Asa’s Envelope Book

With the busy holidays now behind me, I was able to go back and complete this project. When I saw the Toy Box Collection by Crate Paper, I knew exactly who I wanted to make this book for…my curious and independent, little peanut nephew, Asa. It is so fun and different to work on a project for a boy! I really love how this book turned out and I just love this collection! I went back to my Envelope Book Class at www.makesomethingsplendid.com. I followed the lessons and completed my third envelope book. I’m excited to share it with you…

Come on…I’ll give you a closer look!

Here is Envelope 1 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 2 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 3 and the Journaling Card included:

Here is Envelope 4 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 5 and the Journaling Card included:

Here is Envelope 6 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 7 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 8 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 9 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 10 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies I used to make Asa’s Envelope Book:

Elizabeth Kartchner’s Envelope Book Class at www.makesomethingsplendid.com

All the Die Cut and Patterned Papers, 8×8 Paper Pad, Chipboard Shapes, Stickers, Trims, and Buttons: The Toy Box Collection by Crate Paper

Ribbons and Fibers: Rouge and Black Rose Dear Lizzy Ribbon by American Crafts, Random Trim by Crate Paper, Red/Brown Twine by Jillibean Soup

Jewels: Blast Off! Jewels by Bo Bunny Press and Brenda Walton Small Wonders Adhesive Rhinestones by K & Company

Rub-Ons: Numbers by 7gypsies and Purkey miniMarks Rub-On Transfers Letters by American Crafts

Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots and Glue Lines, Mod Podge, Circle Foam Tabs by American Crafts, and Herma Tabs

Others: Chipboard, Wedding Cake Bags (from my local Party City store), Iguana Thickers by American Crafts, Emma’s Shoppe Border Stickers by Crate Paper, Game Pieces by Tim Holtz, Schoolhouse Number Cards and Report Card Alphabet Cards and Label Stickers by October Afternoon, Bingo Cards Mini-Black and Mini-Red by Jenni Bowlin, Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite (We R Memory Keepers), orange eyelets, staples, scissors, paper trimmer, white thread, and sewing machine

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Van’s Envelope Book

Because I have two girls, I have never made a project for a boy before. But, I wanted to give it a try. Especially, when I saw the new Rocket Age Collection by October Afternoon. I knew exactly who I wanted to make this book for…my sweet, rough and tumble nephew, Van. I’m glad his mom agreed!

I went back to my Envelope Book Class at www.makesomethingsplendid.com. I followed the lessons and completed my second envelope book. I’m excited to share it with you…

I found Wedding Cakes Bags at my local Party City store. They were a little bit thicker, but still very similiar to the envelopes I got with my class kit and used for my first book. I resized the bags to what I wanted and sewed around the hole punches to reinforce them. I thought it would be fun to arrange the envelopes in a countdown style (10 – 1) to go along with the rocket theme.

Well, here we go…I”ll give you a closer look!

Here is Envelope 10 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 9 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 8 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 7 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 6 and the Journaling Card included:

Here is Envelope 5 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 4 and the Journaling Card included:

Here is Envelope 3 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 2 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Envelope 1 and the Journaling Card included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This book was really fun to make. I can’t wait to make one for his little brother. I’ll share it with you when I’m done with it!

Supplies I used to make Van’s Envelope Book:

Elizabeth Kartchner’s Envelope Book Class at www.makesomethingsplendid.com

All the Die Cut and Patterned Papers, 8×8 Paper Pad, Chipboard Shapes, Miscellany, Stickers, Rubber Charms, Buttons, Tin Pins, and Sprinklers Spray Inks : The Rocket Age Collection by October Afternoon

Ribbons and Fibers: Rouge Rose Dear Lizzy Ribbon by American Crafts, Emma’s Shoppe Ribbon by Crate Paper, the Lime Twist Collection Out of the Blue “Remember” and Fly a Kite “Soar” Twines by My Mind’s Eye, the yellow, orange, and red Fun Fibers by EK Success

Jewels: Blast Off! Jewels by Bo Bunny Press and Brenda Walton Maison Adhesive Rhinestones by K & Company

Stamp: Hello Sunshine Terrace Small Acrylic Stamps by American Crafts

Punches: Threading Water Border Punch by Fiskars and Super Circle Clever Lever Craft Punch by Marvy Uchida

Adhesives: Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, Mod Podge, Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue by Ranger Industries, and Herma Tabs

Chipboard, Wedding Cake Bags (from my local Party City store), Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite (We R Memory Keepers), blue and yellow twine, blue eyelets, hole puncher, black ink pad, staples, scissors, paper trimmer, blue and white thread, and sewing machine


My Envelope Book is Complete!

