Hi friends! This is my first post in 2022 and can't imagine a better creative start of the year than a cute rainbow album. So fun! The base of the album is tiny pockets I created using the 6x8 inch sized paper pack from the Kit At Heart collection by Jan Helfield and American Crafts

I arranged the pockets in rainbow color order and placed tags into them. I added stickers to the top of the tags for easier moving. I just love the cute puffy stickers and alphabet stickers from the collection.

Here is a short tutorial of the basic steps of the assemble:

I hope you enjoyed this tiny mini-album tutorial! I can't wait to share more creative ideas with you! Happy weekend! 

Hi there, welcome to my blog! Today I'm excited to share my December Daily 2021 base and foundation pages. This time I used a super easy bookbinding technique which allows me to add a lot of pages, pockets, photos, and stories to my album. 

To create the album you will need:

2 cardboard pieces in size 18 x 21 cm

1 white cardstock in size: 40,3 x 20,6 cm

1 piece of acetate sheet in size 8 x 20,6 cm

4 pieces of planner disc (2,5 cm wide)

Posca or Sharpie white marker

Planner punch or Disc Power Punch

The full pages are 14 x 20,6 cm

the smaller pages are made from 28 x 10 cm wide paper which I folded in half. 

Here you can find the template of the inner cover (and spine) 

Please check out the process video where I show you the basic steps of the assembling of the cover:

I’ve not finished the foundation pages yet, I store my photos on my phone and make notes about the stories, and I decided to spend about an hour a day with my DD in December, this way I hope I can finish in January.

Thanks for watching and spending all this time with me, it is really appreciated, have a wonderful day and we will see you soon.

Hi there! Today I'm sharing the video tutorial of my disc-bound travel journal. In this journal, the pages are paper pockets that are perfect for keeping your memorabilia or photos documented and organized. You can find the video about the steps of basic assembly and the measures below.

I used stone paper. It's a special paper you can use to create notebooks or add paints and inks. It holds its' shape when curled or can be distressed for a faux leather look.

Here is the video tutorial:

Here are the exact sizes of the cover and the pocket pages.

Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Sending and receiving happy mail is always a pleasure! Especially if your favorite colors are in the package! These monochrome, personalized little gifts are sure to put a smile on my crafty friends' faces. And putting them together is super easy and fun!

The base of the happy mail is a 12x5.25" patterned paper piece which I folded up by 2" and then folded in half. I put double-sided adhesive to both sides and to the center to create the pocket. The tags are 2x4" and used the tag punch to add them tag shape quick and easy. To create a closure to the pocket, I used thread and a decorative button I created using my button maker tool.

Here is a short tutorial of the process: Intagram REEL

Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Handmade gifts for Mother’s Day are always so special. Today I'm showing you a super easy mini album base I created for my mom for mother's day. The cover of the album was inspired by a pretty gift bag and the inside pages are perfect for a clean and simple interactive album. Once you’ve put together the foundation, a lot of 7x7cm images will fit in it.

Watch the video tutorial to see the measurements and the basic steps of the assemble.

1. Cover: Cut patterned paper 9x30 cm.

2. Score at 11 and 4 and 11 cm
3. Use the alignment guide as a template and round the front edge.
4. Hidden hinges: cut thin white paper 10x9 cm.
5. Score in by 1-1 cm through the paper. Fold the scored lines and attach the spine to the cover.
6. Pages:Trim patterned paper into 19x10 cm, score at 1 and 9 cm.
7. Attach the three pages to the base.
8. Add additional pages to the pockets.
9. Decorate each page.

I hope you enjoyed my lil project! Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Happy December 2020! I believe that it 'better to join the fun later than never'... this is extra true for December albums! So then I don’t mind that I just finished with the base of my December Daily album and start filling up the pages. This year is a little different, so my album was a little different too. I’d rather describe my thoughts through the month and just put fewer pictures into it. 

The base of the album is super simple and has a lot of possibilities to add more additional pages. In this video, I show you the album base and the and main step of the basic assembly. 

The size of the album is 18,5x17 cm and includes 18 basic pages. Here you can find the measures of the pages and cover. Find more details in the process video.

I used the Troquel mini bolas shaker die set to showcase the numbers of the pages. I baked the tiny ornaments with punched circle paper pieces and added sticker numbers. 

This type of album is perfect to display on your desk or use as a home decoration. The only thing you need is to bend back the front cover using a piece of ribbon, and the album stands securely. I just love the look of this album on my shelf. 

