Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Come and see what's new!

My Favourite New Product

The new 2017/2018 Annual Inspirations Idea Book is now live so everyone can enjoy the beautiful papers, stamps and embellishments! So much to see and play with!

If you got to my blog from Alyson's blog, you are on the right track, but if you get lost along the way, just head back to Michelle in Nova Scotia where you will find the complete list of bloggers.

There is so much in the new Idea Book that I love, that I had a really difficult time deciding what I wanted to make. It started as a layout then became a set of cards. Next I wanted to do a mini-album but couldn't decide which paper to use for it! UGH! In the end, I decided to highlight our AWESOME new cardstock which is now double sided! It is the same colour on both sides, but one side is a tone lighter, so now you have twice as many options when adding cardstock to your paper crafts!

So, I made three mini albums - one for each of our Adventure, Enchantment and Whimsy cardstock groups (Basics is on the way but I ran out of Flip-Flaps)! Each album uses three 3"X4" Flip Flaps, two 3"X4" pieces of cardstock for the front and back covers (I used our colour of the year - Bashful - but you could use whatever colour you like; also, I trimmed it down a wee bit so it fit easily into the flip-flap), a strip of cardstock 3/4"X6.5" to cover the spine, and the colour swatches for the new cardstock.

I used the sticky strip on each flip-flap to stick the pages all together, added a cover for each group (recognize the stamp set, all you CTMH ladies out there? It is the Convention 2016 set! Love it!), and then used all of the ribbons for each group to decorate the album!

I cut 1/2" from the bottom of each colour swatch (the end with the name) and glued it to the opposite side so it is easier to see the difference. Then I used the Idea Book paper list as a guide to put my swatches together. I left 3/4" between each darker piece and glued them all together, then cut the large swatch to 4" long and trimmed a sliver off each side to make them fit the flip-flaps better and even the sides up.

Since we have 10 of each colour group and I had three on a page, it left one colour in each group all by itself. But that was okay because I added my contact information below it on the last page!

I hope you like my little albums. I plan on keeping them in my purse to pull out anytime I hear someone talking about how to use colours in scrapbooking, the home, or where ever! I will be making one or two more to highlight the Adventure, Enchantment, Whimsy and Basic Fundamentals as well but just have to wait for my Flip-Flaps to arrive! I figured this is an easy way for my customers to see how different cardstock looks with different Fundamentals papers without having to carry around full sheets! 

Next stop on your journey across Canada is Corinna with some more great artwork! 

Come back next month when we will highlight the Close to my Heart Bracket Frame. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone does with this!  


  1. Super cute idea to showcase the two-tone cardstock.

  2. This is a terrific way to showcase our new dual-sided cardstock (and flip flaps)! Love it!

  3. Clever way of showing the two-toned cardstock.

  4. Mini albums with flip flaps are brilliant! Love making them!

  5. Great idea, thank you for sharing.

  6. I love your idea! They look amazing! What a great idea to have them with you to show off.

  7. What a clever idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a wonderful idea to show off the two tone papers we now carry. I sure hope you don't mind if I copy your idea.