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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ideas to Inspire for Kiwi Lane Designs and a Giveaway!

Hello everybody! I’m here today with a mini album done with Pebbles’ Thirty One collection and a few of this month’s featured Kiwi Lane Templates.  

This album has lots of different shapes and sizes of pages and probably looks a little intimidating to make, but not with the templates!  (Don’t you just love them?!)  Here’s how you start:

Lay out your photo templates with the largest one at the back of the album and smallest on top, lining up the left edges where you will bind your book.  To give you an idea of the sizes of the pages, the front page is 3x3 and the back page is 5x7.  Then add your shapes at the edges of the photo templates.   Use removable adhesive, like washi tape or removable glue dots, to adhere the shapes templates to the photo templates so they stay together.

Pull the layers apart.  They should look something like the photo below:

Trace the templates onto heavy cardstock or lightweight chipboard.  I recycled file folders for my mini album.  And I numbered my pages to help me keep them in order.  This is what it should look like:

Start covering your pages, adding photos and memorabilia, journaling and embellishments, starting with the larger pages and working towards the smaller ones.  Use ink on the edges of everything to add shadow and dimension without more layers.  Here are the finished pages: 

I wanted a little bit of interaction in my book, so the back page has a flap that folds over the page.  It just adds a little more detail and a little more fun to the book.

I had so much fun making this album about the “Chem-mystery of Halloween.”  And the papers and stickers from Pebbles’ Thirty One collection were the perfect backdrop!!  

Now for some fun- would you like a chance to win your own set of Kiwi Lane Halloween templates?  And really, who wouldn’t?!  Just leave a comment on this blog post letting me know what kinds of projects you like to see using the templates.  Get a bonus entry for becoming a follower of my blog and leaving me a separate comment letting me know  (or letting me know you are already a follower).  Sounds good, yes?  I thought so! ;)  You have until this Monday, October 21st 2013 at 11:59 MST to leave your comments and be entered to win.  I’ll draw a random winner the next day and announce the winner  right here on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Templates used:
Mini Aspen 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A
Tiny Hoiday 2T, 4T, 5T
Halloween 4, 2
Tiny Nature 4T
Photos and Mini Photos

Supplies:  cardstock (Provo Craft, Teresa Collins, We R Memory Keepers, DCWV); file folders (office supply); patterned paper (Pebbles/American Crafts); stickers (Pebbles); ribbon (SEI, Pebbles, Lil Davis Designs, craft supply); ink (Colorbox); brad (SEI); glitter glue (American Crafts, Ranger); epoxy dots (Teresa Collins); die cutting machine and embossing folders (Cuttlebug by Provo Craft); clear pocket (3L Adhesives); tiny bag (Whisker Graphics); wire (Provo Craft); twine (LilyBelle's Paperie on Etsy, Creative Impressions)


carrie said...

your project is amazing. I love the way you layered your templates to make a "waterfall" type album. I will Def. be "lifting" some of your ideas.
Happy Scrappin'

carrie said...

Oh and I am a new follower of your blog. I love your style.

here's my blog if you'd like to see what I do.

Happy Scrappin'

FunkyTapioca said...

Wow, what a darling album! I love to see all the cute layouts using the templates

FunkyTapioca said...

Love your album!

Anonymous said...

Love, Love Love we really do need to meet and scrap one day.
Susan Baker

ionabunny said...

Love the album. Thanks for the tips on layering the templates. Would love to try and make an album. The fold down spider web is brilliant. Fantastic and fun. Would love to see some more ideas for mini albums using different templates.

ionabunny said...

I am a new follower. Love your style

Iris said...

Your album is just the cutest thing. I would love to see large flower shaped templates to make shaped cards and albums.
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Iris said...

Now following you via Google friend connect.
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TINA said...

What wouldn't I make?! I LOVE Halloween, so first I would copy your album :) and then I would scrapbook like crazy!

TINA said...

Oh, and I've been a happy follower for a little while now :)

Kimberly said...

stumbled across your blog by Googling "scrapbook ideas with Kiwi Lane" I just received my 1st set.
a little intimidated. My cutting skills are not the best. Love the idea of using DT for a mini album. Love it! Look forward to more ideas.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is too cute! love the way everything opens up!!!

darlene said...

My 1st Blog Hop! I just Adore this Halloween Mini Album showing me how to use Kiwi Lane products!!!!!!!!!