Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Fling Blog Hop


Welcome to the DCWV/Tombow Spring Fling Blog hop.

This week, DCWV and Tombow have teamed up to spread a little bit of spring fever. Both design teams are excited to show you just what we have done with the My Sunshine and Chickadee stacks from DCWV, and some amazing adhesive products from Tombow.

If you have come here from Marie's blog then you're on track! 


I decided to make a mini book using both stacks. This one is for my nephew. Every time we tell him to say 'cheese' for the camera, he comes up with a new face :) It's adorable and it's about time I document it too.

 I used the Tombow Dot Stamp Roller to adhere mostly everything in the mini. I have to confess that I will be keeping this little tool on my desk from now on. I love how easy it is to get glue dots on small details. I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortably it fits in my hand too. It's awesome :))


I stitched over the see-through title but used dots from the
stamp roller to keep the letters on the paper while I sewed.




Love the beautiful edges of the chickadee stack :)






This was seriously my nephew's "cheese" face for a while :))

Love the new DCWV envelopes and pockets
I put a picture of one of his first "school projects" from 
his toddler class. 
I like to fussy cut usually while I watch TV,
as you can see I fussy cut quite a few pieces from the chickadee stack.


 I used the Tombow Power Tabs to put the banner together before sticking it on the front cover. I love the subtle dimension they give. Since they can hold heavier embellishments, they're so versatile. Dimension and strength ;)



I'm not a fan of liquid glue. I use tape/dot adhesive almost exclusively. But I got the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and I'm so excited to say, I will be keeping this around too! I spread a thin layer of glue on the envelope tab and let it dry. When its dry, it becomes removable. It's tacky like a post it! now I can open & close the envelope! genius :) 
Of course if you stick the papers to each other while the glue is wet, it's permanent

If you're wondering how I made the mini, I  just folded in half pages from My Sunshine  to 6x12, then cut them to 6x8. This allowed me to sew and put brads through the My Sunshine pages without it showing on the page behind it. Then I used the Tombow liquid glue to adhere the folded pages.  Throughout the mini, I also used pages from Chickadee (which is double sided!) and cut those to 6xa little less than 8" (so the pretty edge would show against the paper underneath).  



Be sure to visit all the projects featured this week and leave a comment for your chance to win! We will be giving away both the My Sunshine and Chickadee stacks to 2 lucky readers, and one amazing package of Tombow Adhesive including NEW Stamp Runner Permanent Adhesive, NEW Stamp Runner, Dot Pattern Adhesive, MONO Multi Liquid Glue, NEW Power Tabs and MONO Glue Stick, 0.77 oz to one other lucky reader! The more you comment, the more chances you have to win! 

Hope you Enjoyed your Visit! Come back soon :)

Now, head on over to Emily to see what kind of spring craftiness she has in store!

61 comments:

  1. I love, love, love your mini album Karla!! The colors, the embellishments and especially those adorable Say Cheese faces make it fabulous.

    Great assembly tips as I hate it when I want to stitch or staple, but it will show up on the other side. Thanks!

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  2. I really like your mini album. How very sweet it is with the Chickadee Stack. Thanks for your tutorial and another chance to win a great prize!

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  3. great job.. love the album and your nephew is so cute

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  4. WoW! love the mini album and thanks for the directions. Thanks for tutorial and sharing.

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  5. That's a neat trick with the adhesive, I'll remember that! Looove your book, it will be something for him to cherish and look through over and over!

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  6. Wonderful pages. That "cheese" face is adorable....Thanks for the tip too. Wonderful job on all of your pages.

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  7. Great mini album! I love the colors and embellishments you used.

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  8. Cute minis-- nice colors Thanks

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  9. What a great mini album! Love your photos, how you framed them using these beautiful papers! Great tip on the liquid mono as a temp glue: I've used it for years and didn't know that!!!

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  10. What a beautiful project! Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

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  11. That is beautiful and your nephew is so cute!

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  12. love the type and look of "smile"

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  13. I LOVE your album! Cute pictures too! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  14. What a fun mine. I love the little ones facial expressions. Cute.

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  15. Very pretty. Like your choices of paper too.

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  16. Cute nephew. Great job on the scrapbook.

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  17. Fabulous, fabulous album! I love it!

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  18. Great project idea, thanks for sharing!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Karla - Love your minibook! And the pictures are adorable!

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  20. That is such a cute mini book. You did a great job.

    Leslie

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  21. Very cute mini book. You did an amazing job.

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  22. Your nephew is a lucky guy to be getting this cute book! He is such a cutie! They grow so fast, don't they? Thanks for sharing with us!

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  23. Cute mini, thanks for sharing it.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. Karla, what a neat mini album. I love the fact that the papers are double sided. I like the simple steps it takes to put it together. I WILL be making a few of these for some of my grandchildren's pictures. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  25. Very pretty album! What a wonderful idea!!

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  26. I must confess, I've never made a mini album. I really like yours. Thanks!

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  27. What a great mini album and a fab way to record all those memories. Thanks for the glue tips. It's nice to see the adhesives in action

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  28. What a beautiful mini album, thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Oh wow this is just too cute! I really love mini's!

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  30. Cute mini album. I like your tip using the MONO Multi Liquid Glue.

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  31. This is really cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Oh my, the mini album is awesome Karla. Love how you used both stacks. The photos are so cute! Your designs are perfect!

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  33. What a sweet mini album! Thanks your for sharing Karla!
    have a wonderful weekend!
    Liz

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  34. i will never grow tired of banners! rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  35. So cute! I love the banner. Thanks for the sneak peek at the back of the banner with the adhesive!!

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  36. You have some amazingly, cute critters there! Thank you for sharing your mini :)

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  37. Oh your nephew is adorable, what a wonderful mini album.

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  38. Love to see and read about others tips and techniques. Great memories!....

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  39. I had to go thru your post twice, once to look at all the adorable pictures & then to look at you wonderful album pages.

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  40. This is a fabulous mini. Your nephew is adorable.

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  41. So cute! I love all the fussy cutting you did! Your nephew is adorable as well!

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  42. karla, lovely collection of photos and so well showcased..

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  43. Super cute Project! I love mini's that seem to go together so easily!

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  44. FABulous mini... lots of wonderful SMILES caught and put in the right book! TFS:)

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  45. Lovedit. So energetic... thank you!
    redheadworking@earthlink.net

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  46. Great ideas! ...and you have a cute family! TFS!

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  47. Your layouts are great.

    sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  48. Love those papers and cute pics! That Tombo Mono Glue is AMAZING! Would love to try it - had it before but didn't know it could be removable..

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  49. I enjoyed all the different ways in which you use these products as I have never used any of them before. And of course your mini is just adorable.

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  50. Karla, I love mini-books and yours is adorable. Thank you for sharing your lovely work!!

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  51. I love your mini album - it is so lovely!

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  52. WOW - what a wonderful album - LOVE your cover and how you created your pretty pages!!!
    THANK YOU for the inspiraiton :)

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  53. very pretty pages! love the details and colors.

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