March 1, 2017

If Cats Ruled


If you love fairy tales, then this large Cinderella Coach Album is for you. It's new at Alpha Stamps and can be lavishly decorated with the February 2017 Cinderella Kit which is loaded with lots of beautiful papers, collage sheets, charms and more.  


I just received a huge box of vintage lace and beaded trims while I was in the process of considering what embellishments I wanted to add. Talk about perfect timing. 


I used Distress Paints Tarnished Brass to paint the metal of this button a golden color so that it would match the rest of my coach. 

Lucky me, having two full sheets of Wain Cats to work with for my coach pages. I've always had cats so it's even that much better. 




I created matching two page spreads using lots of Dresden and trims.  





Paper flowers adorn some of the pages as well as the book tie. 







 
All of the backgrounds for my cat pages, came from other collage sheets. You can find a full supply list at the end of this post. 


To make the coach into a "book" I simply added large holes in the same section on each coach and tied it all together with some vintage laces. It even stands up all by itself.


I think the addition of more paper flowers on my lace tie, just "tied it" all together, lol. 


What will your fairy tale coach look like? Leave me a comment and let me know your ideas and thanks for stopping by!

xoxo
Rhonda...

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February 18, 2017

Cinderella In The Palm of Your Hand



What could be better then a Cinderella story so tiny you can fit it in the palm of your hand? 


Using two of the new Cinderella Coach Mini Albums from Alpha Stamps gives you the option to make an adorable accordion book. 


I used a simple piece of small ribbon to create a cute tie to hold it all together. All I did was use a dab of glue to hold the ribbon in place and covered it with a Tiny Paper Rose in Medium Pink.


I wrapped the ribbon around a small wooden dowel, then carefully ran a flame under it to just barely heat the ribbon. When you pull the ribbon off, the curl is held in place. 


As you can see below, this carriage is very easy to put together. I covered mine in coordinating papers (see full supply list below) and then just glued it all together. 


I used a copy of the Tiny Cinderella Booklets Collage Sheet printed on card stock, so that it would be sturdy for my accordion fold. I used the excess paper before the title page and after the final page to attach it to the back of each carriage. 


There are 2 tiny accordion-fold books on this sheet. Plus 6 tiny postcards, and 3 characters from a Cinderella paper doll set. The books fold up to a finished size of 1-1/2" wide x 1-3/4" tall.


Next, I covered each side with more beautiful paper, some Gold Mini Rosette Dresden Borders* and Tiny Mixed Size Flat-Back Pearls to give it a royal touch.



After everything was dry and in place I was able to begin the extra fun part of embellishing all of the areas.


I really like how it all turned out, and I didn't even need a Fairy Godmother to help me! 


Having girls of my own, I can imagine the many possibilities for an accordion book. The fact that it is so tiny means it could be easily sent to a granddaughter, niece or other loved one for a bed time story and a reminder that they are loved.


It could even be a tiny photo album of princess memories.


Now it's your turn. Go create something beautiful to put a smile on your face, because you deserve one too. Thanks for visiting!

xoxo
Rhonda...


Alpha Stamps Supplies Used  Link



February 8, 2017

Cinderella's Many Forms

There are so many wonderful items to choose from in this months Cinderella Kit at Alpha Stamps. Decisions, decisions. Do I go with the pitiful Cinderella being pushed around, or the magical beauty taking on her destiny? How about both! 


And luckily I was using this 6x6 Shadowbox as my base which gave me lots of room for plenty of details and embellishments. And I've always been a huge fan of pink and black.


I didn't want all of my chipboard silhouettes to be the usual "black" so I decided to do some with a bit of color. I used a couple of shades of pink from Tim Holtz Distress Paint Line and for my black silhouettes I used more Distress Paints in Black Soot and Tarnished Brass. It gave a bit of dimension and character to my shapes. 


I always like dimension and one favorite "tool" from my creative kit is to use adhesive foam to make images stand out, and also stand out further then others like the black silhouettes below.




Some pearly white paint and a pink nose and feet help my cute mice take center stage. 


Some of the chipboard Cinderellas also got a sprinkling of Flower Soft in Sweet Pea, but there are several colors to choose from. 



Vintage pocket watches are a great way to create a mini magical creative spot. I used an authentic one but Tim Holtz also has a wonderful faux version.


Faux pocket watch body, with glass front insert, for creating collaged pendants. The back pops out (with a bit of prying... you needn't worry that it will open unexpectedly). 2-1/2" tall.


How do you like my mini Cinderella book? I used the Brothers Grim Books Collage Sheet and a plain Miniatre Book to create this version.


You can also find other book themed collage sheets like Jules Verne Books, Mystic Book titles, Plain Books, and so many more in several sizes. Follow this book link to check them out. 



Charms galore! Do a search and see how many items you can find. A full supply list can be found at the bottom of this post. 





Oh no! It's midnight! You know what that means.......

xoxo
Rhonda...


Alpha Stamps Supply List - Direct Link
Cinderella Kit - February 2017
6x6 Shadowbox
Wild & Free 8x8 Collection Kit
Wild & Free Cosmic Love & Lights Scrapbook Paper
Wild & Free Into The Wild Scrapbook Paper
Midnight #1 Collage Sheet
Brothers Grimm Books Collage Sheet
Halloween Clock Faces Collage Sheet
Wild & Free Lets Be Wild Scrapbook Paper
Cinderella Silhouettes Set Small
Cinderella Silhouettes Set Large
Mouse & Pumpkin Borders Set
Thin Looped Dresden Borders - Pink
Thin Looped Dresden Borders - Black
Large Once Upon a Time Book Charm
Fairy Godmother Wands
Tiny Metal Mouse
Metal Shoes w Louis Heels
Silver Pumpkin Carriage Charm
Pumpkin Pods
Miniature Rustic Brooms*
Set of Miniature Books
1 Inch Pale Pink Paper Roses*
Small White Mulberry Blossoms*
Gardenias - Mixed Pink
Tiny Paper Roses - Lilac Cream Variegated*
Flower Soft - Sweet Pea
Metallic Distress Paints - Set of 3
Black Soot Distress Paint, Ink & Stain Set
Distress Paints - Spun Sugar
White Adhesive Foam on Roll