Thanks for stopping by! xo Bea 

Hey, everyone! I’m so excited to show you my first project made with the new ’Late Afternoon’ collection by Amy Tangerine. This new line is so delicate and pretty, fits many themes and projects. I adore the beautiful autumn color scheme and the lovely autumn patterns on the papers, and as I walked through the 12x12 paper pad I was immediately inspired to create a mini album for my upcoming fall photos.

First, here is a short process video about the album and the main steps of the basic assembly.

This time I chose the super-easy accordion-fold spine bookbinding technique, but I spiced up the structure with a pull-out back cover (I write about this further below)

I started my album by creating the cover. I trimmed down 4 pieces of heavy cardstock into 14,5x10 cm. To create the frame to the front cover I cut out the center of the first cardstock piece. Then I covered all of them with patterned paper. To the front cover, I wanted to fill the frame with an autumn forest scene, so I fussy cut five trees from patterned paper. I stitched thread branches to the trees, and adhered sequences to add a little shine. I arranged the trees into the frame and adhered wide ribbon pieces to both sides under the frame.

Next, I trimmed down a strong but flexible paper into an 8 cm stripe and created the accordion folded spine using my WRMK scoreboard.  I attached the spine to the front cover, between the frame and the other heavy cardstock pieces. On the back cover, I attached the spine between the two cardstock pieces also, but I attached the cardstock pieces only on the top and on the bottom. This way I could pull through the wide ribbon between the cover layers, and the back cover became a pull-out element.

With pulling out the back cover, the pages appear. I absolutely love the sight of the varied patterned papers and the layered pages!

The pages of the album are 13x9,5 cm. I’m a huge fan of pockets, so I turned two pages into pockets to create more space for photos. To embellish the pages, I fussy cut quotes, and flowers from the patterned papers.

I hope you liked my mini album today, and I could inspire you to try new bookbinding techniques for your next project. Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Hi, Crate Paper fans! It’s Bea here sharing a new mini-album featuring the adorable and beautiful Sweet Story collection by Maggie Holmes. I have to admit that one of our favorite programs during quarantine time was baking cakes. We had so much fun making a lot of sweet and delicious cakes with my daughter, and I decided to document those delightful moments in a mini album. The Sweet Story collection is jam-packed with fruit and sweetie embellishment pieces, just perfect for the baking theme. I designed a fun interactive album base with cascade pages, so now I just need to fill up the pages with the photos.

First, here is a video, so you can see a flip-through of the album and then the basic assembly of the base:

The size of the album is 5,5x3,75”. I constructed the cover using heavy cardstock pieces and patterned paper. To make the cover more playful, I cut wavy edges to the cardstock and completed the front cover with a piece of transparent sheet.  I love that the cascade pages can be seen through the cover.

To create the pages, I trimmed down patterned papers and stitched them together using thread. I created two page-groups and arrange them opposite each other. I attached the pages to the back cover using double-sided tape.

I embellished the pages with adorable stickers and ephemera pieces from the collection using tone on tone technique.

I also created fun layered clusters using fussy cut bows, and cut fringes with fringe scissors.

On the last page, I created a tiny vellum pocket to make space for additional photos or journaling. I adore the gorgeous gold puffy bow on the top of the pocket.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re inspired to create your own Sweet Story mini-album and maybe venture into this interactive design too!

Hi, Ladies! I'm so excited to share a new project with you today. There are three things in this album that I wanted to make for a long time...

First, the theme...I wanted to create a Week in the life album! I learned about this theme from Ali Edwards when I attended her class last week. I loved this idea and I decided to give it a try. Next, I wanted to use my Cinch! The hardest thing to use the Cinch machine for me is that I have to be ready with every page before I put together the album. Usually, I start my albums by creating the cover, and then I enjoy working on the pages and fill the album with them one by one. This is the reason why I wanted to figure out an expandable album form using my Cinch. My idea was to trim down hinges from acetate sheet, bind them together, and then I could attach the pages to the hinges one by one. It was a perfect solution for me! 

In this video you can see the entire process of the hidden spiral bookbinding technique and the first pages I added to my album. 

As I was ready with the first pages I added them to my album. The size of the cover is 14x18.5 cm + I added 5 pcs 0,5x18,5 cm hard cardstock pieces to the spine. I used white cardstock in size 33x18,5 cm to attach the spiral to the inside of the cover. I folded in half, punched holes, and scored line by 1,5 cm. The hinges are 2x18 cm. The size of the pages I attached to the hinges is 11x18 cm.

