Monday, December 14, 2009

How to decorate your Greeting Card Album for Christmas and recycle a card from last year with a fabric die cut

Super Crafty Christmas Greeting Card Album with a recycled Christmas card craft.

I went at this with a "just play" attitude. I gathered up some of my favorite supplies and just started punching, stamping, gluing and glittering to decorate the Greeting Card Album and I also recycled a greeting card. I started by stamping all over the cover with some deer stamps, Some Stampology Clear stamps-Flourishes V.2 by Rhonna Farrar and used StazOn Ink.

One of the things I had in my stash was a bunch of slides that weren't good (the picture was too dark) and I wondered if you could punch them? Yup you can! I inked the edges a bit and glued it onto the cover of the Card Album.
I added touches of glitter by mixing a bit of Crafty Chica glitter with a bit of Judikins Diamond Glaze and applying it with a tooth pick.
To make my reindeer I die cut them from holiday prints of Autumn Leaves papers and simply glued them onto the cover all over.
To make the recycled embellished card I ironed some heat and bond to the back of some scrap plaid fabric and ran it through the Sizzix die cutter with my reindeer die. Then I simply ironed it onto the card, I used a press cloth and a tiny tipped iron.

Well I hope you like today's craftiness and if you are looking for a place to store all this year's Christmas cards grab yourself a Greeting Card Album and go to town. Oh and if you are looking for that perfect gift that your recipient won't have already-The Card Album is the ticket.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Customize your own Greeting Card Album at the CHA Craft Super Show

Want to have a ton of fun customizing your very own Greeting Card Album with all sorts of great supplies at the CHA Craft Super Show in Anaheim, CA January 23? Sign up now to reserve your spot!

INSTRUCTOR: Stefanie Girard

Put your personal touch on a Card Album specifically designed to store, gently bind and display your cherished greeting cards that you've received or made. Crafters will get their groove on with Judikins stamps, inks, and glazes along with Sizzix dies using beautiful papers and embellishments from Creativity Inc.'s Autumn Leaves Collection. Taught by Stefanie Girard author of Sweater Surgery.

Level of Difficulty: All Levels
Additional Supplies Needed: Scissors, glue
Workshop Category: Scrapbooking/Papercrafts
W1105 - Customize Your Card Album
Saturday January 23, 2010
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Price: $30.00
Sign up here.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Card Album at Target with a slide in photo or card frame on the cover

Hey looking for a super easy way to decorate your Card Album and feature a photo or card? Why not grab one of these Card Albums available at Target!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Card Album makes a great place to store and display jewlery

Are you looking for an easy way to store your jewelry pieces that you intend to sell or give as gifts? Why not attach them to cards and then pop them into a Card Album?
How to display a necklace in a card:
Poke holes in the card with a small hole punch or a piercing tool.
Cut wire at about 3 inch lengths and bend it in half.
Link the wire through the chain of the necklace so that there is very little slack.
Poke the wire through the holes and bend open.
Slide the card into the elastic spine and you a ready to grab your Card Album to show off your work or have it be your "go to" spot for gift giving!
If you like the necklace in the picture, pop on over to Craftside for the 411 on materials and how-to.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bat Mitzvah Card Album

My niece just had her Bat Mitzvah and I thought she should have a place to store all her cards and memorabilia.

So I had my Mom send me some photos from the day and I went to town decorating and customizing the outside of The Card Album.

I cut up the invitation reusing it for the cover title.

So not only is The Card Album a great place to store cards, it can hold all sorts of things like the program from the event, the embossed napkins and things. The pocket in the back is perfect for little bits that don't have a fold that slides into the cord binding system.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My first Decorated Christmas Card Card Album for 2009 using the Cricut Die Cutter

I decorated my first Card Album for my 2009 Christmas cards!
I know your thinking a bit early? No never too early to craft for the holidays, they sneak up on you like you wouldn't believe!

It is really hard to shoot really shiny metallic hence the two shots.

I know it's hard to see but on the ribbon I die cut "2009 cards" out of shiny gold metallic sticky back vinyl on my Cricut die cutter. I wrapped my Card Album like a present. I put the bow on the spine so it would look pretty on the shelf amongst my books.

Here you can see the "9".

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Card Albums are great for Blank cards on their way to awsome hand made creations

So Card Albums aren't just good for putting cards you have received they are great motivators and organizers of your handmade creations.

I filled a Card Album with blank cards that I simply made by folding 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock in half and slipping in the elastic binding system. I have made one card and plan to make 23 more before Christmas, it is about 23 weeks until then so I think I am in good shape!

To see how to make this movable fighting girls card:
Fighting girls card pull

pop on over to this post at Craftside. It was made with help from the great book Paper Puppet Palooza .

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Monday, July 13, 2009

The Card Album in The Judikins Booth at The Carson Rubber Stamp Show and Crafty Blogger Links

This is the Judikins booth at this past weekend's Carson Rubber Stamp Show. As you can see I couldn't get very close because of the crowd watching all the cool techniques that Cherryl Greene was demonstrating!Not only was Cherryl teaching cool techniques, Judi, yes one in the same of Judikins was also sharing cool stuff you can do with all their great new products. One of which is the Card Album, as seen below. Not the best picture but hey it is such an exciting event, picture taking was a little crazed!

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Win a Free Card Album over at

Click here to take the survey and you are entered to win a Free Card Album! The only album specifically designed to bind and store your cherished greeting cards. Or you can buy them over here if you need one right now!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Card Album decorated for a baby shower gift for Rock & Roll Mom to be

I have a baby shower coming up for a first time mom to be that's a bit on the rock and roll side and so I wanted to decorate The Card Album I was giving her to put all her baby shower cards in not too cute but still "baby boy" like. I went through the paper stash and found this cool black paper that was printed with the definition of baby all over it-perfect! Then onto the die cut stash and I thought the Hello Kitty tiny bunnies and the winged heart was a great combo of cute and tough.
So I simply went to town die cutting up a bunch of the cool papers. Then I just started to play around with all the shapes. Oh I should mention I inked the edges of my die cuts with silver, black and blue inks to outline them and make them pop a bit.

Here is my final The Card Album with a matching gift card that I used the same baby printed paper and die cut bunny.

I am really looking forward to this shower. I was put in charge of the memory game (30 or so items on a tray that everyone gets 2 minutes to look at, then it's taken away and then they have to write down everything that was on the tray), it was requested that it be all baby themed items so I am on a mission to gather up only baby items, not too easy of a task in a house that has never had a baby inside of it!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Card Album

Pop on over to to buy the Card Album with a photo frame on the cover