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Welcome to The Bug Bytes a site/blog mainly for Papercrafting and some photography and other stuff thrown in here & there. Add in some die cutting machine, scrapbooking tools, cameras, scissors , glue and...... My name is Pam. If you have been redirected from Papillon Digital Design you have come to the right place.Hope you get inspired by the projects, videos and files. Would love it if you could leave comments and become a follower. (Word verification is turned ON to avoid spam. Sorry for that inconvenience.) Would love it if you would also share your project here . If you find a linky under the post do share your project by posting link there or if you do not find a linky post your link in the comments.Thank you for visiting. The website Papillon digital designs has changed to Papillon Digital Design so if the link gives and error or takes you to page with chinese characters then please drop the 's' in the link at the end of papillondigitaldesigns and try . That is change papillondigitaldesigns to papillondigitaldesign and try the link.

March 14, 2011

Better Late than Never.

Hi everyone, Beth here from Thunderbirdlindybydesign.  I thought I was due to be the guest designer on the Bug Bytes TOMORROW, but when I looked at the Google calendar today at work, it was uh oh,  I was supposed to post today, my apologies to Pam.  I have been working on this project off and on for 2 weeks. I have been working on an album from following Laura Denison and her blog Following the Paper trail.  She used the really cool Punky Sprouts album to make a Victorian album with lots of pockets.  She does a Ustream ever Friday night and Sat morning and I have been following along.  The problem is, is that I did not have the Punky Sprouts album, nor did I have any of the supplies she used.  So I used my Gypsy, cricut and the supplies I did have to make this project. I started with George and and created an oval that was  11x8.5
I cut this as a template from paper, cut it in half and then cut a piece of canvas from half of the oval.

I used this as the cover for the album.

I then used From my Kitchen and created the tabbed pages that were 8.5 x 5

I cut 4 each from thin chipboard and glued 2 of them together to create the base for each page.

Using the paper stack I did have (K&Co. Life's Journey), I also cut cardstock to cover the chipboard.  At this point my album consist of 6 pages, 2 canvas, 1 for the cover and 1 for inside, and 4 tabbed pages.

Here it is decorated.

I followed her instructions to create the special page pockets and acrylic tag.  I didn't have any of the envelopes she used for the special pockets, so those were made from scratch using my Martha Stewart score board.

Acrylic Tag below.

I did not have the Tim Holtz film strip die that Laura Denison used, so I created one with my Gypsy.(edited post to add that the file for the filmstrip can be accessed on my blog under cut file tab for those of you who have asked for it.)

Here is the page decorated with it.
The post card was created by stamping  my Penny Black postcard stamp on a piece of printed cardstock.

This album isn't quite finished yet, but I am having so much fun making it.  I was really apprehensive using this as my project this week, because it wasn't my own idea, but since I came up with the cut file for the album, the film strip cut, and basically made all of the other embellishments including the flowers on my own, I am hoping everyone won't mind me posting it.
Thanks Pam for having me as a guest designer.  I am really sorry this is late.  I was sure it wasn't due until tomorrow.



amylynne said...

Very nice!! Love your album! Laura is one talented lady!! Love all her projects!

papillon digital design said...

Beautiful album. Thanks for sharing Beth. Love the look

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beth this is a wonderful mini album. Love your color choices and the way you decorated it. TFS

Dakota Bear said...

Just love it. Love how you came up with our own ideas to create the needed products by using the Gypsy.

Liz said...

Love the book..its gorgeous...do you share your gypsy files??would love the filmstrip!

imafarmgirl said...

Beth,that film strip is stinkin cool!!!! GREAT job! imafarmgirl

Audrey Frelx said...

This is fabulous!!! What a great job you did!!!

just by lee said...

this is wonderful - by sharing with us what you have created from another creation it inspires us to also create and isn't than what it's all about!! looking forward to seeing the completed project...

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing your great album!

Happy Mofe said...


Beth said...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments, I added the gypsy file for the filmstrip on my blog under the cut file sheet tab at the top of the page. Enjoy!

Brenda said...

WOW you did an amazing job on this ....I loveee Laura's designs...

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