I hope I could inspire you to give a try to this bookbinding technique! Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Hey, everyone! I’m so excited to share my first project with the adorable and incredibly beautiful Sweet Story collection by Maggie Holmes. This collection is pure happiness with gorgeous colors, lovely sentiments, and adorable embellishments.

My project is a simple and super easy album which could be a perfect gift idea to your beloved ones for Valentin’s Day.  

The tricky part of this project is that the pages of the album are attached to the paper case with a piece of ribbon so this way the box became a nice holder to the opened album.

Here is a video, so you can see the finished album and then the basic assembly of the paper case and the base:

I had two reasons to keep this album simple and clean. First, I created this album for my husband and I knew he preferred a simply styled album filled mostly with photos and personal journaling. Second, the playful structure of the album nicely showcased the beautiful range of patterned papers and I felt it needed only a few stickers or ephemera pieces to embellish.

I started my album by putting together the paper case. To create the box, you only need patterned paper and a paper trimmer. Find the templates of the box bellow, at the end of the blog post.

I adhered a big paper heart with a paper bow to the top of the box. There are a lot of adorable sentiments in the Sweet Story collection which is perfect for a Valentine’s Day project. I trimmed down the cut-a-part sheet and added the ‘You are magic’ card to the front of the box as a title of my album.

Next, I trimmed down patterned papers to 3x8”. I folded the pages in half and created a flap by cutting two 1 cm long lines from 1 inch of the right and of the left edges. I fold back the flaps to keep the pages quite open. I attached the pages with the back-to-back technique, and attach them to the paper box with a piece of ribbon. When attaching the pages to the ribbon in the box, the bottom of the pages should be half a centimeter lower than the top of the box! If you add heavy embellishments to the pages, adhere a piece of foam adhesive behind the folded tabs to keep the pages standing.

I hope I could inspire you to create a handmade album as a Valentine’s Day gift! I can’t wait to share with you more projects using the Sweet Story collection. Thank you for stopping by!

THE BOX BASE

TOP OF THE BOX

PAGES

Hey everyone! Today I share a cute DIY journal I created using the super fun Slice of Life collection by Amy Tangerine. I don't know about you, but for me, there are long hard days when I need a reminder that I should not give up on my dreams and hard work will always pay off.  This is the reason I created this little journal with the following title: 'Have Faith in your dreams and your rainbow will come smiling through!" I added this title to a cloud I created from white cardstock and placed a rainbow behind the cloud. I can pull out the rainbow from behind the cloud, and this reminds me that sometimes I just need to create my own luck 🙂

Here is a short video about the basic assembly of the journal:

The size of the journal is 7.5x4.5". To create the DIY journal, I used the WRMK binding tool. I attached the rainbow to the cloud with an eyelet using a Crop-a-dile.

Thank you for stopping by! Bea

Hey Ladies! I’m so excited to share my new project. It’s the 1st of December, and we are slightly getting into the festive spirit figuring out gift ideas and new cookie receipts.  All of us like to receive gifts, but I find it’s always better to give gifts. Apart from buying gifts for children I always try to create something handmade and festive for my friends and adult family members to show our thoughtfulness.

This year I decided to create handmade paper ornaments, and I also created coordinating holders to them. Pretty gift for my friends and delightful crafting time for me 🙂

To create the 3D star, I started with cutting six similar shapes out of a 12x12 patterned paper. To save time, I designed a simple cut file and used my electric cutting machine to cut out the parts of the star. Find the free cut file here

Here is a short process video, so you can see how I put together the star and the box.

To create the coordinating packaging, I cut out the boxes from patterned paper. Next, I fussy cut tiny hills from light patterned paper to imitate the snowy landscape. I adhered a cute snowman cardstock stickers with an ephemera sled to the top of the ‘hills’ and layered pine branches behind them. I love how the pine branches added dimension to my project. I finished the embellishing with adhering gold snowflakes to the top, and the December sentiment to the bottom of the box.

On the next box, I completed the look of my snowy ’landscape’ with cardstock sticker house and sticker trees. I also added a car to the front of the house. So cute!

When finished, I placed the folded star ornament into the boxes, put a piece of handmade chocolate next to them, and added a triangle Holiday Card to the top.

I hope that you have been inspired by this gift idea today. Giving a handmade present is a nice sentimental gesture and I am sure the recipient would really appreciate it. Any questions at all about how to make these don’t hesitate to leave a comment in the section below!

Hi Ladies! Maybe you remember that I shared a DIY Winter Journal with snowflake-inspired stitching some days ago. This project was very popular and I got a lot of questions about the process. I think the easiest way to show you the steps of the binding and the stitching is to make a process video. 

