2015 Buggies and Buds Shop Hop Take-and-Make
Click HERE for a printable document containing pictures and step-by-step instructions for making the mini coaster album.
2014 Buggies and Buds Shop Hop Make-and-Take
the box card.
Click HERE for a PRINTABLE document containing a picture and instructions for the "Along Came A Spider" card.
2013 Buggies and Buds Shop Hop Make-and-Take
1. You will want to gather the following supplies--
scissors bone folder edge distresser (optional) adhesive 3D Glue Dots or foam tape
dark brown or chocolate brown ink pad for edge inking (optional)
2. Below, are the templates for cutting your cardstock mats and tags. The dark brown cardstock in your kit is in (2) 6”x6” pieces. Please pay attention to the notes in red FIRST!
3. The mini album itself is made from folding two kraft envelopes in half. Before folding them, first tuck the envelope flaps into the inside of the envelope (or you may even choose to cut them both off). Place one envelope in front of you with the pocket facing up. Stack the other envelope on top of it with the pockets facing down. Fold this stack of both envelopes in half. Use a bone folder to make the fold as crisp as possible. At this point, you may choose to tie the jute/string around the middle of the envelopes to hold them together, although it’s easier to adhere all the pieces without the jute in the way.
4. The patterned papers and embellishments will vary for each kit. The example pictures will not look like yours, as you may have different patterns and embellishment pieces to choose from than I did! The patterned papers in your kit are 3” x 6”. Each of these pieces will be used for a background pattern for each of your pages. You will need to cut all these patterned pieces to 2 ¾” x 4 ¼”. This will give you (8) patterned pieces to use as your backgrounds. The scrap from cutting these pieces down can be used in any way you like to finish decorating your album.
5. You should have a small strip of dark brown cardstock to use as your binding that is 1 ¼” x 4 ¼”. Fold this piece in half lengthwise and adhere it over the binding of the album.
6. Taking in mind that your papers and embellishments are different than the example photos, you’ll use these photos as a basis for assembling your own album. To make it easier, choose all your patterns for each page and adhere them down. The mat sizes are as follows: (2) 2” x 3” mats, (2) 2” x 2 ½” mats, and (2) 2” x 2” mats. The mats are distressed using an edge distresser – this is optional. Attach the mats as shown in the example. THEN, start using your small pieces as embellishments to decorate each page. I “fussy-cut” out a lot of the little embellishment pieces and strips, using brown ink on the edges and foam tape/3D glue dots to raise them up.
7. There are two pieces that are 2 ½” x 4 ¼” that are to be used as your tags to be put into the pockets. Snip off the top corners of each tag (like a manila tag – you could even use a manila tag as a template for snipping these corners) and decorate BOTH sides of each tag with your papers and embellishments, similar to the example. I used scraps left over from my patterned papers and embellishments to make little pull tabs for the tops of the tags. When you are done, if you haven’t tied your jute/string, do this, and if you have any little embellishments that might need a scrap of jute/string (like the example picture of page 5 & 6), you’ll need to trim off pieces from your large jute/string piece. There should be plenty there for this. There are gems in your kit that you can use as you wish, along with a title piece to trim out and use, if you like.
PAGES 1 AND 2
PAGES 3 AND 4
PAGES 5 AND 6
TAGS - SIDE ONE TAGS – SIDE TWO
2012 Buggies and Buds Shop Hop Make-and-Take
2011 Buggies and Buds Shop Hop Make-and-Take
1. 1. You will want to gather the following supplies--
b. Adhesive (glue or tape runner)
c. Glue dots
d. 3D tape (optional)
e. Creamy Brown Cat’s Eye Ink pad, or similar pad that is light brown (optional)
2. 2. Trim both pieces of brown cardstock to 8” x 8”.
3. 3. Adhere patterned paper strips as shown in picture. If you have opted to use ink, remember to ink the edges before applying adhesive.
4. 4. Assemble die cuts as shown in close-up pictures. If you are opting to use ink, ink your die cuts before adhering them. Here is where you will use 3D tape if you would like your die cuts to be dimensional.
a. Apron – snip off blue apron strings and apply white strings on center of apron. For the top of the apron, don’t snip blue string, but adhere the white string over
it. Use two small snips of the scrap of brown cardstock to make the apple stem and leaf.
b. If you wish to have the “shading” of the soup bowl, use ink, or even a light brown marker to shade the bowl’s “swoosh” before attaching it.
5. 5. Buttons – you have received two buttons in your kit. One will be square, the other circle-shaped. They all have different patterns and yours may not match the close-up photos of the example. You will take the fabric strips that are in your kit and knot them through the holes of the buttons. This is where you will use glue dots to attach the buttons to the layout. If you have left-over fabric, you may choose to knot it and attach this knot to your layout as well.
6. You will find a white piece of cardstock in your kit. If you wish to use our recipes, you may do so and can cut each to 4 ¼ ” x 6”, one landscape and one portrait. If you choose to make this an album with a subject other than recipe, you can use the back of the cardstock and cut mats the sizes you need.
If you find you are missing any pieces of the kit, feel free to let us know. We can certainly drop them in the mail! We enjoyed your visit and hope you enjoyed making your album, gathering pieces along the Hop this year! At Paper Place, we have found our Recipe Album classes to be very popular and are asked to do more of them. This is where this idea came from, because we know many of you enjoy food and sharing recipes just as much as we do----and we like to decorate our recipes, too!