Thursday, October 31, 2013

Baby Concertina Album

hello everyone

After a few lovely sunny days... the rain has come to visit... and those jumpers, socks and caps are out once again... yesterday my sister in law was looking for a quick idea to make 12 mini albums as gifts for matriculants who are finishing off their high school career here is South Africa.

The conventional mini album would take much too long so we came up with a concertina album.. which can be stored as well as used as a display unit.. which is pretty cool.  I have been dying to try one of these for ages, but have so many other chores which take prefererance that it was always put on the back burner.

Yesterday I sat down and worked out the dimensions for her so she could go home and make those 12 albums... lol.. rather her than me.

I decided to make a baby one as I owe someone a baby album and thought this would be a perfect time to try out a few flip out pages and flaps in this concertina album idea... needless to say the house is a mess cause I've been busy with an

here we go... quite a few pics.. so sorry for the picture heavy post.

Here you can see the concertina open 

this is the other side of the concertine... whats nice about this idea is that it is double sided... 

the cover

the inside over and a space for baby's first scan
the baby shower striped page flaps open to the left so you have space for 2 photos on the inside as well as a tag tucked into the top of the striped paper for journalling

the page with the flap open, you can see the tag tucked away behind the layer of paper.

the tag out of its pocket.

this is the next page, it has a small pocket with 3 tags for memories... you can add a picture behind the tags as well as a small picture on top of the pocket.
the page on the right flaps out to the right as well.
here it is with the flap open. You can add additional pockets or layers for your photos here.

the back of the concertina.
and on the other side of the concertina is......

space for more photos. the page on the right flaps open to the right as well and the little journally card also flaps upward. The paper clip holds these pages together... I just added a flower button as an accent to make it look a bit pretty..

here is the small journal tag flapped up.

the larger flap open. As you can see instead of one picture on this page, you can now have at least 2 pictures as well as a photo on the front and there is still place for your journalling on the small tag.

the last page with a small flap on the left.

here with the flap open. I always tend to use double sided paper for my flip flap pages... this way I know I can enjoy both sides of the paper.... I know many people find it hard to stick down double sided paper cause it feels like you are losing out on the other

concertina standing upright.

Hope you enjoyed viewing my latest creation.

Have a wonderful weekend ... coming up soon..... and remember... to.......

Keep it Krafty.......


Shamela :-)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

WCMD in Cape Town

Hello fellow stampers and scrappers, 

After being awol for so long, WCMD has inspired me to share with my blog friends how I spent a wonderfully creative day with friends.

We had a jam packed session with eating, drinking, and of course sharing a technique or project. Our venue was once again at our friend the late Sue Berry's home. Her husband Chuck and her sister Patsy were kind enough to host us all for the day. We had the most stunning view of our gorgeous table mountain.

First up was Debbie and Sasha, who showed us how to make an easel post it note holder. Great idea for a future class as well as end of year gifts for fellow workers or teachers

Up next was Gail who as always came up with an elegant and cute creation. A mini picnic basket with fudge to boot

Sharon showed us how we would be packaging our lovely gifts this year with a beautiful black and red round gift box together with hand made poppies on the lid. To finish, embellished with ribbon and bling.

Gift giving is going to be easy this year cause Lee-Ann showed us how to make the most stunning gift bag together with blinged up that's definitely an idea I will use again

We certainly had to work for our as usual came up with a wonderful project. We were all still recovering from the bird cage we made last year, but this years book card is definitely special.

Lotsa hard work and prep went into this creation...

Aren't the greens and pinks just pretty?

Lunch was delicious...everyone contributed to a lovely meal, which we all probably enjoyed a bit too much back to the grind stone after lunch with a cute little idea from Corinna

I am in love with mini canvas's

Lynn was up next with this quick nifty idea.  

A regular paper cup transformed into a gift cup...lovely to use as a party gift favour


My turn next, I had a Tim Holtz in the box die so this little gift bag fit the bill perfectly

One with and one without googly't they just cute.

Last but not least Sandra got us ready for our Christmas cards

This unusual card is a great idea for my nestibilities...definitely one I will try again.

After our usual box of cards handover to Chuck ( we make Chuck cards to use during the coming year) tea time and a thank you rememberance of Sue it was time to head home and enjoy our spoils of the day.

A huge Thank You to Debbie and her side kick Sasha for organising and of course to everyone for their generous contributions in the form of gifts, give aways and lucky draws. It made the day extra special.

And now....the hunt begins for a special project to make at next years WCMD.

Wedding invitations are in the making...will load them after they have been delivered.

Keep it Krafty...until next time...


Shamela :-)