I added every measurement to the video. I used papers and embellishments from Crate Paper Snowflake collection and the We R Memory Keepers Book Binding Guide tool to pierce through the cover and the pages. 

Thanks for stopping by! Bea

I’m so excited to share with you a new mini album I created to celebrate Mother’s Day! I enjoyed so much to refresh my Flourish collection stash with the products that are part of the Designer Destination program JOANN Stores just started, so I grabbed my new and old items and started to create! 

First, here is a video, so you can see a flip through of the finished album and then the basic assembly of the base:

The finished size of this album is 4 x 7.25 x 0.75”, so it’s almost pocket sized! The base of the cover is a folded patterned paper, which I extended with transparent vinyl. I folded the vinyl pieces in half and scattered glitter in there before I machine stitched them to the paper base. To keep the album flaps shut I adhered a sequenced flower to the front and bound around with a piece of ribbon – perfect solution for projects just like this!

The structure of the album is very playful and pretty. The length of the pages increase with 0.75” with each page, and they open to the left or to the right one after another.   

I started to fill my album with printing out my photos in various sizes, fitting to the size of the pages. I added my photos to the mini album before embellishing. This way, the photo determines the embellishment placement and not the other way around.

I tried to use a mix of flat embellishments because of I didn’t want my album to be too bulky. Stickers, thickers, ephemera pieces, and puffy stickers were great to use in my album.

I mixed the embellishments on each page to add a variety of textures and dimension. The layered embellishments over white space add interest to the pages.

This mini album could be prepared in any size, but here are the exact sizes I used to my album:

Cover: Trim patterned paper to measure 6”x7.5”. Fold by 0.25”, then 0.75”, 4” and 0.75”. Trim 2 pieces of vinyl to 4”x7.5”, fold them in half. Fill them with a little glitter, and machine stitch to the paper.

1. Page: Trim patterned paper to measure 10.5”x7.25”, then fold by 3.5” and 3.5” again. Trim the right page lengths to measure 5.75”, the left page lengths to measure 6.5”. (Watch the process video to see the steps!)

Next pages: Trim the first page to 4.5”x2.75”, fold by 3.5” and then 0.25”. Trim the second page to 4.5”x3.5”, fold by 3.5” and then 0.25”. Trim the third page to 4.5”x4.25, fold by 3.5” and then 0.25”. Trim the fourth page to 4.5”x5” and fold by 3.5” and then 0.15”. Attach them to the back of the main page.

I hope you liked my mini album and enjoyed reading about my process. I’m looking forward to sharing more with you! Have a lovely day!

Hey Crate Paper fans, its Bea here with you today! Christmas prep is in full swing over here at Crate Paper blog and I have been so excited to share my new project using the adorable Snowflake collection with you!  Advent calendars are an age-old Christmas tradition that are fun for all ages. Every year, I create a design to put a fresh and fun spin on this classic concept. This year, I came up with this super easy and fun, shadowbox inspired DIY advent calendar. After you’ve assembled this design, fill each window with surprises to be unveiled every day of December.

First, here is a video, so you can see how works the advent calendar, and then the basic assembly of the shadow box and the decoration:

To create the base of the advent calendar, I turned two IKEA Lomviken frames into shadow boxes. Here in Europe, we count 24 days of the advent calendar, but if you need space for one more day, I recommend you to create a pretty paper box and place it next to the calendar.

The next step was to attach tiny paper doors to the tiny boxes. I cut and fold varied paper doors with a left to right or bottom to up openings. I used pom-poms or buttons to create tiny doorknobs.  

Since my children are not so young yet, I didn’t need to hide the surprises. I created paper pockets, vellum bags, and simple paper rings to hold the other presents.

To decorate the windows I used varied embellishments from the gorgeous Snowflake collection. I love the fact that in this collection, the light pink and blue colors coordinate beautifully with the traditional colors, and it’s super easy to mix and match the embellishments with the papers.   

The gorgeous chipboard stickers, ephemera pieces, paper clips, puffy stickers and pretty pine branches  made my advent calendar festive and unique.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you like my advent calendar idea, and I can inspire you to create your own DIY calendar!

Hi Ladies! To tell the trust, I hadn't planned to create a December Daily album this year, but I hosted a mini album class last weekend in Madrid, and the amazing crafty vibes and inspirational collections that surrounded me inspired to put together a cute DD. I used the gorgeous Wonderland and Milora collection by Lora Bailora. I always loved Lora's colorful bookbinding rings, and I wanted to use them in my mini album. I created a cover for the album and inserted the rings into the heavy cardstock cover base.  

