Crate Paper | Magnet Studio

Magnet Studio Maggie Holmes

I had so much fun creating with the brand new Magnet Studio from Maggie Holmes. You can see three projects I created with this line on the Crate Paper Blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good day, yours Sandra.

Kreative Freude mit magnetischen Boards von Maggie Holmes

Habt ihr schon die neueste Kollektion von Maggie Holmes entdeckt? Dabei handelt es sich um weiße gerahmte magnetische Tafeln, die nach den eigenen Vorstellungen gestaltet werden können. Wer es lieber etwas dunkler mag, der kann die Rückseite schmücken, denn diese ist schwarz. Die Kollektion bietet zahlreiche Materialien zur Schmückung, darunter goldfarbene Clips, süße Magnetsticker mit verschiedenen Motiven und in verschiedenen Formen, Buchstaben in schwarz, weiß und gold, ein wiederbeschreibbares Kalendarium und viele weitere Extras. Auf dem Blog von Crate Paper zeige ich euch Ideen, wie die Boards verwendet werden können. Schaut gern vorbei. Ich würde mich freuen :). Liebe Grüße von eurer Sandra. 

Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop + Giveaway | Mini Album & Video


... to our crafty friends blog hop. You might have come here from Create & Craft TV. Now it's my turn to inspire you with a cute accordion fold mini album. Why you should hop along: In addition to loads of inspiration, you can win awesome prizes when you participate in our blog hop. You will find more information about prizes and how to win further down on my blog. 

Accordion Fold Mini Album

Let's have a look at the accordion fold mini album I created for today's crafty friends blog hop. It is filled with memories of special moments.

Mini Album Unfolded

Let's unfold the accordion mini album. Amongst other creative things, you will find two pockets, a flap with a photo inside and some nice embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

Double Pages

When you open the accordion mini album, different sets of double pages will appear. I incorporated different interactive elements.  The flower on the left and the tag on the right side can be lifted.

I die-cut two windows with star and circle dies and backed them with transparency foil. I added confetti, sequins, a fuzzy-cut star and a die-cut word underneath the foil. I made a card with a square cut-out window back in March 2014 (click). Just to show you that you can use different forms and shapes to create see-through windows.

You can use different shapes to make cut-out windows. It's a fun effect. Stars, circles, rectangles, flowers, leaves... Whatever you like. There are many possibilities. Let's do it :).

And I added a pocket with flaps. It can be closed with white thread. I stamped onto the pocket with wonderful leaf stamps that can be layered for a nice effect (Layered Laurel Stamp Set). I used different shades of green (Crisp Dy Ink Green Fields) to stamp the leaves.

Mini Album Details

I would like to point out some more details of the mini album. There is a hidden pocket, some cut-out windows, stitched and stamped accents and cute little things like confetti and sequins you can discover.

I used different stamp sets from Altenew, including the Happy Dreams Stamp Set and the Halftone Stars Stamp Set. In addition, I used different dies, including the Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set, Signature Words Die, Script Words Die Set and the Ori Kami Die Set.

Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFT and $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid from October 17th at 12:01 am EDT through October 19th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:

Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 prize pack of three Altenew stamp sets
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens
WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate
Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 1 year subscription

Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Sandy Allnock
Therese Calvird
Scrapbook & Cards Today
Ellen Hutson LLC
Kathy Racoosin
Yoonsun Hur
Create & Craft TV
Sandra Dietrich ---that's me---
Pretty Pink Posh
Kymona Tracey
Cardmaking & Papercraft
Terhi Koskinen
Agnieszka Malyszek
My Sweet Petunia
Tracey McNeely
Butterfly Reflections Ink
Emily Leiphart
Freckled Fawn
Nichol Spohr
Anna Komenda

Last But Not Least

I would like to end this post with a short walk-through video featuring today's accordion fold mini album. Thanks for watching :). Have a wonderful day, yours Sandra. Next stop on your hop is over at Pretty Pink Posh.

