Thursday, October 25, 2012

Xyron and Little Yellow Bicycle

 

This week Xyron and Little Yellow Bicycle have teamed up to bring you some fabulous inspiration! If you haven't been following along all week, be sure to hop on over to the Xyron and Little Yellow Bicycle blogs to check all the DT projects and fun giveaways.

I got to play with the Acorn Hollow collection from Little Yellow Bicycle and it is perfect for Fall projects. I just adore the beautiful colors and fun patterns. We recently took a walk through our local arboretum and I knew this collection would be perfect to create a mini album for those photos.


For each set of pages I added tags cut from kraft paper. Some have words die cut from them and were cut using my Silhouette Cameo. Others are simple pockets for extra photos or journaling cards that I cut and assembled by hand. This first tag is a pocket to hold my journaling card.


The page on the left is a simple pocket page that stores additional photos and memorabilia. On the right page I adhered only the bottom of the owls to the branch. That gives me a place to tuck in photos or journaling cards.


This tag has the word Fall die cut from the bottom in the Arial font.


 Both of these pages have simple vertical pockets for photos and journaling cards.


I welded the word Thankful to to the edge of the tag using the Arial font.


For the left page I created a simple band and added photos of the kids playing in the leaves. The right page is one of my favorites. I added "doors" to open and reveal a photo. Behind the doors is another pocket to store additional photos, journaling cards, or memorabilia.


The last tag is another simple pocket tag for more photos and a journaling card.


On the left page I created a rosette and embellished it with some of the cardstock stickers from the collection. I only adhered the bottom half of the rosette to the page so I could tuck in a photo and journaling card. The right page is another pocket page for more photos.


Mini Album Supplies:
Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow Collection Papers: AH-101, AH-103, AH-104, AH-106, AH-109, AH-112
Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow Journaling Cards
Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow Chipboard Shapes
Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow Clear Cuts Shapes
Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow Cardstock Stickers- Favorite Pieces
Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow Cardstock Stickers- Fresh Verse
Little Yellow Bicycle 6x6 Canvas Album
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker
Xyron Creatopia
Kraft Cardstock
DIY Foam Adhesive (Using the Xyron 5" Creative Station)
Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clips
Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners
Glossy Accents
Silhouette Cameo
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper- Angle

I also made a cute Fall Crate. I used the crate file from SVGCuts Carmel Apple Pie set and embellished it with more of the Acorn Hollow Collection.



This would make a fun Fall decor piece and I will be using mine to display my mini album.




Crate Supplies:
Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow Collection Papers: AH-104, AH-106, AH-108
Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow Chipboard Shapes
Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow Cardstock Stickers- Fresh Verse
Xyron Mega Runner
Kraft Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
SVGCuts Carmel Apple Pie Set (Crate File)
Glossy Accents
Raffia

I hope you enjoyed my projects. Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

linda said...

I love this project. I hadn't realized the crate was made from paper too until reading the instructions - how creative! It's wonderful that it holds the little mini book.

Van Nguyen said...

My word. I am dying at how awesome your mini is!! Love love love!!!

Donna said...

TOTALLY great project - Thank you for sharing

{Jennie} said...

That mini is amazing! Thanks for sharing it :)

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Wonderful Mini and so cute. Great job and excellent tutorial

Colette said...

I think my favourite thing to make are mini albums. Great album!

Jackie Rockwell said...

This mini is beautiful Christina!!! The crate is amazing too!