Here is a video, so you can see a flip through of the finished album and then the basic assembly of the base:


I used 2 pieces of 13x13 cm cardboard to create the cover and jointed them with a 13x10 cm corrugated cardboard piece. For the front cover, I cut out a snowflake (diameter is 11 cm) using my Cameo and backed with a transparent sheet. Then, I cut out a circle using a craft knife (diameter is 11 cm) from the heavy cardstock base. I covered the heavy cardstock with the baked patterned paper, and fill the circle hole with sequences and artificial snow. I punched 2 holes on each size, 2 cm from the sides and 2,5 cm distance from each other.

Here is a close up of the pages. I hadn't created all the pages yet, but the album rants enough place for additional pages. I used varied techniques to decorate my pages, like embossing or stitching, and embellishing the pages mostly with die-cuts, and stickers.

I hope I could inspire you with my December Daily album, thanks for stopping by today! 

xo. Bea

Hi Crate Paper fans! It’s Bea Valint with you today! It's such an exciting time with the new Maggie Holmes collection being revealed. The gorgeous, elegant, and versatile range of products just makes me want to sit down and create. Today I share my first project using Heritage collection, a tiny mini album about favorite moments of our family life.
First, here is a video, so you can see a flip through of the finished album and then the basic assembly of the base:

The album is 17x9 cm size which I constructed using patterned papers. To create the front cover, I covered the chipboard base with patterned paper and adhered a light ephemera piece to the center. I placed the adorable deer sticker from the chipboard sticker sheet to the right side and added my title to the left with a beautiful glittered butterfly. To create the title, I mixed a chipboard sticker with Family sentiment and gold alphabet stickers. I also added a tiny hand-stitched pattern to the right side to keep the colors in balance.  

To create the spine of the album I used a simple accordion fold to attach all of my pages to, and made it stronger using a piece of ribbon.

Next step is adding pages to the album. I trimmed patterned papers to 8x8 cm. and adhered the papers to the spine using double-sided tape. So quick and easy!

I enjoyed so much filling up my album with photos and beautiful embellishments. I adhered ephemera pieces and stickers to the pages and added machine stitching here and there.

The chipboard stickers in the Heritage collection have a beautiful gold outline, and this inspired me to grab my new Foil Quill tool and create matching pages. I created white pages with gold patterns, and printed some gold vellum leaves also.

I love how this little album turned out! So pretty and playful! I hope you’ve been inspired to document your best family moments in a beautiful and elegant way with Heritage collection. Thanks for reading!

Measures: Chipboard base: 17x9 cm. Patterned paper for the cover: outsize: 20x12,5 cm, inside 16,7x8,7 cm Spine: 2 pieces of patterned paper: 8x16 cm, folded by centimeters. Pages: 8x8 cm.

Hello everybody, thanks for stopping by today! I have a new mini album to share. This mini album is all about my favorite moments at the beautiful Mediterranean Sea from last year. I’m an absolutely ‘summer type’ girl, and feel like this collection is just made for me! The beautiful bright colors and the lovely summer-themed embellishments go hand-in-hand!

Check out this short & sweet process video so you can see how this mini album came together:

The album is a 4.5″x6″ size which I constructed using patterned papers. To create the spine of the album I used a simple accordion fold to attach all of my pages to, and made it stronger using plastic sheet and ribbon.

I wanted to keep my album playful and interactive, so I trimmed my pages in different sizes, and added a lot of tiny extra pages to the main pages.

My plan was to put one photo on each page and place my journaling behind the photo using a journaling tag. To do this, I turned all pages into a pocket by folding the papers in half and machine-stitched them around. I used these paper pockets as main pages for my album.

The pages above are some of my favorites in this album. I love the combination of the Sunkissed and Apple patterned paper, so I fussy cut some flowers and adhered them to the blue background. I also used a 3x4″ piece of the Apple paper to create a journaling tag and placed into the page pocket.

I love getting our photos off the computer and into something that can be touched and flipped through!  I hope you are inspired to document your memories into a mini album. Thanks for stopping by!

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing my new project with the gorgeous Merry Days collection. December is the most wonderful time of the year, and I love to document those cozy days in a mini album. Since December is full of programs, I used to prepare the base of the album in advance.

First, here is a video so you can see a flip through of the album base and then the basic assembly of the cover and the pages:

This year I chose a traditional form for my album. The size of the cover is 6.50”x8.50” which I build using chipboard paper and fabric.  I decorated the front with journaling card and placed beautiful gold spine branch stickers behind. I placed the cute red car from the cardstock sticker sheet to the wreath and also added the red star decorative clip. I love the hanging stars in this collection, and can’t resist stitching a smaller one to the spine of the album with a red paper label. Just perfect!

