Saturday, 23 July 2011

My First Gatefold Paperbag mini Album

Hi all,
I thought I'd share a mini album I recently made for a swap with you all. It's the first time I've made a gatefold mini album. I used Black party bags, Tilda Classic card stack and lots of bits and bobs I had already. This is picture heavy. I'm patiently( not really) waiting for my flip camera to arrive so I can stop being so picture heavy lol.

I hope you liked this mini. This is for a lovely lady called Tiffiany. Hopefully she'll love it.

Take a look at this link if are wondering how it's made. It's a fab tutorial.

I'll be posting some more cards I made later aswell.

Kelly x

Friday, 22 July 2011

Altered Bulldog Clip

Hi all,
I thought I'd share with you how to alter a bulldog clip. It's quick and very easy to do. You need bulldog clips(the plain silver ones), alcohol ink, a flower punch and some brads.

Here are the bulldog clips I'm using. They are just over one inch.

Here is the flower punch I used. You could use another one. The flower just needs to be big enough to cover the hole in the bulldog clip.

Here they are cut out. I shape the petals once it's all together.

I used cranberry alcohol ink.

You need to cover the clip all over with the alcohol ink. This doesn't take long to dry.

Now you need to choose a brad or if you only have plain ones you could change the colour by colouring them in with your promarkers/ copics. You need to put a hole in the middle of your flowers and put the brad through the hole to join the flowers.

You then put the brad through the hole of the bulldog clip and open it out like in the picture above.

So now you have a altered bulldog clip. You could use these on cards. I'll mainly use them in my mini albums.

I want to say thanks to Sheila at for having me as a guest designer today. Although I'm a little late posting.

Hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial.


Friday, 8 July 2011

Flower Paperclip

Hi all,
I thought I'd share with you how to make some fun embellishments that you can use on cards and in mini albums. You could use ready made flowers but I like making my own.

This is the punch I used. You could use flowers cut from your cricut or any other die cutting
machine for your flowers. You just need to remember that you don't use too big a flower shape as this wouldn't look right on the paper clip. I used the large 50mm size of paperclip.

I then cut my flowers out. I used white card so I could then colour them with my promarkers (or copics). This means I can custom make my flowers to what ever I'm doing.

You need three of the colour you would like your flower to be. You also need to colour two green per flower/paperclip. You now need to shape your flower and build it using the three in blue for example in the picture.

I then used glossy accents on one of the green flowers. I placed the paperclip on top.

I then added some glue to the paperclip and placed the second green flower on top. I used my embossing tool to push it down so the two flowers sealed. I waited for this to dry (didn't take long with Glossy accents), then I glued my made flower to the top green flower.

Here are the finished paperclips. Next time I'm going to coulour the paperclips with alcohol inks so they co ordinate even more.

I hope you like this quick tutorial. You could use all sorts of different things not just flowers.

Thanks to Pam at for having me today as a guest designer. Go take a look at Pam's blog there's lots of fab designs by some great designers.

Kelly :)