DIY Travel Kit | Volar collection

Hi, everyone! I'm sharing a special project with you today! Although traveling could be complicated this year, fortunately, we live in such a beautiful country that we have many opportunities to spend our holidays in beautiful places. If you know me, you already know that I love working ahead and put together journals or mini-book before we go on our holiday. This makes it much easier to document our travel memories. This time I created a complete travel kit that includes a pretty shaker plastic bag, a file folder, a journal, and mini-book with a lot of pockets and tags for photos.

I chose the super pretty a Volar collection by Mintopia Studio. I absolutely love the soft colors and the travel-themed embellishments, perfect to document vacation memories. 

Here is the walkthrough video of my project and the steps of the basic assembly of the plastic bag and the mini-album.

Welcome to my craft room! | Crate Paper DT

Hi everyone! I’m so happy to share a little tour of my scrap area today! I use a sunlit corner in our house where my craft table is set up, overlooking the rest of my children's play area. My crafty space feels a lot like me…not super organized and always “in progress”. 

How I start my Week in the life album | Hidden spiral bookbinding technique with Cinch

Hi, Ladies! I'm so excited to share a new project with you today. There are three things in this album that I wanted to make for a long time...
First, the theme...I wanted to create a Week in the life album! I learned about this theme from Ali Edwards when I attended her class last week. I loved this idea and I decided to give it a try. Next, I wanted to use my Cinch! The hardest thing to use the Cinch machine for me is that I have to be ready with every page before I put together the album. Usually, I start my albums by creating the cover, and then I enjoy working on the pages and fill the album with them one by one. This is the reason why I wanted to figure out an expandable album form using my Cinch. My idea was to trim down hinges from acetate sheet, bind them together, and then I could attach the pages to the hinges one by one. It was a perfect solution for me! 

In this video you can see the entire process of the hidden spiral bookbinding technique and the first pages I added to my album. 

Why I scrapbook? | Crate Paper DT

Hi, everyone, I'm back to the Crate Paper blog.  Today I would like to share a special project with you to showcase why I love scrapbooking, and what I love the most in the creative process.  For me, scrapbooking is to preserve memories in more of way than photos can do by themselves. Happiness ebbs and flows through our lives and I want to capture these unforgettable moments of joy by documenting it so that I can relive those precious moments from time to time. This is the reason that my favorite scrapbooking projects are mini albums, I love the creative process of assembling the base and my family enjoy so much looking through the photos and reading the stories. It’s a beautiful thing! Through the creative process, scrapbooking also helped me to become more organized, taking better photos and to find my own style. I found new friends and encouraging the community through this hobby. Because scrapbooking is not only useful but also fun! Besides the beautiful papers and embellishments, there are a lot of great new trends and techniques that make this hobby diverse and enjoyable.
This is the mini album I created for today as a sample of my favorite scrapbooking projects.