Saturday, 21 September 2019

Falling For Handmade Paper Blog Hop - With Arnold Grummer and Club Scrap

Hello, to all my friends and visitors!

Welcome to our super fun Falling For Handmade Paper Blog Hop!

I'm so happy you're here,
and I'm excited to show you what I created for the event!
I have to tell you that Arnold Grummer and Club Scrap products
are an incredible combination for creativity!

This is my first time using a Club Scrap kit,
and this Falling Leaves Collection is gorgeous!
It inspired me to create this fun mini album:

I began by choosing various cardstock pieces from the kit,
and making this fun stash of handmade paper.
To some I added Gold Mica Dust,
and to others I added Copper Mica Dust.

I was a little bit pressed for time,
so instead of making my album from scratch, as I usually do,
I opted to use a pre-made album base from Prima.

I stamped leaves over the entire album cover,
using a variety of the leaf stamps.
Then I added several layers of paper,
a double-loop bow, and one of the pretty charms.

Left side: A pocket to hold various tags and photo mats.
Right side: Pretty paper and some stamping.

Left side: Pocket holding handmade paper tag and envelope.
Right side: Cardstock page with washi tape, tag, bow and charm.

Left side: Decorated page with removable photo mat, and handmade paper tag with ribbon accent.
Right side: I love what that card says! lol 
A repeat of the left side but with a bigger tag, and the addition of the charm.

Left side: Side pocket with two photo mats.
Right side: Belly band with two photo mats.
Background has some fun leaf stamping.

I love all the papers in the kit but this brown with gold was so pretty!
Both pages: I adhered handmade paper tags for tuck spots.
They hold the photo mats.

Here's a closer look at the tag. 
I embedded a skeleton leaf into the pulp as I was making it.
I used the tag template.

This one is a little further embedded:

More pocket pages.
Left side: Holds journal spot, and handmade tag booklet with charm.
Right side: Pocket holds a photo mat and handmade paper tag.

A closer look at the  handmade paper tag booklet.
I added some stamping, some washi tape, and pinned on a charm.

A closer look at the tag on the right side.
It also holds a skeleton leaf.

Last page!
Left side: Pretty paper with more fun stamping.
Don't you just love the word "SPLENDID"?
Right side: Another pocket full of tags, photo mats, and journal cards.

Here's the back cover all stamped:

I can't wait to fill this album with photos of Fall!
Maybe from my trip to the lake...where I am right now! ;o)

Materials Used:

From Arnold Grummer:

From Club Scrap:

Prima - Frank Garcia Memory Hardware Journal - 8 x 8;
Tim Holtz Distress Tool;
Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks:
Red Geranium,
Orange Blossom,
Prickly Pear.

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Thanks so much for stopping in today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my album! Nancy Young is your next stop on the hop! Don't forget to leave a comment on all the stops along the hop! Those that leave a comment on each and every blog will be entered into a random draw for a fabulous prize! Enjoy all the fun inspiration! :o)


Tricia Morris said...

Wow, this album is absolutely splendid! ;) I love the depth of color you achieved with your handmade papers and the pieces with embedded skeleton leaves are gorgeous. Everything fell into place beautifully. Thank you for participating!

Capescrapper said...

This is so fun!! I love handmade books!! Great way to incorporate all the handmade papers and Falling Leaves kit items. Gorgeous. :)

Steph Ackerman said...

Beautiful Nancy. Love the colors and all the details.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a wonderful project! So pretty for fall!

Jen said...

Love the use of mica dust.

Adeline B said...

The perfect complement to a fall trip to the mountains.

nancy y said...

I love this little book, all the details are amazing. Your handmade paper turned out really well and the embedded leaves are a perfect touch.

Traci S said...

Such a beautiful little album. I love all the interactive spaces for keeping memories - tags, pockets and envelopes. What a gorgeous piece of art! Thanks for sharing.

Regina Harris said...

