Friday, 25 August 2017

G45 Secret Garden Mini Album

Today we have a mini album made by me (Louise) using Graphic 45 papers from the
Secret Garden collection.
The papers in this collection are beautiful and this mini album was made using just one 8x8 paper pad.
The Graphic 45 pads have what they call their 'signature' page, which is the main page depicting the whole colletion theme.  I used this signature page for the front and back of my album.
The album front and back covers are cut out of chipboard and measure approx 10cm by 16cm, the papers are cut a little larger so they cover the sides of the chipboard.

Each of the pages in the book are made from one sheet of the 8x8 paper.

I have used the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board and made envelopes out of each piece of patterned paper.
In total I made 6 patterned envelopes using the 3 1/2" by 5 1/2" measurment which is marked Gladstone on the board itself.

I die cut 6 large tags to go in each envelope from the Tim Holtz tag collection die set.

In the 8x8 paper pad there is several pages that have lots of pieces you can cut out and use for tags and to make pockets, like I have done on the left hand side page.

The papers in this pad are so pretty and there are some little word cut out pieces you can use to decorate your pages too.

All the pieces that I have cut out, I've then used the Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink colour to ink around the edges.
I have also mat and layered these cut out pieces on ivory card so they stand out against the patterns of the base envelope and also inked those edges of the ivory mats too.

I have made lots of smaller tags too and little pockets feature throughout the album.

To finish and bind the album, I have used a cropadile punch and punched holes in all pieces so that I can put them all on two book rings to create the book. You do need to carefully align your pieces and also remove large tags from envelopes because you do not want to catch any when you punch.

When you are decorating a album like this it is worth always bearing in mind where you place decorations and try to avoid where you will be punching holes.

I have then added a selection of ribbons and lace to the tops of the tags throughout the album, great for using left over bits and bobs.

I really enjoyed making this album because it was a fun project without being too large a task.  It would be perfect made in any of the other Graphic 45 paper collections for a little gift, maybe for a new baby or a wedding keepsake.

Products used for this mini album, include: 
Scalloped Tag by Magnolia
WRMK Envelope Board
Tim Holtz Tag Die Collection
2mm Chipboard
2mm Chipboard
Silver Book Rings
G45 Secret Garden 8x8 pad
Tea Dye Distress Ink
Ivory Card

Thursday, 3 August 2017

What are the differences between US and UK models of the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform by Tonic (1707E vs 1708E)?

So what's the difference between the US model of the Tim Holtz stamping platform (1707e) and the UK model of the stamping platform (1708e)?

We have all waiting eagerly and there have been a lot of uncertainty about the nature of the changes/redesign.  Well here's what we've found out so far:

It appears that the only change we can see, is that there is a difference to the ruler meeting in the corner.

The UK version (1708e) has an enclosed right angle corner where the top and side rulers meet.  Additionally the rulers on this UK version, form a raised edge which you can use to butt your project up to.  These rulers/butt bar are moulded onto the platform (as if resting on it). 

Whereas the US version (1707e) has been redesigned so the top and side ruler are not joined up in any way and each ruler is flush with the base platform and not itself, raised.  So an additional raised lip has been added to act as the ‘butt bar’.

Here’s a picture comparison between the two models:

All coming back into stock soon : Tim Holtz Stamping Platform products.

If you are aware of any other differences please leave a comment, much appreciated.

Do you have a preference?

Enjoy the rest of the evening
- Janice