Showing posts with label Album. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Album. Show all posts

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Summer Breeze 3D Pop-up Box Album by DT Aditi Mahajan

Hello Crafters

Aditi here, Today we're at the Rainbow Craftykari Blog with some inspiration for the ongoing challenge.

If you haven't yet checked the challenge, hop on for more info- Blooms Magic

Inspired by the DCWV May Mood board, we've created a 3D Pop-up Box Album on the theme of Summer. Relax and rejuvenate in the gardens and enjoy your vacation.

The flowers have been created using a die and pattern paper. You could also use a flower punch if you have one. Using the pattern paper is simple, as you then don't have to color them and can directly shape them. The centers were filled with some liquid glitter to complete the flowers.

The box which is the album opens up to a flat single sheet and can be used both sides. I've added pockets and tags to the inside of the box.

The other elements on the top, have been stamped, die cut and colored using zig markers. I used the back of the same patterned paper for these elements.

Hope you're inspired!

Materials List

DCWV- Recollections Les Belles Fleur Stack and DIY Mini Album Project Stack (Vellum for the umbrella and pockets)
Heartfelt creations- Tree from Sugar Hollow Hangout; Flowering Dogwood Collection; Fleur Borders and Pockets Die
White cardstock
Distress Ink- Wild Honey
Circle Punch

Above mentioned material is available at Rainbow Craftykari Store OR you can pre-order by sending the mail at

Do enter your creations in the challenge and good luck!

Dots To Lines

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Waterfall Folio Album tutorial by GDT Karthikha

Hello Crafty Folks,

This is Karthikha here at RCS and today I'm sharing with you a tutorial on how to make a waterfall folio album. Sit back and enjoy the long post :)

Want a sneak peek?

Step 1: To start with, you will need 2 chipboard pieces, each measuring 8 ½ x 4 ½ inches. For the spine, take a chipboard piece measuring 8 ½ x ¾ inches. I’ve used 950gsm chipboard, but you can go with a lighter one as well

Step 2: Choose your favourite patterned paper for the outside of the album and trim it down to 10 ½ x 12 inches. I’ve used the floral papers from Papericious – Perfect Affair paper pack. Score this sheet at 1 inch on all the sides.

Step 3: Apply tacky tape on the edges and inside of the chipboards and place them as shown in the pic. Align the bigger pieces along with the score line on the patterned paper and stick them. Then place the center piece with some gap between the 2 bigger pieces and stick. 

Tip: This gap should be double the width of your chipboard and it allows the album to be folded.

Step 4: Once the chipboards are in place, cut along the corners and fold the patterned paper around the pieces along the scored lines, to form the hardcover of the album. Make sure to press the corners inside to get a neat finish. Apply tacky tape to the edges of the chipboard and the edges of the patterned paper. Fold along the creases and bind them together. Fold and fix the top and bottom first, before the side flaps.

Step 5: Cover the inner layer with a patterned paper measuring 8 ⅛ x 9 ⅝ inches. Score along the gaps in between the chipboard and fold them to form the album cover.

Step 6: For the waterfall folios, start with a base cardstock of size 7 ¾ x 4 inches. I’ve chosen iris cardstock 230gsm. Use a large corner round punch to give the base a rounded corner. Attach it to the right side of the album, eyeballing it in the middle.

Step 7: For the flaps, take 7 pieces of cardstock (iris used here) measuring 4 x 4 ½ inches. Score them at 4 inches on the wider side and fold the ½ inch flap. The flap will be glued, so punch rounded corners on the other side, that becomes the bottom of the flap in the waterfall folio.

Step 8: Apply tacky tape/glue on the ½ inch flap and align them along the top base of the album. Start from the top and proceed by adhering one flap below the other.

Once all the 7 flaps are attached, it should look like this.

Step 9: For matting the flaps, take 15 pieces of patterned paper, each measuring 3 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches.

Round the corners and attach them to each of the flaps – front and back. The last one will have only the front side.

Step 10: To cover up the small spaces in between flaps, take 7 pieces of patterned paper of size 3 ¾ x ⅜ inches and glue them. The waterfall folio is complete.

