece was cut to the same size, but scored at 2.25" and 6.75". The first score line is the center point for ths piece.




A hole was punched at the top and bottom of the pages on the fold line. By folding each piece in half, it was easy to punch the third hole in the center. A piece of red Baker's twine is laced through the holes to bind the book.

Having the two ends pieces on the outside of the acetate page allowed the green silk ribbon to be tied in place.




The end pieces were then poked back through the middle hole and knotted at the center of the album.




I won't finish off this album until I have my photos in place, but I have been going through my Christmas embellishments so they are ready to be added.




I put some of my embellishments aside to send to one lucky reader. Included is a new pack of 12 tags from Pink Paislee, six Tim Holtz Holiday flash cards, a couple of Pretty Little Studio bingo cards, pearl sprays and frosted leaves, candy cane confetti, reindeer paper clips and a selection of metal pieces. For a chance to win, you must have a US mailing address and leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, October 11th. I'll announce the winner next Wednesday. 

Are you ready to keep Hopping? Your next stop is to see what Pam Bray is up to over at Scrapbook Flair: Pam Bray Designs!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

ETA Verna Angerhofer is the winner of the embellishment giveaway!! Thank you all for your kind comments!



20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, love that Arabesque pattern.

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  2. What a darling album!! I love the chartreuse you used to really make all the pieces pop.

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  3. Wow, this is so fun and gorgeous!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your idea. Beautiful album.

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  5. Beautiful altered piece and album, Jacquie! Those papers are fabulous.

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  6. This project kit looks like so much fun to work on! No wonder you purchased it. I love what you are doing with it! TFS! And thanks for the chance to win these amazing things! Hugs! kReN

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  7. Nice album ready for Christmas to come

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  8. What a wonderful album and I can tell you put lots of time into creating it too! It is beautiful.

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  9. This album is going to the be perfect table top book and decoration to bring out every Christmas. What a great idea to have it made early so you can add your photos after the holidays. Just beautiful!

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  10. What a festive and beautiful album, Jacquie!! It will be treasured for years to come! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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  11. What a sweet mini album for Christmas! I love how you made your own pages for the inside to add photos to later. Sitting down after the holidays to work on this will be so much fun

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  12. Lovely album. Now you can admire your new little album during the holiday. Looks like you have one project off the list. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I have so many Christmas photos to scrap from years past and this would be a great way to get some done after the holidays. Making up a mini album ahead of time would simplify things.

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  14. What a great way to get a head start on Christmas scrapping! It's all done except for the reminiscing as you add the photos! This would also make an excellent gift for a nonscrapper who loves to take photos!
    I love the embellishments in the photo!! Versatile and pretty! I love that they can be added to a whimsical card or an elegant one! Fingers crossed and thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. What a super little book. A great way to use up some stash! :-)

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  16. Beautiful project with awesome details!

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  17. Beautifully done and I don't think I could've hoarded it that long!! Graphic 45 papers...yes, of course! Love their staples and love using them! Great project and keepsake! Thank you for the tutorial as well1

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  18. So fun to see you use up some of your hoard on an off the page project! I love this. I also love that you made your own little journal book!

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  19. Wow, amazing journal book, love all the details!

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