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Tutorial: One Sheet Mini Albums

As I mentioned in a prior post....okay, I know it's been awhile because I presented these mini albums at Rita Holmes' SW Ohio Gathering. LOL! Sorry it took so long stampers. Anyhow, I would like to share the simple instructions for these quick and cute ONE SHEET mini albums. I have a SLIDE show below for you to view. Remember to pause the slide show, hold your mouse over the picture. I've listed four different size papers you could use. These are so much fun and easy and they do make great quick yet elegant-looking gifts! The papers are all The Angel company patterned papers and because they are so beautiful, there's not much embellishing to do. I like that. Using your Scor-Pal scoring tool, score as follows for each of the different size patterned papers: For 12x12 paper: Score at 3-1/2" and at 9" For 9x9 paper: Score at 2-1/2" and at 6-1/2" For 8x8 paper: Score at 2" and at 5-1/2" For 6x6 paper: Score at 1-1/2" and 4" After scoring you will fold...please use your bone folder for crisp creases. Place some red tape on the end of sheet and adhere. At this point it will look like a tube. Fold this in half using your bone folder. That's it! See Slide Samples. You basic album is complete. You can then staple the back spine, hole punch it and thread ribbon thru it. Or you can use your Zutter bind-it-all spiral wire rings. (Remember you can get your Scor-pal and Zutter Bind-it-all at half-price as part of your TAC hostess rewards..email me if have questions.) Decorate as little or as much as pleases your taste.
Your turn to share. Link up to this post so we can all see your wonderful works! Thanks again for coming over to visit me. God bless you abundantly during this holiday season!!

Amazing Grace!

A friend of mine sent me this and I thought you'd get blessed watching the spectacular light show!
Amazing Grace Techno - Computer Controlled Christmas Lights from Richard Holdman on Vimeo.


Tis the Season Gift Tags

These are some gift tags we made for our Stamp-a-Tag class. Lotsa fun!

Tutorial: Corner Bookmarks

Last week I shared a tutorial on how we could RE-USE the inside of a #10 envelope. Today I'll share what to do with the outside of envelopes (especially during the holiday season when we get so many greeting cards!) Well, if we cut off the two bottom corners of envelopes we can make some wonderful corner bookmarks. So simple,huh? I put together some ideas for you on my SLIDE show below. Remember to place mouse over picture to "pause" the slide show. I would like to invite you to visit the Inspirational Craft Blog where you'll get blessed with all the inspiration shared by many artists and where I'm honored to have a few tutorials featured. Thanks for dropping by stampers!


Bless your heart

Using up my "scraps" I don't want to throw out!


A Feast of Fabulous Collections and more!

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!...you gotta read this promo. Basically it's BOGO, buy one paper collection and get one FREE! Yep! Can you believe that? These would make WONDERFUL gifts to give out or to keep for your special papercrafting projects! Read on ladies for this wonderful promo. You can view all the paper collections at the end of this post by clicking on the links: TAC™ Spe
www.theangelcompany.net Visit my ONLINE TAC STORE and click on PROMOTIONS or click here to view the specials on our wonderful patterned paper collections. Enjoy going over all the posts below and all the wonderful and generous promotions The Angel Company is blessing us with! DON'T FORGET, when you place your order thru me (email or phone me) you get free GWP (gift with purchase) stamps for every $30 purchase! Right now thru December 3rd these GWP rewards and Hostess reward sets are DOUBLED! So take advantage of the savings and the freebies!! Thanks for dropping by.

Wonderful Winter Wishes

New promotion from December 1 thru February 2, 2009 (wow...that sounds strange...2009!) You can view these stamp sets (especially "soul kisses") at the bottom of this post by clicking on the link. TAC™ SOTM
www.theangelcompany.net Visit my TAC ONLINE STORE and look under promotions, or click here to view. Email if you have any questions. Bless ya~

Wintery, Whimsical Winter Sets

Passing on to you all the wonderful promotions at TAC...The Angel Company: TAC™ SOTM
www.theangelcompany.net Visit my TAC ONLINE STORE and look under PROMOTIONS or click here to view. Email if you have any questions. Thanks mucho!

"Sydney Free For Fall" thru December 8

www.theangelcompany.net Visit my ONLINE TAC store here or just email me.


Look What I Got on My Blog!

What a lovely surprise! I received this "Kreativ Blogger Award" from Michele Roos. I tried to post the award on here but it's not working so here's a copy (not so clear, sorry) of it: Click here to view. Michele lives all the way in Listowel, Co - Kerry, Ireland! How exciting to have stamping friends from all over the world! Many thanks Michele for this recognition. Stampers you all must visit her blog. It will bless ya much ...especially the card she made with the kids in a reindeer costume...really cute! I too am passing this award on to these bloggers:

Look What I Got in the Mail!

Is that not a cute card? Can you believe how blessed I was to have gotten this beautiful card and look at the matching paperclips, large binder clip, notepad and clipboard below, are they not just as cute? (click on picture to see a larger image). Marcia Duncan is the talented stamper and crafter. We were both a part of a holiday secret swap with a Magnolia stamps group. (Side story here. I still don't have any Magnolia stamps because I got turned off with the company's "no-response" service. For two months I tried to get someone from there to return my emails, phone faxes... and so have not done anything with them.) But another friend of mine, Sue, let me stamp some of her Magnolia images so I could participate in this stamping swap I had already committed to doing. Thanks Sue!! Anyhow, got a little off course there, sorry haha! Marcia also sent me these goodies: Yep, I was totally blessed. Thanks so much again Marcia!! You've inspired me to take another look at Magnolia stamps only this time I will try Diana at Scor-Pal...she carries them now.


"Tis the Season"

Here are a few of my affordable "TIS THE SEASON" collection I've been working on for my online ETSY Shoppe. Come visit us!

Tutorial: Using #10 envelopes as decorative paper (or, "Vintage Fabric Meets the #10 Envelope")

What do these two pictures have in common...vintage fabric (that my wonderful friend Sandy gave me from her stash. Thanks so much Sandy!) and regular #10 bill envelopes? Well, believe it or not you can recycle and use the envelopes as decorative paper! What you say? Has she gone mad, using #10 envelopes as decorative paper? What is she talking about? Maybe sniffing that glue? haha! Well, let's take a look below and see what happens if you were to slice off the top of these envelopes. Here's what you would see inside...wonderful designs to use as decorative paper on your papercrafting projects!. Well at least that's how I was inspired! Here's a sample of the "Bookoo Blessings" card I designed using my recycled dp...I made a scallop circle and again at the bottom of the card I machine-stitched it as a border. I chose this envelope design because I thought it complemented the grey background design on the vintage fabric. I also used my scraps of "Genevieve" (my favorite TAC paper collection) on the left side of card:
I put together a tutorial SLIDE for you to show you the MANY things you can design OUT OF ONE ENVELOPE (and there was still paper left!). The best part is I didn't have to pay for the paper... I'm lovin' that! Hey, your turn to try it...post your results here so everyone can see. Thanks and happy everything!


When I count my blessings I count you twice

You may purchase my cards and artwork

at my "Paper Blessings" ETSY Shoppe.


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