Step 11: For the left side, I decided to keep a pocket, but wanted it to be transparent. So I have diecut a frame using Gina Marie scallop stitched nested rectangles from the same paper pack, and attached acetate on the inside. Apply glue on the edges on 3 sides and attach to the left of the album, leaving the top side open for the pocket. I created 2 simple tags for the pockets from the same pp.

Step 12: Now for the closure mechanism, I used a cardstock measuring 3 ¾ x 1 inches, and matted with a patterned paper of size 3 ⅝ x ⅞ inches. Roll this flap around a bottle, I used my spritzer, to get the curved shape.

Step 13: Attach tacky tape to one end of the flap, and a magnet to the other end. The tacky tape part will be adhered to the backside of the album and magnet on the front.

Step 14: Measure the center of the album, and attach the closure flap carefully. Mark the position of the magnet in the flap on the front side and attach another magnet on the top of the album front. Take care to check the poles and they are the attractive sides.

I decorated the front of the album, in a way the magnet is covered. I’ve used a scallop circle diecut from Gina Marie scallop stitched nested circles dies, attached a doily distressed with Picked Raspberry, and used flowers for the central part. In order to cover the magnetic flap, I’ve used another flower that also serves to hold the flap and open easily. I’ve used corner charms for the opposite corners to complete the album.

And now here are the final pics! :)

And a video as well :)

Materials Used:

Chipboard 950gsm

Papericious – Perfect Affair pack

Tacky tape

Iris cardstock – 230gsm

Gina Marie scallop stitched nested rectangles die

Gina Marie scallop stitched nested circles die

Acetate sheet

Satin ribbon



Picked Raspberry distress ink


Corner charms


I hope you like my creation and find the tutorial useful! Do give a try and share your work :)

All the materials listed above are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre order them by sending an email at

Hope you got inspired to create one yourself. Do join us in the Current challenge "The Blooms Magic". Looking forward to see your entries. Happy Crafting!!

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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Vintage Mini Album by DT Nikkita

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are doing good.

This is Nikkita Today. Crafters, what do you do to preserve your memories, like we often click photographs, get them framed or make an album. How about making your on scrapbook album to give a handmade touch to your beautiful memories. Today I'm going to inspire you with a Vintage Mini album, so that all you can try easily and gift to your loved ones or preserve memories of your life.
Here we go


Step 1 - Take 2 pieces of chipboard measuring 6 by 6 inches for the base and for the spine take 2.5 by 6 inches. Cover it like book using cardstock and tacky tape.

Step 2 - For the closure take two ribbons and stick them in the middle and cover the whole chipboard using cardstock.

Step 3 - For the pages I used hidden hinge binding system and I have left a gap of 1/2'' between every hinge.

Made 6 pages total,

Page size measures 5.75 by 5.75''

Made 6 pockets measuring 5.5 by 5.5''.

Step 4 - Cut pattern paper as per your choice and distress it with distress ink vintage photo to give a complete look.

I use tacky tape/tacky glue for sticking my pattern paper.

Step 5 - To Decorate Cover, i simply used a Leather paper which is locally available in my near stationery store, I adhered MDF Cut Out, Die cuts, Mulberry Flowers and Resin Charm to give an Vintage look. 

Step 6: Decorate the inside pages as per your choice.  

Tip: When you'll adhere MDF cutout, let it sit for few time to get it adhere with base strongly. I've used Aleene's Tacky Glue

Here are the Close ups 


 Hope you guys liked it.

Materials used-

Emphera collection from Papericious,

Resin embellishments,

Die cut embellishments,

Mulberry flowers,

Metal corners,

Stamp sentiments,

Die cuts,

Satin Ribbon,

Border punch out from Ek success,

Brown Leather paper.

All materials are available at the Rainbow Craftykari Store and you can also get them on pre order.




Friday, 30 December 2016

Notepad Calendar Tutorial By Guest DT Zalak

Bonjour Crafters!!
A very lovely Welcome and a warm Good Morning in this cold winter.