I created a vellum pocket to the inner cover. I printed a ‘December Photo a Day’ list and placed the list into the pocket with some tags. It will be a helpful reminder to document all the important details of the season.

To attach the pages to the spine, I use the hidden hinges technique. I divided the hinges into two-part, and attach two 4”x6” pages to both of them. I enjoy so much decorating this paper size, and I have enough pages to document even every day in December! 

To add more pages and interest to the album, I attach additional pages to the basic page. To do this I used various materials like vellum, tulle, and papers.

I like writing long-long stories about my children, so I created pockets from the base pages – I adhered only three edges and left the top open - and put journaling cards inside. I trimmed the Stockings cut apart sheet into pieces and attached the date to the journaling cards using a sampler.

Merry Days collection has many gorgeous and festive ephemera pieces which are perfect for adding to the album as a tiny extra page. I used a piece of cardstock to attach a gold glittered card, isn’t it just so pretty?

I like the fact the whole album is very interactive and possibilities are endless if I want to expand it! I can attach more additional pages, adhere envelopes, die-cuts, shaker cards, etc. to the base. I can decorate the pages with stitching, add sequences, or heat embossing. Photos can be added not only to the pages, but even to the journaling cards or I just put them into the pockets if I don’t want to display all of them.

Thanks for stopping by today, I can’t wait to show you my finished album at the end of December! I hope you’re inspired to create your own December Days album this Christmas!

Hello, Ladies! I have a fun mini album technique for you! One-ring albums were always my faves, but this time I added a special cover to my album which also can be used as a mini album stand. 

First, here is a video so you can see a flip through of the finished album and then the basic assembly of the cover :

I started by creating the cover using heavy cardstock base, patterned paper, and clear plastic sheet. Then, I punched one hole into the front and one into the back, and added eyelets using my Crop-A-Dile tool. With this technique, I can turn out the cover and place back the mini album to the top. So easy and fun!

Here is what the mini album looks completely open on the album stand.

For the embellishments, I combed through the Chipboard stickers, Ephemera pieces, and cardstock stickers to find tiny images and little bits and pieces to layer over each page and added sequences and ribbons to create interest and pops of color & fun.

I love the glittered elements in the Hooray collection. They are so shiny and festive! Perfect for documenting some sweet photo of my daughter who turned 6 those days.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to create a fun and colorful mini album!

Happy Saturday! Today I would like to share with you a cute mini album I created using a lot of beautiful cut files.
First, here is a video flip through and binding process of the album:

Measures: The pages' size is 4x4", I used a half-folded 8x4" papers. 

Cover size is 4,25 x 4,25, the spine is 1x4,25 inch. 

Cut files are usable in many ways in your mini albums! Let me show some examples through my mini album pages! 

Let's start with the cover! I cut a HEART cut file out of white cardstock and filled the heart shape with fussy cut flowers! 

On the second page, I used the FLOWERcut file to create a tiny extra page, it makes my album more interactive and grants a good place for hidden comments! 

On the left side, I added extra embellishing using the PIE CHART HEART cut file. I cut the inner pieces from patterned paper and stitched to the page in a rainbow form.

The CIRCLE FRAME  looks so pretty and highlights the themes of the photo!

Do you need more places for journaling? Cut some labels using the LABELS! Done and done!

On my next pages, I created a soft background using mist paints and the POINSETTIA BACKGROUND cut file. On the left side, I used the cut file as a mask and sprayed mist on it. Then I adhered the painted flowers to the opposite side. Just love how it turned out! 

I preserved some flowers from our garden and placed them between two acetate sheet. 

I placed some dried lavender into a vellum pocket, and machine stitched around. The whole mini album smells like a flowery land 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! XO Bea 

I'm a huge fan of cute mini-books, especially if they are as adorable and usable as these 🙂 Perfect size for a woman's bag, and please say that I'm not the only one who has to take notes about every important date, meeting, children's duties, etc...

I used the cute patterned papers and heart charms, paper notes, and stamps from the beautiful Oh my Heart collection.

Here is the start-to-finish tutorial showing exactly how you make one of these!

Hey, everyone! Today I'm here with a super easy and fun mini album inspiration 🙂 My idea was to use the pretty frames & watercolor for my album.

I started with painting gradient watercolor pages and jointed them with vellum. I wanted to keep simple my pages, only embellished with a few pieces of Pink Paislee Moonstruck ephemera - they look great with the watercolor background - and adhered the frames with foam tape. I left the top edge of the frames free from tape, so I could put my pictures into the frames easily. 

