Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Quick Quotes - Club Q August Mini

Tuesday greetings to you my scrappy friends!

Have you seen the new Club Q kits and papers for August from Quick Quotes yet?  If not, you are in for a "little" treat today.  I have a bit of them to share with you in my first Club Q re-do project for the month!

These are the projects that you can create:
And the Altered Kit:

I took one look at the altered kit kicker of that little luggage tag and knew what I wanted to do!  Can you say adorable! The moment I saw it I knew I wanted to make it into a mini-album! To add pages, it’s very easy, just trace the back shape onto some plain chipboard or you can use a cereal box.

I found the perfect sentiment in my Itty Bitty Vellum Quotes “Sentiments” and attached it from behind. The idea behind the mini… just everyday moments that we might not otherwise capture.

The unexpected surprise of the new Cherry Truffle line is the bright pop of gingham yellow paper! It makes the very elegant papers really sing and worked wonderfully with my photos here.

For the cover, I used a few epoxy heart buttons and a charm with my Epiphany Crafts tools.  I love the pop of color from the red and yellow on here.  The edges of my tag were inked with Powder Puff Mocha Mama ink.  After covering the cover, I added my Modge Podge in Matte and it really gives this particular paper a leather like appearance.  That was my unexpected little bonus surprise from this project!

When you open the cover...  a favorite photo of our oldest dashing towards the water park on our last vacation.  He was totally ready to hit the water, and he always seems to be running, so this is a perfect photo of him!
4th of July, such a happy little man swinging for hours in this swing!

Little brother enjoying his favorite activity...  snacking!

To me, this photo is like a window into the future!  Ever take one of those photos and you wonder is that really the same kid?  It really makes me wonder what he will look like when he goes to school.

Here's our sweet little babe swinging on the 4th of July as well.  They both absolutely loved this swing.

This was taken on our Wisconsin vacation as well.  This photo just captured his coy little smile so nicely.

I never thought to do an everyday moments album, but this was probably the easiest and fun project!  I hope you think about giving one a try.  The tag was the perfect inspiration for all of this!   

Techniques used:
  • Trace shape of back solid tag shape to create additional pages using chipboard.
  • Inked edges of pages before adhering papers.
  • For the cover, after covering with paper, I used a coat of Modge Podge in matte finish and it created a finish that combined with the brown paper, takes on a leather like texture and appearance.
  • Rub-on embellishments were used to avoid adding a lot of bulk.
  • I used some of the scallop trim for a bit of accent at the top and the swirls from the kit under a sentiment block for fun. The added kit elements are fabulous!
 Non-Kit items used:

Tools used:

  • Imaginisce D-Stress or Foam Nail File tool 
  • Flower punch by EK Success
  • Circle punch by Marvy Uchida
  • Starburst “Punch all over the page” by Martha Stewart
  • Epiphany Crafts Heart 14 and Circle 14 punches
Thanks so much for stopping on over!  Have a super scrappity day!
~ Rhonda


TeenaBugg38 said...

oh my stars, I LOVE that little mini album!!!!!

Jodi said...

This turned out just FABBY!!!! looove all the little details!

Leah Crowe said...

that little mini is the cutest.. love how you made that luggage tag your own. fabulous!