Techniques Mini-Series

I have just completed a three part video mini-series highlighting some of the techniques I used when I made my tree chipboard album.

Part 1 demonstrates how to cover the chipboard shapes and also stamping to achieve the natural pine bough edges.

Part 2 shows how to make the paper rosette and the cute Old World Santa pocket to hold tags or pictures.

Part 3 is  a detailed  step-by-step video showing how to make paper pine cones using McGill paper punches.  I edited this video as much as I felt I could without eliminating important pieces of the process.  It is a bit lengthy but I want you to see the entire process so you understand how the final pine cone look is achieved.  I hope you enjoy it and you are motivated to try them.  You even get a special gift in this video of my neighbors dog ( 4 houses away) barking!  I guess I can’t complain about the sensitivity of my camera’s microphones.  They are awesome.  My windows were shut tight because it is 15 degrees here today 🙂

Chipboard Tree Albums are available here

Tree #1 AccuCut Chipboard Album

This project was a joy to make.  I just love my AccuCut  Tree #1 album die!  It is worth every bit of the cost.

I cut these shapes from black chipboard and then covered each shape with Graphic 45’s Christmas Emporium paper.  I really like the vintage look for this album.

For these little pine cones I used the McGill punches.  These are the instructions from their website.

I added a pretty red Prima flower too for that pop of color.  I used Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter from Stampin’ Up! on the edges.

Here are a few images from the completed pages.  This is inside of page 1.

I hand stamped the pine branch tree images using Evergreen Branch from Inkadinkadoo using Crumb Cake, Always Avocado and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink from Stampin’ Up!

I just love these popular paper rosettes so I made this embellishment on page 4.  The monochromatic image on the mini envelope is Pine Cone using Crumb Cake Classic Ink.

The opposite side of this page has a nice journaling tag and the scallop circles provide a pocket to hold the tag in place.  The santa image is also from Inkadinkadoo named A Visit from Santa.

My back page finishes up with Santa of course!

You can purchase the unfinished black chipboard album here!

If you would like to see the entire album please view it below.

 It is available in HD for those of you who have that capability!