Monday, June 17, 2013

Get Krafty

Hi everyone,

Is it really true a new Monday has arrived already? Well then, that means you can get started with a new challenge from Simon Says Stamp and Show again. And this time an extra special one, because I came up with it! The challenge is to use Kraft in your project. It can be a lunch bag, a Kraft tag, an old cardboard box that you tear to pieces or use the color that looks like Kraft. I hope you find it a fun challenge and you will join in!

I'm a very big fan of the Kraft color as you probably know, so I thought it was a great idea to do my travel album with that lots of Kraft. I took my trusty canvas board pieces again packed and made them the cover. I covered them with the beautiful Classic Volume # 3 paper line from Studio Calico. Gorgeous neutral paper which goes  very nice with Kraft cardstock.


The cover is embellised with a lot of washi tape, a buckle that I got from the lovely Maria (thanks again!), the Jumbo Number 4 of Pink Paisley and so much more. The Mini Rosettes I first stamped with the Mixed Media stamp of Tim Holtz and that gives it a very nice effect. I'm so in Neon Pink at the moment. What a fabulous color that is. Very nice accent color for this album.

The inside consists of four different parts. On the left a bound booklet and a photo folder that I've made out of a cardboard box. Fot the book I used the paper from the Classic Volume # 3 , and out of the remaining pieces I made more pages using the scrap pieces and adhered them together with washi tape. So I had another 10 extra pages to stick pictures onto. I'm really the kind of girl that puts as many pictures in travel albums as I possibly can.  That's a real challenge. I also have pages where I made flaps with the pictures so that a page can hold 5 to 7 photos, instead of only 2 photos. With me the album is about the pictures and the journaling, not about a lot of embellishments.



The photo folder is made from an old cardboard box that I cut to size. To keep it closed I've used magnets. This ensures that it stays closed and it's easy to open.
On the bottom of the folder I've made a harmonica fold and adhered 5 pages of the fabulous Classic Volume #3 paper. This folder is themed fashion, as we shopped a lot during our trip.


On the right I used binding rings and I made a tray with compartments that contains the brochures, maps and other documents can I have collected this trip. What was a cool station Arts et M├ętiers. It looked much like a steampunk submarine. So gorgeously done with the big gears and the stuff. Very impressive.
Okay, back to the album. These pages are made out of the Classic Volume #3 paper pack. And I cut at different lengths for a playful effect. The taps I made with the Corner Chomper. Such a fun tool!


To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



  1. oh wow. Your album made out of kraft paper is stunning. I love how interactive it is with all of the flip ups, fold outs, etc. I love your use of the washi tapes, the tabs, the colorful ephemera and other embellishments. It is a very cool album! <3 Candy

  2. This album ROCKS!!! Amazing, every page! I especially love the cover! The tabbed pages are fabulous, and all the kraft! So glad you came up with this challenge! Good going and exceptional project!

  3. ZOOOOOOO dat heb je MOOI gemaakt zeg! Daar zitten wel wat uurtjes in denk ik...
    Gr Patricia

  4. Oooh its lovely - looks like you had lots of fun creating this!

  5. What a fabulous challenge Sandra and I just adore your album. The outside is beautiful but I love the inside pockets etc.

    A fantastic make.


    Annie x

  6. Fabulous journal pages! Gorgeous layouts and details!

  7. Gorgeous layout!!! Love the way you embellish :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. Totally interactive - fabulous!!

  9. Wow, Sandra! This is amazing! Love how you built this book up and all the sections and interactive elements. Very cool. I wish I could see it in real life.

  10. Gorgeous Kraft travel album, love all the flaps and the touches of,white highlights are fabulous. Love how you have embellished the front. A lovely keepsake. Tracy x

  11. Sannie, this is one of the most spectacular mini albums I've ever seen - girl, you did an AMAZING job!! I LOVE this! I bet all your friends who see this are going to want one, too!! Hope you're having a great week so far!

  12. Sandra, what a fabulous travel mini album! So many details and fun as well! Love all the embellishments and great use of kraft! Hugs!

  13. Such clever ideas for creating a great album Sandra. Love the colour scheme as it really makes those great photos pop out. Love the way you've layered/piled your elements too. Thanks for suggesting I enter the challenge. Hugs, Jenny x

  14. Such a cool mini-album - funky and fun, and from the photos it looks like a great trip too...
    Alison x

  15. Oh Sandra!!!!! This is truly wonderful and I love the way you created the whole album! Such grand memories and I know how much you love Paris!!

  16. This is such a fun mini! Love all the tabs and bits - wish I could hold it and explore it in person :)

  17. Ooooooooohhhhhh mooooooi!! Dit boek is zo gaaf geworden. Ik moet ook echt weer gaan scrappen... Dat felle roze is inderdaad een hele goede combi met kraft.
    Liefs lein