Here is the mini album's process video, hope you enjoy!

Have a nice weekend! BEA

Every December I used to create some handmade goodies for our Children's school's Christmas Market. This year we had great success with these origami ornaments. I designed some Silhouette cut files for the different types of ornaments, this way it was really easy and fun to put together the stuff! 

Many of my friends asked me to share the process of folding, so I made five short process videos. Here you can see all the different ornaments' process videos. 

https://youtube.com/watch?v=BZFeAxjuXWc%3Frel%3D0%26showinfo%3D0
https://youtube.com/watch?v=EP4DQMWrN9E%3Frel%3D0%26showinfo%3D0
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Look at these cute embellishments for packaging! I just zoomed out the cut file (you have to change the inner lines into a smaller type of broken line!), cut the templates in half, and adhered them to cardstock. Cut around the bottom and you will get these honeycomb forms. So fun!

I hope you will enjoy these templates and help to begin the festive season!

Don't forget to tag me ( @beavalint ) if you share your project on IG , can't wait to see how do you use it!

Happy crafting!  XXX Bea

December is the most exciting period of the year for my children! We have tones of programs, events and party invitations, and the expected Christmas day can't arrive soon enough!

I create an Advent Calendar every year, this time I decided to use my Silhouette machine to make the process a little bit faster.

I created two versions, one for my little girl and one for my boys. I loved to embellish the small windows with some die cuts and with my remaining scrapbook goodies, it was a good project to use up my stash!

You can download the Advent Calendar cut files in my free cut file bundle!

My boxes were 2 x 1 1/4 inch, don't forget to check your box's measures and resize the cut file, before cutting!

PROCESS VIDEO: We made a video about how my daughter and I created our Calendar. (She was there only at the beginning, the presents will be surprize for her of course! 🙂 Find more instructions in the step by step tutorial bellow!

STEP by STEP tutorial & Supplies:  25 pieces of boxes of matches, 12x12 inch scrapbook papers and your Silhouette Cameo 🙂

1. step : Measure your match boxes, and resize the template to your the box size (the windows have to be a little bit smaller than the boxes). Draw the template on a white cardstock with Silhouette Sketch pen. 

2. Step: Glue the boxes into the rectangles. You can add some patterned paper to the inner side of the boxes.

3. Step: Cut into two pieces the cover of the boxes and glue them around the paper as a frame.

4. Step: Create a hanger from ribbon. I adhered the ribbon to a hard cardstock, then matted with the cardstock together. Don't forget to check the right direction of the boxes when you fix them!

5. step: Cut out the template with your cameo, back the numbers with patterned paper, and embellish with frames and die cuts or chipboard. Fill the boxes with little surprises then glue the front paper to the frame. Use double-sided tape on the edges! Decorate the sides with decor tape.

I had some bigger presents, than the boxes, so I organized a little treasure-hunting for my kids 🙂 I dug a map into the Calendar, and they had to find it in the house! It is so much fun!

I hope I could inspire you to create an Advent Calendar with your Cameo, have a nice day!!
Bea

My little daughter, Kitti has just turned 7 this summer (time flies), and I decided to collect her most dominant traits and her favorite to-dos. I used my favorite mini album cut file. I love this project because I just have to cut the form, and then come my favorite part, the embellishing 🙂

This is a little video about the mini album's upgrade:

This cut file is part of my cut file bundle, just click here to sign up for free.

I would LOVE to see your project with this cut file, please tag me if you share your projects on social media ( IG: @beavalint ) 

XO Bea


I have seen those cute origami balloons everywhere on the internet, but, to be honest, I'm not the kind of girl who likes measuring with a ruler...I'm the kind of girl who loves using her Silhouette!! <3

So I designed a cut file, and now I can create tons of these balloons in a few minutes, and my kids keep folding them too!

We made pineapple for the Summer, pumpkin for the Autumn, a cute and colorful banner, and a beautiful white one for Christmas decoration... I think it will be a BIG favorite in our family 🙂 

I made the pumpkin from the same template as the pineapple, I just glued together three papers instead of two. This way the form became wider 🙂

You can see in the video how I made this decoration in ten minutes with my Cameo 🙂 So easy and fun!

It's a very simple pattern, you can design your own or just click here and sign up for the free cut file bundle!

