Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Crafting with William: Waterfall Photo Album

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator


Thank you for joining me today to read about the project I did with my Great Nephew William aged 7. William and his little brother Henry have been staying with me for their annual holiday in Yorkshire all the way from Plymouth in Devon. We have had lots of fun seeing the sights and William wanted to do some crafting with me so I suggested he help me with one of my videos. He was so excited to do this and knew exactly what he wanted to make.

Crafting with William: Waterfall Photo Album Nigezza Creates


Measurements and Materials


To decorate this photo album I let William chose paper from my retired collection. 

  • Basic Black A4 Card Stock
    • Cover: 7" x 6 1/2"  
    • You need 2 of these
    • Score @ 1/2" on long side 
    • Waterfall pieces: 6 1/4" x 4 3/4"
    • You need 8 of these
    • Catch for waterfall: 8" x 2"
    • Score on Long side @ 4"
    • You need 2 of these
    • Belly Band: 9" x 3/4"
    • Score on long side @ 6 1/2" - 7"
  • Starburst Punch
    • To punch the glimmer paper for the closure
    • 2 were used
  • 2" Circle Punch
    • 1 was punched out of glimmer paper for the closure
  • Card Stock mats for front and back cover
    • I used Island Indigo as I have a whole pack to use up!
    • 6 1/4" x 6 1/4"
  • DSP
    • Front and back cover is 6" x 6"
    • Top of waterfalls 6" x 4"
    • Bottom of waterfalls 6" x 4 1/2'
    • Catch 3 3/4" x 1 3/4"

Video Tutorial


Featuring William - I think you will agree when you watch this that he was absolutely fantastic.





Time for the close ups!

Crafting with William: Waterfall Photo Album Nigezza Creates

Crafting with William: Waterfall Photo Album Nigezza Creates

Crafting with William: Waterfall Photo Album Nigezza Creates

Crafting with William: Waterfall Photo Album Nigezza Creates

Crafting with William: Waterfall Photo Album Nigezza Creates


I really enjoyed making this with William and I hope you enjoyed watching. This is a very simple quick littler photo album that as you can see is suitable for all abilities :-) 

I will be back on Thursday with another tutorial without my helper though. 

Happy crafting 

Gez xxx


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Sunday, 19 August 2018

Stampin' Up!® Garden Impressions Mini Album Part 1 and 2: The construction and decoration

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator


Hi and thank you for joining me today. This project is split into 3 parts. I have created a mini album that will hold full size photos and use 6"x6" paper without the need for trimming. I have used the simple stack hinge system so all abilities should be able to complete this album fairly quickly. Part 1 is the constructions of the album. Part 2 is the decoration and Part 3 is a 'step up' where I have created extra interactive sections, pockets, journalling mats, tags, photo mats etc. It is up to you how much you want to do with this album. 

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Measurements and Materials

  • Basic Black A4 Card Stock
    • I used about 12 sheets of Basic Black card stock to make this album
    • More would be required for photo mats
    • For each page of the album 2 sheets were cut down as below - 
    • Left Hand Cover: each sheet - 8"x 6 1/4"
      • Score on long side @ 1 3/4"
    • Page 1: each sheet - 7 1/2" x 8 1/4"
      • Score on long side @ 2"
      • Score on short side @ 1 1/4"
    • Page 2: each sheet - 11 1/2" x 6 1/4"
      • Score on long side @ 3/4" & 7"
    • Page 3: each sheet - 6 1/2" x 8 1/4"
      • Score on long side @ 2"
      • Score on short side @ 1/4"
    • Right Hand Cover: 6 1/4"x11 1/2"
      • Score @ 6 1/4" & 8"
    • Waterfall - 8 Photo mats 6" x 4 3/4"
      • Score on short side @ 1/2"
    • Waterfall catch: each one 2" x 8"
      • Score on long side @ 4"
  • Stampin' Trimmer
    • Used to cut the card stock
  • Simply Scored
    • Used to score all sections
  • Liquid Multipurpose Glue
    • Used to glue mini album sections and paper to the card stock
    • I always use liquid glue in mini albums because it dries so that any photo mats or tags you use in pockets will not get stuck
  • Garden Impressions 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
    • Used to decorate the Album pages
      • 14 full sheets
      • 4 x Pocket front 6" x 1 3/4"
      • 2 side flap mats 6" x 4 5/8"
      • 2 top waterfall mats 6" x 4"
      • 2 under waterfall mats 6" x 4 3/8"
      • 1 front flap mat 6" x 3 1/4"
      • 1 inside front flap 5 1/2" x 2 3/4" (this is the rest of the sheet front the front flap mat)
  • Night Of Navy A4 Card Stock
    • Used to mat the front cover pages and the stitched ovals, triple banner and die cut butterflies, flower and amazing
    • Mat for front cover 6 1/8" x 6 1/8"
    • Mat for front flap 6 1/8" x 3 3/8"
    • Mat for inside front flap 5 3/4" x 3"
  • Soft Sea Foam A4 Cardstock
    • Used for the stitched framelit oval
    • Mat for front inside flap 6 1/8" x 3 1/4"
  • Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
    • To stamp the sentiment on the front of the album
  • Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
    • For the scalloped edge oval
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
    • Largest stitched ovals
  • Celebrate You Thinlit Dies
    • Amazing die cut
  • Banner Triple Punch
    • To decorate the inside front cover
  • Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
    • For the sentiment on the front cover
  • Abstract Impressions Photopolymer Bundle
    • For the butterfly die, flower die, flower stamps
  • Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
    • To decorate the photo waterfall edges 
I got the magnets from Amazon Click here for details!

