Saturday, May 14, 2011

Clearsnap and Donna Salazar Album

Hello friends!  I’m in love with the new Donna Salazar Antiquities line!  Each one  of the papers are gorgeous and are full of shabby goodness!  I’m so happy to be a Guest Designer for Donna for 2011-2012.  I dressed up my grungy little Gate Fold Album with Silver Fox Smooch and Colorbox Fluid Chalk inkpads.  The Chestnut Roan and Amber Clay inkpads are a great combination with my album. 
album front
Wanna make your own?  Here’s how!
This is similar to the Gate Fold Album I recently posted a tutorial for but I have not completely covered the front and back covers. I wanted to leave my corrugated cardboard exposed.
Step 1- Using corrugated cardboard, Cut (2) 3.50" x 5.00" and (1) 5.00" x 7.00"
step 1
Step 2-Distress and ink edges using the distezz-it all,  and Chestnut Roan and Amber Clay ink.

Step 3- Cut the spines and inner pages
(3) 3" x 4" and (3) 4” x 5” (inner)
(2) 5” x 6” (spines)
Step 4- Score the spines  at 1,2,3,4,5” (Mine is cut with g.c.d. studios, Ashley Ella Blue Collection)
step 3
score and fold
step4 Step 5- Fold and use Zip Dry adhesive in the valley sections that will face the outside. (the fold used on the spine is called peak and valley)
Step 6- Adhere the spines to the 5.00" x 7.00" corrugated cardboard.

adhere to spine
Step 7-Clip covers to spines and let dry.
clip covers to spines
Step 8- Decorate the cover  as desired.  I’ve added some sewing and a piece I cut off another sheet of designer paper.
Step 9- Use Zip Dry to adhere the inner pages.  I’ve added some Smooch to some of my pages.
step 10


Kim B said...

Oh how wonderful. I love it. Thanks for the tutorial too. Have a great day! Hugs, Kim

Crafterkhush said...

Jan this one's so awesome.. Now I am confused from which I like better.. This one of the gatefold recipe book you made which was pretty spectacular too.. This is superb.. I am planning to give it a try too.. Love it.. Yours is the only blog in which I have come across the gatefold book.. Cards we see a lot but book.. truly unique and fab work..


Marilyn Rock said...

Absolutely magical! I love this! Thanks for sharing the construction of the journal!

sleeplesswonder said...

This is very beautiful, I love how you made the vintage look. Thanks for becoming a follower, I am liking Windows Live Writer so far, still getting used to it lol.
Melissa D

In Love with a Bug said...

This is so cool! I love the distressing you did and the papers used are wonderful.

Patricia said...

que hermoso trabajo
te felicito
muy linda la explicacion

craftattack said...

Great work as always! Havea great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Netty said...

Terrific crafting Jan and your tutorial is great, thank you. Annette x

Shirley said...

How totally creative and how unique too! What a keeper. TFS for the instructions!!!

Αlex... said...

I love this grungy look and the papers are so beautiful!Great album!!!

Nati Tristan said...

Hi Jan! Thank you for your sweetness! I promise to continue seeing why your button and M. Perk's button don't get on my blog! I've never had a problem :o( BUT I WILL NOT REST until I get it! hehe! Also, thank you for your wonderful comments... all of you ladies always bring me such joy in reading them! Thank you, I really appreciate it! God Bless!

Cheryl said...

oh brilliant work hun as always,just love the papers hun,awesome work,love the efffect of the corragated card hugs cheryl xxxxx

Micupoftea~ said...

This is so gave great instructions :)

artistamyjo said...

Oh gosh Jan... this is too cool. I might just give it a try. Thanks for sharing with everyone!
Hugs, Amy

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, gorgeous work, Jan! I absolutely love what you've done with the Antiquities line here and love the corrugated cardboard covers. I've been playing with this line all day myself, and now you have me wanting to head right back into my scraproom. Awesome job, and super huge congrats on the guest DT gig. :)

melodydamom said...

wow this is great love it ;)

Sandy Davis said...

Beautiful Jan and great tutorial!I agree that is a great line and I have yet to get any.....

GreenScrap said...

Wow!! This is amazing!! I love your style!! Do you have a You Tube Channel? I love the tutorial but i would love to see it all.
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Nicky said...

This is stunning thanks for sharing how you made it

Barb said...

Love the look you got... and thanks for the tutorial....Great Blog. blessings~barb

Lynne Moncrieff said...

To have created this from scratch is remarkable.

Kiki said...

It's my pleasure to watch your blog. You give me the opportunity to learn from your job. You're a wonderful artist and very good teacher.

Olga said...

WOW Jan this is incredible!!!! You do such gorgeous work!

Jingle said...

This is really beautiful!


OMG I just LOVE this project. You know I just found out about Donna Salazar as I saw a small pack of this paper on a site, but for the life of me I couldn't find any where to purchase online her products does her paper come in 12 x12? Because I too loved this line but can't get my hands on any. Email me if you know of an online store where to get it Thanks so much!!! Love your book it's georgous!

Anniebee said...

I LOVE this, Jan!!! I have always liked the raw texture of corrugated cardboard and this takes that to new heights! I saw your video and after reading this post, I am definitely going to try making one of these for myself. I don't have the same papers but I'm sure I have some suitable substitutes.

I hadn't visited some of my favorite blogs in a while and I'm trying to catch up so I popped by to see what you have been up to lately. Looks like I picked a good time too because I saw your giveaway, which I will enter before I leave. I'm already a very happy follower and I appreciate the chance to win some awesome new goodies. I have posted your giveaway in my right sidebar on my blog.


Sue in CT said...

You bet I want to make it! It is wonderful!

marsha said...

Outstanding! What a fabulous project and love the corrugated cardboard!