Here are some good advice by Becky Hinrichs for the Cameo users : 
'You have to resize these for letter size (for US) because they come sized for A4. I made it on both cardstock and paper. The paper turned out best. Use the video to check if you are doing it right including the gluing. Count the diamonds and rows from the video.'

happy crafting!
XO BEA

Hi everyone, we are in full fall on the blog today 🙂

My theme for today was to use cut files on my layout (YAY!) We have an incredibly beautiful Autumn this year, I love to go for long walks into the colorful Forrest with my kids, so I chose Kim's pretty Autumn Wrath cut file for my page. 

I placed the water-colored cut file on the blue Maggie Holmes​ Gather patterned paper and filled the middle of the cut file with vellum. I used a Crate Paper, Inc.​ ephemera for adding a title to my page, and embellished all around with Gather Tickers, enable dots, and Pinkfresh Studio​ chipboard hearts.

Don't forget to check out the process video here:

Have a nice day! BEA

I’m super excited to share this layout that I created with the gorgeous October Kit. You can find perfect colors for a feminine layout, but there are so many darker blues for boys too!

For my recent layout, I chose a pink, teal, and gold color combination, so I picked up the matching elements from the Kit. I used the flamingo cardstock and the Maggie Holmes striped paper as a background of my page, and layered some WRM Honey I’m Home ephemera above and below the photo.

I changed the color of the yellow wrath ephemera with some gold glitter glue and applied gold acrylic paint on the wood veneers. It is an easy way to customize the kit’s color palette.

This kit is full of beautiful gold elements, they bring a beautiful shine to my page. I combined the gold stickers and the Simple Stories gold cardstock.

Here you can check my process video, enjoy watching!

               Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend! Bea

My subject for my post is multiple photos for today, and I was so happy to find these cute photos of me and my little girl.

You can download the XO cut file from my FREE cut file bundle, sign up here!

For creating the background I cut huge X-O letters from a Gather patterned paper with my Cameo, and machine stitched them around. 
I have to tell you, my favorite element from the September Kit is the Maggie Holmes Gather ephemera! Every little piece is just gorgeous, I need to use them again and again on my layouts. On this page, I layered them under my photos and added some stitching on the leaves.  

I completed my layout with my journaling and adhered it on a Dear Lizzy patterned paper.

 Here is the video tutorial for this week, check it out to see how I created my layout!

Wish you a lovely, crafty weekend! BEA

 I’m so happy that it is fall! It is by far the best time of year! Love the colors, the changes of nature, and the so many outdoor family programs.

I am sure you have all fallen in love with the Maggie Holmes ‘Gather’ ephemera pack just as I have and of course I wanted to use them on all of the layouts! This ephemera is the base of my last layout, I just spiced up with some layered leaves colored with the Prima Marketing Oil pastels.


For my layout, I used the pretty mint cardstock and a mint patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection as my background and layered some of the ephemera and pieces of patterned paper around my photo.


For adding dimension I stitch around some of the ephemera.I picked out some Maggie Holmes Gather and Simple Stories gold tickers and ephemera from my September Kit and embellished my layout with them. They gave a beautiful shine to my page.

In this short video you can check how I created these mixed media leaves:

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting! BEA

I’m on the Hip Kit Club blog today to share a layout I made featuring the beautiful Tags from the September Main Kit. I was so excited to play with the gorgeous September Kit, the colors are divine!

To start my layout I trimmed a Maggie Holmes Gather patterned paper into three parts and adhered two different-sided stripes to the ‘Kate’ patterned paper. I placed my jeans photo in the middle of my layout and added some Maggie Holmes Tags on both sides. To spice up the tags I machine stitched around the tags and embellished them with Bits.

I also stitched some blue stripes to the underside of my page. To the end of the stripes, I adhered the tiny Pinkfresh Studio hearts from the September Projectlife Kit. I added a cluster to the bottom of my layout and used some Simple Stories Decorative Brads and Bits.

Don’t forget to check the process video!

I hope I could inspire you to use tags on your next layout! Have a nice Day! BEA

Christmas wishes in a picture frame / Karácsonyi üdvözlet egy képkeretben

Cookie wrapping / Süticsomagolás

 Pillow-sham / Díszpárna

Christmas cards / Karácsonyi képeslapok

Christmas wrath / Koszorú dekoráció


Origami paper ornament / Hajtogatott papírdísz

Golden flower pot / Aranyozott kaspó

Angel wings / Angyalszárny

Ajándékkísérők természetes anyagokból

Letter Photo Holder / Képtrató betűkből

Pillow box / Párnadoboz

Christmas diary / Karácsonyi napló

Canvas / Falikép

Plasticine Ornaments / Gyurmadíszek