Altenew | Scrapbook Page with Die-Cut Title

New Scrapbook Page | Altenew Scrapbook Blog

A new scrapbook page is up on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog. I created the title with the Silhouette Software and cut the alphas with my Silhouette machine. You can find out more about the scrapbook layout here. Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day, yours Sandra.

Neues Scrapbook Layout | Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Auf dem Altenew Scrapbook Blog zeige ich ein neues Layout mit der Reflection Scrapbook Collection. Das Besondere ist der große, selbstgestaltete Titel, den ich mit der Silhouette Portrait ausschnitt. Hier könnt ihr mehr erfahren. Danke für's Vorbeischauen. Habt einen tollen Tag, eure Sandra.

Citrus Twist Guest Designer | Scrapbook Page based on a sketch

Scrapbook Page Based On A Sketch

I'm sharing a scrapbook page based on the October Sketch from Citrus Twist Kits. I hardly ever use sketches. I know this might sound strange to many of you. But I prefer to come up with my own ideas. However, it's part of the Guest Designer work for Citrus Twist Kits to create a layout based on a sketch. And that's what I did. Here is my interpretation of the October Sketch. You can find out more on the Citrus Twist Kits Blog too. Thank you for stopping by. Have a good day, yours Sandra.

Scrapbook Layout frei nach einem Sketch

Auf dem Blog von Citrus Twist Kits zeige ich heute ein Layout, welches auf der Grundlage des Oktober-Sketches von Citrus Twist Kits entstand. Ich bin kein Fan von Sketches, denn nach Vorgaben oder Vorlagen zu scrappen, das liegt mir nicht und ich mache das auch äußerst selten, eigentlich nie. Für das Guest Design bei Citrus Twist Kits habe ich es jedoch getan. Und hier ist meine Umsetzung des Oktober-Sketches. Danke für's Vorbeischauen. Liebe Grüße von eurer Sandra.

October Sketch from Citrus Twist Kits

Crate Paper | Decorated Paper Notebook

Decorated Paper Notebook

You've got a thing for decorated handmade notebooks?! I'm sharing a cute clean & simple do-it-yourself inspiration on the Crate Paper Blog and on my blog today. You can read more about the making-of further down.

Dekoriertes Notizbuch mit Ringbindung

Ein Notizbuch mit Ringbindung ist superschnell gemacht. Dazu werden Blanko-Papiere auf die gewünschte Größe zugeschnitten, gelocht und mit Buchringen verbunden. Und hübsch dekoriert macht es nochmal so viel Spaß, Fotos einzukleben und Sprüche oder Ziele darin zu notieren. Auf dem Blog von Crate Paper und hier auf meinem Blog zeige ich euch ein selbstgemachtes Notizbuch mit Ringbindung. Vielen Dank für's Vorbeischauen. Habt einen schönen Tag, eure Sandra.

Detail Shots

Let's have a look at some photos of the decorated notebook. I used embellishments from different Crate Paper Collections. For the cover, I used a clear plastic sheet. I attached a sticker garland, thickers and some bakers twine onto the cover. On the paper underneath, I added stitched details and a ruffled crepe paper border at the top.

Making the decorated notebook is easy-peasy:

  • Cut white cardstock to the desired size (for instance 4 x 6 inches).
  • Punch holes on the left side with a hole punch (for instance Crop-A-Dile).
  • Bind the pages with (pink) ring binders.
  • Decorate the pages with your favourite embellishments from Crate Paper.
  • Add a see-through window with sequins inside and stickers outside. You can use a steel ruler and a cutter knife to cut the window by hand. Or you could use a frame die to cut the window.
  • Add some quotes, notes and goals you want to achieve. 
  • Add your favourite photos (for instance sized 4 x 6 inches to fill an entire page).
  • Done :).

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@SandraDietrich for @CratePaper Decorated Notebook Detail Bow

Thank you for stopping by today. If you've got the time, please hop on over to the CP Blog too. Have a wonderful day, yours Sandra.