Friday, January 13, 2012

CHA Sneak: Summer Samba Day 3!

CHA Sneaks - Summer Samba!

The CHA excitement continues to build as we are counting down the days until the show!  We definitely want you to stop over and visit us on Facebook too!

We are counting down the days until CHA on Facebook... with giveaways of course (2o days of giveaways to be exact)! You could be the next very lucky winner!!!

Let's let Jen and Melin kick off our weekend with some cheerful inspiration from Summer Samba!

p.s. Comments on this post count for the Dreamscape giveaway too!


Happy Friday to you from Jen!

I was given a Cinch binding machine for Christmas, so I just had to try it out! I created a chipboard mini album by covering the chipboard pages with the new Quick Quotes Summer Samba paperline. I used Beacons 3-in-1 Glue to adhere the paper to the chipboard.

Album Cover
Here is the front cover of the mini album:I inked the edges of the paper with Blue Hawaiian PowderPuff Chalking Ink. To create the photo mats, I used the Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangle die. I added small dots of paint around the photo mats as well as flowers and jewels to finish off the front of the album.

Pages 1 and 2

I used the Spellbinders Labels One die to create the photo mat on the first page and used the Reverse Wonky Rectangle die again on the second page. I added brads and jewels to the flowers and flip flops to create some dimension.


Pages 3 and 4

I used the Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die to create the photo mats on these two pages. I also added a Vellum Quote which was attached with brads. Since I was working with chipboard, I had to add the quote & brads before the background paper was attached to the thick chipboard.


Pages 5 and 6

I used the Curved Rectangles and the Labels One dies on pages 5 and 6. I also added more brads and ribbons to the cutouts.

Back Cover
On the back cover, I added a simple quote that I outlined with more paint dots.

Once all of the pages were complete, I used my Cinch machine to punch the holes through the chipboard. The Cinch was also used to loop the wire through the holes and push them closed which holds the album together.

Items Used:
Summer Samba paperline – Quick Quotes
Organza Ribbon – Quick Quotes
Beacons 3-in-1 Glue - Quick Quotes
Blue Hawaiian PowderPuff Chalking Ink – Quick Quotes
Jewels – Quick Quotes
Brads – Quick Quotes
Vellum Quotes – Quick Quotes
Reverse Wonky Rectangle die – Spellbinders
Labels One die- Spellbinders
Curved Rectangles die – Spellbinders
Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine – Spellbinders
Flowers – Prima
Paint – Viva
Cinch Binding Machine & Wires


Good morning crafty friends, Melin here to kick off our weekend with some Samba!

Today’s post is another wonderful Sneak peek from the fabulous Quick Quotes company. This is another one of their new lines debuting at CHA this month. It is called Summer Samba! It is so festive, bright and summery! Here is the project I came up with.


Quick Quotes Products

Summer Samba Designer Papers
Here Comes The Sun Vellum Quote
You Are Oh So
Vellum Quote
Summer Samba Cardstock Quotes

Maraschino Cherry, Mango Mai Tai and Blue Moon PowderPuff Chalk Inks

Spellbinders Products

Curved Rectangles

Square Bracket Edge Box


Square Petal Top Box


Other Products

Yellow, Blue, Red, Orange and White Cardstock
Orange and Red Stickles Glitter Glue
Various Adhesives
Crop-o-dile Hole Puncher
Miscellaneous Ribbon


It's been so fun reading your comments, thank you for sharing your excitement with us about the new releases!

Have a wonderful Friday!!!
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