Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Third Wednesday with Diva Stacy Rodriguez

How about a little step by step project everyone!!  Diva Stacy Rodriguez created this fun little photo brag book that fits perfect in any purse so you always have pictures of your special ones to share.

( can click on the pictures to make them bigger!)

Stacy used the Noah collection, Cool Cord Brads, Cute as a Button Burlap Buttons and The Twinery Baker's Twine in Denim for this card.

You will need to cut a piece of cardstock to 4" x 12".  Score the cardstock at 2", 5 1/2", and 8 3/4".  Once you have done this corner round the ends by the 2" score line.

Next you need to cut 3 pieces of cardstock to create the flap where the photos will go inside.  Cut these pieces to 3" x 8" and score all of them at 4" in length.

Now you can adhere these flaps into the inside part of this little album.  You are going to want to alternate which way these open.  All you need to do is place adhesive on the backside of the flap and center in between the score lines on the 4" x 12" piece of cardstock that you first cut.

Now the fun part...time to decorate this.  I used the Noah collection for this one.  You will need 4 pieces of pattern paper that will go across the front of the flaps on the inside and along the cover of the photo mini.  You can cut these about 1/8" smaller then 3" x 4".  You can also cut 2 pieces of pattern paper for the 2" x 4" flap cover the same way.
Embellish any way you would like with all of the fun die cuts that come with this line.  I also added a brown burlap button on the lower right of the cover ( i simply LOVE these buttons)!!!

To keep the closed I placed two white cord brads as shown on the cover.  Tied a little twine around the top brad, then just wrapped the twine around the two brads....worked like a charm!
Up next is a card I created using the Messages line and the Cute as a Button Burlap Buttons.  I LOVE the Messages collection.....the colors, the design, well it's just yummy!!!  This card is just waiting for me to let someone know i'm thinking of them.

Wow, for Stacy's first post, she created quite the card tutorial for you!  I am sure we will see more fun things from Stacy soon!

Be sure to visit Stacy's blog.  Let us know if you use Stacy's tutorial!


Mary Pat Siehl said...

awesome inspiration today stacy!!

Liz Chidester said...

Great work Stacy!!!

Jodi said...

Awesome work Stacy!!

Deana said...

Totally adorable projects, Stacy!

Melissa said...

Love this Stacy! Great projects.

Michelle H. said...

Love these Stacy!!
Very fun & creative!!

Melanie said...

Stacy--love your photo book. Super cute!! Your card is perfect, too, with the Messages line :)

rlovew said...

Thanks for the fantastic tutorial!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AWESOME Stacy!

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