Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wedding guest book.

We're very happy to have Linda Albrecht back at AllyScraps, it's been too long! Linda created a beautiful wedding guest book for us, just in time for wedding season. She's left room on every page for people to sign their names, so be sure to add a beautiful pen if you make this for a gift. :)

1. Prep chipboard album by painting with acrylic paint. Once dry lightly sand the edges to distress.
2. Measure and cut papers to fit the outside & inside of the album cover.
3. Apply alphabet stickers to the outside front cover to say, "Our Wedding guests" then apply Mod Podge or other sealer to protect the outside of the album.
4. Prepare individual pages by adhering papers to each. Place a patterned paper along the side with the punched holes and a solid paper on the opposite side. Lightly sand outside edges of the pages as desired.
5. Distress the edges of 4x6" photos using sandpaper and an exacto knife.
6. Adhere a 4x6" photo to each page on the patterned paper side and near the punched hole edge so that there is room for guests to sign along the outside and around the photos.
7. Use a die-cutting machine to cut flower pieces from papers and layer onto some of the pages near the photos. Distress flowers with sandpaper and add a button to the center.
8. Print miscellaneous words and phrases onto cardstock, cut into word strips, distress edges with sandpaper then adhere to pages as desired.
9. Add laces and trims to pages near the photos and thread button holes with string and adhere along the lace strips as desired.
10. Add a Maya Road Trinket pin to a cluster of flowers, adhere pearls or buttons to trims and add velvet petals to flowers as desired.

Maya Road Vintage Crochet Trim- Bubble Dots- White
Maya Road Trinket Pins- Leaf brown & turquoise
Maya Road Organza Roses- cream
Crate Paper Eclectic Buttons- "Emma's Shoppe Collection"
Cosmo Cricket Buttons- Salt Air
Cosmo Cricket - Upcycle Collection- "Re-Found"
October Afternoon- Thrift Shop Collection paper- "Still in Box"
Basic Grey Hello Luscious Collection papers- Blissful, Yumberry, Dazzling, Inviting, Succulent, Scrumptious
Maya Road Chipboard Album
Other: Acrylic paint, alphabet stickers, miscellaneous flowers & stickers, solid color cardstocks, velvet leaves, lace, ribbons, & trims

Thanks so much to Linda, for being one of our favorite guest designers. Have a great week! Dana

Saturday, July 23, 2011

so lovely...

Hi everyone, glad to be back on the blog after a short vacation to New York City... boy was it HOT there! While I was away, I received this beautiful project from Beatriz Jennings in my inbox, such a pretty card!

Step by Step Instructions
1- Make a card from cardstock, round egdes and adhere papers
2- Paint edges of card, machine stitch , cut a circle chipboard and cover with paper tie a bow and set aside
3- Adhere october afternoon piece of paper and cut out girl image, adhere to card
4- Adhere artisan element from pink Paislee, add circle chipboard, sticker, flower and buttons, add rub ons.

Supply list
Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Essie
Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Ebony
Pink Paislee artisan elements
October afternoon Fly a kite paper fireflies
Glitz design stickers love nest collection titles
Kaiser Craft Le chateau black rub ons

Thanks Bety, for your lovely project. Check out Bety's blog for lots more eye candy, and we can't wait to see what she comes up with next! Have a great weekend. Dana

Monday, July 11, 2011

Love and cherish mini book.

Hi everyone! Beatriz Jennings is back with us this week, with this super gorgeous mini book, filled with quotes and pretty embellishments. Every page is a masterpiece on it's own, but all together it's stunning! Enjoy.

1- Paint chipboard pages with different colors of acrylic paint, let dry sand and distress edges.
2- Cover pages with different types of paper/stickers and paint.
4- Embellish pages with rub ons, ribbon, stickers , flowers
and buttons.
3- Once you finish all your pages, tie ribbon on the front page and put together with metal rings.

Maya Road chipboard album flower edge layer book
Maya Road satin posies
Pink Paislee Artisan elements
Glitz Design Love nest cardstock stickers titles
Pink paislee sweetness collection 12 x 12 paper Love blooms
Kaiser craft Le chateau collection colored rub ons and black rub ons
Melissa Frances paper Essie and Ebony
Basic Grey paper Hello Luscious collection
October afternoon Fly A kite collection paper Fireflies

Thanks so much Beatriz! Be sure to check out Beatriz Jennings' blog, where you will find so many more lovely projects and wonderful inspiration. Have a great week.

~ Dana

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Summer Days.

Daniela Dobson is back with her final project for the month! A big Ally Scraps THANK YOU to Daniela! She has really wowed us with her beautiful projects, and this layout is no exception. So clearly summery, with its bright colors and fun design.

1. Cut Quilt patterned paper to 8 ½ x 11”
2. Cut white cardstock to 8 x 10 ½” and round all corners. Adhere to the base patterned paper.
3. Cut a 2” strip of Borders and Die Cut patterned paper and layer across the middle. Add a cloud border sticker. Embellish with sticker phrases.
4. Adhere photos and add a green border sticker under the photo strip. Add sticker to each side of the photo strip and add buttons.
5. Adhere three banner stickers to the top of the page and “Summer Days” sticker to the bottom right.
6. Make flower from strips of tissue paper, chipboard doily and a button and adhere to the page.
7. Add journaling and tie twine as shown.

Echo Park Summer Days Collection, Quilt
Echo Park Summer Days Collection, Borders
Echo Park Summer Days collection, Die Cut
Echo Park Summer Days Collection, Element Stickers
Echo Park Summer Days Collection, Alpha Stickers
Cosmo Cricket Salt Air Collection, Buttons
Cosmo Cricket Upcycle collection, Butterflies & Doilies
Pink Paislee Soiree collection, Printed Tissue
Other Supplies: twine, white cardstock, corner rounder

Be sure to stop by Daniela's blog, it's filled with even more beautiful projects. Hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend, have a great week! Dana