Welcome to our first Fresh Vintage blog hop! I am so excited to be a part of this very talented group of designers bringing you inspiration each week. You are in for such a treat! Every Tuesday and Thursday for the next 6 weeks, one of the 12 dies in the Fresh Vintage collection will be featured. 6-10 projects for every die will be posted by 75 of the most creative designers in our industry.
To view the hop, you can click on the Fresh Vintage blinkie on the sidebar or immediately below. This will take you around to all of the designers on the hop OR you can click on the linky party below for a look at all the projects.
I received the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die #657122, a photo album die by Eileen Hull:
I also just got the new Free Bird 6×6 Paper Line in by Authentique Papers. As soon as I saw the “Blush” themed papers I knew they would make the sweetest mini book. There are four 6×6 designs in this theme and that is just enough paper to make this sweet mini using the Scoreboards XL Die and Sizzix Little Sizzles – 6″x13″ Mat Board Pack, 6 Assorted Sheets.
I cut 5 of the sheets using the die–each time you cut you will create a spine, a page, and a frame. I then painted the white boards with Delta Creamcoat Acrylic paint in Sandstone.
Then I folded the ends of some 4″x 8″ tags by American Tag up to make them fit the 6.5″ x 4.25″ dimensions of the mini album, stapling the folded-up flap to the tag to make a pocket.
I recently got my hands on some of the new Balzer Designs templates for Crafter's Workshop — the chevrons and geometric feel of the shapes are perfect for the modern feel of the “Blush” paper. I laid the templates over the painted pages and sprayed them with Smooch Spritz in Cashmere, one of the new colors released this summer by Clearsnap.
On the black pages and black tags, I used the Mini Frag Flower TCW223s to create a flower on the pages using the Delta Creamcoat Acrylic paint in Sandstone with a foam brush. These are all of the pieces I used to create the album. I used a little paint on the edges of everything for a shabby look. It's my cheater way of distressing ;) I then followed the instructions on the die package to create the album, using my tags as pages as well.
Then I set to decorating the pages and cover.
On the cover, I sprayed a white paper flower with Smooch Spritz in Cashmere and added it to the cover with a few strips of paper, an adhesive doily diecut, buttons and sticker letters. I spritzed some white floral leaves with Smooch Spritz in Silver Foil and added them under the flower. I also created the 3D roses using wool felt and the Sizzix Flowers, 3D die. I then threaded several ribbons around the spine and tied them in a bow.
I inserted several tags into each of the tag pockets I made, adding ribbons to the pages.
After all was set, I spritzed the entire book with Smooch Spritz in Silver Foil, at a distance of 18″ to get a fine mist. This helps pull the colors together and give the book an aged feel.
- Dies, Scoreboard – Sizzix
- Paper, Stickers – Authentique Papers
- Ink – Smooch Spritz in Cashmere and Silver Foil by Clearsnap, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Blackbird and Grey Whale
- Paint – Delta
- Ribbon – American Crafts, May Arts, Making Memories
- Leather Frame – Making Memories
- Journal Cards – Jenni Bowlin
- Tags – American Tag, Avery
- Twine – The Twinery
- Flower, Buttons, Ribbon, Leaves – hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
- Doily Stickers – EK Success/Martha Stewart
- Wool Felt – Unknown
FAQ about the Fresh Vintage Blog Hop:
How do I hop around to see ideas using the current featured die?
What if I start at a designer's blog that isn't one of the 6-10 signed up for that die?
Can I go back and view the ideas for a previously featured die?
Where can I buy the Sizzix Fresh Vintage dies, by Eileen Hull?
The Blog Hop has ended and the navigation widget is no longer in the sidebar. How can I see the ideas?
33 thoughts on “Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop – Day 1!”
This is beautiful! I love the softness paired with black.
I love that each page is a surprise. So bold and beautiful!
This is gorgeous!!!!
What a great combination of colors and textures. Love the mixed-media of this.
wow very Beautiful album I love the way you have mad this. I love the dies so you cancute out the album and that it has the spine and pages cute too. love the embelishment and love the colors you used looks very vintage. great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
Beautiful album, love the techniques. Thanks so much for sharing.
Thanks for sharing your great ideas and techniques. Love the use of the long tags folded to make a pocket.
lovin’ all the layers and textures and elements that you incorporated into your mini…and so happy to be participating in this Sizzix blog hop with you!
Beautiful! I love all of the spraying techniques you used, and this die is fantastic!
What a gorgeous album! Love your layering and the use of so many different embellishments. Thanks, too, for all the detailed photos! Great die!
What a pretty and delicate colour scheme. But I love how you kept the album pages so neutral on the inside so that the photos could do the talking. Beautiful!
Wow! This is stunning! I could stare for hours to soak up all the details. Absolutely gorgeous!
Love your album and congrats on getting to be a designer for this cool sizzix hop!
Love all the details & techniques you put into this amazing album!
Love your album.
This is amazing, you’ve got incredible detail. Love the colors!
How fun….this is AWESOME I am so glad I happen upon your site.
Very Pretty! Love the main flower on here..
Your album is so elegant and pretty. Love the subtle colours! Thanks for the detailed explanations.
The colors you chose are so sophisticated. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful album.
Love this! The color scheme is inspiring!
Gorgeous album! LOVE your color combo and those felty flowers!
Omg! Love your album and the colors you used. What a pretty combination.
Great project and your photos are fantastic! Love the color pallet and textures too.
GORGEOUS!!! I love the Crafter’s Workshop stencils too…SO much fun! Love this color combo as well!
Fabulous album love the colors, the papers, the techniques you used, everything is GORGEOUS!
Great job! And what a cool die to work with. I love how you gave each page the appearance of depth and texture by using the stencils.
OMG! I am a follower now but I have missed so much. I am going to have to come back when I have a free day. I already see a few things I wasnt to make and your explinations are fantastic. Thanks so much.
Your book is gorgeous! Thank you so much for showing each step of the process!
So pretty! Those flowers are gorgeous! Love the spray techniques you showed too!
OHHHHHH LOVE IT GIRL!!!!!