Monday, April 2, 2012

Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop- Theme- Spring!

Hi Everyone,

It’s the first Monday of the month and everyone knows what that means. The professional designers of the Designer Craft Connection have put together another wonderful blog hop for all of you. Be prepared to feast your eyes on over 50 fabulous projects from this terrific group of designers. 

Our theme for this blog hop is anything “Spring”. As you hop around each of our blogs, I hope our projects will inspire you to create some project for this wonderful time of year. For those of you that are just joining us and you’ve never attended one of our hops before today, it is sooo easy to do. You just click on the hop forward on the Designer Craft Connection blinkie on the right side of my blog and you’re done! Where else can you find over 50 different projects all in one area? HERE! That’s where! Have fun and happy hopping!!! 

Thanks for joining me. Until next time…

Crafty hugs,

Stampin’ Queen Creations

 Give The Queen A Call!!!

A Home is a Blessing Photo Display


Ÿ Create & Treasure® Ready to Go Blank Board Book™

Ÿ Midwest Products® Basswood Piece & Strips

Ÿ K & Company® Chipboard Frames & Words

Ÿ K & Company® Pattern Paper

Ÿ Bazzill Basic Papers® Cardstock- French vanilla, pink, light green, gold, lilac, light blue

Ÿ Bazzill Basic Papers® Just the Edge™ Cardstock Strips- vanilla

Ÿ Various Fibers

Ÿ Gold Key

Ÿ Flower Soft®- sage, spring, fuchsia, nut brown, pale green


Ÿ Midwest Products® Easy Cutter Ultimate™

Ÿ Stamps: Mason Creation Stamps- House Set, Flower Soft® Quiet Corner Bench Set™, Moments in Time™

Ÿ Decorative Scissors

Ÿ 24 Gauge Wire- green

Ÿ Inky Antics® Gamsol Mineral Spirits, Blending Stump

Ÿ Clearsnap® Vivid! dye inkpads- Tuscan tan, brown, black

Ÿ Krylon® Preserve It! Paper Protectant™

Ÿ Beacon Adhesives® Zip Dry Paper Glue™, Flower Soft® White Glue, Foam Tape

basic supplies
scissors, craft knife


1   Front Cover- Adhere pattern papers to both sides of blank book. Adhere trim pieces to both edges and down the center of the inside.

2   Stamp house set with black inkpad. Color images with color pencils, cut out, and spray with Preserve It!

3   For the door- cut two pieces of card stock 2 ½”W x 31/2”H. Using the Easy Cutter, cut one piece of basswood 2 ¼”W x 31/2”H and one 3/8”W x 3 ½”H. Adhere wood pieces to cardstock, scoring down 3/8” from the left edge to create the “hinge”. Ink edges with brown inkpad. Adhere door image to wood piece. Adhere second piece of cardstock to front of blank board. Next, adhere door on top of cardstock making sure to glue the door hinge only, leaving door to open and close. Print saying on computer, cut out with decorative scissors. Ink edges with brown and Tuscan tan inkpads and adhere to inside of door.

4   For the steps- cut two pieces of basswood 3”W x 1/8”H and 4”W x 1/8”H. Adhere to back of stairs and then to blank board cover. Stamp baskets four times with brown inkpad, color, cut out and adhere to blank board cover with foam tape.

5   Cut wire into 2” strips. Add Flower Soft glue to wires. Sprinkle Flower Soft over wires and let dry. Shape flower branches and adhere to inside of baskets. Attach key to chipboard word with various fibers. Adhere chipboard pieces to blank board cover.

6   Inside Cover- Stamp girl two times with black inkpad. Color image and cut out. Spray with Preserve It! Adhere Flower Soft to kitty and flowers with Flower Soft glue. Adhere foam tape between images and adhere to inside cover.

7   Place pictures in chipboard frames. Adhere frames and chipboard pieces to inside cover. Use project picture for placement if needed.
tips: Use Zip Dry Paper Glue for project unless otherwise noted.


Michelle Frae Cummings said...

love this idea for a photo display!

Debra said...

This is so pretty Lisa! and what a spring warm welcome!