May 4, 2014


Back to the interesting saga of my daughter, Emily, helping me to purge in my crafting room. 

She came upon a box of little albums, still in their wrappings. I think there were about 12 of them. 

"Mom? What do you need all these for?" 

"Oh, I bought those (at the Target Dollar Spot) to use in one of my Stamp-In Workshops." 

"How long have you had them?"

Gulp. "A few years."

"Let's get rid of them."

"No!" Reluctantly Emily put them into my <ever-growing> SAVE box. After she left, I looked at them again, and decided then and there that I would use them as a project at my next workshop.

Time to plant some Paper Seedlings in MY brain.

The albums, which measure 7 3/4" x 6 1/4", came in three colors: a warm brown, rust and olive green. Since I had the most of the brown ones, I decided to make that color up as my sample. Digging through my old Designer Series Paper, I came up with several that would go well with any of these three colors.

Grabbing my hexagon punch (page 180, big catalog), I went to work punching out a few choice hexes. I adhered them to the cover with green glue in a fun hexagon design. 

By the way, the empty square in the center of the cover is meant to hold a picture of choice. I left it blank at this point.

While it looked cute with just the hexagon design, I thought it would be fun to add a little title to the album. So I grabbed my This and That Rotary Stamp (page 155 of the big catalog), rotated through all the possibilities, and settled upon "Remember". I used Naturals Ivory and Old Olive cardstock, and stamped  in Cajun Craze. The buttons were from my stash. I like the way the title worked out.

I was afraid more people would sign up to come to the Stamp-In Workshop than I had albums. So, I needed to come up with an alternate project. This way, no matter how many attended, there would be two options to choose from.

So, I also offered this card:

The Honeycomb embossing folder (page 191 of the catalog) looked adorable in conjunction with the punched-out hexagons in place. 

So now, be honest. Do you have any "good intentions" lying around in your stash? Time to plant some Paper Seedlings into YOUR fertile brain and make something wonderful! You'll be so glad you did!



  1. I loved the album. Can't remember if I did a card too. If not I'm pinning this one to try. Looking forward to next Monday!

  2. Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

  3. oooh I love a hexie!!
    LeeAnna Paylor
    Not Afraid of Color!