Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Fun with May Arts, Little Yellow Bicycle and Xyron

Today we are making some fun! How about hosting a crafty get together and create some fun accordion Mini Albums? That's just where I got the inspiration for these projects. My girlfriends and I have a monthly crafty get together- we are actually doing a round robin swap and these get togethers are where we "hand off" our swap to the next gal. We usually have a fun make and take we do and this month my dear friend Erin came up with a little bunting project. Now we made ours with lace and tulle-but mine was made of my stash of May Arts ribbon! My mini was made with Little Yellow Bicycle's Poppy Collection  and I put it all together with my Xyron Mega Runner and Create a Sticker 2.5. The album is SUPER easy to make and I included a quick video tutorial on how to make it! Have fun!
{here are my goodies!}

{Erin used her Mason jars for lemonade-I chose to use it as a vase. I have to admit I love anything in a Mason jar}

{The great thing about this little bunting is that I can reuse my ribbon at anytime! Just un-loop and press the wrinkles out! Win-Win!}

{These little books are so fun to make and great for little pictures!}

{so fun to open, it explodes with color and fun!}

{I like to keep it a little simple on the inside, espicially where the folds are}

{Here is one half- I used my Xyron Create A Sticker 2.5 inch to run my ribbon through}

{Don't you just love that oversized ric-rac from May Arts??}

{And the back can be done too!}
Now let's make and album!


Accordion Book:

Jelly Jar Vase:

1 yard jute twine


  1. Great projects! I especially love the mini!

  2. Love your projects today. It is a very cute way to give a plant to someone. And your ribbon bunting...how neat to decorate your craft room or a window and you can keep changing it out. And I forgot about those minis...I made several when I first started scrapbooking...I think that I may make another one today. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  3. A really cute ribbon banner. I love ribbon so much. And the accordion folder is neat. I've got to try to make one some time!

  4. Darling projects Denise but I really like the little mini. I have just got to try one of those! Thanks for sharing the video how to, not sure I could do it without that!

  5. Cute projects. That bunting is so cute.

  6. Incredible...love the exploding card (thanks for your tutorial)...and the bunting is so clever and the fact you can reuse the ribbon is pure genius. Perfect for seasonal decorating.

  7. Adorable !! I just love it ! Thanks for sharing .

  8. Great tutorial and thanks for sharing that wonderful mini. All the projects were so cute.

  9. Wonderful projects!
    The ribbon is super easy
    and could use up your stash.
    The album is a lot of fun,
    thanks for instructions.
    Carla from Utah

  10. I love the idea of a crafty round robin get together, always wished I could do that. The Poppy collection is such a fun colorful inspiring collection, can see why you did three great projects. Thanks for the tutorial of how to do the accordion mini.

  11. Oh wow! Thanks, Denise! The ribbon binging is fun! I love that exploding album! All kinds of fun and tricky folds in there. Thanks for making it so east byiincluding a video on how u did it! :)

  12. Wow... These are amazing. you sure have wonderful and clever idea's.

  13. what wonderful projects..thank you for sharing your creativity

  14. Geat projects. i love the colours in your album.

  15. Thank you for the album tutorial - I love it!!

  16. Love the exploding mini! So colorful and fun!

  17. I'm having fun exploring your blog, Denise. Am going to make this little book for sure!

  18. I made your little book in no time at all. It's great! I was looking for a little craft for my sisters to make with me on Thanksgiving day and I think this would be perfect. One thing though, I have the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider and it doesn't work well...I don't know how it sells. Think I will get the Xyron. Thanks for the tutorial!!