I just can’t believe how amazing and fun it was to go from getting my Class Kit in the mail…

…to going through all the class lessons with Elizabeth Kartchner and creating this!

This Book is just loaded with pretty envelopes, journaling cards, and pictures. I decided to take Envelope 4 and added this pretty journaling card. This first wallet sized photo is a pic of Maddie and I at the hospital when she was born. I got to spend hours visiting with my sister and brother-in-law and meeting my brand new niece! I absolutely adore her and I’m so proud of my baby sis and her husband! They are wonderful parents.

This second wallet sized photo is a pic of Maddie and I at her Baptism. I have been given the honor of being her Godmother! I chose this journaling card not just because it’s so pretty but also because of its double meaning for me. The “G” for Girls, Godmother, and Godchild/God-Daughter. The “2” for the 2 of Us! It’s perfect! Sorry…I’ll keep the journaling private…something special written just for Maddie from me. (Of course, her parents can read it!)

I wanted to share the adorable journaling card I put into Envelope 9. I thought it would be perfect considering that this envelope is meant to be about Maddie’s Home. My sister can fill-in the card (dates & info: when they moved into the house, when they painted and prepared the nursery for her) and add pictures of their house and her nursery, the swatch cards of the paints they used in her room, and info about the furniture and decor (including the receipts…I thought it would be neat for her to look back and see how much this stuff cost when she was a baby). The back of this journaling card has a checklist!

SO Pretty! SO Fun! I can’t wait to give this to Maddie! AND, I can’t wait to make more of these books for my own daughters and for my niece and nephews!

I really enjoyed this class! My first scrapbooking class ever! This website gave me the opportunity to take a class with One of My Favorite Scrapbookers In The Whole Wide World, Elizabeth Kartchner. It was very affordable and most importantly it was SO convenient to just do it at home whenever I had the time. Thanks to EVERYONE at her website (and for creating this website). I learned so much!

A BIG THANKS to my husband, Chris! What A Wonderful Mother’s Day Gift!

Envelope Book Class at www.makesomethingsplendid.com


Envelope Book Pages 2

I decorated the second half of my envelopes. Again, I followed the class lesson and added some machine stitching and extra rub-ons and stickers on some of the pages. I punched holes in them for the final touch. For the 6th Envelope, I added a wallet sized photo of my cutie pie niece!

Madison Envelope Book

I especially enjoyed the Elizabeth Kartchner Lesson on how to make my own fabric flower to add to my pages. I think I did a pretty good job! So proud of me!

Madison Envelope Book

Madison Envelope Book

Madison Envelope Book

Madison Envelope Book

Now that I’m done with all my envelope pages, I’ll attach them to the book and add some trinkets. I’ll share that next time!


Envelope Book Pages

I decorated the first half of my envelopes.  I followed the class lesson and added some machine stitching and extra rub-ons on some of the pages.  I punched holes in them for the final touch.

Madison Envelope Book

Madison Envelope Book

Madison Envelope Book

Madison Envelope Book

Madison Envelope Book

I love how they’re coming along.  The pages look so pretty.  Only 5 more envelopes to decorate.  I can’t wait until they’re all done so I can put them into the book.


My First Scrapbooking Class and Post

I wanted my first post to be about scrapbooking.  So, here goes:

I’m taking my first scrapbooking class online with Elizabeth Kartchner on her new website www.makesomethingsplendid.com. I’m taking the Envelope Book Class and it’s going really well so far. I wanted to share my progress. Here is the cover of my book:

Madison Cover

I’m making this book for my sweet niece, Maddie.  It’s a fun class and I’m loving the results so far.  I can’t wait for the next lesson!

PLUS,

I’m thrilled to start my own blog!  I’m a little lot scared because I’m not very techno savvy.  I guess I’ll learn as I go.  So, bear with me please and no laughing.  This blog will help me keep my friends and family updated on our everyday life and maybe I’ll meet new friends along the way.  I also wanted to share my passion for Scrapbooking and Photography with you.  I’m really excited to be starting on this new adventure in my life! Thanks for joining me…it’ll be fun!