Great album and appreciated the step-by-step instructions. You really made great use of the CS materials. It was interesting to see the results of using the mica dusts.

Kathryn Monroe said...

I just started a combination journal/planner and really can put several of your ideas to use--Great! Thank you!

Shari Rohe said...

Very pretty album for fall!

Kim Grummer said...

Nancy, you absolutely made the most of the treasures in the Club Scrap sets. I hope you did fill your beautiful book with pix from your lake trip and show it to us again all filled in. Lovely! Thank you!

Kim @ Arnold Grummer's said...

Nancy, you absolutely made the most of the treasures in the Club Scrap sets. I hope you did fill your beautiful book with pix from your lake trip and show it to us again all filled in. Lovely! Thank you!

stampinfranni said...

Great mini album. I especially like the tags with the skeleton leaf inclusions.

Wendy Bellino said...

You creatively used almost every element from the Club Scrap kit! WOW! I am in love with the skeleton leaves (especially the embed beautiful!) and am just going to have to place an order for some. I hope you share photos of your finished book!

Roni K said...

This was a really cute book and I really like how you used the papers to create pockets and tags. I never thought about using the premade books like this. Thanx for the idea.

Anne Marie Fowler said...

Definitely diggin' on this project, Nancy!

Lori Kobular said...

Your album is amazing! I love the papers you created using the AG kit and the Club Scrap Falling Leaves kit! I already have a paper making kit, so I think I NEED the Club Scrap Falling Leaves kit too! Your album will make such a heartfelt gift! I love it!

Michele Emerson-Roberts said...

As always Nancy.....fabulous project! Instructions and photos are so helpful to be able to re-create your project.

Vanessa Schultz said...

I especially like the subtle white leaf imprint on the blue card paper. Very elegant. What a lovely book design.

aussie aNNie said...

Fantastic album, I want to make one, never get around to it but you are full of inspiration.xx

Connie said...

This is gorgeous! Now I want to make one too

Jeannie said...

Absolutely beautiful artwork!
I love Club Scrap and the “dear ones” involved. I am so inspired by them, their products, and the entire community.
I have been AWOL for a few months, and now I’m so happy to be “back on the wagon” again.

Jill P said...

Papers and album very pretty.

Irene said...

How cute! Love it!

KnitterPam said...

What a beautiful album! I love how you blended the handmade paper and the Club Scrap paper kit together. This will be even more gorgeous when you fill it with pictures. Nice work!

Lisa D said...

What a gorgeous album! You utilized your first Club Scrap kit beautifully. I hope you're addicted now :)

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous mini album with so many beautiful details! Love the colors and textures!

Kelly D said...

I love your mini album and how you incorporated the handmade papers into it. The embedded leaf into your paper is very intriguing.

Donna Miller said...

What a fun album! Hope you w ill try some more Club Scrap kits... they don't always have a SPLENDID stamp, but they are always splendid!

ScrapnBarbie said...

Small albums are my favorite. All the small details esp the skeleton leaves.

Karen Wyngaard said...

OMIGOSH, so many yummy details in this beautiful mini album. Love everything about this project. Thank you for your contribution to the hop!

Unknown said...

Wonderful album and love the handmake papers with mica and skeletal leaves!
Cathy Gray

Lynn B said...

What an adorable project! The colors are so rich! I too love the skeleton leaves in your paper! Lynn Borders

Arlene said...

I love mini books! You made some beautiful paper to use in your project. Thanks for all the inspiration & ideas.

Tish said...

I love mimi books/albums. But, my imagination goes lacking. So this is a great idea.
Thank you.

Queen of Dishing said...

My poor Falling Leaves kit is sitting in it's box-thanks for the great inspiration to get it out and play this weekend. Your mini album turned out so cute!

Sue D said...

Beautiful Fall album--each page is so special.

Karen Poirier-Brode said...

Really beautiful. Great use of tags

Diane Bruaker said...

Wonderful job!

Unknown said...

These are just wonderful!

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