Today in our Teaching and Learning Program, we are presenting you the last (but not the least) Tutorial of the 2016 and We are all ready to welcoming 2017 wholeheartedly.Our Guest DT Zalak has came up with an most innovative way to welcome the 2017 with her New Year Calendar Step by step Tutorial. Enjoy the tutorial with a warm coffee and cookies.

Over to you Zalak,

Hello Crafters,

I'm Zalak, Hope you all doing well and as year is going to end I wish you A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family. I really want to thank you Rainbow Craftykari for this opportunity. This is my first Guest DT post and as a guest designer I came up with small Notepad Calendar tutorial, I hope you all will enjoy this tutorial and also make for your friends and relatives. (Excuse me with my bulky project and pictures :D)

This is what final project will look a like. 

So Let's start with tutorial ( Base Structure for calendar )

The material for base structure you can use chipboard or cardboard (I have used chipboard). There will be different measurements for both materials so let's see what are the measurements.

 For  Chipboard you need following size of cutouts:

6 3/4'' * 6'' (17cms *15cms) - 1 piece
3 3/8'' *6'' (8.5cms *15cms) - 2 pieces
3/8'' *6'' (1cm *15cms) - 1 piece

Now you need to stick above chipboard pieces as you prepare scrapbook album base. Once you stick all pieces you will get below image layout. (I have covered with black CS both side).

Now you need to fold this base such that it will become folding support to calendar as in image below.

So you will now have Notepad Calendar base. Before going for next steps you need to cover the base with pattern papers (I have left blank as I want base to be Black only).

For Cardboard you need 14'' * 6'' (35cms * 15cms) long cardboard cutout.

Now score cardboard at 6 3/4'', 3/8'', 3 3/8'' (17cms, 1cm, 8.5cms)

Same fold cardboard as per above images.

Now you will need 13 cardboard cutouts and 1 base cutout (we will attach all month cutout to this base with ring binder) size of 6 1/2'' * 5'' (16.5cms * 12.5cms) and 6 3/4'' * 6'' (17cms*15cms) according . 12 for each month ( or can make 6 for each month back to back) and 1 for front cover page.

Now after sticking pattern paper to your base structure attach chipboard cutout to a first where triangular shape starts (for reference see below image), and also stick notepad (here I have used sticky notes, size is 3'' * 4''). You will get below final base structure.

This is how your base will look a like after finishing. Hope my tutorial and measurements are clean, if you have any doubts you can drop your query below in comments.

I am now giving you brief information about the front page, which will be look a like below image.

So first I have gathered all materials which are:

Watercolor paper
Papericious brick chipboard
Butterfly MDF cutout
Mama Elephant Number It Dies
Some flowers, leaves, laces, sequins, (flowers and stars), twins
Ranger Texture paste and stencils
Distress ink (picked raspberry, peacock feathers and twisted citron)
Ranger Glossy Accent
Diamond Dust 

First I start with watercolor paper and applied texture paste using stencil, let it air dry. Then I wet paper and randomly applied distress inks and mean while it is drying I cut bricks chipboard into various design and colored with distress ink.

Once background was dried I splattered same color for some spots. Before assembling layout I die cut numbers (2017) 5 times and adhered them on top of each other and colored it with craved pumpkin distress ink after that I have applied glossy accent over it and and let it air dry.

For butterfly I have used seedless preserve and picked raspberry distress ink and applied diamond dust over it using glossy accent, same I have done with flowers. Now everything is dried so I started adhering together from lace, chipboard, twins, flowers, leaves, numbers (2017) and butterfly. And for final touch used sequins.

Once you are happy with your layout punch paper to attach with ring binder and use those holes for reference and do for all rest of 12 papers and chipboard (Note if you adhere paper over cardboard then it will be very different to punch them).

Some close up images for front layout. 

Now I have decorated rest 12 months pages which you all can see in the below image.

For sentiments and calendar, I have printed them and cut into desire size and attach them on my layouts.

I hope you will like my tutorial post, please leave your valuable comments and suggestion into below comments box. Also feel free to ask your doubts for the post, I will be happy to answer you.

Above listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order.

Thank you for stopping by.