Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Love Note from Michelle!

Continuing with the BIA LOVE - to celebrate upcoming Valentine's Day - enjoy this project from blog guest Michelle Reaves. 

I needed a convenient and pretty way to store my Spellbinders Dies and decided to make an album for them. My new Bind-it-All had been sitting on my craft table waiting for it's debut and this was it! I took 12X12 cardstock and cut it down the middle and used the pieces for my album cover and back. I then took some of my favorite 12X12 papers and folded them down the middle and glued them shut to form my album pages. Next I cut strips of magnetic sheeting with my Xyron and adhered them to the pages -- these magnetic strips will hold my dies in place. Once I had my cover, back cover and pages ready I followed the instructions in the nifty guide that came with my Bind-it-All and Voila! I had the perfect storage album for my dies. I admit when I first got my Bind-it-All I was a bit intimidated but it was so easy and so fun to use! Watching the BIA DVD really helped ease my fears. The next step was to embellish the front cover inside and out..fun fun fun! I created the closure for the album using the Tim Holtz Hardware Findings Die and Grungeboard along with a Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener. The pocket on the inside cover holds the info for each die from the original packaging. I used Tim Holtz Tissue Tape around the outside edges of the covers for a nice finished look and feel.

Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz: Vintage Shabby Paper Stash, Hardware Findings Die, Hitch Fasteners, Metal Corners,  Muse Tokens, Ideaology Baubles, Harlequin Grunge Board, Ornate Plates, Swivel Clasps, Timepieces, Long Fasteners
Ranger Glue n Seal, Glossy Accents, Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, Pine Needles, Walnut Stain)
Spellbinders Tear Drop Circles Die
Prima Say it with Pearls Flourish
Bo Bunny ETC Cling Stamp
Meet Michelle.....
My name is Michelle Reaves, I live deep in the woods in beautiful southeast Arkansas with my retired husband, 2 horses, 4 dogs, 10 chickens, 1 turkey and 8 ducks. I've been an avid crafter for well over 30 yrs with woodworking, decorative painting and some sewing..I really preferred the power tools and paints over the sewing machine! Ten years ago I ordered my first bit of scrapping paper and inks and was hooked from the get go! I love making tags, cards, mini albums, altered items and a bit of mixed media. My husband and I recently turned the third bedroom into a craft room (or craft cave as he likes to call it) for me and I spend most of my time in here getting inky fingers and playing with the papers. I'm thrilled with my Bind-it-All, it has taken my mini albums to a whole new level!!  My Blog is http://plumspaperplays.blogspot.com
Michelle with her Duck Scrappy!
 Thank you for sharing with us, Michelle.  $25 in Zutter Buckz are on the way!
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7 comments:

Judy said...

OMG...I have all the zutter stuff and thinking about a way to store my dies....what a great idea. Thanks!!!!!

Donna said...

I Love the album ,will have to make one to ,thank you Michelle for sharing

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

I wish I'd seen this yesterday! Also needed a place to store my die cuts . . . but weren't as creative as you so just spent a fortune on a file and magnetic card!
Wonderful idea!

By Adriana Fernandes.. said...

Adorei o Album love...cada ideia legal ..para nossa B.I.A

Cher said...

wonderful idea! tyvm!

Lisa said...

What a fab idea. I was looking for something today to put my dies in and this will be perfect. Off to try my hand at your idea. Thanks a bunch. I too love my BIA

JavaSioux said...

Great idea and absolutely beautiful!!!
Thanks for sharing.