Video Tutorials

Part 1: The construction of the album




Part 2: Decorating the album




Time for the close ups!



Stampin' Up!® Garden Impressions Mini Album Nigezza Creates



Stampin' Up!® Garden Impressions Mini Album Nigezza Creates


Stampin' Up!® Garden Impressions Mini Album Nigezza Creates


Stampin' Up!® Garden Impressions Mini Album Nigezza Creates




Stampin' Up!® Garden Impressions Mini Album Nigezza Creates

Stampin' Up!® Garden Impressions Mini Album Nigezza Creates

Stampin' Up!® Garden Impressions Mini Album Nigezza Creates

Stampin' Up!® Garden Impressions Mini Album Nigezza Creates

Stampin' Up!® Garden Impressions Mini Album Nigezza Creates

Stampin' Up!® Garden Impressions Mini Album Nigezza Creates
Stampin' Up!® Garden Impressions Mini Album Nigezza Creates
Stampin' Up!® Garden Impressions Mini Album Nigezza Creates


I hope you liked this Mini Album and give it a try. I have tried t make this design straight forward and fairly quick to assemble. The next stage adds a bit more 'wow' to the album and its up to you if you add them or not. Part 3 will be coming soon, I have had to take a small break as I have small people visiting and need to go to the seaside every day! lol

Happy crafting

Gez xx


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Saturday, 18 August 2018

#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator


Thank you for joining me today when I am sharing all the wonderful entries for the Design Team Challenge on the Facebook group Stampin For All. This group is run by Amanda Charlseworth aka Scrimpin Mommy. Its a wonderful group with 2 weekly challenges and an ongoing colour challenge. If you are looking for a place to meet fellow crafters and share your makes in a friendly encouraging community then the is the group for you. Amanda and the design team (which I am one of) are Stampin' Up! demonstrators but projects do not have to be Stampin' Up! we love crafting and anything goes :-) 


Nigezza Creates Nature DT Challenge SFA

Mini Album Challenge Set on 13th August



This album I made to start the challenge off, I have used 4 sheets of  6" x 6" Stampin' Up! DSP and some Memories and More cards. I shared a tutorial of how I made my album and was thrilled that some people had a go at make a mini album for the very first time.


#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries

#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries


Group Entries

The first album is made by Elaine Spencer. I really like how this turned out, Elaine did not have magnets for the closure so has used some bakers twine in stead which works really well. 

#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries

#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries


Rosalie Young made the next album, I really like the paper used in this album, it reminds me of 1970s fabric/wallpaper. Again Rosalie did not use magnet she used a ribbon instead.

#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries


Lorraine Turner made this next album, like me she has used Christmas paper. Everyone agreed that these little albums would make really lovely gifts. Lorraine has also used some Memories and More cards for the inserts. I love the sentiment on the front and the use of music, very clever play on words.

#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries

#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries

#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries

#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries


Helen Chandler made this next entry, she also used some Memories and More cards. I love the way the album pages come out in a concertina style. 

#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries

#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries

#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries

This last entry is by Jill Chapman, I love the DSP used in this album and the corner punch used on the inserts. The Pretty Label punch gives a very pretty feature on the pocket fronts as well and it is also fastened by a ribbon. 

#stampinforall Design Team Mini Album Challenge Entries

Well I think you will agree there is lots of inspiration there and all so different. Thank you everyone for taking part and if you would like to feature in a Design Team blog just pop over to the Facebook group and join in with the Monday DT challenge. It is different every week and really fun to do and helps if you need some inspiration. 

See you all soon, I a back tomorrow with my usual tutorial, it is another mini album but this one is completely different.

Happy Crafting

Gez xxx