Sunday, March 20, 2011

Using Nikki's chipboard albums and turning it into a Home Decor item! :)

Hi all...

Julie Tucker-Wolek with you here today and I was excited when Dana from Scrapbook News and Review contacted me to be a featured artist over on their magazine's site! :)

But what to make to share on their site? Hmm.. I thought about it and thought about it..and then it hit me! I seriously am horrible at making mini albums! Yes! I make mini albums, but I'm bad at making them....I would much rather take the mini album chipboard pieces and alter them to make home decor piece! :)

So, since my family is moving soon, I thought it would be nice to make a new home decor item to welcome people to our new home! And since Nikki Sivils has the most awesome House shaped mini album chipboard pieces... I thought they would be perfect for this project! And one of Nikki's newest lines, "We Are Family"... was the perfect paper choice for my project too! :)

Now to share what I made! :)

I started with these five chipboard pieces! :)

And here are Nikki Sivils papers that I chose to work with! :)

I covered each chipboard piece.....

And then used my Fiskar's finger cutting tool to trim around the edges....

Now that I have all five pieces covered....

I picked a few of Nikki's "We Are Family" cutout pieces to decorate my pieces! :)

Now...its time for the FUN part! Time to decorate the pieces! :)

Now its time to glue it all together! :)  I glued mine together in a zig-zag fashion which will go on a table right by our new front door of our new home! :)



And here is the finished project! I love taking these chipboard mini album pieces and making items for around the home!! :)











I hope I have inspired you to look at chipboard mini album pieces in a whole new way!

Thanks for stopping by! Julie TW :)

39 comments:

TesaB said...

Wow! What a fun and totally gorgeous project!!!!

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Wow...this is so perfect, love it ALL!

Karen Taylor said...

FANTASTIC!! and congrats to you. I love your house!

Merri Lynn said...

I truly love your project--what a great way to welcome people into your new home. Your creativity seems boudless.

Tanya said...

WOW!!! LOVE LOVE it!! The papers are AMAZING!!!

p.s... Liz sent me as well :)

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Stacy said...

Julie this is such a fabulous home decor projects!! Fabulous job as always :)

Katrina said...

So adorable Julie!!!!!!! And your pictures make it easy to recreate!!!! hugs, Katrina

Naomi Armenta said...

Cute idea. Is the Zip Dry glue flexible for the album to close or will it be open as you have it shown in the picture?

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hi naomi! :):):) the zip dry is not flexible, so the item I made doesn't close, it stays open as I have in the pictures! :):):):) thanks everyone for their comments! I really had fun making this! :):):):):):):):):):)

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

What a great project Julie! Love how you incorporated the chipboard album and the trees.

Linda said...

Hi, Liz sent me over from her blog hop. Love your great designs.

Jen N said...

Can you say so stinkin cute?!

Nelda said...

Hey - Liz sent me, great project!

Court said...

This is SOOOOOOOO great Julie!!!!

Maureen Reiss said...

I LOVE this album!!! Soooo SUPER cute!!! TFS Liz sent me, she said HI! Love your papers!!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Oh wow! This is adorable! I love it!

I just came for Liz's blog. You has done a fantastic layout with your paper.

ShoppingTamii said...

oh my gosh, I absolutely love this!!!!!!

MarĂ­a Castillo said...

I LOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEE your project and those papers are adorable!! Wish to find Nikki´s products in Costa Rica!

Christina Aiton said...

so charming - and what a perfect way to record your memories!

AmyJRockstar said...

I was sent here by Liz's blog! Your products are amazing! Happy to have found you on the blog hop. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Kimmarie Baker said...

This is a scrapalicious album! I love the papers and how you put it all together. I just finished the Queen's hop. The girls did great with all the papers they had. I love all the new lines, Max and Mollie are my favorite.

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Hi--I'm here 'cause Liz sent me :) You have some great papers!!

BunnyFreak said...

Love the project and the bright colors. I came from Liz's Paper Loft.

Carol said...

Fabulous job! Love this collection, TFS

alwayscharlie said...

I'm already a follower but Liz (Liz's Paper Loft) sent me today!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great tutorial, thanks to Liz for sending me this way!

deana said...

That's simply adorable, Julie!

Becky Dunham said...

This is fabulous! Liz sent me over and even though I already follow your blog, I had not been by today so I was happy to pop in and see what has been going on here for the last few days while I have been off the computer. So glad I dropped in today - love this project!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Jillian Deiling Cassity said...

ohhh what an amazing idea, i love iiiit!!

Glori said...

You always come up with the cutest ideas!

Jodi said...

What a fabulous idea!!!! And soooo cute too!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Adorable paper and a fabby project. Love those adorable trees. :)

NanaBeth said...

Absolutely adorable-I am so impressed by all the creative inspiration I find here.You have a fantastic DT.

Linda Beeson said...

What a fabulous project! The house design is so neat and you could not have picked better papers! LOVE the new Blog look too.

GlendaLea said...

My local scrapbook store "Scrappin' Happily Ever After" carries your products, and I love them! Thank you for an awesome product and an awesome project!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Very cute home chipboard set! And what a wonderful alternative way to use the set for home decor. Guess it's not just for mini albums. Thanks for sharing. And I came here from the Creative Cutter Room.

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Nikki Sivils said...

Awesome pictures Julie! And an even more awesome project!! Thanks for showing all of us how to create it!

Barbara said...

Really cute!!! I love this chipboard album, especially the way you decotated it. And just in case... Creative Cutter Room told me about your blog. TFS!!

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Darlene S. said...

That was the cutest project ever! I love the way chipboard was used for household decor! :)

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