Cork and Gold foil are two super hot trends in craft this year. Today, I'm on a blog hop with the Tombow USA team and Die Cuts with a View (DCWV), sharing all things cork and gold! You probably came here from Britt Bass, but if you happened to stumble across my blog, go to the  DCWV Blog to start!

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We received a mix of gold foiled patterned paper, adhesive cork sheets, and a mini album from DCWV. Since the kraft colored papers and album were neutral like the cork, everything was wide open as far as color.

I decided to go with a beach themed mini scrapbook, adding in elements of coral and turquoise with items from my stash to complete the look.

Decorate a mini album cover with bulky embellishments to make it fun.

This mini beach album was built with the DCWV Insta Kraft Album, a perfect size for Instagram photos! I'm planning to add photos of my niece and nephews from beach trips to this album and give it as a gift to my sister.

  Decorate Mini Album Covers with Bulky Embellishments - JPriest

To make the inner pages of the book, I cut chipboard to 4.5″ wide by 5″ tall and covered it with patterned paper from the DCWV The Gilded Stack, using Tombow Mono Aqua Glue to permanently apply the paper to the chipboard. I also cut some of the 6×6 pages from the DCWV Cork Stack to 4.5″ x 5″ and adhered more patterned paper to the backs of those sheets. I used a Crop a Dile to punch holes in each page to match the binder rings inside of the DCWV Insta Kraft Album.

Make a Pocket Page for Journaling Blocks, extra Photos, and tags in your mini scrapbook albums

For extra storage, I cut 5″ x 9″ strips of paper from the DCWV The Gilded Stack and folded them in half to make a 4.5″ x 5″ page. I applied Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive along the bottom and the open side of the folded paper “card” to seal them shut. I used a 2″ circle punch to punch a hole in the top, open ed of the pocket. Then I used the Crop a Dile to punch holes in each page to match the binder rings inside of the DCWV Insta Kraft Album. I cut some of the journal blocks from the DCWV The Gilded Stack apart and slipped them into the pockets for journaling.

Add Crepe Paper Ruffles to the Edges of Mini Album Pages - JPriest

I posted a sneak peek picture of this album on Instagram and everyone wanted to know how to make the crepe paper ruffle. It's easy!

Learn the crepe paper ruffle technique and see the album assembly and decorating from start to finish in this video:


Please be sure to click the YouTube icon on the lower right side of the video to go to YouTube, subscribe, and leave me a thumbs up or comment. 

To create this album, you need some basic supplies from DCWV and Tombow.

I supplemented these with various baubles and embellishments from my stash. Decorating a mini album cover in this way gives it a fun, eclectic, and dimensional look while also using up some of your stash. I like using some of my most prized embellishments on mini album covers becuase then I can see them more often that if they were closed inside of a 12×12 scrapbook album. Also, bulky embellishments don't work well in traditional scrapbooks so a mini album like this DCWV Insta Kraft Album is a great place to use them.

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Saturday, March 28th:

DCWV Blog
Jessica Pascarella
Britt Bass
Jennifer Priest YOU ARE HERE
Jaclyn Rench GO HERE NEXT
Sara Andrews
Latrice Murphy
Tessa Buys
Yolie Burke
Karen Jiles
Marie Browning
Karla Der
Lisa Lahiff
Tina McDonald
Tombow USA Blog

YOUR NEXT STOP IS Jaclyn Rench.

 

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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40 thoughts on “Hot Trend: Cork and Gold Foil – A Blog Hop

  1. I love that album. All of the embellies and added decoration adds so much to it! Very pretty.

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 6:20 am
  2. Just lovely! I really like the oranges and thanks so much for the video explaining the crepe paper ruffle technique!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 6:33 am
  3. You are so talented!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 7:05 am
  4. Love the orange (how it shows on the computer) and the blue.
    The color is so bright and refreshing. The ruffles inside the album is pretty.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful album.

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 7:25 am
  5. Love the colors you used for your album, and especially the ruffle! So cute!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 7:32 am
  6. Sweet! I’m sure your sis will be tickled to get this!!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 8:10 am
  7. This is just wonderful!! I too love the crumpled crepe paper!!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 8:55 am
  8. You always amaze, Jennifer. I LOVE the color combo! Total gorgeousness!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 9:05 am
    1. Thanks so much!

      Posted on March 28, 2015 at 4:47 pm
  9. The colors are so fun on this album and I love the crepe paper ruffle you added! Thanks for a tutorial on that…I’ve been wanting to create projects using crepe paper.

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 9:46 am
  10. What a fun cover!! So colorful and whimsical!! LVOELOVELOVE it! I also love the way you added the trim to the inner pages! Such a great detail! TFS!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 10:00 am
  11. love the fresh look with coral and turquoise with the neutral colors of cork and kraft !!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 10:00 am
  12. I never think to decorate my album covers. Yours is beautiful, I love it. Now I have some ideas to “scrap lift”. Thanks.

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 11:15 am
  13. This is a great idea for your sister. She will love it. I know I do.

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 12:27 pm
  14. How cute! The orange tulle is a pretty touch.

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 3:24 pm
  15. Oh this album is fantastic! I love the way you decorate your cover and pocket page is fabulous way of storing keepsakes :) Thanks for the inspiration!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 3:37 pm
  16. What a fun theme, it definitely has me looking forward to warmer days!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 3:43 pm
  17. Love your mini album!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 4:36 pm
  18. Love this album Jennifer! I love all the details you added to make it extra special. It’s very obvious that you put a lot of thought and creativity into this! Your sister is going to love it (although I’m sure that’s no secret)!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 5:11 pm
  19. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 8:33 pm
  20. I like all the different textures in this album.

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 10:31 pm
  21. love the colors in this album!!

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:34 am
  22. Oh my goodness Jennifer I HAVE to have one of those albums! Super cute. GREAT JOB!

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 5:44 am
  23. Love the ruffles…thanks for the great layouts and ideas

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 6:02 am
  24. Love the album, your color pop against the kraft background. thanks for the inspiration.

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 6:28 am
  25. Beautiful album! Thanks for the video explanation.

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 10:46 am
  26. Love this blog hop! I always learn great new ways! Thanks!

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 11:57 am
  27. A very pretty little mini album Jennifer. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 4:01 pm
  28. Lovely mini! Your sister is going to be so happy with it!

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 4:46 pm
  29. Your ballerina is so YOU and love that special touch!! Such a lovely mini beach album!

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 6:43 pm
  30. Love the lively colors or orange and blue. What a fun mini album!!

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 6:45 pm
  31. So fun and creative, love the crepe paper ruffle

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 8:47 pm
  32. FUN & FABULOUS mini album Jennifer – your sister will LOVE IT, I know I do :)
    LOVE the cork & gold, LOVE the pop of turquoise & ruffles too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 4:56 am
  33. Such a super cute album cover!

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 7:47 am
  34. Love love love the cover!

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 2:01 pm
  35. great project!

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 2:21 pm
  36. Wow that is a cool album! Will have to come back and check out the blog spot of the room tour :) I have one of those library cabinets and I see you got one too will need to check back and see what you did with it :)

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 6:49 am
  37. Love the coral and teal together.

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 7:42 am
  38. This is so cute! I love all the details!

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 8:53 am