Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ticket to Ride Album & Lisa's Blog Candy!

Hi everyone!

Lisa Zappa from our design team has a really fun travel memories album she created using our new Summertime Vintage Image and Journal booklets! Plus there is a link to WIN her BLoG CaNdY farther down! Lisa is a full-time corporate travel agent during the day and she says when she saw the cool vintage travel pages in our new "Summertime" booklet, she squealed with delight because she got so many travel-themed project ideas! She got together with her Grandmother and copied some of her old black & white vacation photos for this project.

She started out with a Provocraft rectangular lunch-box-type tin, and covered it with the distressed harlequin paper from our "Earthy" Paper Pad, which she cut down to size and attached with Mod-Podge. Then she began adhering images from the "Summertime" Booklet with Mod-podge.

Lisa said;
"I was searching for little fun embellishments to add in between the images, and discovered the "Journey" stamp set has a great little "ticket" stamp in the set, that coordinates perfectly with the carnival images from the Image Pad!" The journaling part below the Ferris wheel even has some tiny 'Admit One' and 'Redeem this Coupon' tickets that match.
*AND*, the sentiments from the "Mini Memories" stamp set fit PERFECTLY in the blank section on the ticket stamp! Lisa says she fell so in love with these little tickets that they became the inspiration piece for my entire project and she was stamping the tickets left and right and then stamping words like Wishes, Remember, Special, Memories and others.
This is a great idea, where she stamped off 3 tickets in a row close together, to make it look like they came off of a roll of tickets! She tied them to the top of the tin with ribbon. Her Tips - 1.Use your hole punch to punch the edges out easily and quickly, and to punch out the corners, so that you don't have to cut them out with your scissors. 2. Take the flap off of your hole punch that holds the punched paper, so you can see where you're punching.

She wanted to make a photo album that matched her ticket theme and would fit inside the tin. She created this little album using heavier cardboard. Check HERE to open her template and then save it as a document to print it.

Hopefully this works and if it won't, we will have our webmaster add it to our website and add the link here. You can also make your own template using Lisa's instructions. She cut out 4 pieces of cardboard measuring 4" x 6&5/8", and a circle that measured 1 5/8". She cut her circle into 4 even quarters to trace on the corners of her album

She used her template shape to trace over her pattern paper and also as her chipboard album pages. She covered each of the 4 pages with patterned paper and punched 2 holes in the sides to attach them all with ribbon.

Here's another fun idea Lisa had! Have you seen all of the cool paper flowers with printing on them? She used our Crafty Secrets stamp sets to stamp on her store-bought paper flowers!

She used the script stamp from the "Journaling" set and the music notes from "Altered Art" on cream and white colored flowers, and added them to her pages. She used distress ink to shabby them and buttons for flower centers!

She also created a little travel notebook to journal in embellished with the other carnival image from the Summertime booklet. All of the items fit neatly inside the tin. Just add a pen and you're all set!

Lisa has posted some Blog Candy to WIN a set of our 4 NEW Image & Journal Note Booklets! All you need to do is leave a comment HERE on her blog and she will draw a random winner on Sat. April 26, 2008


Plus, you can see all her other cool posts, as she is always creating for us and has other fav companies as well.

Thanks Lisa for such a FUN project!

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Valonda L. said...

Wonderful projects!!!

janel said...

Oh my gosh..this is fabuous! I love this!!!! I have not seen those cute cute ticket stamps....perfect for summer fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

Angelnorth said...

What a fantastic project - just gorgeous! Perfect way to keep all those special photos and memories together and the ticket theme is fabulous. Love it!

Vicki Chrisman said...

Super projects Lisa!!! Everything is so fun! and... Love the tickets SOOO MUCH!

Anonymous said...

This is totally adorable! Love it! She does great work!!

Anonymous said...

Lisa creates another amazing work of art with a fabulous theme. What a fun little photo keepsake and so well done. Once again thanks for your inspiration!

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In making crafts,you should have fashion to enjoy what you're doing and can be able to project the desired outcome.Congrats!for this is stunning.
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