Made with Love Photo Book

Hi There Folks,

How are you today? Me I am hanging on by the seat of my pants, I have so much to do and not enough time to do it in, and to add to it all I have done something bad to my shoulder /neck but not sure what! All I can say is it is agony at times, doctor prescribed some scary drugs so needless to say I shan’t be taking them!! Anyways I am behind the curve as I am off on my hollibobs tomorrow and have nothing prepared not only with my blog but also with all the packing and stuff…….hey ho never mind I will get it done, I am sure of that!

Anyway’s enough of my ramblings and on to today’s little cute project……even if I do say so!  This is a photobook. Well that is what I am calling it. Any other idea’s of what these are called will be greatly appreciated.



I have even done a little video of how to make it so I do hope you enjoy it. I purposely do not mention measurements in my video’s now as I end up blabbering the wrong thing and I don’t want you to waste your gorgeous papers that you have at home. So here are the measurements for the entire project.

All measurements in Inches (apart from where stated on the appeture for the  window sheet)

Chipboard 6 1/2 ” x 4 1/2″ (you will need 2 of these)

Chipboard 3/4 ” x 6 1/2

Designer Series Paper ( for the book cover and inside covers)

8 1/2 ” x 12″

6 1/4″  x 4″ (you will need 2 of these)

6 1/4 “x  2″

Designer Series paper for photo holder

4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″

This piece will be scored at 3/8″ on all 4 sides.

Lining one edge on the 1″ mark use your cutting blade on your trimmer to cut out a window as shown in the video.

with long edge of paper butted up to top edge of the trimmer

go to the 2.5cm mark and cut  to 9.7cm  then rotate

again go to 2.5cm mark and cut to 14.9cm then rotate

again go to 2.5 cm mark and cut to 9.7cm then rotate

lastly go to 2.5cm mark and cut to 14.9 your aperture should now be cut


On the back of the DSP mark a 1 ” line from all 4 sides to create a rectangle and cut it out with your craft knife. Make sure you mark on the wrong side though as you don’t want any pen marks visible.

So that is  my project today. I thought this would be super lovely as a gift for someone who has just had a baby or you could put a child’s school photo in or any photo really . Really simple to make but quite effective. I hope you manage to give this one a go.

Well peeps that is all I have for you today. Thank you for stopping by and I will catch up with you a week on Monday with another Idea I have to add to the loveliness of this book. But you could always make two of the window apertures and put one on either side of the inside cover , double trouble or double the pleasure.

Take care everyone and Happy crafting whatever you may be making. Mandy x


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Shoot for the Stars

Hi Everyone,

How are you all today? I have been busy busy what with the school holidays and Coffee and a Card. It just seems that during the holidays every time I sit down to craft, my children want to do something……….not that I mind though as I think that, In a year or two it will probably be uncool to hang out with Mummy!! So I will treasure it while it lasts.

Anyway on to today’s card. I am using the Shooting Star stamps from Stampin! Up with the matching Sliding Star framelits. I love playing with these framelits and you can stick just about anything on to spin!



The dimensions I used are pretty much my standard.

All dimensions are in inches

Soft Sky Card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 scored at 4 1/8

( The reason I do this is I like to use Stampin Up Crumb cake medium envelopes)

Night of Navy card stock 5 1/4 x 3 7/8

scrap of whisper white and a scrap of Daffodil delight.

All I simply did was stamp the little star randomly all over the card in versa mark. Then cover with Silver embossing powder. I love the effect that embossing gives. It makes the background extra special! Then I placed what i like to call the smiley face frame lit at the top portion of the card and cut out using the big shot. I then stick this layer to the base layer of the card using Dimensional. I use 6 with also sticking some in the middle, be careful though as you don’t want to interfere with the mechanism.

For the Star spinner I simply stamped it on to whisper white and using a blender pen coloured the image in. Once that was done I used the 1 inch circle punch for the star to rest on as I found it I did not use anything you could see the pennies below.




For to make your card slide you need two 1p pieces and a dimensional. YOU NEED TO TRIM THE DIMENSIONALS CORNERS OFF TO MAKE IT MORE ROUNDED SO THAT IT WILL SPIN FREELY. So sorry for shouting!! I have forgot to do that important part quite a few times and wondered why it would not spin! Stick the pennies together using the same dimensional and squeeze it into the gap so the penny has the card sandwiched in the gap where the dimensional is. TIP YOUR CARD TO MAKE SURE IT MOVES.  (again sorry with the shouty! I have done the next part a few times and had to rip it off to start again) Once it moves freely you can stick your star on top of the pennies. Walla!! Spinner card.

Now all you have to do is your greeting and you are done. So fast and so simple to do. As I said I love doing these cards and my children love making them too.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. I will catch up with you on Friday hopefully with a video linked to my post on my final spinner card for the week.

If you would like to purchase any of the items used to make this card or you simply want to give your crafty stash a boost just click on one of the pictures below and it will take you to my ONLINE Shop that is open 24/7.

Oh and just as a leaving note …….Sneak peeks are happening on the Demonstrator website for the new catalogue OH MY GOD you are going to love what is coming out!!!

Until next time, happy crafting everyone whatever you may be making . Mandy 😘

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Hey Foxy!

Hi There,

Thanks for stopping by. Today I have made a little spinner card for you using the “Sliding Star Framelits by Stampin’ Up! © . Oh how I love how easy this concept is and quick to make too. I have twin girls, Charlotte and Sophie who are 9 and they loved making them!

So the supplies you will need are

All measurements are in Inches

Card Stock:

Soft Sky 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 folded in half at 4 1/8 and you will also need a scrap.

Smokey Slate 5 1/4 x 3 7/8           A little foxy Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 1/4 x 2

Whisper White Scrap




The Stamp set’s I have used are the Foxy Friends and Thoughtful Banners. I love  thoughtful banners as it gives you all the greetings you could possibly hope for and you can even make your own up ! Even as far as going “Oh Happy Day You Crazy Amazing  Inspiring Fabulous Daughter ! I wonder if all that would fit on a card?


Anyway along with my card I have also done a little video for you on how I put it all together. I think I may have cracked the trouble I was having last week with uploading, so I should be on schedule now………hopefully.


I hoped you enjoyed my card today as I have enjoyed your company. If you would like to make a spinner card yourself and require the products you can visit my ON LINE shop simply by clicking on any of the images below or going to the shop button at the top of this page.

So I will leave you for now and will catch up with you on Wednesday with another fun project using the Sliding Star framelits and on Friday with another how I do video . Have a great week crafting , whatever you may be making! Mandy 😘

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